Wednesday, July 21, 2010

What Kind of Mom Are You?

I was asked this question recently...and I didn't know how to respond. What do you mean "what kind of mom am I?" The person asking was looking for a neat little category to put me in, like "Earth Mom" or "Martini Drinking, Pill Popping Boozehound Mom." I started thinking about it, and I guess I'm a little bit of everything wrapped up into one. For instance I am a mom that:

1. Likes to recycle and compost, but Pampers and Similac are my heros.
2. fixes my kids healthy, nutritious foods 99% of the time, but also makes special trips to McDonalds for going #2 on the potty. And I hide Oreos.
3. thinks it's hilarious when my 3 year old's favorite song is "Blame it on the al-al-al-al-al-alcohol"
4. vaccinates my kids, but asks "is it really necessary" to give antibiotics.
5. loves babyGap but LOVES bargain garage-sale finds on kids clothes.
6. has zero problems with evening play dates also being evening adult social hour.
7. is appreciative of my role as a stay home mom, but totally jealous of my workin' moms out there kickin' ass and taking names.

So, what is this? Somebody tell me, so I can alert the gaggles of people who ask me what I am everyday. Right now, I just tell them "an awesome mom." Because even though we all do something differently, if raising healthy, well adjusted kids is your goal, then what is there to worry about?


  1. I love this!! I am so many of those seemingly contradictory things, too.

    You're fabulous. And balanced. :)

  2. Maybe this could help us with our identity crises.