Mothers are cute, no I am not saying this because Mother’s Day is closer. I am saying this because mother ARE cute. Period. Everyone has a special place for their mom. I have too. All my teenage years I have been fighting either over silly things and then blaming all that on our sun signs – both of us are Scorpios and have back to back birthdays! But as I grew older and wiser (and grew some brains) I realized how correct she has been and how wild I have been (at times).

My mom and I are quite close and share a very warm relationship – we still fight over silly things and I can always tell her if she is over reacting (which happens frequently). She calls and Facetimes me multiple times a day and when she doesn’t because she’s upset with me (for yet another silly reason) I feel bad.

I am a single child, but did my mom have it easy with me? I don’t think so. I was an impossibly talkative child and I used to ask thousands of questions an hour, talk nonstop on any given topic (or without one)! Sometimes my mom was fed up and refused to answer. I used to complain – who do I talk to? She once was so fed up she asked me to go and talk to the wall! I was what five or something! And guess what, I actually did that!

But all of that has helped me in becoming what I am (however I am) today. So let me share with you Five Top Tips that my Mom shared with me.

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#1 Top Tips by Mom – Be a good human being first

That was is still a work in progress. I have realized one thing – life it is a WIP cycle. My mom always gave me examples of situations or incidents that has happened around and what is the good take away or bad take away from that. Her lines – “I don’t want to see how much you are earning, I want to see how good you have made yourself” have been etched in my mind. And I want to transfer the same to my son.

#2 Top Tips by Mom – Don’t skip meals

I was a pretty fussy eater. I hated food when I was young. My mom sat with me patiently for hours. This was when I was in senior school! She used to say “when you will not get home cooked food you will realize the power of meals”. That turned out to be true when I left home. College canteen food was yuck, and the same kind of food in PG made me crazy. Initially, I was happy eating out, but how much can you eat out! It made me go to the kitchen in the PG and whip up something for myself

#3 Top Tips by Mom – Don’t be scared

“There’s nothing that you can’t do if you decide to do it”. She used to tell me, try it once, if you fail, try again, you will learn. Don’t be scared to take the step. Because she said all these right from childhood I have never been scared in my life. All my life decisions have been entirely mine. Now that I have quit my day job and setting up my business has also been my decision and I know they are happy about it. Being scared is not an answer, facing a challenge and learning how to work through it is.

#4 Top Tips by Mom – Build and look after yourself

She has always been a mom who looked after a 360-degree growth of her child. So I was not just attending dance classes in school, I have been training in Kathak since the age of three and have performed in various states across India. I have been taking painting lessons. I picked up a 2 yr long multimedia and animation course while I was doing my graduation. All of that has broadened my perspective as a person.

#5 Top Tips by Mom – Never lose compassion

In Bengali, there’s a word called ‘binomrota’ which means being humble. She tells me, even now, it is very important that you instill traits of ‘binomrota’ or humbleness. No one eventually likes a person who comes across with too much pride and ego. There have been incidents within family and friends when you realize how evil pride and ego can be. The question always has been what is the use of it? Does it say something good about you? I try to be humble, I don’t know if I am that always, but yes I try.

Now tell me isn’t my mommy cute? She scolds me, now if I scold my son! But thank you ma, even if I am pulling your leg all the time, you know how much I love you.

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23 Comments on 5 Top Tips by Mom you are thankful for #ThankfulThursday Week 25

  1. Natasha
    May 11, 2017 at 3:42 pm (2 years ago)

    Gosh this is so heartfelt and touching Tina. I could relate to the bit about arguing and fighting with each other and not calling! Lol! Ma does that pretty often too.

