My mom is in the navy and my dad works for the army but I never called them 'sir' or 'ma'am' or anything like that and we never really moved around a lot because both my parents were stationed in D.C.
Whether it's a 16-year old girl or a mom or a guy or anybody as long as they come up and they're excited to meet me 'cause they've had some sort of relationship with something I've created it's the coolest thing ever. It never gets old. It's awesome.
Our songs touch people and take them back to a time when there was no threat of terrorism when you didn't have to lock your doors and when Mom and Dad took care of everything.
At first I could not believe what I was reading. I got up from my seat and walked away talking to myself that I may have found my mom.
I was born to a single mom and raised by her and my grandparents.
When you have lost people like I lost my birth mom at a young age and you remember the whole process of losing her you want to grab on to something that makes you whole.
On my mom's side I'm Mexican and my dad is a white dude.
I was fortunate enough to have my kids early so being a mom always ended up being a better gig than these other parts that came along. So I always justified not really working a lot because I had a family.
I love what I do and I think it shows. As my kids get older they can see me as a mom who loves working.
Then you've got Georgetown and I really just like everything about them. When I went down there with my mom it really opened my eyes to what they were all about. I have to factor in what a school like that can do for me even away from being a basketball player.
My mom introduced me to science-fiction.
Anyone who knows me knows my mom Dorcina has to sign off on any decision and that she will play a major part in any decision.
I've been drawing my whole life. My mom says my sister and I were drawing by age 1. Animation seems a real natural extension of drawing as a way of telling a story visually.
We've always loved going to the movies. Our mom and dad are big movie fans. They'd take us on these movie orgys where we'd see sometimes three movies in a day.
I love getting my nails done. My mom's best friend is a manicurist. When I was little she'd do little paintings on my nails like flowers.
Last time I spoke to my mom she called me from a pay phone and we didn't have the best talk. Ever since my stepdad passed away three years ago she has been very depressed and hasn't been herself at all.
I always was drawn to the performing arts. I started dancing when I was two. I sang loved to act and loved going to visit my mom on-set. But she wanted me to have a normal childhood so I wasn't really allowed to pursue acting till I got older.
Well Mom and Dad are both actors and I've spent a lot of time watching my mom on stage and a lot of time on set with my dad so it was very much a part of my growing up.
My mom moved up between Leland and Greenville when I was just a little tot.
My mom came from such humble beginnings and especially my dad as well. He didn't go to university.
When I was seven I asked my mom if I could be on TV and she said if I really wanted to I could. I got an agent and booked my first audition.
So from a very young age my mom tells me that I wanted to be Michael J. Fox. I didn't want to be an actor. I just wanted to be Michael J. Fox for awhile. And then I realized that he was an actor so I pursued that.
Because of my unique experience as my mom's child the beginning of my journey was more about me trying to figure out who I was on my own. My mom is one of the greatest moms and so supportive of all my siblings and of all of us being who we are and not who she wanted us to be.
I'm extremely blessed to have the extraordinary mother that I have and I don't mean Diana Ross I mean the mother. My mom paved a road that didn't exist as did Oprah.
Part of the reason that I moved to Los Angeles is that even though my mom introduced me to all kinds of music I really wanted to work on having my own identify on being who I am and doing what I do and seeing how people responded.
I usually travel with a lot of people like my dad mom and sisters.
Oh my mom. She's one of my biggest fans.
I was born to a Nigerian dad and a Kenyan mom and coming to the States was really academic.
My earliest memory is seeing Michael Jackson in Melbourne with my sister when I was about ten. I still have this souvenir stick with a glove that would light up and make a peace sign in a bunch of different colors. I'm so happy my mom didn't throw that out.
When I was young I had two older sisters and since I was the youngest in my family my mom took me around with her all the time. I was forever with her when she was having coffee in the middle of the afternoon with her three sisters. And they would talk about men. I absorbed a lot of that.
Growing up I always shopped at Victoria's Secret with my mom and saw Angels like Gisele and Karolina Kurkova in the windows.
My dad was Jewish. My mom is not. So I was not raised anything.
Losing my mom at such a young age had a profound effect on my life.
Everyone in my family is an artist. Both my parents are painters and my mom's an opera singer. I was never shown any other way to process life.
My Mom is a ballet director so I had this idea in me that classical training is the best foundation for anything you do so I wanted to get a classical background and voice.
I think there's a danger of a being typecast as the all-American mom forever.
When you become a mom you just learn how to function sleep deprived and you do get used to it. I came back to work when Finley was three months old and the first few months were rough. Then somehow you learn to exist on no sleep and now when he does upon occasion sleep through the night which is like a full six hours you're pretty sure he's suffocating. So you don't sleep anyway.
