Nov 29, 2010 11:58 AM
Ah, Mom: Bandager of boo-boos, baker of cookies, dispenser of unwanted advice. The older we get, the more we realize, dammit, she was right all along! And now, we need that motherly wisdom more than ever, so we picked up a copy of Your Mother Was Right: All the Great Advice You Tried to Forget ($10) by Brit author of the website, Top Tips, Lisa Reardon. From relationships to household repairs to life lessons, this mother lode (hah, sorry) of ideas and old wives' tales is a great gift for a gal just starting out on her own. After all, she may not be ready to listen to her mother just yet, but she might listen to someone else's.