‘16 Things Your Mom Might Not Have Taught You’: Woman Creates Video Series For People Who Had Toxic Moms Or Didn’t Even Have One At All


Our moms, no matter how annoying they may sometimes be, are the reason why we didn’t dye our hair green for prom, why our nasal septum is still intact, why we didn’t run away with a guy we barely knew to Hawaii to ‘start a life from there,’ why we found the strength to finish high school and get into uni, why we charmed our date with homemade casserole, why… you name it.

But some of us, unfortunately, didn't have the best relationships with our moms, and some didn't have a mama to turn to at all. So, 130k followers of the TikToker Eva_feeva found her video series about “things your mom might not have taught you” very helpful and relatable. That's why Eva_feeva just kept making the videos.

And we're talking small life tips, tricks and advice, like shaving our legs or tying our hair. No wonder her videos have amassed millions of views, making her somewhat of a TikTok mom we all need in our often chaotic lives.

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#1 I Swear I Get So Much Use Out Of This Damn Label Maker

As we grow older we tend to accumulate a lot of paperwork. Some we need to keep. A filing box can help keep your important papers easy to find.

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♬ The Forest - José González
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#2 My Dad Taught Me This One

An easy way to remember how many days are in a month is to use the hills and valleys of your knuckles. But remember, July and August both have 31 days so count off on both hands.

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♬ The Forest - José González
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#3 This Is A Great One To Keep In Your Pocket

Our world can be a little overwhelming lately. This can help you through big emotions. Used in yoga to navy seals, this will help regulate your fight or flight responses to be calm and think clearly. In through the nose for 4 seconds. Hold for 4 seconds. Exhale through the mouth for 4 seconds. Hold for 4 seconds. Repeat cycle as needed.

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I swear I get so much use out of this damn label maker #thingsyourmothermightnothavetaughtyou #momtok #momtiktok #sahm #cleaningtok #lifetips #fyp #ma

♬ The Forest - José González
@eva_feeva

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♬ Tonight You Belong To Me - Eddie Vedder

#4 Distilled Water Is Best Fyi

Vinegar is an inexpensive, versitile, and natural cleaning product. it is antibacterial and antifungal. It's acidity dissolves gunk and hard water build up. It also eliminates fabric odors.

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@eva_feeva

I swear I get so much use out of this damn label maker #thingsyourmothermightnothavetaughtyou #momtok #momtiktok #sahm #cleaningtok #lifetips #fyp #ma

♬ The Forest - José González
@eva_feeva

Part 4 🪢 #thingsyourmomnevertoldyou #momtiktok #cleaningtiktok #momtok #sahm #ChewyChattyPets #lifetips #haircare #basichaircare #fyp #hygiene

♬ Blindsided - Bon Iver
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This helps it looking neat when put away as well ✨ #laundrytok #foldingtutorial #sahm #fyp #momtok #mama #thingsyourmothermightnothavetaughtyou

♬ Tonight You Belong To Me - Eddie Vedder

#5 How To Fold A Shirt

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I swear I get so much use out of this damn label maker #thingsyourmothermightnothavetaughtyou #momtok #momtiktok #sahm #cleaningtok #lifetips #fyp #ma

♬ The Forest - José González
@eva_feeva

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♬ Blindsided - Bon Iver
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This helps it looking neat when put away as well ✨ #laundrytok #foldingtutorial #sahm #fyp #momtok #mama #thingsyourmothermightnothavetaughtyou

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#6 Hair Care

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@eva_feeva

I swear I get so much use out of this damn label maker #thingsyourmothermightnothavetaughtyou #momtok #momtiktok #sahm #cleaningtok #lifetips #fyp #ma

♬ The Forest - José González
@eva_feeva

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♬ Blindsided - Bon Iver
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This helps it looking neat when put away as well ✨ #laundrytok #foldingtutorial #sahm #fyp #momtok #mama #thingsyourmothermightnothavetaughtyou

♬ Tonight You Belong To Me - Eddie Vedder

#7 This Is More Cosmetologist Specific, Not Everyone Knows This And That’s Okay

Here's a little test you can do: Wash your face, pat your skin dry, do not use any other products, and wait 1 hour. During this hour go about your business. Asses your skin and now try to find your match in an assessment guide.

