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Are You a MILF (Mom I’d Like To Friend)?

By Stefanie Wilder Taylor |

When you’re pregnant you don’t think it’s going to happen to you -that metamorphosis from hip, happening woman about town (or at least work) to suburban, frumpalump  who may or may not cut her own bangs. I know right? Who would ever cut their own bangs besides a fifteen-year-old in the  throes of PMS crying to a Selena Gomez video? ME! It’s sort of  the reverse of caterpillar to butterfly. The butterfly who starts out in Jeans and Jimmy Choo and ends up in sweats and shower shoes with legs so hairy it looks like a caterpillar. Where’s the Eric Carle book about that?

I used to fight it! But now I embrace it! I embrace the short cuts I take, the limitations I have, the fact that an exciting night for me is watching X-Factor and eating a bowl of sugar-free ice cream.

What are my options really? Be mad about it? My kids are still young and this is just life as a mom of young ones despite the fact that I myself am no longer young.I catch my fun where I can and realize that this time is fleeting and I need to make the most of it.

Here’s the thing: I need friends I can hang with who totally get it, who get me, are in the same place. I need moms in my life who speak the same language; moms who  think a banana clip is a perfectly acceptable antidote to a bad hair day, moms who have played their kid’s Justin Bieber CD when their kids weren’t in the car -on purpose.So, are you a MILF – a mom I’d like to friend? If so, find me on Facebook, tweet me, email me. Let’s find ways to enjoy these years and laugh at those other crazy moms -you know, the ones with LIVES. Here are some other ways you can tell you’re part of my tribe.

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16 thoughts on “Are You a MILF (Mom I’d Like To Friend)?

  1. Beth says:

    If someone invented a Mom’s Toolbelt to hold my keys, phone, bandaids, water, money, goldfish crackers, banana clip, juice boxes, and an extra thomas the train for when my son leaves his in the car, I would totally wear it. Because lugging all that shit over my shoulder or on my back is just impractical when I’m chasing two three year olds through a ball pit or a bounce house.

  2. Rebecca says:

    I totally heart you SWT!

  3. JJ Keith says:

    Beth, you’re a genius.

  4. Amanda Black says:

    Today I was sad because all of my yoga pants were dirty (and not shake them out and still wear them dirty) and I had to wear jeans. And, no I haven’t participated in any yoga this week…

  5. Heather says:

    Friended. Bitch, let’s go to Coffee Bean.

  6. Tonya Chaves says:

    I have a 13 yr old son and a 3 yr old daughter. My life is hell. No one should have to deal with puberty and potty training at the same damn time. My daughter talks from the time she wakes up to the time she starts snoring on the couch. My son doesn’t talk to me at all, or do his homework, or chores, or anything at all. Between cleaning one kid’s mess from pooping in the bathtub, to battling the evil teenager about laziness and responsibility; then I have work, housework, dinner, bills. Holy crap where do I fit in the time to wash my darn hair? If I didn’t have an office job, I’d probably stay in the same pj’s for days.

  7. Anne says:

    Wait, do you have a source for banana clips? I thought I was going to have to travel back in time to find them. Because banana clips are awesome. I mean, they take like 1 second to put in your hair and then you get all this hair cascading out the back of them. It both combs AND secures your hair. It’s faster than a ponytail! Truly a feat of engineering.
    Also, I want Beth’s toolbelt–let us know when you get that up on etsy, OK?

  8. Dallas says:

    My sister from another mister! I am all about eating ice cream while watching X Factor, but I have to admit– Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice and a glass (or two) of wine is the highlight of my week. I put the kid down early (thank God for rice cereal), I turn off my iPhone, and I lose myself in someone else’s drama for two hours.

    Now that it’s Christmas-ish, ABC won’t be showing any more epistes until January. I discovered this last Thursday. I immediately wrote a vehement, Chardonnay-fueled letter to the president of ABC. Still haven’t heard back, but I chalk that up to him not having a pair.

  9. Dallas says:

    And ‘epistes’ was supposed to read as ‘episodes’. Damned auto correct.

  10. Alyssa says:

    I love the tool belt idea!! And seriously where do I find banana clips cuz the only one I can find has been sitting in my moms bathroom drawer for like a century and I’m scared to touch it! I have a 3yo and a 5mo and a husband who lives at his job so I can do the stay at home thing, I truly have no reason to change get dressed or shower other than when I start to repulse myself and by then who knows how long its been since I had a shower? It’s good to know there are other moms out there that are similar.

  11. KEY says:

    I love banana clips! I have about 10 but I found this black one at Dollar Tree that became my best friend. I broke it one morning in a rush and almost broke down. Haven’t found one like it yet.;-(
    Thanks Dallas I was trying to figure out why Grey’s/Private Practice wasn’t on.

  12. JESSICA says:

    THIS IS TO FUNNY..MY HUSBAND JUST SAID TO ME TODAY” HONEY, YOU KNOW UR A MILF NOW”?….IM 23 YEARS OLD WITH A 19 MONHS OLD AND A 4 MONTH OLD..NEVER OCCURED TO ME THAT HAVING KIDS WOULD MAKE ME A MILF…THAT COMMENT MADE ME FEEL OLD

  13. i think that you are so clever and so funny, SWT. (i know, right?)

    and my wife’s a total MILF, so i say you friend her. that way i profit from the deal, too.

    and in our house? with four kids 4yo or younger? 7:45 isn’t sleeping in. it’s an impossibility.

    great, great stuff.

  14. Wanda Griffith says:

    Hello, I really enjoyed your post. I don’t know if I am a MILF mom, but I really enjoyed reading all the post. I thought I was the only one experiencing the thing’s I’ve read. LOL, so hit me up on my page, I just started to blog again, I haven’t blog since college. Reading these post, have remind me of how much fun blogging can be. Again, thanks for making my day!!!!! I am on babble and word press.

  15. Jennifer says:

    I am totally a MILF… not in that hot wow I wanna.. way but in the I know how it feels to wear nothing but yoga pants for weeks, and that is on the days I have to leave the house, on the days I can stay home I walk around in a tank top sweater and pj pants. I am almost certain that my five year old, who seriously walks in the house after school and puts on clean pajamas and has to be forced into regular clothes and swears she hates jeans because of the button well she might be forever damaged … but oh well worse things can happen. It might be slightly worse that last week I was soo sick and my hubby was in China on business I had to call my MIL to come get my daughter so I could seriously rest, where my daughter told my MIL that .. sometimes when mommy and I make cake or brownies my mommy lets me eat it for breakfast the next day. She seemed shocked but I kinda figure it’s better to eat a slice of home made cake or brownies then a bowl or two of sugary cereal or crap from a box :o Yea umm people say that as you have more children you get way more relaxed right.. well I only have the one and seriously I am probably more relaxed then I should be :) But I figure as long as she’s polite well mannered and respectful who cares if we had cupcakes for breakfast :)

  16. tommy mcfarlane says:

    I kinda have the same problem with my friends goofing on me about how they think my mom looks like a MILF…its not funny being the one guy everyone says this to about my mom…I also tell them to cut it out when they say stuff which only makes them laugh. There’s definitely no way I wanna tell my mom about it because my friends all said they would deny it and say I was the one asking them if they thought my mom was a MILF…my mom acts and looks like she wishes she was on Housewives of Beverly Hills and thinks she so cool and trendy but she has like no idea how my friends really think of her!

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