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What's your favorite 'momism' or 'dadism'?


What are Momisms? Dadisms? The urban dictionary describes it as: Those little tidbits of knowledge that Mom or Dad passes on to her kids, usually based on experience. Things that your Mom or Dad tells you that can be considered wise, but most of the time you just do whatever you feel like and the one time she's right, you will never hear the end of it. Some of those things rang loud in my ears during this pandemic. We might hate these Momisms and Dadisims and as a kid but we all so much miss them when we grow up. These harsh sounding and yet so sweet advices from mothers and fathers is what makes our childhood so special. These motherly sayings go a long way in building us strong and making us a better person. Though we hate our moms for saying these statements, ironically we all use the same Momisms/Dadisms that we received from our parents on our kids. Oh God, how much we appreciate our mothers and fathers for coming up with such perfect one liners.


Here is list of most common and popular Momisms/Dadisms. These parentally advice transcends the borders of time, space, language and culture. Moms will always be Moms, Dads will always be Dads...caring, concern, all knowing and full of love and some hind-sighted wisdom too.😊🧡

  • Money does not grow on trees.

  • Always change your underwear; you never know when you'll have an accident.

  • What if everyone jumped off a bridge? Would you do it, too?

  • Close that door! Were you born in a barn?

  • If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.

  • Don't put that in your mouth; you don't know where it's been!

  • Be careful what you wish for, it might come true.

  • What's meant to be, is meant to be.

  • It doesn't matter what you accomplish, I'll always be proud of you.

  • I hope that when you grow up, you have kids "Just Like you"!

  • Because I'm your mother that's why.

  • This is why we can't have nice things.

  • If I've told you once, I've told you a thousand times.

  • Eat your vegetables, those children in Africa would be happy to have some broccoli to eat!

  • Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.

  • Because I said so.

  • I brought you into this world and I can take you OUT !!

  • I've got eyes in the back of my head, that's how

  • I slave for hours over a hot stove and this is the thanks I get?!

  • Honestly... You'd lose your head if it wasn't screwed on!

What is your favorite Momisms/Dadisms? Add to the list

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