When women have children, they become moms. They might be a boy mom, a girl mom, a twin mom, or a mom of both. It seems pretty simple. However, in today's society, there are so many classifications of moms. Motherhood has taken on a life of its own and has since multiplied itself into tiny sub-categories.
Here are 10 of them:
10 The Type-A Mom
The type A personality thrives on everything being in its place. These moms are determined and ambitious. They strive to have everything run as smoothly as possible. Some of these moms may seem like perfectionists.
Type A personalities tend to have a never-ending "To-Do List". They are stress-prone, worry about all the details, and cannot accept it when things don't go as planned. They tend to always be punctual and don't appreciate it when others aren't, according to the Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association.
9 The Crunchy Mom
Urban Dictionary defines a crunchy mom as a Neo-hippie. Neo-hippies are related to a hippie, except that their lives are centered on the purchase of expensive products and therapies of unreliable value.
Crunchy moms are environmentally, health, and socially conscious. These moms tend to question the regular everyday acts of motherhood. They strive to try different approaches to their family's problems. They tend to use cloth diapers and don't vaccinate their kids. Most crunchy moms are all organic and may tend to use essential oils in place of modern-day medicine.
8 The Silky Mom
Silky Moms are the opposite of crunchy moms. Urban Dictionary defines silky moms too. A "silky" mom is a "modern mother" who is into using advances in science, medicine, and technology to aid her in her parenting.
Silky moms don't typically use cloth diapers; they use disposable ones. They believe in vaccinating their children and rely on trusted medical professionals to aid as needed. Silky moms don't mind feeding their children fast food occasionally and go with the typical flow of parenting.
7 The Scrunchy Mom
This is not a mom who only wears hair scrunchies. Scrunchy moms are a mix of silky and crunchy. They may prefer cloth diapers and essential oils for certain times and for different reasons, but they are not necessarily against modern medicine and an occasional bottle-feed.
They have the best of both worlds as they see it. They don't feel bad if fast food needs to be a quick dinner, but also like to cook clean organic meals at home.
6 The Helicopter Mom
The term "helicopter parent" was first used in Dr. Haim Ginott's book by teens who referred to their parents as hovering over them like a helicopter. Being that this term has been around for many years, it is very well known.
Helicopter moms are known for being extra. They over-parent. It can take place all throughout the parenting years. However, it doesn't end there. Helicopter moms will continue to overstep their boundaries well into their children's adult years. They do things for their children that they are perfectly capable of doing themselves.
5 The Intentional Mom
An intentional mom is one who invests more time in her children. She shuts everything else down and is all mom. Intentional moms don't just pin things on Pinterest; they set aside the time to do them. Putting plans in place and following through.
They often have set times during the day when they turn off their phones and dedicate themselves to just being with their kids. This time is just for everyone to enjoy each other. No chores, no homework, just being together.
4 The Workout Mom/Fitness Mom
These moms are sweating it all over social media. They workout, their kids workout, and they do yoga with goats; it is their lifestyle choice. These moms can be found in athletic wear 24/7. It should be noted that some fitness moms don't actually exercise at all. They just like to give the appearance that they do.
The workout mom sometimes works for an MLM. They may advertise the shakes they drink and workouts they do in order to sell others on becoming a workout mom, too.
3 The Influencer Mom
This type of mom is also called a momfluencer. They are known all over social media but mostly target Instagram. These moms (seemingly) do it all, know it all, dress the best, and use all the absolute must-have products; that they will happily link you to.
It is a common misconception that these photos are just quick snapshots of their lives. Influencer moms have a menagerie of equipment and people involved in getting just the right shot. A lot of their day may be spent online or doing photo shoots.
A lot of work goes into being a momfluencer; it is certainly not for everyone. The moms who do make it work have thousands of followers and make a full-time job out of it, including getting paid.
2 The Competitive Mom
According to psychologist, speaker, and author Dr Eileen Kennedy-Moore In a nutshell 'Mompetition' is when moms compete with each other and through their kids. Some of these moms like to boast about their children's achievements as it gives them a sense of accomplishment.
Moms compete because they feel insecure, have poor self-esteem, or are faced with an identity crisis. Mompetition, however, has a negative impact on children. It often adds anxiety and stress to their lives and gives them low self-esteem.
1 The Wine Mom
"Wine mom" is a term that is used to describe a typical upper-middle-class mother, often with young children, who turns to alcoholic drinks to cope with being overworked or fatigued from parenting, according to Wikipedia.
The wine mom may work full time, from home. These moms tend to be overwhelmed often, and have a lot of external stressors as well as typical parent stressors. To some wine moms, wine seems to be the most socially acceptable alcoholic drink, so that's why it's the drink of choice.