You eat and sleep it all day long and play on the streets until mom calls you in. My story is no different than anybody else's.
I had really great parents who always gave me lots of opportunity for choice but I didn't always realize how rare that was for a girl for them to say 'You can be a mom or have a career or do both or do something we haven't thought of yet.'
My mom and dad put my brother and sister through university and they were very keen for us to have an academic background just to give us a chance.
Sometimes when my mom finds a fun article and really wants me to read it I will. But I prefer to just kind of focus on what I want to do and not really what other people are saying because I don't want that to affect me too much.
My mom told me to do whatever I wanted to do and don't get too anxious about it.
My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was 13 and it was something we weren't really aware of as a family.
My mom is a constant in my life in so many ways.
My mom and my stepdad are both therapists.
My first big job was an Abercrombie &Fitch campaign. But my mom wouldn't let me skip school for it so I missed half of the shoot. When we got there we realized Bruce Weber was the photographer we knew we had made a mistake!
I've been a pretty selfish mom and a very unselfish athlete for about three years now and it's time to put my family first. It's probably time to move on.
I'm looking forward to being a mom and a wife and a business owner.
When I'm in the gym I'm in the gym and that is my focus. But when I'm not in the gym I'm enjoying being a mom and taking care of those responsibilities .. They really do provide me with the balance that I need to be a more complete athlete.
My mom still lives in Denver and some of my brothers are still in the area so I still have strong ties there.
I spend so much time with my parents. My mom and I were joined at the hip for five years. There was not one moment when I wasn't with her.
Cancer has been unfortunately in my life. My mom's best friend is kicking ass in her battle with breast cancer. Both of my grandmas had cancer. I recently lost a friend to cancer.
An agent saw one of the plays I did at ACT but my mom was like No she's too young. I became so annoying that a year and a half later she just couldn't stand hearing me any more!
If I go on dates my mom is always with me. She's always there making sure I'm all right. Like if I go to see a movie with a boy she'll go to dinner next door.
My mom always taught me to be sweet and polite and cross my legs because it's what the guys like. Actually they like a raunchy girl once in a while.
I always had an interest in fashion because my mom is a celebrity fashion stylist. I grew up being on set or in showrooms.
For some students school is the only place where they get a hot meal and a warm hug. Teachers are sometimes the only ones who tell our children they can go from an Indian reservation to the Ivy League from the home of a struggling single mom to the White House.
When I was going on auditions it was nerve-racking. I'd always say to my mom that it would be awesome if I could get a series. When Modern Family came along I said 'You know what Mom? I believe I'm going to get this role.'
For as long as I've been acting I have been very lucky to be paired with really great actresses playing my mom.
My mom taught me how to make grilled chicken and I bake too.
I just started watching wrestling in 2008 and I've loved it ever since. I told my mom I wanted to become a wrestler.
Naturally people are curious about how my real mom feels about me having a TV mom.
I'm a just a mom when I walk down the street.
Well I was eight years old and I have an older cousin who is three years older than me and she was doing acting commercials and modeling at the time and... to see my cousin doing that was really inspiring and I wanted to do it. So I went to my mom and I asked her if I could do it and for the acting part of it she made me study for a year.
My dad is a lawyer and my mom is an artist. So growing up was exactly what it sounds like - strict household but a lot of creativity. They are so psyched that I get to make music for a living. My parents rule.
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.
I'm a mom first.
My mom and I have always had issues.
I've been an atheist since I was nine years old. And my mom is really religious so we have a strange relationship. But if my mother was right what would be the reason that the gods could let anything bad happen in the world?
I know this is kind of corny but we thought about renewing our vows again because I think my mom would really love it if we did that in Arkansas where I came from.
I remember my mom had a big collection of copies of Saturday Evening Post magazines and that was really my introduction to those great illustrators.
I think of myself as a fairly attractive girl and always have thanks to my mom. I was brought into this world thinking I was gorgeous because my mother was extremely devoted to this notion.
When I was six years old my friend was auditioning for 'Annie ' and I decided I wanted to audition with her. My mom was worried I would fall flat on my face because I'd never opened my mouth to sing so she sent me to vocal lessons. I did the audition and fell in love with the entire process of a show.
My mom is two people to me. She's my mom number one and then she's this lady most comedians know as being a legendary owner of a nightclub that's responsible for starting a lot of heavy careers.
My mom and dad are both in stand-up comedy so that's where I started that's where I got everything. My roots are holding the mic.
I think it would be a lot easier if I said 'I feel like a dude ' but I was raised by a southern mom so I know how to put on lipstick and walk in heels and rock that look. It's exactly that juxtaposition that confuses people.
When I see my mom in the stands it always pushes me to succeed.
My mom put me in dance classes when I was 5 years old.
