Ten ways mediocre moms are changing the world!! (they just might not know it)

Okay, so if you’re anything like me, you’re not winning any mom-of-the-year trophies, and maybe you feel a little bad about that. But here’s the thing. Don’t. I know it’s hard when you see these overachieving moms doing all kinds of impressive things on Facebook and Pinterest every day. But mediocre moms are awesome too, and here’s why:

1. Mediocre moms don’t shower every day. And guess what that means? We’re using less water. And that, my friend, is good for a little something we call Mother Earth.

2. Mediocre moms have no problem throwing out their kid’s artwork. Some people call that insensitive, but do you know what I call that? Recycling!

3. And mediocre moms buy craploads of coffee. Make mine a Venti! Because guess what I’m doing? Supporting the economy.

4. Let’s talk about something mediocre moms DON’T do. They don’t sign their kids up for a thousand activities. So here’s something else they don’t do. Waste a shitload of gas driving little Timmy all over the city every day.

5. And mediocre moms don’t wear makeup either. Well, hardly ever. No makeup? No testing on animals. Now that’s something to be proud of.

6. Sure, you can shave your legs all winter long like a Stepford wife. Or you can do what mediocre moms do: grow a nice furry coat of hair and save tons of energy by setting the thermostat a little lower. The hubbies might be turned off… until they see the gas bill.

7. Okay, how much does a bottle of water cost? Like $2. How much does a bottle of vodka cost? At least $20. Helllllloooo, who’s helping the stock market thrive? Yup, mediocre moms.

8. And here’s a little something mediocre moms don’t do. Get to the school pickup line early. Sorry sweetie pie, you’re gonna have to wait because Mommy’s busy NOT letting her car run idle for twenty minutes filling our atmosphere with pollution.

9. Would you like fries with that? Hellllls yeah. Because that dude wearing the paper hat and taking your order wouldn’t have a job if it weren’t for mediocre moms.

10. And mediocre moms know that plopping the kiddos in front of the TV isn’t just cheaper than hiring that middle school babysitter. It’s better. Because child labor is just plain wrong.

So there you go. Pat yourself on the back if you’re doing a mediocre job because that just means you’re kicking ass in all sorts of ways you probably never thought of.

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There are 10 comments for this article
  1. alyssa at 10:31 am

    ???? love your posts..I’m a mediocre mom for sure.

  2. Lisa at 10:58 am

    This is BY FAR my favorite post of yours ever. I rarely find a list that fits me 100%, but this one did!!! Thank you for reinforcing what I knew already…mediocrity is great!

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  4. Emily at 10:21 pm

    I think this article is horrible and makes excuses for moms to be lazy and feel okay about it. Disgraceful! These moms should be ashamed! What are you teaching your children?

  5. Laura at 12:33 am

    Okay, I nailed 8 out of 10 of those! Yay me! And the only reason I’m not an A+ mediocre mom is because I don’t like the taste of coffee or vodka. 🙂

  6. Matthew Warren at 12:29 am

    This article is not about being okay with being a lazy parent. It’s about having a sense of humor when you can’t always be that perfect parent, rather than being hard on yourself.

    Parents shouldn’t compare themselves to other parents because it just makes everyone feel bad in the end. If you’re mediocre, be happy with it! And have a sense of humor about it!

  7. Cherryt. at 2:45 am

    I’ve always said to be an ecological Mom!

    ps: I’m reading your first book, I love it!

    A hug from Italy!

  8. Peter at 10:51 am

    I really don’t understand this “trying to be edgy” mindset where organized activities and being an involved, competent parent is bad. You’re not unique for being mediocre, you’re not cool, so why not try to excel beyond the average with your kids.