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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Dealing with Miss Perfect Mom

“Pregnancy was just the best time in my life, I just felt so great!” “Labor was just so easy… one push and the baby was out.” “I really don’t understand what the big deal is…”

Have you ever encountered the “perfect mom”? Her life is just perfectly easy, wonderful, and she truly believes the rest of the world is just faking their symptoms.

How do you deal with the perfect mom?

If you are the “perfect mom” go easy on your bragging.

For the rest of us, we need to have a strategy so we can endure their odes of wonder with a smile on our face without leaving enraged or discouraged.

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Tips for Dealing with the Perfect Mom:

  1. Know that she really isn’t perfect. Even if she makes it her mission to tell you why every aspect of her life is better than yours, she isn’t perfect in every way or else she wouldn’t be human.

  2. Know there are things that you are incredible at. Sure you might not be the best at going through pregnancy without clinging to a toilet for dear life… But there are things that you are the best at… Even if its not your style to flaunt it to the world… You can smile and know that in your heart.

  3. Try to be patient. Sometimes people really have to push their point because they don’t fully believe it themselves. If they truly are the best mom they should not need to convince you that they are.

  4. Reexamine your own life. Watching the perfect mom talk can often remind us of what we don’t want to look like. If doesn’t help if we only look good, by pointing out the lameness of someone else.

  5. Avoid the situation. I’ve learned the people and situations that I don’t have the patience for and I simply avoid them now. Sure this isn’t always possible, but don’t put yourself in a situation where you know you’ll leave upset.

What are your tips for dealing with “the perfect mom?”


  1. I heard this on one of the Christian Radio stations around mother's day... Never compare someone's cleaned up outsides to your messed up insides... it really helps me if I feel like I'm just not getting it right! LOVE your running shirt!!!!

    1. Leanne, That is an incredible statement! It puts it so perfectly... thank you so much for sharing that!

      I'll confess... I borrow the shirt from my sister who runs cross country :) usually I'm the one eating the dusk lol

      How did you find my blog?


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