Mother’s Day Prize Pack Giveaway!


Win the Mother’s Day Prize Pack!

From Jill Shalvis — autographed copies of White Heat and Blue Flame.

From Suzanne McMinn — autographed copy of Weekend Engagement PLUS a PAX League Mug from Suzanne’s Shop AND a luxurious bar of Red Clover Tea soap from Creations by Celestial.

How to enter: visit Suzanne’s and Jill’s blogs today (Tuesday, May 3) and answer the Mother’s Day Prize Pack question in each blog.

Suzanne’s Mother’s Day Prize Pack Question: In what way are you LEAST like your mother?

IMPORTANT: You MUST post a comment answering the Mother’s Day Prize Pack questions in both blogs to be eligible to win, so after you post your comment here, don’t forget to visit Jill’s blog and answer her Prize Pack question, too! One winner will be drawn randomly from eligible participants.

Good luck and have a happy Mother’s Day!


  1. Teresa says:

    I look my mother, I have the same values as my mother, but my mother doesn’t now when to say no and I do.

  2. Michelle says:

    I am least like my mother because she is obsessive-compulsive about cleaning…and I am…NOT. She is the kind of lady who will be on her hands and knees scrubbing the corners of the linoleum. I am the kind of lady who will say…er…I suppose that linoleum really wasn’t green when we bought it. Maybe I should mop it. After I finish this next chapter, of course. 😈

  3. Judy says:

    I am least like my Mom in that I stand up for myself. My mom tends to let others take over. Though I am a worrier I am not near as bad as my mom.

  4. Kim says:

    I am least like my Mom in my spending habits. She’s a spender, I’m a saver.

  5. Cheryl says:

    The way I’m least like my mom is that I always have a book in my hand. Mom could never understand how I could block everything else out while I was reading. πŸ™‚

  6. Jane says:

    My mother’s a neat freak. I, on the other hand, don’t mind a little mess and I’m definitely a collector/horder! πŸ˜†

  7. Joely says:

    I’m least like my mother in that I will never cut one of my kids out of our family for any reason, least of all because of a disagreement.
    Joely, the blacklisted daughter of my family

  8. Judy says:

    Joely, that sounds like my mom. She can get mad at you for the littlest thing and never let it go. Hugs Judy F

  9. Kim T. says:

    My Mom believes to “not rock the boat” and makes the comment “you will never be happy”. I’m selfish in thinking only *I* can make myself happy and I will do anything to make that happen except hurt people along the way. To follow your passion and your heart, and change your life always for the better. To be a better person and not be stuck on status quo.

  10. Mary says:

    My mother is crazy, I’m mostly sane

  11. Robyn says:

    I’m least like my mom in that I worry,
    worry and worry some more and she didn’t;
    she said she learned years ago how not to
    worry so much.

  12. Sharon says:

    Ugh let me count the ways. She’s standoffish and comes across very austere. I’m not πŸ˜€

    That’s all I can say and keep it nice hehe.

  13. Caro says:

    I’m nowhere near as concerned that my hardwood floors are shining. (I know I have hardwood floors somewhere under the books…)

  14. Alyssa says:

    Hmmm, this is a tough one because my mom and I are a lot alike. I’ll go with the fact that she is a much better cook than I am!


  15. Melissa says:

    I’m a clean freak. She’s not.

  16. BJ Deese says:

    I am the least like my mom in the way that she looks. I look absolutely nothing like her. Now, my twin sis looks a lot like her, and I look like my dad. πŸ™‚

  17. Mary Stella says:

    My mother, God bless her soul, was congenitally neat. She tidied the house before the cleaning woman came each week. Mom, a nurse, made beds with crisp, perfectly creased hospital corners. Not only did I never learn to match her expertise in that skill, I never figured out why it was so important. I missed out on the ‘can’t stand clutter’ gene in my chromosome strands, too. Mom, if you’re reading over my shoulder from Heaven, it isn’t your fault! You tried to raise me to be a great housekeeper. The failing is my own. You taught me other things, however, like caring about friends and neighbors and doing nice things for no special reason other than to be nice.

  18. Elizabeth says:

    I am least like my mother in that she has to clean almost everyday. I’m lucky if I do it once a month. And she’s an early riser, if I could I would wake up a 10 am everyday, not just on weekends.

  19. Sara A. says:

    Hi Suzanne! My first time posting here!

    I think the way I’m least like my mom is that I’m a bit more open-minded. I’m a little more adventurous than she is. Thank goodness! LOL

    Have a wonderful day! πŸ™‚

  20. Stacey115 says:

    I love to read and my mother, in her whole life, has only read daniel steel.
    That and our sizes. I am 8 inches taller then her and 10-15 pounds lighter. πŸ˜€

  21. Carol says:

    My mom loves to talk and I am more of a listener so that works for us!

