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You Know You're A Mother When: Momzilla

You Know You're A Mother When: Momzilla


I got a call from a friend the other day that was distressed. In the midst of planning his daughter's first birthday, he said his wife had turned into a Momzilla. She had stopped listening to his ideas, was second-guessing the party venue's suggested format and insisted on commissioning a cake that was larger than the birthday girl. And, she was starting to send out to do lists to family members.

I'd never heard the term before so it evoked visions of crazy brides, but the more I thought about it I realized that any woman with children could be considered a Momzilla at some point. Most moms want their kiddie parties to be fun with as few distractions as possible. Is it so wrong to want the best for your tot and to try to do everything you can to ensure that she has a carefree childhood?

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