At some point in our lives we’ve all heard, and even sometimes repeated, an old wives tale. Things like, “Don’t Swim After You Eat!”, “Put a Steak on Your Black Eye”, “An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away”. Now, Sue Castle, author of the new book Mother Knows Best: The Truth About Mom’s Well-Meaning (But Not Always Accurate) Advice is ready to set the record straight on whether or not Mom’s advice is true or myth.
With each of my pregnancies the generation of women before me took delight in guessing the gender of my baby with, “If you’re carrying high it’s a boy” or the thread and needle fun.
I still repeat words of my mother to my children. The one they especially love is, “Make your bed so the critters don’t crawl in!” It’s true growing up in a rural area, but here in suburbia, my kiddos think I’m nuts.
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