I say "my" mum, dad, brother, etc when speaking about family members who aren't my parents. When I talk to my mum or dad about the other I just say Mum or Dad as in "I talked to Mum yesterday...". The 'my' makes no sense in that situation.
i just say mom and dad
I say mama or ma told me
My mom, my dad, etc.
I think either way makes sense. If you said "mom told me" I think the "my" is implied. Who else could it mean but my mom?
What I don't like to hear is "his/her own mother (mom, daughter, son, whatever)" - the suspect killed his own mother... the lady killed her own kids. It is used only for dramatic purposes, the "own" is never required and I don't think I will ever understand why it is said so often.
I usually say "My mom...." I know I sometimes say "Mom...". It depends who I am talking to and how comfortable I am with them.
When I'm talking about my mom, I say, "My mom..." When referring to my father, it depends on the person I'm talking to. If it's someone who knows about my father and his past, I usually say something like, "The jackass...," "The bastard...," etc. If it's someone who doesn't, I say, "My father..."
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