A collection of lessons of questionable importance to share with my daughter before we grow up.

Prudent Advice isn’t what your mother taught you — It’s more. Delivering 500 mini-lessons meant to educate and entertain, Curtis writes with wit and a fresh insight into motherhood wrought from her own experience and those of her blog followers. Time-honored canons such as “Dress appropriately for work” and “You reap what you sow” mingle with more unconventional prudence such as “Talk to strangers” and “Don’t be afraid to get lost.” She teaches how to jump-start a battery and make summer squash with goat cheese pasta — everything a mother wants for her little girl.

Curtis emphasizes the importance of being ethical, practicing kindness, thinking for oneself, and seeing the beauty in everything and everyone, especially on the inside. This compelling guide also offers poetry, inspirational quotes, and recipes meant to embellish cultural perspective and cultivate a well-rounded, sophisticated woman. Prudent Advice will inspire mothers and daughters to celebrate their differences while unearthing shared core values that bond them together as family.