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What's the best advice mom ever gave you?

Mother's Day is May 10, and though that's three and a half weeks away, it's not too soon to start thinking about making that day special. One way to start is to remember what patterns we've taken from Mom. Even men can reflect on the question we asked this month: "In what ways do think you turned out like your mother? What was the best advice she ever gave you?"

She shows how to be a strong faithful person. She constantly prays for the family. She's like our "prayer lawyer."

Natasha Mitchell

The best advice my mom gave was to never give up; just keep on pushing through. And it works.

Shawna LeCuyer

It's a funny question for me, because I'm giving my mom advice right now. We're usually so much alike sometimes we clash. Right now, she wants to spend and I want to save, save, save. I'm trying to persuade her to my way of thinking. It's the advice her mom gave to me, so grandma and I are ganging up on her.

Becca Bentley

The advice I've taken from my mom is, "Never go to bed mad." She wrote that advice in the guestbook at my wedding. I came from a family of five kids and I have four myself. It's good advice. When I'm at the end of my rope she tells me, "Patience is a virtue."

Ambrosia Lamore

My mom always taught me to put your children above everything else and to cherish each moment because it's the only one you'll ever get. Even when the children are throwing a fit, that one moment will never repeat itself. Just slow down and enjoy those times and hold them close, because later you can look back on it in a positive way.

Jennifer Wooldridge

The best advice my mom gave me was to listen and take time out for my kids, because they grow fast. She was my friend and I want to be friends with my kids. My mom told me to trust in myself and keep God close to my heart and in my family.

Liliana Venegas

I'm like mom in a lot of ways: in the way I smile and the way I take care of my kids. I love my house, the plants, the tress and gardens like my mom did. I cook like my mom because she taught me and she's a good cook.

Ashley May

I wish I had more patience like my mom did. She was patient because she survived raising me. I was very active, a lot more than my brother was, or so I've been told.

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