Have you ever referred to yourself, or been referred to as a certain type of Mom? Just last week I saw one of those Facebook apps that quiz you to tell you just what kind of mom you are. I am not going to get into how ludicrous the questions were (like how many tattoos, or piercings you have… Does that really dictate they type of mom I am?) but it did get me thinking about the type of Mom that I am.
I think before i had kids, I put myself in the ‘tough, no B.S. mom category’. Kids needed to know who was boss (Sometimes I am sure mine are the boss of me). I told my friends how they really needed to get their baby out of their bed (Ours is 8 months, and still co-sleeping). I told a very close friend that she was crazy for cloth diapering, (I ended up buying all my cloth from her when she started selling them). I guess I didn’t quite turn out to be that Mom that I thought I would be, and I am more than okay with that.
I breastfeed, and formula feed. I co-sleep. I use both cloth and disposable diapers. I am a baby wearer. I let my 2 1/2 year old eat Ice cream and McDonald’s. I fed my infant his first solid food at 5 months. I am self employed so I can be home with my kids as much as possible, but I am a workaholic. I do some things that some people think are wrong, and some people think are right. But I love and care for my children with all my heart and soul. I make sure they are happy, and fed, and taken care of.
So I guess I can’t tell you what ‘type’ of Mom I am, but I believe in my heart that I will always strive to be the best mom that I can be to my boys, and I wouldn’t have it any other way!