Meeting other moms is one of the most crucial parts of the intro into motherhood. But be warned: it can be a mind-opening experience. Except for the new additions to their families, “mommy-and-me” groups have nothing in common. And all grownups in the group are sleep deprived. Which makes it a crazy social experiment. Here are the types of moms you will meet as a new parent:
Moms you will meet as a new parent
1. The Smug Mom
She’s bursting at the seams and can’t wait to tell her hubby about how you screwed up in mom circle today. She’s also the one that has never experienced any diaper blowouts. And if it happened, she’d never admit it.
2. The Zombie Mom
She never got to wrap her head around the idea of sleeping two-or-less hours a night. That was of course until her baby showed her how it’s done. And now she looks like the walking dead.
3. The Know-It-All Mom
This mom can’t believe your lack of knowledge. Apparently, you have been living under a rock because she knows EVERYTHING there is to know about motherhood and kids. She’s one of the moms you will meet as a new parent you’ll secretly try to avoid as well.
4. The Mom of Many
She’s just had her second baby, so she’s got this. This mom is always the one reassuring everyone that once the newborn haze is done and dusted, you’ll come out on the other side in one piece. She’s the confidence you need to make it through that first year of your baby’s life.
5. The Super Scheduled Mom
She’s got an app on her phone that reminds her of her baby’s nap, diaper change, and sleep schedules. And she sticks to them no matter what. She’s also seeing the preschool teacher today to discuss the future of her 4-week old son’s education.
6. The Ghost Mom
Sure, you’ve seen her name on the Whatsapp group chats. And you’ve seen some Instagram pics of her baby. So you definitely know she’s a real person. But you’re also almost convinced that she’s never left her house because you’ve never seen her in person.
7. The Friend Mom
She’s normal, and she’s fun to be around. She’s the one mom you’d choose to be friends with, even if you weren’t both moms and didn’t have kids in common. She makes you feel good. And you’re always happy to see her face at a social gathering!