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Lessons Our Mothers Taught Us

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Lessons Our Mothers Taught Us

“There’s a time and a place for everything. If you are going to kill each other, do it outside.

By Ettie Rutherford
Contributing Columnist

Ettie RutherfordLaughter is one of the few things that the virus cannot control, so have a good laugh.

  1. Religion — You better pray that you did not spill any drink on the furniture.
  2. Logic — Because I said so. That’s why.
  3. Fore-sight — Always wear clean underwear; you never know when you might end up in the hospital.
  4. Control — Stop crying or I will give you something to cry about.
  5. To be a miracle-worker — Shut your mouth and start eating your supper.
  6. To be a contortionist — Look at the back of your neck, how dirty it is.
  7. About stamina — You will sit there until you finish all that food. Do you know how many children are starving all over the world?
  8. Weather — Your room looks like it was hit by a hurricane.
  9. Straight Talk — If I told you once, I told you a thousand times….do not exaggerate.
  10. Self-control — Do not touch that food. I made it for the church dinner.
  11. Behavior Modification — Stop behaving like your father. Right this minute..
  12. Avoiding Peer Pressure — You are known by the company you keep. You lie with dogs and you will rise with fleas.
  13. Truth — Always tell the truth, even it kills you.
  14. Do not tell everyone your “business”. You know how we all like to gossip.

Blessings to all mothers, grandmothers, and surrogate mothers.

Award-winning Ettie Rutherford, B.Ed, Dip.Ed, M.Ed, is an educator, life coach, consultant and author of “Why Perch Like A Chick When You Can Soar Like An Eagle?”. An accomplished public speaker, Ettie is the Founder and CEO of Women Are Worthy, which provides step-by-step strategies for women to achieve their goals, with a minimum amount of stress. She can be reached at ettie@womenrworthy.com

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