Mother’s Day Giveaway: What Is Your Mom’s Most Famous Line?

From teaching us about hygiene to love and everything in between, Moms have always had their own special way of communicating Life’s lessons.  Now is your chance to share your mom’s best line and win great gifts for Mother’s Day, including these incredible picks:

Mom’s Memory Box

Mom’s Memory Box is one of our favorite gifts this season. Part scrumptious gift, part keepsake box to save special cards and letters.

Floral Mother’s Day Box

Floral Mother’s Day Box is pretty and popular and perfect for Mom.

Mother’s Day Daisy Tin

Mother’s Day Daisy Tin offers a variety of our bite-sized cookies and frosted cookies. Maybe even enough for Mom to share.

Ready to play? Leave a comment answering this question: What is your mom’s most famous line? We’ll choose three lucky winners who will get their prize delivered to Mom in time for Mother’s Day, along with their nomination.

So let’s hear it. Share mom’s best with us.

Fine print: One entry per person, please. Comments will be accepted until midnight, Sunday, May 5, 2013. Winners will be chosen and notified via email.

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238 responses to “Mother’s Day Giveaway: What Is Your Mom’s Most Famous Line?

  1. Maureen

    Learn as much as you can. People can take away all your possessions but not you knowledge and you can go far with knowledge.

  2. Money doesn’t grow on trees.

  3. Marcie

    Your face will freeze like that :-)

  4. Phillip

    “Don’t make me come over there!”

  5. Brianne Smitko

    Because I’m the Mother, that’s why!

  6. If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.
    Good Advice!

  7. Annmarie W.

    If you want something done ‘right’, do it yourself!

  8. Todd B

    Whenever she would ask us if we did what she told us to do, if we said we forgot, she would say “Un-forget!”

  9. sherry warlick

    Always treat others as you would like to be treated.

  10. Keep making faces and your face will stay that way!

  11. Trust your instincts, they are usually correct.

  12. Melissa Robertson Marcum

    Sit up Straight !!

  13. Dale Fish

    How many times do I have to tell you?!?!?!?!

  14. Becky C.

    wait til your father gets home!

  15. If you don’t have anything nice to say, do not say anything at all.

  16. William Walsh

    Your face is going to freeze that way.

  17. Get your bangs out of your eyes!

  18. “Now, ain’t that just like God?”

  19. “your going to grow up and have six kids just like yourself!” LOL

  20. beth titus

    Don’t even try it!!

  21. because I said so, that’s why .

  22. dianna breeden

    turn the light off… we dont own the electric company! :)

  23. Kathleen Walsh

    Don’t ever give up!

  24. Salena

    “Crap, crap, crap, crap, crap!”

    Haha I can’t even remember why she said this but my sisters and I still joke about it mostly because my mom is polite and almost never uses bad words.

  25. Marcie M.

    Kill them with kindness!
    The best revenge is to ignore someone!

  26. Barbara Hoffmann

    Eat it. Little kids in China are starving and would be happy to have what you do

  27. Tracey Forrest

    What do I look like,Im rich?

  28. tara b.

    o just wait til your father gets home!!!!!

  29. Holly West

    Just because your friends are doing it, doesn’t mean you should do it.

  30. Vicki Wascher

    Wait till you father gets home!! She said that to all of us all the time and it worked. She has been gone now for almost 13 years from pancreatic cancer. My mother-in-laws famous words are always “let it go in one ear and out the other” Our husbands are so much alike. Love her.

  31. jennifer

    always keep your hands to yourself and never hit anybody…unless they hit you first…then u kick theyre butt make sure they know to never do it again!! lol

  32. Valerie Arnold

    Do as I say and don’t ask why

  33. Elaine Jasvins

    My mom use to say ” You can tell a lot about a person by their teeth.” I really don’t understand but it makes me laugh.

  34. Why buy the cow when you get the milk for free?

  35. C LOHRKE

    “I think its your turn to wash the dishes!”

  36. Cassaundra Bass

    Oh crippity crap! If she doesn’t believe something or if something bad happens. Its OH crippity crap!

  37. Pray because only God knows his plan for your life

  38. Donna M

    “If someone brings out the worst in you, stay away from them when possible.”

