Ask Someone Else's Mom by Susan Writer

Living in HGTV-Land

DEAR SOMEONE ELSE’S MOM: I swear my mom is an HGTV addict. She is constantly changing things in her own home, which is fine. But then she comes over to my brother’s and my homes and tries to do them over every few months.

Some of the ideas she has make sense and have made things look nicer than I could have done, but I want to live in my own home, my own way. How do I tell her enough is enough? --- OVER MAKING OVER

DEAR OVER MAKING OVER: It’s time you level with your mom and let her know you appreciate what she’s done to gussy up your home, but that you’re at a point where you want to explore your own style.

If that doesn’t work, offer to help her on a few of her home improvement projects at her place, so you can redirect her energy and creativity back where you feel it belongs.

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