  22. Tammy says:

    Mom was always nice to everyone and liked to knit, I hate being nice to people all the time and go on strike and can’t knit. She always had supper on the table for dad when he got in and my hubby only gets that when I’m feeling generous!

  23. kim says:

    I do not have her sarcasim and she is more patient than I am.:lol:

  24. Tori says:

    My mom doesn’t mind when people drop in unexpectedly. If I’m not expecting you don’t expect ME to open the door. :mrgreen:

    My mom’s also got a thing about cleaning that I’ve never figured out either.

    And we don’t have the same sense of humor at all.

  25. Sasha says:

    I ‘m love the outdoors and the sun. My Mom hates the heat and beaches and water. 😯

  26. Trace says:

    My mother is more forgiving than I am. I am not very forgiving and I do hold a grudge. She forgives quickly and holds no grudges at all.

  27. Christine Dionne says:

    In what ways am I like my mother is probably a better question… she’s career driven, remembers the name of every person she’s talked to, is obsessed with being the perfect mother as well and all well being well dressed and wearing makeup.

    Me, I couldn’t care less what I look like, if it’s not comfortable I’m not going to wear it! Couldn’t remember the name of most of the people I’ve ever met (can’t even remember my own phone number), and I’m perfectly content to stay at home (feeding calves a couple hours a day) and raising my child.

  28. Christine Dionne says:

    In what ways am I like my mother is probably a better question… she’s career driven, remembers the name of every person she’s talked to, is obsessed with being the perfect mother as well and all well being well dressed and wearing makeup.

    Me, I couldn’t care less what I look like, if it’s not comfortable I’m not going to wear it! Couldn’t remember the name of most of the people I’ve ever met (can’t even remember my own phone number), and I’m perfectly content to stay at home (feeding calves a couple hours a day) and raising my child.

  29. terri shaw says:

    When I am upset or angery you know it my mother tends to hold everything in until she can’t take it then breaks down. Terri

  30. Jean says:

    Mom mom would spend 24 hours a day cleaning if she could and she actually enjoys it. Me on the other hand…

    After reading the other blogs it seems like I’m not the only one with this same difference.

  31. Jean says:

    correction – My mom 😳

  32. Anita Yancey says:

    My mom doesn’t believe in true love. I not only believe in true love, I believe in love at first sight.

  33. Jennifer Blanton says:

    I am least like my mom in that she loves to gossip and tell me stories about people that she thinks I know and I really dont get into the stories because I dont care or have time to listen, but I do because I love her.

  34. Jackie Wisherd says:

    I am least like my mom in that she is more outgoing and I’m more reserved.

  35. smupright says:

    My mother was never very responsible but I try to be in everything I do.

  36. mdnghttt says:

    Me and my mother were like night and day. She was a single mom and I am happily married. She had only one child and I had four, two beautiful daughers now married with children of their own and two teenage boys. My mother only raised me half of my life and I have never been away from my children. She did the best she could, but it is definitely harder for a single mom. She was also much more outgoing and I am more reserved and shy. One thing we both had in common though was reading. She taught me to love reading at a very young age and I have read all my life. That is probably the best thing she ever taught me.

  37. Joy Isley says:

    I am least like my Mother in that I don’t save things like she does. She holds onto things that I would use and toss or give to someone who can use them. Growing up during the Depression, I guess you value anything you can get your hands on but that’s definitely not me. To me, less is more!

  38. Nettie says:

    Our personalities are completly different
    I’m more open-minded and she isn’t. I try not to interfer in my children’s lives. I’m a homebody and she has to be going somewhere all the time.

  39. Cherie says:

    Hi Suzanne,

    I am least like my mother in many ways. Two of them being I love my children unconditionally, and adore my beautiful grandchildren. I always told myself when I was younger, “I am NOT going to be like my mother”. :twisted::evil:

  40. Renee G says:

    My husband has often remarked that I must have been left on the doorstep, since I am so different from everyone else. Let’s just say that I’m the responsible one… and let you fill in the rest. πŸ™„

  41. Chrissie says:

    I am least like my mother in that she is usually too concerned about what everyone else will think about her and I pretty much couldn’t care less about it.

  42. Elizabeth Mays says:

    I am least like my mother in that I am open-minded and willing to learn about issues before forming a solid opinion. She is staunch in her opinions and unwilling to waver. It’s like talking to a wall sometimes.

  43. Chekita Hernandez says:

    I look eerily similar to my mother, and often people call and think they actually called my mother. However, I am very different from her in that she wwasn’t a very adventurous person and liked to stay home. I on the other hand, like to travel extensively and stay away from home.

  44. Estella says:

    I am least like my mother, because I was able to get an education—didn’t have to leave school after 8th grade to work.

