Are You Turning Into Your Mother? 18 Clues from 18 Women Who Are

18 Clues from 18 Women Who Are

"We have similar voices. Other than that I think I'm completely different from my mom. We have never been close, but no matter what she's like, she is my mother and I love her." --iVillager romancia

"My mom and I are more alike than I like to admit, but what I want the most is to give my children that same unrelenting, unconditional love that she has always given to me and my brother." --iVillager candystriper

"I know one thing for sure, and that is, I sneeze like her. Everyone one tells me that. What a weird thing to have inherited! LOL." --iVillager kg617

"Mom has a wonderful way with people and with kids. She taught me to use humor to diffuse tense situations, including my daughters' tantrums. There was a time when she had to use things like reverse psychology on me, too, though. If my mom didn't want me to buy something, she'd say how much she liked it. There was no way I was buying anything my mother liked! Now we both wind up buying the same things, when we don't even shop together! It's weird." --iVillager nh2girls

"As I get older and the more I look in the mirror, the more I think, 'Jeez, I'm looking at my mother, not myself.'" --iVillager cl-lindsey210

"I'm so much like my mom in some areas it's ridiculous. We're both jacks of all trades. We can build you a deck in the morning, cook you a real meal in the afternoon and wallpaper your living room in the evening. Our differences are more superficial. She's computer-phobic and refuses to pierce her ears! --iVillager tail.or_maid

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