How To Be A Mom in 2012


1. Make a meal from Pinterest

2. Parent via Pinterest

3. Watch Dance Moms or Toddlers & Tiaras with dropped jaws, raised eyebrows & judgmental fingers wagging 

4. Shop exlcusively at Totsy* or Zuily* or other kids flash sale sites 

5. Trade your park hopping Converses for socially conscience Toms

6. Make cake pops

7. Use a birthday bunting at your next child’s party

8. Attend a kids party {or any party!} with a DIY photo booth or throw a kids party with a DIY photo booth

9. Discuss vaccination schedules & when to delay or not to delay them at date night

10. Eat your placenta – in any form

11. Have an iPhone, iPad or Droid chock full of kid “learning apps”

12. Paint anything in your house with chalkboard paint

13. Be able to find the closest Whole Foods or Trader Joes from anywhere in the world.

14. Serve Hummus with everything

15. Parent like the French*

16. Parent like a Tiger Mother *

17.  Have a copy of  The Happiest Baby on the Block* on your night stand

18. Know that Odeehdoh is not a form of Toddler-ese

19. Make muffin tin meals

20. Be Gluten Free 

Have any to add of your own?

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23 Responses to “How To Be A Mom in 2012”

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  9. Kimber says:

    I think that whole placenta eating trend is so gross. Don’t some people just use it to wash their hair instead? LOL

    Great post!
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    awe try not to worry to much soon enough she will frget all about it. just try to keep things light maybe make a joke about it, or just let it be forgotten. good luck…Thanks……
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  11. Hehe, great list of some very wacky trends, some of which I have heard of, others that I haven’t got a clue about! Funny how even parenting is prey to the whims of fashion. :)
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  12. Amanda
    Twitter: lilahbility

    LOL. All so true! Visiting from the Write on Edge weekend link-up.
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  13. Tricia says:

    Oh my some of these are not me at all but some are eerily familiar! ‘Have a mom blog’ as someone mentioned above is a definite addition to the list!
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  14. Christie says:

    Cool list! Though I think I must be failing as a mom in 2012 because the only ones that I have are an iPhone (with Angry Birds and Where’s My Water but no learning apps). Nonetheless, great list. Now I have something to strive for :-)
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  15. Julia says:

    Ohhh I am so a mom in 2012 right down to the Toms and hummus, lol. I love this list. I would add constantly update your facebook with your childest latest milestone.
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  17. Tricia says:

    Ohhhh…..hmmmm….I think now I have to try to take some of these off my list. haha!
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  18. Jamie
    Twitter: jamiegall1930

    Create your child’s own facebook page… and through the years compile pictures of all their moments!
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  19. Nichole
    Twitter: justbooks4kids

    I’m with Sandra on placenta eating hahah!!

    Other than that I’ve probably done (or wanted to do) way too many things on this list.
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  20. Sandra6 says:

    I have seen it written in a number of places but no matter how cool it may be I am always going to put people who eat their placenta down as stupid. Anything that comes out of that end of you is not supposed to be eaten!
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  21. LBN
    Twitter: frecklesinfog

    document your child’s youth on instagram


  22. YUMMommy
    Twitter: yummommies

    Have a mom blog of course! LOL.
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  23. Create toddler handprint crafts for every holiday, including (but not limited to) Leap Day, St. Patrick’s Day, IRS Tax Day, and Grandparents Day. Then scan ALL THE CRAFTS to make a photo collage of all the crafts to hang on your child’s gallery wall.
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