Familius.com Shop

8 Reasons Why You’re Never Too Old to Need Your Mom

Moms bring us into this world and then never stop having our backs. These are the top eight reasons why you’re never too old to need your mom.

The bond between mother and child—biological or chosen—is unparalleled. From the tender moments of infancy to the complexities of adulthood, a mother’s love and guidance remain constant. It’s the kind of solace, wisdom, and enduring strength that transcends time and age.

The truth is, no matter how old we grow, we need our moms. And these eight compelling reasons prove it.

This one’s for the women who, no matter how far we wander or how high we soar, always have our backs.

1. Unconditional Support

No matter how old you are, a mother’s love and support are timeless. In times of joy or sorrow, having your mom by your side can provide unparalleled comfort and encouragement. And it’s not just because they still have years of experience and wisdom on you (although that’s true too). It’s because no matter how old, Mom is still Mom.

2. Wisdom and Guidance

With age comes experience, but sometimes we still need guidance. Moms are the wizened mentors who prepare the hero for their journey. The fairy godmother to Cinderella. The Gandalf to Frodo. Although they can’t solve our problems for us (especially when we’re adults), mothers often offer valuable insights and wisdom accumulated over years, helping us navigate life’s challenges with greater clarity.

3. Our Emotional Anchor

My mom has always told me that to her, “home,” that emotional anchor, is still her mom’s house. That’s not to diminish the importance of our own home, but it’s different. In one of them she’s the mother caring for the children, and in the other one she’s the child being cared for. This is how powerful the emotional bond is between mothers and their children. Even as adults, we all have moments when we need a shoulder to lean on or a listening ear. Moms have a unique ability to understand and empathize with our emotions, offering solace and understanding when we need it most.

4. Tradition and Connection

Who’s the one who remembers to send the holiday card? Who plans the family reunion? The family pictures? Dads can be great at remembering traditions and staying connected, but often, moms are the keepers of family traditions and histories. As we grow older, maintaining connections to our roots becomes increasingly important, and mothers play a vital role in preserving these bonds. Whether it’s a weekly phone call, family recipes, or holiday traditions, moms do it all.

5. A Helping Hand

Moms are used to doing it all, which means they’re great at helping their kids learn. From cooking our favorite meals to offering practical advice on finances or household matters, moms are often the go-to resource for practical assistance. Need help sewing some curtains? Call your mom. Need a hand moving or watching the kids? Mom. No matter how old we get, their expertise is invaluable.

6. Our Health and Wellness Advocate

As we age, prioritizing our health becomes essential. Moms often serve as our first healthcare advocates, reminding us to take care of ourselves, schedule doctor’s appointments, and make healthier choices. Why? Because they’ve already gone through it all, from the “nobody told me I wouldn’t be able to get off the floor in my forties” to the “everything hurts.” And moms being moms, they want better for their kids. 

7. Our Tireless Cheerleader

Whether it’s cheering us on during career milestones or celebrating personal achievements, moms are our biggest cheerleaders. Their unwavering support and encouragement can boost our confidence and motivate us to pursue our dreams at any age. Although she might not always do it “correctly,” the sentiment is still there: she loves us and wants to hear about all our adventures.

8. The Best Excuse Ever

Let’s face it, sometimes we need a clever excuse to get out of situations we’d rather avoid. Mom’s got our back here too! Whether it’s a last-minute family commitment or an urgent call needing attention, invoking mom’s name can sometimes work wonders in gracefully bowing out of unwanted scenarios. It worked when we were kids, and it can still work no matter how old we are. After all, moms are a sacred presence that few are willing to cross.

We’ve needed our moms since birth, and we will continue to need them until we are old and gray.

Celebrate Mom with These Books

(Perfect for Mother’s Day, Birthdays, and More!)
The cover of the picture book Call Your Mother.

Call Your Mother

The cover of the board book Mommy's Love.

Mommy’s Love

The cover of the quote book Daily Motherhood.

Daily Motherhood

Shaelyn Topolovec earned a BA in editing and publishing from BYU, worked on several online publications, and joined the Familius family. Shae is currently an editor and copywriter who lives in California’s Central Valley.

Scroll to Top