On The Braxton Family Values show, the mom Evelyn is funny and witty and very entertaining. On the show she tells her girls, “ I’m your mom and I have no interest in being your girlfriend.” I mean Erica’s mom on Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta was an ex-crackhead, but on the show she carries her self as a #FirstLady. If at 40+ your running around emulating your children and trying to be in there clubs and date the same age group of men. Does the phrase respect your elders apply to you? Let me ask if I’m in the club and Frankie is drunk and talking out her mind and trying to get at me. Do I stand there and let her? If Momma Dee is my mother-in-law and she on tv telling my husband to do what players do, and undermining me as woman. Do I still respect her? At this point in life these woman are supposed to be pillars in our communities for young black woman. These woman have endured hardships in life with an amazing journey that they’ve made it through. But instead of sharing it and being inspirational they rather show the world that black woman are willing to show their ignorance to make a dollar. I respect woman like Miss Evelyn and Erica’s mom. I believe that your actions will determine how your treated. I don’t act like a slut or a hood rat and I don’t get treated like one. I hold myself up on a pedal stool. A well known #fact is disrespect gets you disrespect in this world, so to be treated like an elder you also have to act like one. Nobody is going to stand around and let anyone disrespect them, because their someone’s moms. These woman would more than likely get a ACT LIKE IT THEN!
The standard gift: A candle.
Impress her with: A Jo Malone personalized candle or perfume. Gather any shred of information from your boyfriend about her preferences (favorite flowers, time of year, vacation spots, colors, etc.), then log on to jomalone.com and chat live with one of their stylists. They'll point you in the right direction after asking a few questions.
What you say when you present it: "Bob said you love vacationing on Martha's Vineyard. I found a candle that will hopefully bring back some memories, with hints of sea kelp and aged beechwood."