  39. Laurie

    Tough Rocks! She had no patience for complaining.

  40. Jack

    If you don’t want to be seen with her in church on Sunday morning, don’t go out with her on Saturday night.



  42. Lynn Z

    Never have a fear of ghosts, its the living you need to be fearful of



  44. Cathy Bradford

    Everything Happens For a Reason

  45. Susan V

    be yourself!

  46. judy

    Always believe in yourself because you know I’ll never stop believing in you.



  48. Lori Williams

    If your friend was jumping off a bridge, would you do that too?

  49. Michelle Simons

    The more you cry, the less you pee.

  50. Debi Holmbo

    If I catch you smoking, I’ll come back and haunt you. She said it before she died of lung cancer.



  52. Jennifer Dysart

    “go stand in the corner” lol…I got in trouble A LOT and usually had to stand in the corner…the most boring torture ever!

  53. Roxann Johnson

    this too shall pass :)

  54. Jane Ritz

    “Be strong, always remeber where you came from.” That’s why I like the Memory Box ogf cookies- in memory of my strong Mom who fought a hard battle with cancer. I miss her dearly.

  55. Carol Buchman

    Treat others the way you want to be treated.

  56. takes two to tango……..

  57. If you don’t eat that cake, I’m never going to bake you one again!

  58. Lori H

    If your friend jumped off the Brooklyn bridge would you follow

  59. Kate D.

    “Don’t keep wishing you were older – enjoy your childhood”.

  60. Mary Rutter

    Treat others how You would like to be treated.

  61. Mandy B

    Did you bring a jacket?

  62. Quit asking me for money, do I look like an ATM!

  63. Shannon M

    My moms catch phrase and sage words of advice are almost always, “Do you have a coupon for that?”, “I have a coupon.”, or “Let me see if I can find a coupon for that.”. LOL! What can I say, the woman loves a deal and has passed those words of wisdom on to my sister and I.

  64. Connie O.

    When you have kids of your own you’ll understand.

  65. Em Robin

    Just wait until your father gets home!

  66. Holly Arledge

    “I put the mother’s curse on you, your kids will act just like you”
    lmao I miss those days.

  67. CharityS

    You should have listened to me.

  68. John

    Who said life was going to be easy?

  69. My mom always had memorable singing moments than presses… But the best one i will never let her live down is “Don’t you tell me to calm down!” You don’t tell a woman to calm down! Lol. She’s my best friend <3

  70. Susan Christy

    Two wrongs don’t make a right.

  71. Beth

    You can go as far as you want the sky is the limit

  72. Analissa Cruz

    How many times do I have to tell you?

  73. Penny McPherson

    If someone asked how she was she say fat and sassy lol

  74. Stephanie V.

    pick a career in something that you love

  75. Alicia Berry

    Be careful when you put your foot down, you never know what you might be stepping in.

  76. Maryann S

    There s always light at the end of the tunnel

  77. rhonda hagy miller

    Dont roll your eyes at me!
    (and I always would!)

  78. Jessica Simms! Go to your room!!

  79. Crystal

    “Well I’m not Mary’s mother and you’re not Mary!”

  80. Deb

    wait ’til you get my age

  81. Jamie Hansen

    I hope you have a daughter who acts just like you!

  82. Jill Waldren

    Live and Learn!

  83. Barbara Mayes

    You’ll poke your eye out! 😛

  84. Brenda Myers

    Go ask your father……

  85. Kristin Haskins

    “Just wait until you get to be my age!”

  86. Darcy Bishop

    “you can get through anything!” these words have helped me through many a dark hour but never more than in January when I ended up with a 7 inch long brain tumor–had to undergo brain surgery and 6 weeks of radiation.

  87. Ronda Garnett

    What goes around, comes around

  88. Janice Cash

    Can’t never could do nothing :)

  89. Always wear clean undies in case you’re in a accident!!!

  90. P. Richa

    Wait until you have kids!

  91. Billie

    You’re really gonna get it one of these days Kid.

  92. Karen D

    Dessert is not a required course.

  93. Valerie vining

    Your full of bun dust….. Lol

  94. Nancy Reid

    Be careful how you live your life when you are you because it WILL come back to haunt you when you are old!

