Are You One of Those Weird Moms?


Kathy Helgemo shares her experience as a "weird" mom and encourages other moms to embrace their weirdness.

I always knew I wanted to be a mom. I just didn’t know how much of a weird mom I was going to be.

It probably would have surprised me 20 years ago to learn that I really don’t like:

……kids’ movies, Frozen excluded (who doesn’t love that one, please)

……kids’ birthday parties, I’d rather have bamboo shoved under my fingernails.

……making dinner, I love to cook, right?

But as Laurie Wallin states in her new book, Your Weirdness Is Wonderful, I’m wonderful. Weird. Wacky, even.

In today’s culture, I’ve decided that I’m even more weird than I thought. It’s hard not to be when you seem to believe something that is not celebrated by every media source or you are the only one doing it.

I mean — really. Movies, television, most of the internet is not streaming images of a married mother of four.

Wouldn’t it be nice to see this trailer at the movie theatre…(cue the Wonder Womanesque theme music)

“She leaps laundry baskets. Fights battles with the refrigerator. … yet, in the midst of sibling squabbling she forages on. Do you need a hero? Well, there she is.

Hiding behind the wheel of her four door car. Even without Pinterest perfect make-up and snappy shoes, she can shape an entire family culture on what she serves for dinner.

MOM Revisited: A Torrid Tale of Relatively Normal

Rated PG – Some occasionally swearing due to maternal stress and lack of self-control”

Whew! And I didn’t even include that I always like to watch Wheel Of Fortune to see people win money. Now THAT would have been weird.


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