    Loved her tip on binomrata! In today’s harsh, dog eat dog world we tend to lose out on it. It’s so important to keep that nature intact.
    Lovely photos of your ma and you. Bless you both Tina and here’s to an eternal bond of togetherness.
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  2. Deepa
    May 11, 2017 at 7:38 pm (2 years ago)

    Loved all the pics, Tina. Moms are cute and loving. Great lessons by her especially grow your horizons one. I also teach my daughters all this.
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  3. shivi chinnappa
    May 11, 2017 at 9:18 pm (2 years ago)

    Loved your(your mom’s) Tips. Being a good human being.. Now, thats the thing every mom should teach to their kids.. I am trying that as much as possible. I am very happy when I hear about my boys “He is a good boy” than ” He is a smart/Intelligent boy”.Thanks for sharing the Tips.

  4. Mayuri Nidigallu
    May 12, 2017 at 2:39 pm (2 years ago)

    You know I love your Mom, right! She isn’t cute, she is adorable!
    Loved reading about her and those are great pics!:)

  5. dipika singh
    May 13, 2017 at 10:06 am (2 years ago)

    Moms are cutest, wittiest, funniest and best. I love your tips and enjoyed reading this post. The pics are beautiful, mom looks amazingly young!! Somehow I could realte to this -relationship with the mums is always salt n pepper and yet the purest of all.
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  6. Ravish Mani
    May 14, 2017 at 8:59 am (2 years ago)

    Tina, you’re looking super cute in your childhood photograph. What I like about your posts is the positivity in them. You rightly said that being scared was not an answer, facing a challenge and learning how to work through it. Indeed, it’s difficult to be humble all the time but at least we could try.

    Happy Mother’s Day to you and your mom. Enjoy the day to the fullest.

    • tinabasu
      May 14, 2017 at 10:39 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you Ravish

  7. Geethica Mehra
    May 17, 2017 at 7:56 pm (2 years ago)

    Moms are always cool.They are supernatural and have so much to give to others.

  8. Gina
    June 2, 2017 at 3:57 pm (2 years ago)

    MOM are the coolest people on the planet. We thank God for them always I love the part you wrote be a good human being first it seems your mom its such a great woman

  9. Christie Brown
    June 2, 2017 at 6:50 pm (2 years ago)

    Aww I love this post! :3 It sounds like your mum is full of great advice, what great words to live by. Never Losing Compassion is probably my favourite of this list.

    Christie’s Take on Life. xx
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  10. Nellwyn
    June 2, 2017 at 9:36 pm (2 years ago)

    It’s so great that you and your mom have a close relationship. I’m really close with mine as well and it’s really special. One thing she always told me that I remember is about the importance of kindness above all.

  11. jhilmil
    June 2, 2017 at 9:41 pm (2 years ago)

    I believe these are the same what my Mom has tried to inculcate in me.. Moms are really the best as they wish to see the best of their child! nice post
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  12. Nicole
    June 2, 2017 at 10:34 pm (2 years ago)

    Unfortunalty I don’t have a relationship with my mother but I am a mother myself and I love my children wholeheartedly. Hopefully we have a great relationship like this

  13. Ana Ojha
    June 3, 2017 at 10:48 am (2 years ago)

    Moms are the best creation of God! They teach us so many life lessons to be strong and face the world!

  14. Rahul Khurana
    June 3, 2017 at 12:22 pm (2 years ago)

    These are the best tips that every mum gives. Respect to all the Mums in this world. 🙂

  15. L. C. @ A Life of Authenticity
    June 3, 2017 at 11:47 pm (2 years ago)

    These are such good tips. I have a daughter that sounds a lot like you where when you were her age. She is always talking about something but your moms advice put your inquisitive nature to work for your best.

  16. Pammy
    June 4, 2017 at 12:45 pm (2 years ago)

    Mom teaches us to do the same. Mom’s are the best gift of God to us.

    Pammy –

  17. Makeup Discourse
    June 4, 2017 at 1:46 pm (2 years ago)

    These are great tips. You two look adorable 🙂

  18. Courtney
    June 4, 2017 at 9:04 pm (2 years ago)

    This are all great tips and this post is such a sweet tribute to Moms! Moms are truly the best 🙂


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