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@eva_feeva

I swear I get so much use out of this damn label maker #thingsyourmothermightnothavetaughtyou #momtok #momtiktok #sahm #cleaningtok #lifetips #fyp #ma

♬ The Forest - José González
@eva_feeva

Part 4 🪢 #thingsyourmomnevertoldyou #momtiktok #cleaningtiktok #momtok #sahm #ChewyChattyPets #lifetips #haircare #basichaircare #fyp #hygiene

♬ Blindsided - Bon Iver
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This helps it looking neat when put away as well ✨ #laundrytok #foldingtutorial #sahm #fyp #momtok #mama #thingsyourmothermightnothavetaughtyou

♬ Tonight You Belong To Me - Eddie Vedder

#8 Pumping Your Own Gas

Turn off your car and take the keys out. Open the gas door and screw off the cap. First, put your card in and they will ask for your pin or zip code. You can also go pay inside if you have cash. Next, pick your gas. Majority of cars need just Unleaded. Pop it in snuggly, then flip up the tab to hold your handle in place. Wait for it to fill up. put the gas pump back, screw back on the cap and close the door.

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@eva_feeva

I swear I get so much use out of this damn label maker #thingsyourmothermightnothavetaughtyou #momtok #momtiktok #sahm #cleaningtok #lifetips #fyp #ma

♬ The Forest - José González
@eva_feeva

Part 4 🪢 #thingsyourmomnevertoldyou #momtiktok #cleaningtiktok #momtok #sahm #ChewyChattyPets #lifetips #haircare #basichaircare #fyp #hygiene

♬ Blindsided - Bon Iver
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This helps it looking neat when put away as well ✨ #laundrytok #foldingtutorial #sahm #fyp #momtok #mama #thingsyourmothermightnothavetaughtyou

♬ Tonight You Belong To Me - Eddie Vedder

#9 This Helps It Looking Neat When Put Away As Well

Everyone has their own method to folding, this is my favourite way to fold towels. You are going to want to fold in half, hamburger style, then fold in half again. Next, fold into thirds and flip.

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@eva_feeva

I swear I get so much use out of this damn label maker #thingsyourmothermightnothavetaughtyou #momtok #momtiktok #sahm #cleaningtok #lifetips #fyp #ma

♬ The Forest - José González
@eva_feeva

Part 4 🪢 #thingsyourmomnevertoldyou #momtiktok #cleaningtiktok #momtok #sahm #ChewyChattyPets #lifetips #haircare #basichaircare #fyp #hygiene

♬ Blindsided - Bon Iver
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This helps it looking neat when put away as well ✨ #laundrytok #foldingtutorial #sahm #fyp #momtok #mama #thingsyourmothermightnothavetaughtyou

♬ Tonight You Belong To Me - Eddie Vedder

#10 Don’t Forget To Check The Pockets & Pretreat Any Stains

Your detergent bottle will tell you which line to fill to. Mine is the top line. Put in the detergent first. Then load your clothes. Don't pack them too tight, you want the clothes to be able to swish around. For this kind of load, a medium soil, warm water, and normal cycle is just fine.

