I too am following lead and will dedicate my list to Motherhood as well, and for that I present:
Ten Things I learned about Motherhood from my own Mom
1. It's never too early to plan. Thus it's perfectly acceptable to start Halloween costumes in July, buy Christmas gifts throughout the year, or initiate birthday party theme talk 10 months from the actual day.
2. Find the right balance between serious and seriously funny.
3. Consistency is paramount. Give children clear rules and expectations, implement punishments when necessary and reward when appropriate.
4. Life goes by too fast to worry about the little things. Often they will fall into place and things will work out.
5. Relax and trust your own intuition.
6. Money isn't everything.
7. When all else fails, order pizza.
8. Laughter is the best medicine.
9. One can never give enough hugs, and kisses.
10. At the end of the day, it doesn't matter what type of car is in the driveway or the places one's been, it's the relationships that matter.
Bonus: the best piece of advice from my mother in law:
When you have a baby, she won't know if you're doing it right or wrong, so don't over think it.
Just do it.
What pieces of advice were helpful? Who shared them? Any other words of wisdom to share?