  95. Frank Bragg

    You will know what true love is when you have kids.

  96. Jena Whipking

    oopsie daisy

  97. Nancy Reid

    CORRECTION: Be careful how you live your life when you are young because it WILL come back to haunt you when you are old!

  98. Melinda F

    Because I said so.

  99. Tia

    Stand up straight.

  100. My Mom was notorious for warning us to “Watch out for the moose!” when we left the house after we were old enough to drive (we lived in Maine).

  101. Brenda Combs

    I cant wait till one day when you have a kid just like you.

  102. Edwina Moorman

    Because I said so…!

  103. Patricia LaMunyon

    “You aren’t spoiled, you’re loved.”

  104. Noel

    always do your best and to heck with the rest

  105. Tanya Phillips

    Close the door, were you born in a barn?

  106. Antoinette Soto

    She always tells me, “whatever!”

  107. Megan Butte

    I love you to the moon and back!

  108. deb cohen

    here line? doesnt every mom say ” Because I am your mother” ?

  109. Ignorance BREEDS ignorance! From my mother, Krs. Magnolia (Mackie) Waddy-Oglesby.

  110. Ignorance BREEDS ignorance! From my mother, Mrs. Magnolia (Mackie) Waddy-Oglesby.

  111. Valerie C.

    My mom always said, “Every little doggie has his day”. I had absolutely no idea what she as talking about as a young child, always walking away puzzled. lol

  112. Jill Edwards

    “Because I said so, that’s why!”

  113. diana wong

    wait til your father comes home!

  114. norma webber

    eat your vegetables

  115. hanley wong

    do your homework

  116. sonia mayo

    go to bed young lady!!

  117. clayton wong

    brush your teeth for two minutes upper and lower and floss good

  118. jennifer drake

    Never get credit cards.

  119. Ashley Vazquez

    You change your boys like you change your underwear! LOL :)

  120. hannia guerrero

    everything comes around

  121. Smile!!! You are beautiful!!!

  122. Andrea Darst

    Close your mouth, open your eyes and look

  123. Debra G

    Money doesn’t grow on trees.

  124. Everything happens for a reason.

  125. JustinM

    “Yes, I gave the dogs the leftovers. There’s apple sauce in the fridge.”

  126. Angel Wiggins

    Momma loves you

  127. Sheila Wright

    “I can see EVERYTHING you are doing because I have eyes in the back of my head”!

  128. jeannine s

    Stand on your own two feet and never back down for what you believe in

  129. Ambka S

    Don’t dwell on the past, look forward to the future. If you look back, you’ll never see what’s coming next!

  130. Debra Simning-Chapman

    Life is never fair, and me wanting it so will not make it so.

  131. Samantha Mullins

    If you can dream it you can be it.

  132. Milcah

    My mom would tell us don’t rush time (as in we can’t wait for a certain day for a certain event to happen) because in doing so we are rushing someone’s death.

    I do want to share this which is a little off topic, but something I appreciate about my mom:

    I know that it’s often said, blood is thicker than water. My mom goes shockingly to some, beyond this. She hears both sides of the story and gives input based on whom she believes is right. Family may end up with their feelings hurt, but in the end, we know that we can trust her honesty and desire to do right and learn from her example.

  133. Angel Hunnell

    Men don’t grow up they just grow older.

  134. jason russell

    Because I said so!

  135. Beth

    Don’t sweat the small stuff

  136. When I was your age. thankyou, ken

  137. This too shall pass.

  138. I hope you have six kids just like yourself

  139. Joyce C.

    She had so many when I was growing up. So I’ll choose what she would say about dating.
    “Once you go past hand holding you can’t go back.”

  140. Jenn Fields

    Bloom where you are planted :-)

  141. Sarah Hirsch

    Follow your dreams

  142. TJ

    Just be yourself

  143. Brenna M

    ‘You will sit there until your plate is clean!’ :)

  144. rachel

    I’m sorry I made you so afraid of tornadoes.

  145. Tony N

    Be home by 10!

