I will say, “Okay sweetie, no more talking. It's time to sleep now, ” but then I will still say “uh-huh” a couple more times as I sneak out the door. Now that I'm a mom. It doesn't matter what I do for my mother, it's never enough. interactions can trigger new ways of being together, without a single “sorry” ever being said. Managing your own guilt will make it easier to stop pushing it back onto your mother. 12 Things My Mom Said Will Lead to a Long, Happy Life. Like many mothers, mine was a smart cookie. Here are some of the things she taught. You have to do all you can to get out of your Mom's house and put some distance between you. If there is still hope for you they say “absence makes the heart grow.