10 Signs You're Turning Into Your Mother

We're poking fun at getting older and the inevitable truth — we're all turning into our mothers!

are you turning into your mother

Am I alone, or have you also started turning into your mother?

For me, the metamorphosis has been somewhat gradual since I entered womanhood. But since welcoming children eight years ago, I seem to have turned into the lovely lady who raised me.

Continue reading the 10 telling pieces of evidence outlining your inevitable future — mom jeans, short hair, and non-stop coffee breath.

1. You forward mass chain emails.


Yes, I enjoy seeing puppies in bonnets, and, of course, I want to know how deodorant is killing me.

But if you are forever forwarding mass chain emails—or if you are still using personal email at allyou might be over 40.

2. You sign your texts and Facebook posts.


Thank you for clarifying, but technology’s got your identity covered.

And I love you too, dear, but LOL does not mean ‘Lots of Love.”

3. You get overwhelmed easily.


Drama ain’t just for the youth.

When supper is running late, or you’ve misplaced your stash of Mr. Clean magic erasers, the world truly is not going to come to an end.

4. You actually say, “Pull up your damn pants” when you see this: 


5. You start sentences with, “Wait, let me put my glasses on.”


6. You purchaseand enjoyboxed wine.


Once a woman says, “Yes, the boxed wine will be all for today,” to the clerk at the liquor store, it’s over.

But I must say, that seal really does keep the wine fresh for up to 3-6 weeks.

7. Throughout  the day, you sing songs out loud, then hum the words you don’t know, ending with a "cha cha cha."


There’s no shame in it!

If someone were to catch you doing this, keep the vibe going. We all know you can’t hold back the "Call me Maybe" and vintage Bon Jovi tunes!

8. You regularly wear a robe.


Over the rags you call "pajamas," you love a cozy, full-body robe.

After all, sometimes you just really need that warm-up that a simple cardigan doesn’t provide.

9. You say things like, "For Heaven’s Sake" and "Nifty."

Before you know it, you’ll be threatening your kids with, "If you keep pulling stunts like that, mister, we’re sending you to the Catholic school" or, "I’ll be there in two shakes of a lamb’s tail."

10. You agree with the parents in movies, not the kids.


Can you relate? Are you also turning into mommy dearest?

If you liked this, you might also like: "The Journey Of Motherhood (In GIF Form)" and "How I Feel About Snow In April."

Jenny is the co-founder of HerScoop and senior editor at Celebrity Baby Scoop. With over 6 years experience and a reputation for asking those ‘tough’ questions, Jenny has interviewed over 150 celebrities including Sarah Michelle Gellar, Hilary Duff, Jessica Alba, Heidi Klum, Tori Spelling, Josh Duhamel, Melissa Joan Hart, JennyMcCarthy, Jewel, Rebecca Romijn, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Mayim Bialik, Tiffani Thiessen, Alyssa Milano, Alyson Hannigan, Kris Jenner, Busy Philipps, Chris O’Donnell, Giuliana Rancic and Denise Richards, to name a few.

Jenny is a proud mom-of-three and resident of Vancouver, B.C.

A semi-retired social worker and counselor, Jenny blogs with a keen social consciousness and passion to keep things positive. She has been interviewed by various news sources such as CNN, Zimbio, Mom Spark and was a regular contributor for HerSay.