  45. Barbara says:

    Your box isn’t big enough for a complete answer πŸ˜₯
    My mother and I are nothing alike, but I guess the biggest difference is that I look at what she did to me that I didn’t like it, and I do things differently with my kids. She looks at what her mother did to her that she didn’t like ……… and used that as justification for why it was OK to do that to her kids – but we’re still supposed to feel sorry for her that her mother did this stuff to her!

  46. Joanne says:

    When my mother goes away, she feels a need to clean the house first in case the house is burglarized. When I go away, I figure the burglars deserve what they get.

  47. Rebecca says:

    My mother is a hypochondriac, I’m just agoraphobic.

  48. Shelly says:

    My mother manages to kill any type of plant, whereas I’m very good at keeping plants alive. We only give mom fresh or cut flowers for Mother’s Day. πŸ˜‰

    Happy Mother’s Day!

  49. Sue says:

    My mom and I had very little in comman
    I loved to read she loved to watch TV
    I love being a mother but I really don’t think she did
    Happy Mother’s Day

  50. Onnalee says:

    I am least like my mother in that I unfortunately do not have the privilege of being a stay at home mother. She was very fortunate, and so were my sister and I, that she got to be a stay at home mom.

  51. Laurie says:

    Hi Suzanne,
    I’d have to say that the biggest difference between my Mom and myself is that she loves to SHOP and eat out. I absolutely hate both!! Shopping gives me an instant headache. Hope you’re able to relax and enjoy Mother’s Day with your family!!

  52. Crystal* says:

    I’m more cerebral. And a hell of a lot more liberal. 😈


  53. Norma says:

    My mother seldom put off until tomorrow what needed to be done today. I, on the other hand, frequently procrastinate.

  54. Julia says:

    My mom and I are very similar and very different at the same time. I am very absent-minded and a terrible procastrinator, so I’m usually late. My mom on the contrary is more focused and get things done on schedule. I wish I were more like her, but can’t help it πŸ˜• I have tried!

  55. Olga says:

    Happy Mother’s Day, and unfortunately, I’m not like my mother. Sigh.

  56. Camy Tang says:

    Happy Mother’s Day! I am MUCH LESS EMOTIONAL than my mother. (snicker snicker) Well, at least a little.

  57. Jodi says:

    My mother has to have everything picked up and put in it’s place. I don’t care if something is laying around for a few days!

  58. Debra Guyette says:

    I am least like my mother in several ways. She likes to complain a lot and I am stuck listening. I don’t comoplain because she will always tell me how heres is worse.

  59. rlitex says:

    I am least like my mother since I haven’t passed. πŸ˜† Seriously now, no disrespect, I miss mother very much. She lived through very lean times and I believe her extreme necessary frugalness ‘dented’ her for life. Not me! I can throw that used aluminum foil away after using only once! I can take a trip any time of the year without packing my own coffee or worrying that ‘changing beds’ would cause me to catch a cold. Bet you never heard that one before. πŸ˜› On the other hand she was always there for when I or my children needed her… if we lived close enough to her she didn’t have to ‘get ready’ to go anywhere anytime too soon… which was almost impossible for her to do. We teased her that when Jesus Christ came for she’d tell Him: “Just a minute, I’ve got to mop the floor! πŸ˜†

  60. Danni says:

    Oh my mom and I are so alike! One way that we are really different though (probably the biggest difference) is that for me, a good steamy romance can enhance my love life with my DH, for my mom it detracts. Again, LOL I just don’t get it. πŸ™„

  61. Amy K. says:

    Hope I’m not too late. My mom is a huge tight-wad, and I love to spend, spend, spend!

  62. Emily says:

    Alas, I can’t answer this question as it would take up the entire blog.

    But, Suzanne, are you going to answer the question?!?!

  63. janea says:

    I am the least like my mother in physical appearance. She is a small-boned skinnier person than I will ever be. I am not fortunate enough to have her bone structure.

  64. Jess says:

    Appearance… I have a full head of hair and much bigger boobs πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜† (I’m also meaner :mrgreen: )

  65. Maureen says:

    This is a tough question because I am noticing more similarities as I become older. We are different in that she is very organized and let’s just say that I am not.

  66. Suzanne says:

    Me answer the question? That would be scary, LOL. I am least like my mother in that my mother was usually very accommodating with her husband, obedient, didn’t argue. I am an arguer!!!!

  67. Suzanne says:

    UPDATE: WINNER … Olga! Olga, please email us with your snail mail. Thank you to everyone who commented. It was so much fun reading your answers. PLEASE hang around and comment again! I would love to have your company.

    And don’t run away, more giveaways in the works… πŸ˜€

  68. kim says:

    Congrats to Olga:wink:

  69. Carol says:

    Congrats again, Olga!