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I am confused by a very specific sentence in the lesson I'm currently on and haven't found any examples online or anywhere in my textbook.

I'm trying to figure out how to correctly say "Robert said his mother is a good cook." The only way I can figure is to use the は particle twice... but I don't know if this is okay?

ロバ―トさんお母さん料理が上手と言ってました。

Would I omit one of the は’s in this case?

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ロバ―トさんはお母さんは料理が上手と言ってました。

Your usage of は is perfectly fine. The quoted part is an embedded "sentence", so you don't have to worry about two は's. For the same reason, it's usually better to place だ between 上手 and と. お母さんは料理が上手 without だ is a little clumsy as a sentence (see だ抜き).

ロバ―トさんはお母さんは料理が上手と言ってました。
Robert said his mother is a good cook.

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