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Mum, mam, mom, mammy, super woman, life-giver, best find, soulmate  – whatever you call your dear mother, it's time to celebrate all the wonderful wisdom she has passed down through the years, 

She might drive you absolutely crazy at times, but at the end of the day, she only wants what's best for you – and hey, chances are you put her through hell when you were a teenager, so you probably deserve it!

Truth be told, mothers are actually some of the most kind, caring and genius people on the planet, and whether we'd like to admit it or not, we wouldn't be the people  were are today without their help and guidance. 

In fact, new research from One4all has shown that some of the most valued things we have ever received come from our mums or the mother figures in our lives. 

A massive 96 per cent of respondents said they noticed similarities between themselves and their mothers, however, it seems men and women inherit slightly different attributes. 35 per cent of women said its having the same values that make them most alike, while 34 per cent of men said they shared their mother's temperament. 

Interestingly, the majority of men said they felt closest to their mother when they were a child, while more women admitted their mother-daughter relationship peaked during their thirties. 

When times get tough, your mother will always be there to offer a hot cup of tea and shoulder to cry on, so it's hardly surprising that one third of those surveyed agreed that a great piece of advice is the most valuable thing they've ever received from their mum. 

What's more, 90 per cent say they would consider their mum or mother figure to be a role model in their lives. 

When the tables are turned, 17% of Irish adults say they would now most like their mum or mother figure to admire their own strength, along with their outlook on life (16%) and their parenting skills (12%).

Commenting on the survey findings Aoife Davey, Group Marketing Manager at One4all Ireland, said: “From a sentimental piece of jewellery or a great piece of advice, to an inherited facial feature or their sense of style, it’s safe to say the leading ladies in our lives have had an impact on us from the very beginning. It’s clear to see that our mothers and mother figures ultimately shape the people and parents we become."

"We absolutely believe that mothers should be celebrated every day but extending a token of appreciation on Mother’s Day ensures our Mamas that we know how lucky we are to have them."

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If there's one person in our lives that deserves to be treated like a Queen this Christmas, it's our dear mothers. 

Between cooking turkeys, diffusing fights at the dinner table and making sure the house is stocked with all your favourite childhood treats, the Mams, Mums, and Mamas of the world truly are the real heroes of Christmas.

And what do they ask for in return? Absolutely nothing. 

Well, we're not having it – the woman who gave you life should be celebrated whether she likes it or not, which is why we've rounded up some of the this seasons' best gifts, perfect for the mum who wants nothing. 

 

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Whether you're a mother yourself or you remember being an absolute pain in your mam's a*se, then you will probably relate to this sign.

If there's one time when you need two minutes to yourself, it's when you go to the bathroom. But once you have kids, privacy in the bathroom goes out the window.

From tormenting you about your toilet habits, to banging on the door and starting fights the second you lock the door, it's difficult to have a peaceful toilet break.

As for having a shower, well, it's almost impossible.

We found this amazing sign on the Mommas Helping Mommas Facebook page, and we think it's absolutely gas.

Every bathroom needs one of these!!

The post has had over a thousand shares already from people who can totally identify with this struggle.

We personally love rule number three.

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As kids, it's safe to say that we all hide our phones from our mothers. Hell, they open our letters, so who knows what they would do if they got their hands on our phones.

But, these brave lads decided to allow their mams to snoop through their texts, and the outcome is… well, it's really funny.

One guy has a code to open his phone and then another code to open his texts, while another dude is a complete mommy's boy and kisses her on the forehead afterwards.

From sexts to dodgy pictures, a man's text messages is a world full of secrets. 

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For many, the idea of their parents taking a selfie is unthinkable. It just won't turn out well. 

But in a new video by Elite Daily, mothers – clearly amused by the idea of taking a photo of themselves – put on their daughters' clothes and try to mimic their signature poses. 

The daughters' reactions are priceless, but the end-result of the selfies are even better: 

 

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It seems that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is seriously into older woman and more specifically, moms.

In fact, if this new video is anything to go by, he won’t even LOOK at any younger women, claiming that they’re not his type.

The 34-year-old Inception star features in a new hilarious video alongside one of The Gregory Brothers where he declares his love for mothers.

When his buddy points out a seriously hot girl sitting across from them, Joseph explains just why she doesn’t do it for him.

“Our brains have been changed since our caveman days. A big-tittied, cavelady could feed so many cave babies. I want a girl who likes to eat organic and read Dr. Suess out loud.

“Moms are like no other lovers. Oh, I want a girl with a big fat vocabulary.”

Check out the hysterical clip. 

 

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There are some arguments we have had with our mothers that are just a common issue worldwide. So it wasn't just your parents that were "annoying" and "unfair", maybe we were the problem? Dear god no, we take it back. Here are seven teenage arguments we are all familiar with. 

1. When you didn't call them late at night and when you did they complained 
We presumed they were in bed, we were thinking of their feelings while struggling to find a lift home at 3am. We are just so kind.

2. "Do you want help?" "No…I always have to do EVERYTHING around here."
Wait, what? That makes absolutely no sense. Just don't respond until she calms down…

3. "That dress is a bit low?"
Yes mother, it's a plunge dress. Teenage motto: If you've got it, flaunt it.

4. When they dragged you to places you didn't want to go to
Free pizza is the only positive here.

5. Asking for advice and then getting a life lecture
"Look mum, I know I shouldnt have shifted him but I didnt want your advice on that, I'm just wondering how you get a restraining order?"

6. When you said "But mum, everyone is going…" and she still wouldn't let you
And then you thought your life was over, but in fact, in two days when the Insta pics calm down you'd be over it. 

