The world really needs more heartwarming people like Poonam Sapra and her son Pranav. Especially in 2020. Together, the mother-son duo from India runs the ‘Mother With Sign’ Instagram page. They post photos of Poonam holding up signs with wholesome, relatable, and humorous motherly advice for living a good, healthy, and happy life.

They started the page 8 months ago and, since then, they’ve gained a whopping 108k followers. What’s more, they even got the attention of the Humans of Bombay IG account that has over 1.1 million avid fans. Poonam and Pranav’s content is nearly universal because the world’s filled with moms who constantly give out helpful advice.

Scroll down, upvote your favorite mom signs, and let us know in the comments which pieces of wisdom you liked the most and why. Bored Panda reached out to both Pranav and his mother Poonam to speak about their wholesome Instagram content. "My son Pranav pitched the idea and said it will be fun. He said everyone's parents keep telling them what to do, but the kids don't listen and later realize that they should have. I was skeptical initially, but then thought let's try it. The first few posts started getting shared a lot. Everyone related with it," Poonam told us. Read on for the full interview.

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troufaki13
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1 month ago

Plants are also living beings

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Anne Bidstrup
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1 month ago

As the child of two now very elderly parents who exasperate me by telling me the same stories over and over again, I'm going to remember this the next time I feel like losing my sh*t with them...

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Lola
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1 month ago

Amen!

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Poonam told us that their IG account doesn't have a mission as such, however, they do want to make as many people smile every week with "as many happy updates as possible."

She said, "Of course that comes with some good motherly advice that I'll continue to give all the kids."

Poonam revealed that she didn't have any expectations when creating the Instagram page. However, she is grateful for all the love that people have showered her with.

"I guess it touches a chord because it comes straight from the heart," Poonam said about why her content is so relatable. "My son and I try our best to keep the content simple, relatable and light—as it is 2020 is tough on everyone. I am keen on making the youngsters see things from the parents' perspective and vice versa."

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1 month ago

i luv uuuuu

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Lola
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1 month ago

I know she meant this one in a different way, but I think it’s ok for some people to like you and some people not like you. If everyone likes you, then you are just a people pleaser. It’s not normal for everyone to like you.

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1 month ago

lol stern face

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Poonam pointed out that creating new content is easy because they're not pretending. "I'm just being who I am. I used to talk like this with my son, so now he helps me put all that on Instagram and all the kids there listen too. I'm grateful for the time they give to reading these messages and encouraging me."

The mom also told us a bit more about herself and her son. "I am a home maker and I am 64 years young. I have a childlike enthusiasm to learn more in life—dabbling a bit in singing, painting, and poetry every day. My son Pranav is a marketing manager at Zomato and he is 33 years young," Poonam said.

She and Pranav are inseparable. "Pranav and I share a special bond, we've always enjoyed doing things together—playing board games, chit chatting, cooking, and what not. This page just adds to the list and gives us another reason to spend time with each other and collectively make more people happy. You could say continuing to have fun in the process of making others smile is the mission for both of us. And we have a long long way to go."

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Monday
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1 month ago

It's okay IF they're willing to learn and try to remember. It's perfectly reasonable to be frustrated with someone who refuses to even try to learn how the technology they use every day of their lives works.

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troufaki13
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1 month ago

Exactly!

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S.
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1 month ago

This is a beautiful poem, I'm glad to have read it. It really touched my heart.

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Getting so many followers in such a short amount of time just goes to show that Poonam and Pranav create the kind of content that many of us can get behind. It’s focused, to-the-point, and (most importantly!) filled with motherly love.

Poonam told Your Story that she keeps up with millennial culture by spending time with her children, their friends, her nieces and nephews. So she’s always up-to-date with slang and current events. She added that motherhood is “the most beautiful thing” that can only be understood by experiencing it firsthand.

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Scagsy
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1 month ago

What if you're always confused though - is that ok? I need to know.

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Nymphadora Tonks
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1 month ago

Wholesomeness.

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Parmeisan
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1 month ago

@Tiny Dynamite: While it's important to remember our similarities, we have differences too. What works for me (e.g. motivation, stress reduction, handling migraines, etc) may not work for you. And we all have different (albeit rarely unique) preferences. All she's trying to say is don't let go of the things that make you YOU.

Stacy S.
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1 month ago

Powerful

Tiny Dynamine
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This myth is a strange one. Nobody is unique. We all have heads and bodies, we have to breathe air and drink water. We communicate in the same languages. If we were unique, we wouldn't be able to make sense of one another ever.

Kesam
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1 month ago

According to your definition, nothing is unique because everything is made of atoms.

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Pranav was inspired to make the account by the Dude With Sign IG page but wanted to create a version where the signs were a mom’s take on life.

The son admitted that he’s put his mom through a lot of uncomfortable and embarrassing situations when he was growing up: from childish mistakes with firecrackers to having his expensive shoes stolen.

The conclusion is simple—our mothers know best and we should follow their advice. They turn out to be right, even if we don’t always believe them and make painful but educational mistakes ourselves. Luckily for us, it looks like our moms have a near-infinite supply of wisdom to share with us, so there’s always room for us to improve ourselves.

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Clandestine
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1 month ago

LOL I needed this

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Clandestine
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1 month ago

Awww! Cute and covid friendly! <3

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Kesam
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1 month ago

Well, it depends. For example, world domination really matters to me, but I have come to realize that I need compromise a little bit on that.

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Ola Polowczyk
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1 month ago

Well, maybe they should show...

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Mark Serbian
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1 month ago

Someone else's opinion of me is none of my business!

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True Blue
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1 month ago

Wise words

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Scagsy
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1 month ago

Love the little bow-tie

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CbusResident
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1 month ago (edited)

But you HAVE to judge some people on some things sometimes if you want to actually have moral principles; e.g. A guy tells me he whipped his 8 year old child with a belt because the child did some minor thing, like taking a minute too long to go to bed. Should my reply be: 'Well, who am I to judge?' Or, a person says: 'I know my methamphetamines habit will kill me, I steal large amounts from relatives, who aren't rich, just to support it, and I won't stop because it's so much fun.' Is a proper reply: 'Who am I to pass judgment on that?'

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Kesam
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1 month ago (edited)

*Carrot sobs quietly*

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Yvonne Blau
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1 month ago

I'll definitely stop the procrastination thing... as of tomorrow

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Scagsy
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1 month ago

Why isn't that splashed all over the news? They always focus on BAD news and never the GOOD stuff that cheers you up. Come on newspeople, give us more HAPPY!

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Scagsy
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1 month ago

Absolutely. It's good for the soul and ok to schedule in a bit of 'me' time.

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Darwinist
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1 month ago

It's bow-tie man again

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1 month ago

bachhas means kids

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Yvonne Blau
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1 month ago

But it's only Tuesday :'(

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Scagsy
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1 month ago

4. I've had 4 glasses. Thanks for asking :)

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Nymphadora Tonks
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1 month ago (edited)

Ok so there’s no comment here so ima just say I was so focused on reading this tread I managed to get my sleeve caught in my braces.........ugh. But seriously this lady is so wholesome I LOVE this thread 🥰

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S.
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1 month ago

Make cookies for the first time in my life. :) Oh, and then open BoredPanda!

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