When I was a child it was very clear what I was allowed to see and what I was not allowed to see and there was no discussion or option or negotiation. Whatever my mom said that's what went down.
I love Westerns and I remember as a kid climbing up on the couch and make it into a saddle and shoot guns and fall off. I would lay there after my death and my mom would tell me to eat lunch and I'd say 'I'm still dead Mom!' I was Method even then.
My mom was a photographer and whenever they needed a baby for a modelling job she'd stick me in front of the camera. That's how it started.
My mom Emilie always taught me to think hard about marriage.
It would be great to do another television show that was a multi-camera because the hours are so wonderful and you can be a good mom at the same time. The problem is there aren't a lot of multi-camera shows that I personally like. My aesthetic is more geared toward single-camera shows.
I'm a mom a full-time mom when I'm not taping. I do the carpool thing and bake the cookies and do the homework.
I'm not a businessperson. I have no sense of money. My mom does everything for me. She makes all my decisions for me and even buys my clothes. She's very protective.
My mom was very strict when I was growing up. I could not talk to boys until I was 18. I had to study and work hard.
When I can 10 or 11 my mom was the one out there catching passes for me. She was my prime receiver.
I love every second of being a mom.
It's the best thing ever - I love being a mom. This is my only child. My career was a priority earlier in my life but now my son is definitely the priority.
My mom's collard greens. No one else in the world can make them like hers. I'm not just saying that because she's my mom. She's got some Mississippi secret. I could seriously eat them every day.
I am very proud of my mom and consider her the most courageous woman I know. With perseverance sacrifice and hard work she raised a family of Olympic athletes and gave us the tools and the spirit to succeed. That is something that my brothers and I will always be thankful for.
I think if I could be any superhero it'd probably be my mom... but I don't think I'd look too good in high heels so it's not gonna happen.
My earliest acting memory is making up a play for my mom and dad called The Lonesome Baby. I have no idea what The Lonesome Baby was about. I just remember the title. But I'm sure it was an epic.
I was serious about ballet for a long time but my mom got me into tap and jazz and modern and hip-hop and I was one of those over-lessoned children.
I probably wouldn't be singing if not for Michael Jackson. When I started singing I didn't like my tone until my mom put me on to Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder so listening to the way they used their instrument helped me get more comfortable with my own.
For the first few years of my life my mom used to cut my hair so there were a lot of bowl-cut hair styles.
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.
We're definitely a hodgepodge of influences. Mine most heavily would be Southern rock - the Allman Brothers Lynyrd Skynyrd and stuff like that. Hillary is more from the country side - her mom is Linda Davis a country singer. Dave he's a big fan of the Eagles and like that.
My mom's a concert pianist so she started teaching me when I was around seven. When I was eight I started writing my own songs and kinda started putting piano and singing together. But I'm trained classically which is a big influence on me I think.
It's quite hard to have your mom as a teacher - it's like she's not necessarily a 'real teacher' for me. But she'd always teach me to really hear the music and develop my ear and to try and hear the harmonics of the piano.
My mom had to beg the guys to let me play. I couldn't even play the drums right - Brian had to show me.
I'm not sure what I want to do when I grow up or if I'm sure I ever want to grow up. I'm sure there are people that wish I would but you know my mom will get over it.
I think my first big purchase was actually for my mom. She had one of those '90s TVs in her living room that's like a 10x10 brick so I purchased her a flatscreen for her living room.
People close to me called me 'Curry in a Hurry.' I was moving through life at 100 miles an hour trying to further my career and be a great mom and make everyone happy.
I always tell people I'm a better swimmer because I'm a mom and a better mom because I'm swimmer.
My whole life sort of ended when my mom died.
My mom's passionate and energetic and very funny and enthusiastic.
She had a hit for every syllable: 'Don't. You. Ever. Talk. To. Me. Like. That. Ever. Again.' That was the last time I ever talked back to Mom.
Well my mom taught public school music for almost 40 years. And she's about 5 feet - and very mighty. And she would control her kids a lot by giving them the eye or the stare.
I think there's a time to work and everyone has to kind of adjust. And then there's a time to relax and be the mom or take the kids on vacation when you need to wind down. So it's a matter of planning and being able to map out your year or your week or let's start with the day. It is just being multi-tasking and being available.
I hope that through my work artists will take some chances break some rules and make art that comes from inside of them. I would like to be remembered as a kind person a great Mom and a bit unruly - in a good way!
My mom is a very warm typical sort of Jewish-mother type. And my dad has a somewhat um different personality.
Two weeks ago at the U.S. Amateur my mom caddied and that is kind of a different feeling because she's your mom and you have to listen to her. It was really comfortable having my mom there but it's also really relieving and comfortable to have someone that knows the course off their hat really.
