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Alisa Welch's mom is a lawyer and a notary public. Once, her mother refused to notarize Alisa's application for a mailbox because Alisa could only produce one piece of picture ID. True story. Other than the fact that her mother is pathologically honest while her daughter is prone to exaggeration, they do share similar interests in books and museums.
Sarah Thurmond's mom, Jeanie, was a home economics major, a regular Martha Stewart only without the prison record. Jeanie tried to teach young Sarah how to bake cookies, arrange flowers, make a sundress from a Vogue pattern, but Sarah didn't really pay much attention. There were reruns of Happy Days and Laverne and Shirley to watch. Sarah regrets she didn't listen to her mother or else she'd know how to properly sew on a button.
Caitlin Leffel has learned a lot of things from her mother, Vikki, including how to get candle wax stains out of clothing and bedding, that sentimentality is no excuse for clutter, and how to maintain a reading pace of multple books per week. Caitlin has also recently learned a few interesting things about her mother, thanks to a scrapbook her best friend just made her documenting their exciting youthful antics through letters and photographs that put to rest, for this daughter, the question of "What did my mom do before she was my mom?"
Allison Williams' mother is in the running for the best mom ever because she makes world-class chocolate-chip cookies and doesn't tell her daughter to get "a real job." She has trained Allison well in cookie-making but threatens to disown her because Allison has still
never successfully cooked rice.
Theresa Kohlhoff has four daughters, two step-sons and three granddaughters. She is a lawyer and notary. (See above.) She drives a sweet car and has way too much furniture.

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{ Universal Mother: An Interview With Writer Ariel Gore }
{ All About My Mother: The Greatest Movie Moms }
{ Somebody's Mother: A Photo Essay }
{ Losing the Almighty Mother }
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