The 5 Most Common Types of Moms

by Abby on May 1, 2013

Moms at the park

Photo: Thinkstock / The Bump

I feel lucky that I have a wide array of mom friends, no two alike. From Type-A to laid back, from by-the-book to by-the-seat-of-their-yoga  pants. Whatever their parenting style, they all provide useful insights. For instance, one mom I know can identify a rash at a single glance. Another always reassures me that my child is not a monster, it’s “just a phase.” And yet another reminds me by example that I can leave town once in awhile and no one will expire from neglect or poor hygiene. Even if the outfits Dad picks out for the kids ARE a little wacky…

For more on the 5 Types of Moms We All Know, head over to

And since I was busy removing splinters or checking math homework or something and forgot, here’s a link to last week’s Bump post: The Top 5 Lies Grandparents Tell (And What They Really Mean!) Note: SOME grandparents, not MY kids’ grandparents, of course!

P.S. In case you’re wondering what’s up with all the 5’s, I used to work for a global internet company with loads of data to prove that more people will click on an odd-numbered list. Weird but true! Gimmicky but so what? So next time you’re thinking of doing a Top 10 list, try a Top 9 instead.


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