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#IAmMyMother: Send us your stories, photos

Maybe it's the moment you first hear yourself say, "Because I say so!"Or the first time you lick your thumb and use it to rub dirt off a little face. ("Ewww! Mo-ooom!")For many of us, having children of our own leads us to those flashes of recognition -- moments when we realize, in ways big and small, we're becoming our mothers. When it happens, how do you feel? Mortified, resigned, amused... prou
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Motherly love: Hoda and Kathie Lee with their mothers, Sameha Kotb and Joan Cuttell.NBC / Today

Maybe it's the moment you first hear yourself say, "Because I say so!"

Or the first time you lick your thumb and use it to rub dirt off a little face. ("Ewww! Mo-ooom!")

For many of us, having children of our own leads us to those flashes of recognition -- moments when we realize, in ways big and small, we're becoming our mothers. When it happens, how do you feel? Mortified, resigned, amused... proud?

We want your stories and photos. For Mother's Day, TODAY is exploring the theme of #IAmMyMother. Are you turning out like your mother? What made you realize it, and how do you feel about it?

Email IAmMyMother.Today@gmail.com to share your stories on the theme of #IAmMyMother, and we may pick your story to be featured on air or online for Mother's Day! Be sure to include a photo of you and your mom, if you can.

Savannah Guthrie with her mom (and a different hair color!)Today
Matt Lauer with his momToday