Too Much Mom

Okay people, here isĀ another video I banked in anticipation of the phase I am in right now… mild road kill. It might be funny coming from a “mom blogger,” but sometimes moms can be too much about mommydom. When I first thought of doing this site it was because I wanted to touch on all of the mom brain thoughts that ping through our minds, not just the baby advice type stuff. I’ve been so heartened by the people who visit Cool Mom, ’cause they seem to have that little edge that I knew was out there and that wasn’t represented in the big childcare sites. So, this is about the what a drag it is when you don’t find the edge in real life.

7 thoughts on “Too Much Mom

  1. Oh, I don’t know how you do it…you sneak this stuff in there and it takes me awhile to hear it, and then I’m all OMG!!! I can’t believe she just said that. I am in your same school there, I feel like I have to be “nice mom” when I’m really just secretly “naughty mom.” It’s funny. Yeah, I do feel out of place, but I have 2 friends who have a “flip side” to them like me, and I have coolmom. Who I do get. So, life is alright. Thanks, you just crack me up. “Knees behind the ears..” you just slip’em in there…love ya…DO NOT shelf anything b4 letting us see it first!! Please, it’s the stuff you kinda doubt that I LOVE!!

  2. Thankfully in the mom group I go to we’re all on the same page that we want to talk about art, food, travel, basically anything but being a mom. We’ll talk about the kids from time to time, but never just about being a mom. I can’t stand women who think it’s this special sisterhood, and once we’re all in it then we have to revel in it and enjoy it all the time. Once in a while a mom like that will drop in on our group and I can feel everyone else internally rolling their eyes.

  3. Knees behind your ears…okay fine, that was me this weekend. I know, I know, you’re still recovering, I’m not trying to make you jealous. And, I even had time to read the opinion section in Sunday’s Star Tribune, and do half a Sudoku. I’m too dumb to do the crosswords, I was the same way before children.

    I don’t think edgy moms have HAD a place to congregate before Cool Mom, and that other top vlog place I won’t mention here. Consider yourself a good hostess, times two.

  4. Yeah, my prenatal aquafitness was too much mom; they were also all REALLY BAD LISTENERS.
    I think the kookier classes you take, the more likely you are to meet moms who have stuff on their minds other than their babies. (Hypnobirthing rather than say, the hospital’s birth class. Prenatal yoga at the little private studio as opposed to the hospital’s prenatal aqua- but maybe that generalization only applies to my suburban CT area.)

    I’ve definitely sought out the moms though, with strong opinions and personalities about things OTHER than kids; those are the people with whom you can have those varied conversations you crave.
    I’ve actually met a ton of great women from my local blogging scene.

  5. I belonged to a “neighborhood” mom group for one year when my daughter was 2-3 years old. Really boring group whose only “edge” was inane gossip. I finally woke-up and realized the only thing I had in common with any of them were “lady parts.” I left before I morphed to the dark side.

  6. Boy, did you hit the nail on the head, Daphne!!! Wish I’d had internet when my kids were really small, because I was dying from all the mommy/kid talk. When our house finally went online and I found some clever, witty, funny writers, I was sooooo grateful. And relieved to realize that there ARE smart, well-read, interesting moms out there, just not so many that I was finding in my community.

    It’s taken until my kids were well into elementary school to find some moms that weren’t ONLY about their children. I also found that if I pushed the envelope a little with my comments in a group of moms, eventually someone of like mind would surface.

    Thank goodness those days of coming home from the hated playgroup or playdate and saying “what the hell is wrong with me that I can’t relate to these women?” are long gone. A small portion of my sanity has returned. You are contributing to that repair. Thank you.

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