"Steel Magnolias" wasn't just a movie: it was a guide of how to live your life as the perfect mother would.
Sendin' thank you notes isn't an option; it's courtesy.
Slow talkin' and slow cookin' are ways of life.
Sittin' on the porch just isn't right if you ain't rockin'.
Pearls pair properly with everything.
If it ain't movin', monogram it.
We trust in One nation under God
We expect men to hold the door, stand when we leave, and always offer a hand.
We believe the most important feat in life might be teachin' our children to be ladies and gentlemen.
Sweet tea could solve the multitude of problems our world faces.
We learned from "The Aristocats" that ladies never start fights, but we sure can finish one.
Our gossip is slightly spicier than our foods.
The bigger the hair, the better.
Saturdays are for football followed by a night full of tailgates and bonfires.
We firmly believe that the way a man treats his momma matters.
"Bless your heart" is our most used phrase.
Sayin' "yes ma'am" and "no ma'am" (and sir) is manners to most; it's expected of us.
Shakin' hands and huggin' warmly are the only ways to greet someone.
Sundays are for church, family dinners, football, and nappin'.
If you don't say please, you ain't gettin' it.
Country not only plays on our radios, but it tells the stories of our lives.
If you can't make sweet tea, you ain't-a southern momma.
We love our mommas, but we will always be daddy's little girl.
Sunnies can hide everything: out of makeup, no sleep, a long Saturday night, or just laziness.
"Goodness gracious!", "I do declare!", and "Oh my heavens!" are the only ways we express exasperation.
We plant magnolia trees in the yard and daisies in the flower bed.

oh, and Mimosas solve all problems.



We stay in a southern state of mind. You see, the South never really leaves you. It goes with you wherever you go. Being a Southern mother is a lifestyle I'm glad to live.