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Do Your Laundry or You'll Die Alone: Advice Your Mom Would Give if She Thought You Were Listening

Do Your Laundry or You'll Die Alone: Advice Your Mom Would Give if She Thought You Were Listening

by Becky Blades


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Practical, motherly, sometimes hilarious advice about everything your adult daughter still needs to learn. About dreams. About life. About laundry.

No matter how hard they try, parents never have time to teach their children everything they need to know before they leave home. Luckily, Becky Blades has compiled the best tidbits of advice into one thought-provoking, conversation-starting book that she wrote for her first-born daughter as she was preparing to leave home for college.

Covering everything from posture to finances, with a hint of motherly sass, Do Your Laundry or You'll Die Alone is beautifully illustrated and the perfect funny graduation gift for daughters leaving the nest, or anyone in your life who could use a little bit of coming-of-age common sense. Lined pages at the back of the book allow space for you to leave your own thoughtful messages.

A sneak peek at Mom's advice:

  • Marry smart. Don't marry for money. Beware of marriage advice.
  • Park in the shade in the summer and in the sunshine in the winter.
  • There's nothing worse than a smart girl who acts dumb.

The perfect bridal shower, graduation, back-to-school care package, or just because gift for women and teens!

Praise for Do Your Laundry or You'll Die Alone:
"Finally, a wise, witty book with some straightforward answers to life's complex questions."—

"I got a big kick out of Do Your Laundry of You'll Die Alone."—Gretchen Rubin, New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project

"A great book to give your daughter or niece or Godchild before heading off to college."—Michigan Mom Living

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492635154
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 04/05/2016
Pages: 164
Sales rank: 54,730
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Becky Blades is a writer, artist, business strategist, and philosopher of creative, adventurous living. Since selling her award-winning public relations firm, Blades has served on corporate boards, as a civic advocate for the arts and entrepreneurship, and as a consultant and mentor.

Blades' blog,, celebrates the art of beginning. She has started 2,865 projects and finished 127. Among the unfinished are two almost-launched daughters, proving her point that it's not what you finish, it's what you stART.

She lives in Kansas City with her husband of 30 years and her Maytag front load washing machine.

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