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Mother Knows Better – Sense and Nonsense from American Moms!

A whole book of crazy momisms from real mothers across the U.S.

mother knows betterPeople from all over the US and Canada sent us the “Momisms” that they remembered their own mothers telling them when they were kids. So, this book is filled withthe crazy, funny, weird,amusing and sweet momisms from mothers all over the US (and Canada, eh?) — now we know what they have been telling their kids throught the generations!

This book includes about 200 quotes of the wise, weird, funny words from moms around the USA and our neighbor to the north. Real moms. Real momisms. Real funny stuff!

Here are just a few of the sayings that mothers have told their children:

“Don’t walk on the carpet. It will mess up the vacuum lines!”

“Grow roses and visit them every day.”

“If you swallow your gum your butt cheeks will stick together.”

“Have small town charm, but big city dreams.”

“You can cry anywhere, it might as well be in a hot tub.”

The quotes come from well-known celebrities as well as regular folks and neighbors…and maybe your own mom!

A great gift for Mother’s Day, birthdays, Christmas, for moms, aunts, grandmas, sisters, teachers, nannies…anyone who appreciates the crazy words of wisdom that have been uttered to our children throughout history.


“This is a good book to give as a gift because it’s full of motherly advice. Lots of great southern sayings that will make you giggle. If you’re a certain age, you’ll be taken back to your childhood and hear your own momma’s voice calling you by your full name and spitting out some of that southern speak!!” ~ Night Owl

“Mother knows best…for sure! I am one of the contributors in the book and couldn’t wait to read the other momisms. These nuggets of wisdom are made for sharing. I snapped a picture of my page and send it to my grown daughter and asked “notice anything?” Of course, what my mother said to me…I said to her  “This book is made for sharing and laughing and talking about ‘what mama says because she knows these things'”- some of which we may never understand but we do know all were said for guidance and from the heart. A great gift for mamas or mamas-to-be.”  ~ Deborah Hightower, Atlanta

“Did your mother have any particular lines she used repeatedly? Chances are it’s in this book – but better still, you’ll be reminded of the things your own mother used to say, which can be sweet memories. It is the perfect Mother’s Day or baby shower gift; lots of fun to read out loud; fun to think of what you say to your own children. Highly recommended.”  ~ Jill Kuraitis, Boise

Purchase “Mother Knows Better” here for only $10.00 (includes Idaho tax and shipping).


Believe it or not, Idaho moms have some rather hysterical and edgy “momisms” that they told their kids, and we collected them in this book. So if you know an Idaho mom (or grandma, teacher, nanny, aunt, sister…) this makes an amusing gift for any occasion!


2mom cover frong“What a fun book this is! It seems all moms say wise and crazy things. I’ll never forget my mom’s “momisms”. I’m already passing them down to my son!“
~ Maggie O’Mara,  KTVB Newschannel 7 Anchor

“This book is a full of great motherly advice, anecdotes, and warm fuzzies. The author has done a great job of compiling the wit and wisdom from mothers in the Pacific Northwest. It even features a few celebrity momisms as well. It’s a great gift idea for a birthday, anniversary, Christmas, Mom’s Day, or just any old occasion that you feel like showing mom that you care. I gave this book to my mom for Mother’s Day and it made her cry (in a good way). I’d say that’s a pretty good gift for mom.”
~ D. Mizzle

“Beware of the boy with the amazing eyes.” All of us can probably remember at least one thing our moms said to us–and author Patti Murphy has collected some of those memorable bon mots in this adorable little book. From practical–”A little clean dirt never hurt anybody”–to inspirational–”Dream of angels”–these sayings will make you chuckle, smile, and they might even bring a tear to your eye.”
~ E. Walton

Mother Knows Best – Wit and Wisdom from Idaho Moms makes a great gift for moms, sisters, aunts, friends, nannies, teachers, grandmas, and more.
Purchase “Mother Knows Best” here for only $8.50 (includes Idaho tax and shipping)