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@eva_feeva

I swear I get so much use out of this damn label maker #thingsyourmothermightnothavetaughtyou #momtok #momtiktok #sahm #cleaningtok #lifetips #fyp #ma

♬ The Forest - José González
@eva_feeva

Part 4 🪢 #thingsyourmomnevertoldyou #momtiktok #cleaningtiktok #momtok #sahm #ChewyChattyPets #lifetips #haircare #basichaircare #fyp #hygiene

♬ Blindsided - Bon Iver
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This helps it looking neat when put away as well ✨ #laundrytok #foldingtutorial #sahm #fyp #momtok #mama #thingsyourmothermightnothavetaughtyou

♬ Tonight You Belong To Me - Eddie Vedder

#11 How To Make Eggs

I find it easiest to prep your eggs in a big bowl. It is best to use a wisk, but mine is broken so today I'm using a fork. Next, it is great to add some milk or cream, which can keep your eggs a little softer. Then add a small slice of butter to a pan on medium-low. I like to use a flexible spatula to fold the eggs around. Let them sit for a minute then fold around again. Add salt, pepper, and some grated colby cheese. Fold around again.

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@eva_feeva

I swear I get so much use out of this damn label maker #thingsyourmothermightnothavetaughtyou #momtok #momtiktok #sahm #cleaningtok #lifetips #fyp #ma

♬ The Forest - José González
@eva_feeva

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♬ Blindsided - Bon Iver
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♬ Tonight You Belong To Me - Eddie Vedder

#12 Keeps Your Mattress Like New! I Bleach Mine Every Time I Wash The Sheets

One of the most overlooked parts of bedding is your mattress protector. It provided a waterproof barrier between your fitted sheet and mattress. Which protects your mattress from things that might slip through the fibers of your fitter sheet like: sweat, spills, allergens, dead skin cells.

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@eva_feeva

I swear I get so much use out of this damn label maker #thingsyourmothermightnothavetaughtyou #momtok #momtiktok #sahm #cleaningtok #lifetips #fyp #ma

♬ The Forest - José González
@eva_feeva

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♬ Blindsided - Bon Iver
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This helps it looking neat when put away as well ✨ #laundrytok #foldingtutorial #sahm #fyp #momtok #mama #thingsyourmothermightnothavetaughtyou

♬ Tonight You Belong To Me - Eddie Vedder

#13 Psa: Everyone Has Toe Hair, Not Just You

Shaving your legs is best started with a nice warm shower. Make sure to use a washcloth or body glove for a light exfoliation. If you are comfortable, shaving is much easier done in the shower. But if this is new to you, it may be safer to hop out of the shower. Lather your legs well with shaving cream or hair conditioner, I prefer to use hair conditioner. A 4 or 5 blade razor is preferred. If your hair is very long of dense, it is better to start going in the same direction that the hair grows (down). Every couple of strokes rinse off your razor. Then, go against the growth of hair (up) for a super close shave. Use a medium pressure. If your hair is already short and not too thick to begin with, you can start your shave going against the growth. Joints like knees can be tricky. Use light pressure and follow your skin carefully. Rinse off with warm water to get rid of any residue. Finish up by using a gentle lotion.

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@eva_feeva

I swear I get so much use out of this damn label maker #thingsyourmothermightnothavetaughtyou #momtok #momtiktok #sahm #cleaningtok #lifetips #fyp #ma

♬ The Forest - José González
@eva_feeva

Part 4 🪢 #thingsyourmomnevertoldyou #momtiktok #cleaningtiktok #momtok #sahm #ChewyChattyPets #lifetips #haircare #basichaircare #fyp #hygiene

♬ Blindsided - Bon Iver
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This helps it looking neat when put away as well ✨ #laundrytok #foldingtutorial #sahm #fyp #momtok #mama #thingsyourmothermightnothavetaughtyou

