7 Ways to avoid looking like a Mom

October 20, 2011
A prophet is despised in his own country, and moms in their own family.

Now that my eldest daughter has turned not-so-sweet sixteen, she has taken it upon herself to educate me on my looks. After careful study of my dressing habits, she presented me with her conclusion, and it was nót favorable.

According to her I look like a Mom.
So I asked her: 'What is it that gives me away, and makes me look like the mom that I am?'
Unfortunately, she could not specify what I did wrong, but she was kind enough to tell me that my overall look was 'sloppy', 'messy' and 'generally disheveled'.

So I have taken it upon myself to create a list with 7 Ways To Avoid Looking Like A Mom. I'm convinced this list will be the next big thing on the internet! Here it comes!

7 Ways To Avoid Looking Like A Mom

  1. Get a 'real' hairdo. You know, the kind where the hairdresser's actually cuts your hair into a certain shape. So none of those 'easy' short cuts! Nor can you get away with long hair gathered up into a messy knot. The key to a successfull I'm Not a Mom Hairdo is 'a lot of work'!
  2. Take a critical look at your coat: does it have a hood? And is it made out of practical Goretex, keeping wind and rain out, and you comfortable warm? Get rid of it! Your coat screams: 'I'm a mommy!' Invest heavily into a short jacket with cleavage, allowing icy winds to give you a pneumonia.
  3. Wear heels! No more Uggs, Birkenstocks and flat shoes for you. In fact you should ban all shoes that are comfortable, to be on the safe side.
  4. Beware of the Mom Jeans! You can recognize this model by the high waist, and tapered legs. it will make your buns look three times as big.
  5. Wear the latest fashion styles. Avoid all comfortable clothes. Comfort should no longer be a consideration when buying clothing.
  6. Wear big, dangly earrings, the kind that invite toddlers to grab and pull.
  7. Train yourself to become insensitive to the cry of 'Mommy!' So when you're out, walking on the street, in your high heels, fancy hairdo, and uncomfortable clothing, and some kid you don't know shouts: 'Mommy!' do not freeze in your tracks! And above all, do nót shout: 'Mommy is coming honey!'

After reading my own list, it kind of makes sense why my daughter thinks I look like a mom.

I'm afraid that I'm beyond saving, but it may not be too late for you!
Save yourself!

10 comments

  1. I love your post and am now following you. I am well beyond that and may now be told that I look like a Grandma. Oh well, like goes on, thankfully!

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  2. LOL. This list is awesome! I think I'll keep my mom look. ha ha

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  3. Great post, haha, I love my uggs thank you very much...mom jeans, I wouldn't be caught dead in them!

    Thanks for the laugh, I would love for you to add your blog to my Blog Directory under the "bloggers" tab at http://www.EcoCrazyMom.com.

    ~Terri
    @EcoCrazyMom

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  4. stopping by from the Mingle blog hop. Love your blog button picture. I think you're right, the key to not looking like a mom is don't wear anything easy or comfortable.

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  5. This was hilarious. However, I wonder how many teenage girls where I live know that Uggs are mommy shoes? I am following you via Twitter and Facebook from the blog hop :)

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  6. Hilarious, and scary! There is a fine line between rocking the casual mom look and "I've given up on life"!
    Sarah @ made in usa challenge

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  7. Great post. For me, the hardest part is finding the right clothes - I can't seem to do it...

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  8. Haha I love it it! I'm trying to save myself, but reading your list makes me feel pretty hopeless. I just always choose comfort over style. Can't there be a happy medium??

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  9. Love it! Timely reminder as I wait for baby #2 to arrive. I've been trying to get out of mommy mode now cause I know it's going to be difficult once I'm doing 2AM feeds again, but damn it's hard.

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  10. Visiting from VoiceBoks. I love this post. I have taken a look at my clothes and hair on occasion and made sure that I'm not falling into the "mommy" look. My daughter is 13 and has already made me aware of a few mistakes I've made.

    Of course, my daughter has her own fashion sense such as wearing 2 different types and colors of socks, purple highlights in her hair, so I do take some caution in just going with what she says about fashion.

    Thanks for the humor.
    Renee

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