The Imperfect Mommies We are two middle-aged moms with two husbands and five children between us. If you add up the ages of our kids we have a combined 34 years of parenting imperfection. We hope to get it right as grandparents, as we noticed that our parents suddenly morphed from people who did not know the word “yes” to ones who have become saints of generosity and benevolence in the eyes of our kids. Hopefully, our stories will resonate with your experience. And thank you for visiting our blog!
Jennifer has been married to Mark for 11 years and has three kids: David (11), Kelly (7), and Scott (4). At some point Jennifer realized that she and her husband had promoted themselves to parental incompetence (somewhere between having no children and having three—-it all seems like a blur at this point). Jennifer realized that she was not alone in her certainty that she was an imperfect parent when she met Marie, who confirmed that yes, indeed, Jennifer is definitely the very model of imperfect. (But Marie ate paste in kindergarten, so what does she know).
Marie and her husband, Ron, set out on the road of marital bliss 11 years ago but were quickly detoured to parenthood. They have two children, Nic (9) and Aaron (8). Marie was overwhelmed with love when her children were born. But, it wasn’t too long into motherhood before she realized that no matter how hard she tried, she would never get it quite right. Sensing her own inability to be a perfect mommy, it didn’t take long for Marie to recognize that she and Jenny had a lot in common. (Oh, and just for the record, I never ate paste. I only sniffed the glue.) Contact Us Contact us with offers of money, outrageous compliments of our parenting prowess, or vitriolic comments about our appalling lack of…well, everything. We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org