Comments on: How to Identify a Mom of Young Kids http://www.scarymommy.com/how-to-identify-a-fellow-mommy/ A parenting community for imperfect parents. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:46:46 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: April Lamkinhttp://www.scarymommy.com/how-to-identify-a-fellow-mommy/comment-page-5/#comment-412856 Wed, 16 Jul 2014 01:39:11 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=24310#comment-412856 Tiff Any good for you! Its not excuses though. Its called not caring anymore. I. Dont. Care. Simple :)

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By: April Lamkinhttp://www.scarymommy.com/how-to-identify-a-fellow-mommy/comment-page-5/#comment-412855 Wed, 16 Jul 2014 01:37:14 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=24310#comment-412855 My “purse” is my car lol. I keep my basics in my purse, anything i need to go, is already stored in my car, since i have to drive to go anywhere anyway. Have everything including emergency tp stored in there! Lol. And yes, i have fire breathing children. I dont give a shit what you think about my T and yoga pants lol. Theyre comfy and thats all I care about! :D

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By: Robynhttp://www.scarymommy.com/how-to-identify-a-fellow-mommy/comment-page-1/#comment-412658 Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:05:56 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=24310#comment-412658 Couldn’t have said it better myself!
I’ve been sporting Converse for almost 10 years now, since I was 14 – still going strong at 23, and I gotta say they are perfect for chasing a 2 year old :)

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By: Catherine Townsend-Scotthttp://www.scarymommy.com/how-to-identify-a-fellow-mommy/comment-page-5/#comment-412597 Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:36:59 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=24310#comment-412597 😂I’m dying thanks I needed that

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By: Jamie Luttrellhttp://www.scarymommy.com/how-to-identify-a-fellow-mommy/comment-page-5/#comment-412475 Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:02:05 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=24310#comment-412475 Hahaha!

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By: jenhttp://www.scarymommy.com/how-to-identify-a-fellow-mommy/comment-page-1/#comment-412387 Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:41:23 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=24310#comment-412387 I don’t think she came off as holier than thou at all. I read this article and really couldn’t relate to most of it (I have a 5 year old and another on the way). Yes, I had the inevitable goo/spit-up on my clothes for about the first year of his life (somehow I generally managed to keep it out of my hair), but as a working mom, I couldn’t afford to look like a mess. I also couldn’t stand feeling like a mess, so I wore makeup, fixed my hair, and broke down and bought clothes to fit my post-baby body while I worked to lose the 50 lbs I gained. I also wore heels and carried a small purse, refusing to let my purse become a mom-purse (I don’t need to carry baby stuff to work with me or out to lunch, my purse is not for my kids, it’s for me. I carried a separate bag for my son when needed). Does that make me better than moms who are not as put together? No, but it was what i needed to do in order to not let being a mom become my only defining characteristic. Talla, I applaud you for realizing you’re a better mom when you also make yourself a priority. We are mothers, but as women, we are more than mothers, we are wives, in some cases we are career women, we have interests outside of our children, all of which are important when you consider that at some point, our children will grow up and leave the house. If you’ve only been defined by motherhood, what do you do with yourself when they grow up and and mothering is no longer a full-time job?

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By: Sarah Sokol Czupekhttp://www.scarymommy.com/how-to-identify-a-fellow-mommy/comment-page-5/#comment-412305 Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:52:13 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=24310#comment-412305 This describes me perfectly right now!

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By: MamaBhttp://www.scarymommy.com/how-to-identify-a-fellow-mommy/comment-page-1/#comment-412221 Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:22:36 +0000 http://www.scarymommy.com/?p=24310#comment-412221 Talia,

I’m sorry you were villified by a supposedly welcoming community for offering a picture of motherhood that’s not lazy or messy. I too have been wearing heels since I was a young teen and I truly find them infinitely more comfortable than flats. I’m currently pregnant with my third child in three years and still wear heels/wedges almost exclusively because, honestly, flats kill my back and hips after 15 years of wearing 3-4 inch heels (in fact, I tried during pg#2 and they gave me horrible sciatica). I may not be great at finding (making?) time to shower as often as I’d like and quickly embraced the magic of dry shampoo after becoming a mom, but I eat very healthy foods, get as much sleep as I can, make sure I have time to mentally and emotionally recharge (as an introvert, I require alone time to survive daily life), and am 30 lbs. lighter now, while pregnant with my third child, than I was when I got pregnant with our first three years ago (and I wasn’t overweight then, just on the higher end of “healthy”; I’m now on the low end). Losing weight and making healthier life choices helped me manage the insanity and keep my severe PPD under control after baby #2. Bottom line? We’re all different, and we all have our own issues, strengths, struggles, and ways of coping with the crazy. Never feel the need to apologize, and keep doing what works for you and your family! And no, you didn’t sound sanctimonious. Some people feel threatened when others excel in areas they struggle with, or just don’t care about. What they aren’t considering is that they may be masters of something that you yourself struggle with. They don’t know the whole picture, so take their words with a grain of salt – then throw it over your shoulder for good measure :-)

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