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I have a responsibility to not look crazy in public. I don’t want to be the person where later in life when I have kids; to say; ‘Don’t do this’ and my kids go; ‘But Mom; you did it.’ – Raven-Symone

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My mom was the picture of the blue-collar mom: Two and three and four jobs to make sure that me and my sister never needed; that was her thing. – Ne-Yo

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At 3 years old; I was imitating and doing fun little commercials for the family. Then at 5; I knew; ‘OK; this is something I really like.’ At 8; I was crying in front of the mirror and my mom was like; ‘Oh boy; here we go. We know what she’s going to do.’ – Lana Parrilla

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I’m not blaming my mom for my life because I am responsible for me; and nobody can change me or ruin me easier than I can. – Mindy McCready

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Mom and sister played piano growing up; my grandma still plays piano in church. They always beat me over the head trying to get me to play piano; but I was more interested in riding dirt bikes and playing in the mud. – Dustin Lynch

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I was born and raised in the high desert of Nevada in a tiny town called Searchlight. My dad was a hard rock miner. My mom took in wash. I grew up around people of strong values – even if they rarely talked about them. – Harry Reid

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Just recently I was in Target with my mom shopping; and out of the blue; I see this father and his two daughters and he says; ‘Can they get a picture with you?’ And I’m thinking to myself; ‘Am I the one millionth customer or something?’ – Atticus Shaffer

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I only do private room karaoke where it’s just me and one of my closest girlfriends. My mom always said I could really belt songs out; and the Dixie Chicks feed that encouragement. – Chelsea Peretti

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I played with dolls until I was 15. My mother encouraged it because my older sister got married when she was 15; so Mom thought that the longer I stayed with dolls; the better. – Linda Evans

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When I first got into the entertainment industry; I would always watch Rihanna and all those people; so I was like; ‘Ooh; I have to be this.’ So my mom was like; ‘Just be yourself.’ – Willow Smith

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I’m always just carrying a Tupperware cup; ever since my mom went to a Tupperware party and got ’em. I’ve left them strewn all over the U.S. and Europe. I drink iced tea out of them. – Si Robertson

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There are some good teachers out there; but the only one who is a genius at diagnosing my swing is my mom. She took up golf late; when she was 39; but in her younger days; she was an amazing athlete. She never read an instruction book or took lessons; but – Boo Weekley

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I shoplifted. I was about five years old; and I took a candy from a store. We paid for three of them; but I took four; and I went home and cried. My mom took me back; and I paid for the missing piece. – Carrie-Anne Moss

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It’s my favorite role – being a mom. – Teri Polo

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There was a point – when I was a kid – where I said I wanted to be like Luke Skywalker; with blond hair and blue eyes. My mom right there told me to never be ashamed of who I am. – Chaske Spencer

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I know that might sound silly coming from someone my age; but I remember on my 14th birthday having a crisis like my mom should be having. I kept thinking that I was getting older; and I haven’t really accomplished anything. I remember thinking that I bet – Q’orianka Kilcher

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I learned a lot from my Mom. My favorite lesson: remember there is no such thing as a certain way to parent and to remember that you are learning along with your child – it’s ok to make mistakes. – Regina King

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My father left… but I tell my mom – and I told my mom this when I was a kid – I said; ‘You know what; Mom? Good thing he left because you’re a strong woman.’ – J. R. Martinez

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My mom and dad met at UCLA when he as a captain in the Air Force and she was in her junior year. – Tracy Austin

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After my second; I started working with a nutritionist who specializes in post-baby weight loss. It’s called Simply Beautiful Mom. I’m in restaurants all the time because of work; and she actually will look at menus online before I go and she says; ‘These – Lauren Weisberger

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I couldn’t wait until I grew up. I used to look at my mom’s stockings and put them on with her high heels and mess with my hair. – Florence Griffith Joyner

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I finished high school; moved to Nashville for college; and set out to break into the music business. Every night when I called home with news of my experiences; my mom and dad would encourage me to keep taking those small steps. – Trisha Yearwood

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I was looking to do something non-fiction because I had done a strip; ‘My Mom Was a Schizophrenic.’ I really enjoyed the process of doing that strip; despite its subject matter. To do it I’d had to do a lot of research and reading and I figured I’d like t – Chester Brown

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When I was a kid; my mom used to run the vacuum cleaner; and the noise would bother me so much that I would run into the woods to calm down. I feel like that vacuum cleaner has been on since I moved to New York City. – Steve Burns

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I had amazing intellectual privilege as a kid. My mom taught me to read when I was two or three. When I was five; I read and wrote well enough to do my nine-year older brother’s homework in exchange for chocolate or cigarettes. By the time I was 10; I was – Chris Abani

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I never thought I was a great mom. I always worked. I fell in love with my children as they got older. – Marla Gibbs

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I was really lucky. My gal pal was my mom. – Ana Ortiz

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My dad was a good athlete. My mom had longevity. There were some athletic genes that certainly got passed down. – Hale Irwin

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The biggest change for me as a mom was realizing I needed to put someone else before me. Now the hardest part about the empty nest is learning to put myself first. – Kim Alexis

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When I was growing up; Forest Park was full of integrated families. It was amazing. One my best friends was Vietnamese. Another one was half-Mexican; half-black. Another one was from Colombia. Another one was born in the U.S.; but his mom was from Germany – Dinaw Mengestu

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