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  • 30 Best Lessons From Our Moms And MILs: 'Yung Sipon At Luha Mo Mag-Aabot Yan'

    Funny, witty, and heartwarming nuggets of wisdom about motherhood.
    by Kitty Elicay .
30 Best Lessons From Our Moms And MILs: 'Yung Sipon At Luha Mo Mag-Aabot Yan'
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  • They say you will never understand what being a mom is like until you become one yourself. While you might sometimes clash with your own mother or your mother-in-law when it comes to raising your kids, a recent study found that new moms value the opinion of their own mothers the most. They seek advice and emotional support from their moms, and think of their mom’s advice as more valuable than other people’s recommendations.

    Best lesson moms learned from their mothers

    With Mother’s Day coming up, we thought it would be fitting to pay tribute to the moms who raised us and our mothers-in-law who loved us like their own child. We might not always get along, but we know they only want what’s best for our family and kids. And while we might not show it, we always keep their lessons to heart.

    Here are 30 of the best lessons that our Smart Parenting Village moms learned from their mothers and MILs. #ISeeYouMom!

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    Being a mom

     “Unahin mo ang anak mo lagi. Hindi iiyak ang labahin mo, hindi ka mamamatay ‘pag hindi ka nagwalis at hindi magagalit ang hugasin mo. Unahin mo ang anak mo kahit anong mangyari.” — Arni Cap

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     “Hindi pwedeng walang cake ‘pag birthday!” — Lim Wei

    “Parents are not always right. They also make mistakes and they learn from their children. Listen to what your children has to say.” — Jellic Lamberte

    “Once you become a mom, forever na ‘yun. Kahit tumanda mga anak mo, kahit mag-asawa na sila at magkaanak na rin sila, hindi ka hihinto sa pagka-nanay mo. They will forever need you and you will forever love, guide, and protect them no matter how old they get.” — Jane Hilario Picones

    “’Yung sipon at luha mo mag-a-abot ‘yan at many points in your lifetime. Just make sure ‘pag nag-mix ‘yang dalawa sa upper lip mo, naka-SMILE ka pa rin!” — Bianca Cu

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    “Kung tulog ang baby, sabayan mo. Matulog ka rin.” — Marie Orbecido Curz

    “My mom: Kapag nanay ka na magiging superwoman ka. Lahat makakaya mo gawin.” — Charm Comia-Navarro

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    “From my mother in law: Maaga pa lang, simulan mo nang lumaking responsable ang mga bata, dahil hindi sa lahat ng panahon naandiyan ka sa tabi nila, lalo na ‘pag matanda ka na. ‘Yung kahit mawala ka, panatag ang loob mong kaya nila ang sarili nila.” — Jan Heather Muro Aguila

    “When I was young she said, kahit ano pang kasalanan ang nagawa mo, always trust your mom. Kasi kahit gaano pa kabigat ang pagkakamali mo, tatanggapin at patatawarin pa rin kita. Sa una, magagalit ako, pero sa huli, nanay mo pa rin ako at anak pa rin kita.” — Lhet Marquez

    “From my mom: Huwag mo laging tutulungan ang anak mo. Hayaan mo siyang tumayo ‘pag nadapa, maglakad mag-isa at gawin ang mga bagay na kaya naman niya gawin. Hindi habang buhay nanjan ka. Dapat turuan mo siyang tumayo mag isa.” — Vine Urbiztondo

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    "Be intentional, hands on and spend quality time with your child whatever it takes while they're still young. One day, he will remember how you raised him and it will affect his character and thought life." — Le Vys

    "Give them a good childhood memories that will last a lifetime." — Candz Somoba-Lopez

    “I was a first time mom then, to our eldest. Whenever he cries, my MIL would say "Yaan mo lang siya, wala namang bata namamatay kakaiyak." — Karen Aldea

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    Being a wife

    “From mom: Piliin mo ‘yung mas mahal ka kaysa ikaw ‘yung mas nagmamahal.” — Yam Lijauco

    “From my mama: Kahit anong mangyari, ‘wag na wag mong susunduin sa inuman kasama ng mga barkada ‘yung asawa mo. Wala naman ibang uuwian ‘yan kundi bahay ninyo, good shot ka pa sa mga kaibigan niya.” — Charlene Ricopuerto

    “From my MIL: Sa umaga ‘pag mahirap gisingin asawa ko para pumasok. Bungangaan ko raw. And tadaaaa! It really works!” — Jean Estuaria-Berja

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    “Ang sabi ng mother ko, alagaan si baby pero 'wag din kalimutang alagaan ang relationship with her daddy.” — Bless Vir Marie Tenorio

    “Magbaon lagi ng sandamakmak na pasensiya at pang unawa, hindi lang sa bata kung hindi pati na rin sa asawa. That’s one of the best lessons from my nanay!” — Ann Galera Laureta

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    Being a daughter-in-law

    “Do not EVER fight with your inlaws. Let your husband handle his folks. Argue with the husband na lang daw! Hehe.” — Lan Perez

    “Sabi ng mother ko, ‘Mas mahalin ninyo mga mother in law ninyo kasi ibang tao ‘yan. Ako kilala ko kayo, maiintindihan ko kayo.’” — Mitch Chelle

    “Treat your mother-in-law as your real mother. Para ang pakisama ay galing sa puso at hindi dahil lamang sa nanay siya ng asawa mo.” — Calai Ortega Melodillar

    "Tanggapin mo kung ano siya mahalin mo muna kung ano 'yung pangit sa kanya bago mo mahalin 'yung mga gusto mo sa kanya." — Kat San Dra

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    “From my MIL: ‘Wag mag-anak ng isa lang! Kasi pagtanda ko at ‘di ko kasundo or nagkatampuhan kami ng magiging daughter- or son-in-law ko, wala na akong option na iba. Haha!” — Ana Ruiz

    Saving up for the future

    “Pay the utilities and bills on time. At the end of the day, you should come home from work and be at ease knowing that there is food in the pantry and your utilities are up and running.” — Angela Lledo

    “From my MIL: ‘Wag mo kalimutang mag-tabi kahit kaunti. ‘Wag mo ipapaalam sa asawa mo. Kung sakaling wala na talaga kayong makain, hayaan mo siyang gumawa ng paraan. Ang naitabi mo ay para sa mga anak mo.” — Marvin Zuelila Rosales

    "When both of you are working, make sure to split your money: One is for savings the other for expenses." —Princess Deliva

    “"Huwag pabigla-bigla, pag di pa kayang bilhin ipagpaliban muna. Huwag kang umutang." — She Rika

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    Loving yourself

    “From my mom: Magtira para sa sarili. Do not lose yourself; have your own dreams.” — Mommee Marithe

    “Wag pansinin ang sinasabi ng ibang tao because your mom will always have your back. At kahit ano pang na-achieve mo, kahit gaano pa kababaw ‘yon sa tingin ng iba, a mom [will] always [be] proud.” — Chii Tseng-Macaraig

    “I learned from my MIL that you need to take care of yourself, too. At the end of the day you are still a person that needs love and care.” — Juana Buding


    Show the moms in your life — wife, mother, mom-in-law, lola, sister, BFF, colleague — how much you love her and that you SEE her with Smart Parenting's Mother's Day campaign, #ISeeYouMom! Upload a photo or video on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and add the hashtags #ISeeYouMom and #SmartParenting. (Make sure the post is public!) Tag your mom heroine and let her know who she truly is in your eyes. Click here for more details.

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