7. When you shouted at her for saying your friend gave off a bad vibe
Aaaaaand she was right. As usual. 

 

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There’s no woman on earth like your own Mammy. She has the power to make you cry and fear a mere cooking instrument, also known as the dreaded, all-powerful wooden spoon.

Here is the definitive list of things your Mammy says:

1. “Don’t eat that, you’ll ruin your dinner. I’ve spent all fecking day cooking it.”

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And she actually has.

2. “GET UP NOW.  You’re as fecking lazy. We’ll be at the back of mass at this rate.”

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Mothers hate lie in’s. 9am may as well be 3pm to her.

3. “Sweep in the floor there love.”

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A happy home has a clean floor.

4. “Your Granny is getting on my WICK.”

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How ironic.

5. “I will in my arse bring you into town now, I’ve more to be doing. Ask your father.”

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Asking Mammy dearest for a lift when she’s not in the mood is just plain stupid. You may as well be asking her for a kilo of cocaine.

6. “Stop with your cursing for fecks sake, what kind of yokes are you hanging around with in Dublin? They must be awful yokes. I’ve never heard that kind of language from you until you went up there.”

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Any issue you have with your Mammy is automatically the fault of “that crowd you hang around with.”

7. “When did you last go to mass hah? EASTER? Saint Anthony himself couldn’t help you to find a good mass.”

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Don’t even think about admitting to Mammy when you last went to mass. Mother of Divine Lord she’ll have a heart attack.

8. “Did ya hear about Bridie’s third cousin’s mother? You DO know her. Well anyway, she died there yesterday.”

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If you don’t know the entire surrounding parish and their family tree then you’ve failed your mother.

9. “I started one of those computer courses, I’ll be better than you now on the computers.”

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Thank God. Does this mean no more questions?

10. “You’ve a WHAT? Well where’s this boyfriend from? What do his parents do?”

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No road frontage? He’s not comin’ round here.

11. “Stop it. STOP THAT FIGHTING OR YE’LL MAKE ME CRASH.”

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While she dramatically shoves a hand round the back of her seat swatting anything she can reach.

12. “Jesus I fecking hate that lad. OH HELLO Paddy!”

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Mammy is very two-faced, she’s so two-faced that she even has a fake laugh. She hates half the parish but acts like she’d happily marry the majority of them off to her children.

13. “I don’t want a present at all, don’t be wasting your money on me.”

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Don’t listen to this, she doesn’t mean it!

14. “Have a great night now, don’t get too pissed.”

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Just because your mother gets gee eyed after two glass of Sauvignon Blanc doesn’t mean she wants you to. Not in the local town anyway. God almighty, what’ll they think if they see you drunk.

15. “Where the feck do you think you’re going in that. Look at the length of that dress. What’ll they think?”

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16. “Well. How was your night? Did you meet anyone nice? What’s wrong? ARE YOU HUNGOVER?”

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Sitting at the kitchen table with your eyes hanging out of your head, you think your Mam would feel some pity and make you a fry. Nope.

17. “Do I have any news? I don’t think so no. Nobody died.”

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Unless somebody died, then there’s no news. Mammy lives for the death notices.

18. “What would you give that dinner out of ten now, honestly?”

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This is a TRICK QUESTION. Always say eleven. Always.

19. “GET OUT, OUT. I’m trying to watch Fair City. It’s a good one tonight, someone dies.”

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Mammy’s soap moments are sacred.

20. “Turn that fecking noise down, I’m trying to concentrate on the driving.”

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21. “Ah jaysus. Another fecking wedding and nothing to wear.”

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Mammies hate weddings. Well actually, Mammy pretends to hate weddings what with having to recycle all of those two piece outfits from Clerys. But get some wine into her and she’ll be jigging to Galway Girl until three in the morning, the divil.

21. “Why couldn’t you have just done teaching. Jesus those teachers are great.”

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All Mammy ever wanted was a primary school teacher for a child and instead she got you and your ‘media’. When the neighbours ask her what her young one is at, she says teaching anyway.

22. “Don’t forget to put sods on the fire. I mean it.”

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Mother of God, don’t let the fire that Mammy worked so hard to light, die.

23. “Look at them there now with their big feck off car, pure notions.”

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Having notions is for the lowest-of-the-low. Mammy doesn’t like that, so don’t even think about coming home with any notions or she’ll soon bate it out of you.

24. “I joined the Facebook, Mary. Jaysus it’s mighty so it is. I’ve seven friends on it now.”

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We all live in fear of the day our mothers join Facebook. Soon she’ll be posting reminders to wash your hair on your wall and liking your check-in statuses. Mort0.

25. “I’m going to town, do you know now what you can do for me when I’m gone?”

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Always go to town with Mammy. If you don’t, then she’s certain to leave you a to-do list that’ll take five hours to get through.

26. “Isn’t it well for ye now.”

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This means she thinks you’re getting notions. Watch out.

27. “Oh this? I got it reduced in Dunnes. It’s grand isn’t it?”

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This is the single reason that all Irish women respond to every compliment with “Penneys €5″. Mammy and her Dunnes. Damn you Mammy.

28. “I will not get off the phone you little brat, who do you think pays for it?”

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Mothers spend at least 15% of their day gossiping on the phone to their sisters. FACT.

29. “Mary, Mary, MARY. Come here for a second. How do I go back to RTE One?”

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She’d just gotten used to the old telly and then that Soar View came in and now she’s back to square one. Not even able to change the channel.

30. “A BOYFRIEND? Don’t get pregnant for Jesus sake.”

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Mammy lies awake at night fearing that some day, one of her little lambs will come home pregnant. What would everyone say? To ensure this doesn’t happen she put’s the fear of God into them from an early age. Prevention is key.

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