  146. Debra Monroe

    My mom always said, “The Older you get the faster time flies by so make sure you always do what makes you happy” and my all time favorite line from mom was “I just want you to be Happy” and I am very Happy especially for the Mom God gave to me :)

  147. Amy

    It is what it is

  148. Yelena

    Never give up!

  149. My Mom favorite words are: If you don’t behave you will get spanked.

  150. deb c

    “If you’re bored I can find something for you to do.”
    It was usually weeding the garden or some form of housework.

  151. carla shepherd

    Go ahead — keep laughing. You’ll soon be crying

  152. Kim Wetmore

    Krim, Kista, Kraren… which ever one of you you are get over her!

  153. Meryl

    Money doesn’t grow on trees.

  154. Louis

    Do your homework.

  155. Shawna e

    You will never know love like the love for your kids

  156. Katelyn Harnisch

    My mom is most famous for her dancing (which I can impersonate flawlessly, by the way) but she does churn out some great advice as well. I guess the most memorable things she has said to me come when I’m not feeling well. My favourites are: “It’s okay to be sad,” and “this won’t be forever.” Both of which are coupled with a nice long session of “head scratchies” and a nap. It never fails to make things a little less awful.

  157. Stacy

    Just wait till your dad gets home.

  158. Susan Wilder

    My Mom would always say, “Well Susan, you know how your father is……” which I’m sorry, just was NOT A GOOD enough excuse in my book, for some of his actions, behavior, and criticism…..he may be gone, but those painful words and slaps will always be in my mind & heart. I know you have to let go, but that is easier said then done!

  159. Lisa

    Give your anxiety to God

  160. Kathie Craig

    When something would go wrong, she would always tell me to pull myself up by my bootstraps and keep going.

  161. Lisa Burke Cook (Cook)

    Never say Never or can’t as you can do all thing with Christ!

  162. Tina

    My mother favorite saying, It will all workout.Have to believe because it always seems to.

  163. Always tell the truth,because lies are harder to remember!

  164. Bill

    Don’t say it if you don’t mean it

  165. Justine

    You look like something the cat dragged in

  166. D Borcherding

    Life is a canvas; the way you live your life and the choices you make, will paint your picture.

  167. Jenn

    When my mom would brush my hair or scrub my teeth for a good cleaning, she would always say “It doesn’t hurt me”, to toughen me up when I whined “ouch ouch ouch!”… I do that to my daughter today… =)

  168. Mary

    Since I’m such the procrastinator I heard this line a lot “An emergency on your part does not constitute one on my part.” Taught me that she’s there to help me but I should be better at time management when it came to certain projects and responsibilities.

  169. chase nelson

    GO CLEAN YOUR ROOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  170. Christa L.

    Hurry up and get ready, I don’t have all day!

  171. Kathy Wheeler

    You are not leaving the table until your plate is clean!

  172. Linda

    Have Faith things will work out

  173. My mom always said “If something is worth doing, it’s worth doing right!”. Sage and savvy words to live by! I miss you Mom!

  174. Stephanie bridgman

    Kindness will kill ’em every time. You do what you know is right and be nice no matter what and in the end they will reap what they sow.

  175. Linda S.

    Do you want to borrow my iron?

  176. Dalores Lounds

    I hope you have a daughter just like you.

  177. Marilou Abruscato

    My mom would always say Don’t make faces or your face is gonna freeze like that.

  178. Carlene

    Up your jumper!

  179. Tony

    Sugar is love…so I add a little sugar to everything I cook for you kids, because I love you!

  180. Lisa Whitt

    I Love You

  181. hope bucci

    “It does not matter what everyone else is handed, what matters is that you earned what you have.”

  182. Dana

    Speak in a regular tone : )

  183. Elizabeth

    A womens work is never done, there is always something to do at home. So enjoy it and be happy.

  184. mathew katz

    What! No, What did you say!

  185. Carrie Conley

    This to will pass….

  186. Katie Stahl

    I brought you into this world, So I can take you out… and make another that looks just like you! :)

  187. Lisa Lee

    Seriously when I was in high school my Mom told me this all the time – everybody likes a little a** but nobody likes a smarta**…I couldn’t believe she told me that. I just stood there with my mouth open!

  188. Steven Marcrum

    “Tough titty said the kitty, but the milks still good”

  189. Jen Rutsky

    Life’s not fair – the sooner you get used to it, the better off you’ll be.

