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Are You A Cool Mom

Is there a way we can still feel and look cool while running a household? Jen and Barb talk to actress Jenna Elfman (@jennaelfman and http://www.facebook.com/jennaelfman) about how to stay relevant in the chaos of family life.

12 Responses to “Are You A Cool Mom”

  1. Pat Smith says:

    My mother sort of slammed the door on everyone but the 4 in our family. I vowed to throw that door wide open: my children’s friends could always hang out here; I always had soda and snacks and hot dogs for them; they could always sleep over. They were always hugged hello. One morning when I was fixing a big breakfast for the 3 sleepover guys, I heard one of them say, “Gee, Steve, your Mom is just like a real mom. She cooks breakfast, she’s glad to have us over; she loves you a lot. We’ve got a whole tv and Nintendo here. You are SO lucky.” Now, that’s being a cool Mom. My son is now 33, and his friends still remember those days. 3 of them were the sons of divorce or dysfunction, and the first question they asked Steve when we moved here was, “Is that your real Mom and Dad you live with?” Steve said, “Sure…who else?” I think it’s a cool Mom who is a cool Mom for any of her children’s friends who need a cool Mom. All adults should shelter, care for, and be a Mom for all children. That’s a valuable thing for my soul, my son, and those kids. To this day, some of them still call me with their life story. I’m honored to hear from them.

    • Barb says:

      Pat,
      My mom was you and I feel like the most privileged person because of it (I am now 45.)!!!! When I see my friends they still ask me how my mom is and often I when I go back home I will find my High School friends chatting it up with my mom. I strive everyday to be the kind of mom. You clearly have a great time being a “mom” as my mom did. barb

    • Jim says:

      I’m not a mom, I’m a 17 year old kid. But I completely agree about the whole ” All adults should shelter, care for, and be a Mom for all children” thing.

      My mom never made me feel secure or confident and provided an environment where I always feel on trial and as if I’m being judged. But my girlfriend’s mom treats me like i’m her own child and all I can say is that I feel more at home in my girlfriends house than I do in mine.

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    • Barb says:

      Heather and Tee I loved hanging out with you ladies and you clearly fall in the “cool mom” category! Thanks for hanging with us. barb

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  4. Ali says:

    I think being cool is a mom who is proud of who she is and confident with how she handles all of the craziness being a mom brings. Also, being able to relate to your kids as much as possible – so staying on top of tech trends, music, movies, celebs, etc…whatever is important to your kids.

    • Linda Garcia says:

      I totally agree with being a cool mom. I know I’m confident, kids are doing a great job in school and especially I’m doing both parts such as playing sports, going to the gym and just spending time as a family. I know kids are going to be kids, teenagers but communication is the key and when your kids are talking to you about personal matters that some kids don’t it just makes me feel good inside. However they must know they need to handle their business, stay in school and

    • Linda Garcia says:

      I totally agree with being a cool mom. I know I’m confident, kids are doing a great job in school and especially I’m doing both parts such as playing sports, going to the gym and just spending time as a family. I know kids are going to be kids, teenagers but communication is the key and when your kids are talking to you about personal matters that some kids don’t it just makes me feel good inside. However they must know they need to handle their business, stay in school , go to college to get a career and be successful. There may be pros and cons but you know when you are doing an excellent job.

    • Barb says:

      I totally agree! Anything that has to do with technology automatically puts me in the supercool category with my kids. I recently got this device called UConnect that allows you to have wireless internet in your car. It is amazing my kids can play on their laptops in the back seat. barb

  5. Kay says:

    I think it’s a mom that doesn’t “freak out” and stays calm no matter what their kids get themselves into.

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