My conversation with Mom actually went a little differently when I applied to the job, so I had to make her contribution a bit more PG-13.
I added the part about my art degree - it's honestly what I think almost every time I apply for a job. It's a hard thing to rid myself of unfortunately. Spoiler alert - I didn't get the job. Maybe I should actually throw my mom into the references section next time just for the hell of it?