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Vanessa Williams: 'I Can Relate To My Mom More Now As A Woman And Mother'

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Vanessa Williams is one good mommy!

The actress recently philosophized on what it means being a mother and how it has changed her viewpoints on life.

It seems like she truly appreciates having children and it shows by how much compassion and love she gushes during the interview.

Here's what she said:

“I can see [my mom] much more wholly as a woman, a mother, someone who has had a past and someone whose past has influenced her choices as well as mine. The wiser you get, the more experience you have, and the more you see people for who they are as human beings, as opposed to figures you have to fight against. I think I am much more conscious of back story, temperament and even going through perimenopause and how it can affect your mood, attitude and relations and how you deal with people. There are a lot of things that you don’t realize that your parents are going through when you’re a kid.”

Vanessa goes on to reveal how she's unconsciously taken up some of her mother's traits in raising her own kids.

She said:

“When I heard it loud and clear was when I was on location shooting a show called ‘Who Do You Think You Are.’ I was on the phone with my 12-year-old daughter. She started with violin, played piano and percussion, then she wanted to switch to the trumpet, and then wanted to drop it altogether. I remember saying, ‘We don’t drop our instruments in this family. Everyone takes an instrument until they graduate, and that’s what we do as a family, so you’ve got to figure out if it’s violin or trumpet or something else. And I don’t ever want to hear the music teacher telling me you’re not showing up again.’ And that’s when I knew, I am the same parent, I have heard this before.”

We'll bet you anything that her children are gonna do something extra special for their mommy this Mother's Day.

And she totally deserves it!

[Image via Twitter/RickFox.]

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