Labels. I can't seem to shake one label in particular now that I am a middle class suburban mother who just so happens to drive a mini van. "BB" (before baby) I had so many opinions, most of which have been abandoned due to necessity and a tight budget. I am not going to say I was forced to buy a minivan, but I will say that I was sick of loading my two children and an 80 pound dog into a Honda Accord.
I am looking to make a new label for suburban mothers, and hopefully it will cast a positive light on the modern mom. Let's review some of the names we have used to label mothers in the past...
Soccer Mom-A little passe, don't you think? This phrase began in the mid 90's... And, isn't Victoria Beckham considered the queen of soccer moms???
MILF-This ugly acronym has to go. Ladies, let's take a step forward, shall we?
Yummy Mummy-Typically referred to woman under the age of 30 in the UK, kind of funny yet a fluffier version of MILF
Susie Homemaker-According to Dictionary.com, Susie Homemaker is the "personification of the quintessential female American housewife."
Douche-Bag-Yes, Douche-bag. Apparently the teens of today like to use that word in more ways than one.
So what can we call the
modern mom? Any ideas? I am proud to say I do not consider
myself a Soccer Mom or a MILF. I want to stand up with the mothers of the world and shout from the mountain top that I am a:
Domestic Rock Star
Child Rearing Sheba
Decked-out Domestic Dame
I would love to hear your ideas! What kind of mom are you?