  190. D K


  191. Valerie

    She would always say, “There’s a life before 11:00.” I was not a morning person!

  192. Darlene Horne

    Get off the phone and come and eat. (These kids and there cell phones)!

  193. Rena Hyde

    My mom always would say “don’t do anything I wouldn’t do. And if you think I would do it, still don’t do it”

  194. Julie Fegley

    My Mom’s best comment: “if you think you’ll get away with that, you’ve got the wrong Mommy”. It made you smile and think.

  195. My Mom’s best comment: “if you think you’ll get away with that, you’ve got the wrong Mommy”. It made you smile and think.

  196. Lourdes Serpa

    I would always remember my Mom say “Just give it to God.” I love my mom

  197. As sure as your living, your going to get what your giving.

  198. April Habiger

    I hope you have kids like you when you get older! (Yep sure do to)

  199. Gary Ferguson

    Mom would have cookies and milk when we got home from school and she always say ” I bet you can’t just eat one” (which meant the cookies)

  200. Mary W

    Put on your sunscreen and hat ……now!

  201. Cindy Kostaneski

    Stand tall.

  202. My Mom’s famous line is….. “Don’t pout….a Fly will come along and use your lower lip as a landing strip and poop”.

  203. Holly Treat

    You get more bees with honey than with vinegar.

  204. What my mom say is ,” I have to love my daughter enough for her to hate me,” this was when I had done something wrong and had to own up to it.

  205. Janice K.

    You need a haircut

  206. Anna Cheung

    How many times do I have to repeat myself?

  207. You can get happy in the same pants you got mad in.

  208. Bonny Ramsey

    No one can tell you how to feel, so keep your friends close and others closer.

  209. Cathy Bradford

    “Everything Happens For A Reason”

  210. Nicol Ray

    “You know what I would do?” She loves to help. Lol

  211. Chelsey B

    “When you’re having a bad day, chocolate’s the only way”

  212. Julia Trobaugh

    It’s better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it!


    Pick up your mess, do I look like a maid, I am your Mother.

  214. Rachel B.

    This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it!
    Psalm 118:24

  215. Ashley Barnett

    Beacause I’m your mother and I said so. Love her to death wouldn’t know what I would do with her

  216. michelle koerner

    I will never be mad at me as long as you tell me the truth. No matter how bad it is, I will always love you, and as long as you tell me the truth I will always be there for you.

  217. Rebecca Neary

    Be careful driving, wet leaves are as slippery as black ice!

  218. Ellen Lew

    An act of kindness will go a long way

  219. Rori

    “If you make a decision that you truly believe is right for you at the time. it’s the right decision”
    I would often worry about different things. Did I make the right decision? She warmly reminds me that there is no bad decision and that so long as I have done what I believe is right. :)

  220. You look so pretty when your hair is out of your face.

  221. Sheila D.

    My mom would always say “you can love a rich man just as much as you can love a poor man”.

  222. rockypointdee

    Here’s to those that wish us well, all the rest can go to .. . .

  223. Lisa R

    Would you like a smack? (We always wondered why she thought we would ever say yes!)

  224. Nadya Kotik

    You become more beautiful inside as you get older. Don’t forget.

  225. Regarding her rules and what I thought was SO unfair at the time: “Wait until you have kids of your own one day. That is when you will understand where I’m coming from.”

    Boy, was she ever right!! :)

  226. Amber Preer

    Treat people how you want to be treated.

  227. Marie Muckey

    Even if you do not like someone…”Kill them with kindness”

  228. Gianna

    ‘It’s not clean enough’.

  229. sandra

    because i said so

  230. Krystal Medina

    “You will always be my baby.” Not really a ‘life lesson’ but she always made sure we knew she will always love us and be there for us, no matter what.

  231. Sarah

    “Dinner will be ready in 10 minutes!!!” ….hahaha it’s never JUST ten minutes!!

  232. Life isn’t fair.

  233. Pamela Tennant

    Honey, put on a sweater, I am cold!

  234. Brian

    Never fall in love with something that can’t love you back.

  235. rori

    :< why did my entry never get published?