I grew up with the classics. My mom and I would sit and watch 'Singin' in the Rain' and 'White Christmas' - those kind of movies.
When I was little we lived on 8 acres and my mom had a horse. But when I was 7 my mom kicked my dad out and then in order to feed us five kids she got critters cheap or for free and raised them for food. We milked a cow raised chickens pigs and beef cattle. We heated our one-story house with wood and stayed cold all winter.
My mom was a big 'Smurfs' fan so she would force me to watch every Saturday morning. I had no choice in the matter. I would jump downstairs on Saturday morning 'Hurray cartoons!' and she would say 'Smurfs! That's what you're watching.'
I was a big fan of 'The Smurfs' growing up even though by default - my mom used to force me to watch because she was a 'Smurfs' fan.
I always think about which blood drive was going on in Georgia that day when that husband or mom or school teacher rolled up their sleeve and actually gave me a second chance at life. It's the ultimate gift of life and I'm the one who was on the other end.
The military infrastructure grew me. My faith in God is important my belief in my country is important my relationship to my family is important the things that Mom and Dad tell you growing up are important.
My mom would have liked it that I patterned myself more after Jimmy Reed.
I want somebody like my mom. My mom is a very charitable woman. She's the sweetest woman in the world. I'm looking for the second sweetest woman in the world. I'm looking for honesty and a big heart.
I never let anyone pluck including myself unless my mom approves. She guards my eyebrows. She's like the eyebrow police!
I really like Calvin Klein for his classic simplicity. I also think Prabal Gurung designs some great pieces that work well for me. My mom has such great style she's my biggest influence.
My mom had gotten a Super 8 camera to make home movies with and my brother and me got our hands on it and ran with it.
That's a big deal for kids when they come into the kitchen and the teacher is drinking coffee with mom. They react differently on the next day when you say: 'Sit down and shut-up!'
When I was 10 years old my mom used to play Tupac while she cleaned the house.
I took piano for many years. I kicked and screamed through all of my lessons but my mom really insisted.
They see me as being this Super Mom on TV who also can more than handle a difficult husband and they assume I'm going to be just full of wisdom as a mother and wife myself.
I used to do skits for my mom... and I was always entertaining as a kid.
My mom was Sicilian my dad was Sicilian. Mom was a great cook but all the women were.
My mom was so people-friendly. She was incredible. She'd go to the mall and she'd talk to everyone. Give people a kiss on the cheek. I think if I wasn't pushed around a lot I'd be great with people. Maybe I still can be.
So much of our lives are defined by habit or what the guy next to us is doing never wondering and knowing who and what we support with our actions from the detergent Mom always used to my favorite dish I make... A lot of my life is unexamined habit.
Mom worked with autistic children.
I'm a mom first a singer second.
I'm not sure anyone - and I could be wrong in this - grows up thinking I want to be a single mom.
I'm from Manchester Mass. so it was lobster lobster and more lobster! Also lots of fish that we caught in the summers clam chowder and roast beef sandwiches. But my mom was pretty healthy we had a lot of chicken and broccoli and rice as well.
If you just stay away from junk and stick with what your mom taught you you're eating pretty healthy.
I feel like I'm a stay-at-home mom which I was for the five years before this. She's absolutely been my focus. That's the choice I made. Desperate Housewives is perfect for me. I get to go back to work and still be able to take my daughter to school and pick her up.
I remember my mom saying that after you have a baby you get really thin. So you gain all that weight and then you just lose it and keep losing it.
I don't have to do a lot to my eyebrows. My mom always told me not to pluck them which is great advice.
My mom just understands about stuff. We have a really good trust and she knows I can take care of myself.
I never thought I was a great mom. I always worked. I fell in love with my children as they got older.
My mom breastfed me for more than a year and I can't imagine doing it any other way. It's cheap and much better for the environment and you don't have to lug all that stuff around.
They wrapped her up like a baby burrito to show to Mom. Here were a mother and her daughter and I love them both so much. I couldn't wait for Courtney to come to the hospital so I could have all my women together.
In fact my mom always told me because I was the daughter of an Army officer born overseas in Paris France that under the Constitution she believed that I could never run for president.
In third grade I was taking tap-dance lessons and about six weeks before the recital I wanted to quit. My mom said 'No you're going to stay with it.' Well I did it and I was bad too! But my parents never let their kids walk away from something because it was too hard.
I was really lucky. My gal pal was my mom.
I still feel like a kid sometimes myself so hard to believe that I'm a mom. Now I'm an adult! It only took 38 years!
Now if you're Al Gore you can afford $10 a pop for squiggly-pig-tailed fluorescent light bulbs. But if you're mainstream America two or three kids mom and dad working outside the home that's not a very good deal.
My mom raised us three boys by herself on welfare. It's not worse than anybody else's life.