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What's the best advice you're ever been given?

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Flickstix Mon 21-Jan-13 21:40:52

Be it from mumsnet or real life!

ThePathanKhansWitch Mon 21-Jan-13 21:46:55

A pound at your back, is far better than a pond on your back.

ThePathanKhansWitch Mon 21-Jan-13 21:48:31

Pound, a pond on your back would be wet and heavy.grin

sausagesandwich34 Mon 21-Jan-13 21:51:31

Don't stress the things you have no control over

TheFallenNinja Mon 21-Jan-13 21:53:29

Don't pronounce the words look and book like your from Stoke, you'll never get taken seriously.

True story

Southsearocks Mon 21-Jan-13 21:55:34

While you are waiting for your bus to come, you might as well talk to the people in the queue.

I was single at the time.

AuntLucyInPeru Mon 21-Jan-13 21:56:26

Never eat yellow snow.

YDdraigGoch Mon 21-Jan-13 21:58:38

Do as you would be done by

MumToOneMogwai Mon 21-Jan-13 22:01:36

Wherever you go there you are. Stopped me running away from everything

amistillsexy Mon 21-Jan-13 22:02:11

Marry for love...

amistillsexy Mon 21-Jan-13 22:03:13

...Love where there's money. grin

deleted203 Mon 21-Jan-13 22:03:20

Don't let the bastards grind you down! grin. Or 'be yourself' probably.

foslady Mon 21-Jan-13 22:06:25

You've got to believe in yourself, or no one will believe in you (thanks Ozzy!)

Lifeisontheup Mon 21-Jan-13 22:07:18

'Be available but boring' when referring to babies/children at night.

Horsemad Mon 21-Jan-13 22:08:51

'It's the quiet ones you've got to watch' Thanks Mum! grin

HomeEcoGnomist Mon 21-Jan-13 22:08:59

If in doubt, leave it out

Mintyy Mon 21-Jan-13 22:10:09

Put the baby down to sleep when she/he is still awake.

TalkinPeace2 Mon 21-Jan-13 22:13:22

Regret what you have done, not what you have not.

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Mon 21-Jan-13 22:14:31

Push through the pain.

Said by my lovely midwife mid-labour. Was the most important thing I ever learnt. Well it felt like it at the time. smile

BinksToEnlightenment Mon 21-Jan-13 22:15:02

Just give things a try instead of being a miserable killjoy.

AWhistlingWoman Mon 21-Jan-13 22:15:25

Be careful of the thing you want, you'll get it.

OhIWishThereWasABook Mon 21-Jan-13 22:15:29

Pretend to be brave, no one will know the difference.

It's not important if it won't be important in a year.

80sMum Mon 21-Jan-13 22:20:25

If you can't afford it, live without it.

puds11isNAUGHTYnotNAICE Mon 21-Jan-13 22:23:02

Sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things. Thanks dad.

spatchcock Mon 21-Jan-13 22:25:27

sauce thickens on standing.

It really does!

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