The Seven Deadly Stereotypes of Motherhood
Mothers & More created a list that included the 7 most common deadly stereotypes of moms - here is the list -
Bon Bon Eating Mom
Stay-at-home moms don't do anything all day but watch TV and eat bon bons.
Stay-at-home moms are loving and nurturing but their brains are mush.
Working moms are selfish careerists who neglect their kids.
Working moms are competent and intelligent but cold and uncaring.
Supermom is the perfect nurturing mom - always attentive to the kids, doesn't miss a school event, bakes the brownies from scratch -- plus the Do-it-All Mom is the perfect professional career woman -- always available for work, stays on the fast track and makes it to CEO - plus she has a perfect marriage, perfect sex life and perfect kids.
24/7 Bliss Mom
Good mothers love every minute of it, never feel ambivalent, never have a bad day, never yell at their kids, and are always smiling, relaxed and in control.
Good mothers always put their family's interests ahead of their own.
Good mothers do not have their own needs and interests, and do not seek their own fulfillment.
Good mothers are glamorous; young, attractive, perfectly fit, designer dressed, perfectly coiffed - and so are their children.
Domestic Goddess Mom
Good mothers love to do housework, are obsessed with cleaning.
Only mothers are capable of housework.
Good mothers have a spotless house and do everything from scratch; home-cooked meals, perfect birthday parties, and crafts.
What stereotype do you think the world sees you as? Which one can you relate to the most?
Without a doubt, the world sees me as a bon bon eating mom who has it easy and who has no career ambitions of her own. Of course, I know this isnt true (taking care of two children just barely over 2 years of age 24/7 is no walk in the park) but to be honest this ridiculous sterotype, is just about the hardest part of being a stay at home mom for me. I see myself in many of these stereotypes, let me think about that one.