Good for you! When I read this the other day, I wasn't logged in so I didn't post, but was shocked your mom would do/say those things to you especially when I saw how old you are! Next time you go to her house, be sure you pull up this thread to give you reinforcements
Do you have pics you can put of your hair? It sure helps to get feedback from us on here on what we
think of your hair and I can guarantee it will make you feel better about your curly locks!