In all the discussion of ‘Tiger Moms‘ over the last few days, I’ve seen (and made) references to other possible types of moms: Hamster Moms, Bobcat Moms, Panda Moms (“fuzzy and huggable but with some really f***ing huge claws”), among others. And Jezebel jumped into the discussion by outlining a taxonomy of mom ‘types’ through the recent ages, beginning with Soccer Moms and ending with Cyborg Moms (not what Donna Haraway had in mind, but still.)
At The Bad Moms Club, we’re partial (obviously) to Bad Moms, and have also been known to use the term Slacker Moms. But if we’re going with totem animals, I kinda like Meerkat Mom, not least because it attaches a value to remaining upright. (Panda Mom, too, is awesome, I gotta say.)
But we want to hear from you: what type of mom are you? In the animal taxonomy (Tiger Mom, Meerkat Mom, Sloth Mom) or otherwise (Ativan Mom, Three Chardonnays Before Dinner Mom)? Let us know, and we’ll do our own momthropological investigation of who’s roaming the Mom Tundra.
(And if you’re a Tiger Mom? That’s totally okay. We have our moments, too.)