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We Asked People To Share The Best Advice Their Mom Ever Gave Them

"Keep your edges moisturized."

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We asked attendees of the 2016 ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans what the best advice their mom ever gave them was. Here's what they shared:

1. Johnetra

Always take a little time to pull yourself together. When you look good you feel good.
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Always take a little time to pull yourself together. When you look good you feel good.

2. Khaliah

Smile, keep your edges moisturized, and praise the Lord.
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Smile, keep your edges moisturized, and praise the Lord.

3. Amanda

You come from an intelligent family, so don't marry someone who isn't smart.
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You come from an intelligent family, so don't marry someone who isn't smart.

4. Jerome

Be nice to everyone you meet. You never know who will have to get you a glass of water.
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Be nice to everyone you meet. You never know who will have to get you a glass of water.

5. Nicole

Nothing is impossible.
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Nothing is impossible.

6. Nicey

Keep the faith and believe in God baby.
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Keep the faith and believe in God baby.

7. Monique

You're single, you have no children – do whatever you want!
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You're single, you have no children – do whatever you want!

8. Chloé

Keep God first, always follow the rules and enjoy the moment.
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Keep God first, always follow the rules and enjoy the moment.

9. Travon

All I can do is stay black and die.
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All I can do is stay black and die.

10. Jazmin

Live within your means.
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Live within your means.

11. Rashida

You're pretty, but you must be smart too.
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You're pretty, but you must be smart too.

12. Brittany

Be you. Don't be anyone's doormat.
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Be you. Don't be anyone's doormat.

13. Lywante

You're grown now so you have to make your own choices.
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You're grown now so you have to make your own choices.

14. Koya

True friends will stick with you no matter what.
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True friends will stick with you no matter what.

15. Penny

Be the best at everything you do.
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Be the best at everything you do.

16. Lanita

Your money goes where you go.
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Your money goes where you go.

17. Chris

Two wrongs have never made a right.
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Two wrongs have never made a right.

18. Lisa

Don't let anyone run you off your job.
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Don't let anyone run you off your job.

19. Lesy

All colors match all year round; wear what you want.
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All colors match all year round; wear what you want.

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