Our Editor’s Favourite Mom-isms

With Mother’s Day around the corner, we can’t help but get a little sentimental. Moms are our backbones and our best friends… and they always have something to say. Check out these brilliant Mom-isms:


When Frida pulls this one out, she’s trying to say your outfit needs work. That you’re looking a bit evening and a bit brunch’d out.

– Sahar Nooraei, fashion editor

FionaFiona (or Fifi to the lucky) adopted this phrase from her own father. It is how it sounds. F*ck the haters. Live your truth. Be yourself.

– Emilie Nolan, digital editor


Christine will never advocate for doing something purely for a paycheque. Follow your passion even if it pays pennies. Go on a once-in-a-lifetime trip even if it means you need to quit a job. There will always be a way to make money.

– Bianca Teixeira, contributor


She really meant this as a filter to make sure you love the guy for the right reasons, unconditionally, and to always maintain some level of emotional independence—in other words, never give someone else’s actions or feelings the power to make or break your happiness.

– Jayne Heaton, associate editor


Joanne’s favourite term that best expresses her moments of disbelief. Most likely influenced by her British father. I think I’ve heard this a dozen times a day since the day I was born.

– Haley Dach, fashion assistant


It’s all about letting go of control, while not giving up; when you are frustrated or afraid or discouraged, let the world do its wonders. Corny? Maybe. But strangely effective.

– Sienna Vittoria Lee-Coughlin, staff writer

Feature Photo: Terry O’Neill/Iconic Images Limited