Motherly Advice You Need to Hear Right Now

It’s that time of year once again. Midterms are suffocating you, you’re homesick, and winter break seems like it will never come. There’s nothing that I want more than some motherly advice without me having to ask for it (because we all hate that). So, I’ve asked some moms for any advice they would give their student children, and here’s what they had to say:

Follow the rule of 8s

8 hours of sleep, 8 hours of school, and 8 hours of social (which includes friends, food, self- care etc.).

Ask for Help

Go to student services for study tips. It can’t hurt, and you may learn something new. Don’t be afraid to ask your TA for help either. Meet with them whenever you can. If your parents can’t physically be there for you, please ask others for help. The Wellness Centre and other campus resources are amazing services that are there for you!

Make a list of what needs to be done

Figure out when each thing needs to be accomplished. Then, assign them as A, B, and C, depending on how mandatory they are. A is something that will cause “the world to end” if you don’t do it, such as studying for an exam tomorrow. B is a little less important, and C can wait a little while.

Fuel your mind

This way, your brain can concentrate on the paper and not your rumbling stomach.

Stay hydrated

Drink lots of water, as it helps clarify.

Ask us for home cooked meals

This may be super cliché, but moms love feeling like their young adults still need them. It makes moms feel better, and it’ll make you feel better. There’s nothing like some comfort food.

Call them!

They may know what's going on in your day to day thanks to Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat, but at the end of the day, they just want to hear your voice. They would love a phone call every day, but if you have 2 exams and 3 papers due in the next week, moms understand that it won't happen and with good reason.


Never let your guard down

Be street smart, and always be aware of what’s happening around you. Surround yourself with positivity; negativity does nothing good for you.

Never, ever forget that we love you and support you

They’ve done the best they can and know your ethics will rule and set you up for success.