♬ Tonight You Belong To Me - Eddie Vedder

#14 Going To The Airport

Make sure your bags are packed following airport rules. Many airlines have an app to check in ahead of time. Get familiar with your gate number and terminal. When first arriving to the airport, get dropped off at your terminal. You can arrive by a friend, Uber or airport parking shuttle. Now it is time to check your bag. You can check in curbside, or inside the airport. If you don't have the app, here is where you can also check in and print a physical boarding pass. Keep your ID and boarding pass handy to be scanned at security. You might be asked to take off your shoes and to place your carry on on the conveyor belt. All other smaller personal items will go in a basket. Then you go through a metal detector or xray machine. Take a seat to regather yourself and belongings. Phew! Take a deep breath if you need it. You're doing great! Now let's find our gate. Your gate might have a letter and a number. Follow the signs and don't be afraid to ask someone who works there for help. Keep following the signs and be aware of your surroundings. Check your gate screen to make sure you are at the right place and the boarding time hasn't changed. There are seats at the gate to wait or you can walk around. There are restaurants, coffee shops, and general stores. It's time to board! Go back to your gate. Your seat may be zoned into boarding groups. Wait until your coarding group is called. You're on the plane! Find your seat. Place your carry on above your seat. Sit down, take a breath, you did it!

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@eva_feeva

I swear I get so much use out of this damn label maker #thingsyourmothermightnothavetaughtyou #momtok #momtiktok #sahm #cleaningtok #lifetips #fyp #ma

♬ The Forest - José González
@eva_feeva

Part 4 🪢 #thingsyourmomnevertoldyou #momtiktok #cleaningtiktok #momtok #sahm #ChewyChattyPets #lifetips #haircare #basichaircare #fyp #hygiene

♬ Blindsided - Bon Iver
@eva_feeva

This helps it looking neat when put away as well ✨ #laundrytok #foldingtutorial #sahm #fyp #momtok #mama #thingsyourmothermightnothavetaughtyou

♬ Tonight You Belong To Me - Eddie Vedder

#15 Fun Fact: I Am A Licensed Cosmetologist. Also Don’t Be Afraid To Extend Care To Your Hands, Chest, And Back Of The Hands

Make a little swmming pool with your hands to gently wet your skin. Try to match your cleanser to your skin type: normal, dry, oily, combination, or sensitive. Make your little swimming pool again to rinse and pat dry. Toner helps wipe any leftover impurities and prep the skin for serum. Serums are highly concentrated with ingredients to give your skin whatever boost it needs. Don't forget your neck. Moisturize for your skin type as well.Lastly is a facial sunscreen. Sun damage takes 10-20 years to appear. Wear your sunscreen.

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@eva_feeva

I swear I get so much use out of this damn label maker #thingsyourmothermightnothavetaughtyou #momtok #momtiktok #sahm #cleaningtok #lifetips #fyp #ma

♬ The Forest - José González
@eva_feeva

Part 4 🪢 #thingsyourmomnevertoldyou #momtiktok #cleaningtiktok #momtok #sahm #ChewyChattyPets #lifetips #haircare #basichaircare #fyp #hygiene

♬ Blindsided - Bon Iver
@eva_feeva

This helps it looking neat when put away as well ✨ #laundrytok #foldingtutorial #sahm #fyp #momtok #mama #thingsyourmothermightnothavetaughtyou

♬ Tonight You Belong To Me - Eddie Vedder

#16 Always Keep In Your Pocket

Don't be afraid to be yourself. You deserve to take up space in this world just the way you are. We are all learning, growing, and completely unique. You are capable of doing amazing things. We only do our best with what we can. Be proud of yourself.

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@eva_feeva

I swear I get so much use out of this damn label maker #thingsyourmothermightnothavetaughtyou #momtok #momtiktok #sahm #cleaningtok #lifetips #fyp #ma

♬ The Forest - José González
@eva_feeva

Part 4 🪢 #thingsyourmomnevertoldyou #momtiktok #cleaningtiktok #momtok #sahm #ChewyChattyPets #lifetips #haircare #basichaircare #fyp #hygiene

♬ Blindsided - Bon Iver
@eva_feeva

This helps it looking neat when put away as well ✨ #laundrytok #foldingtutorial #sahm #fyp #momtok #mama #thingsyourmothermightnothavetaughtyou

♬ Tonight You Belong To Me - Eddie Vedder