Chances are you’ve heard of the helicopter mom and the lawnmower parent, but what about the Unicorn Mom? It may sound like a mythical creature from your child’s nursery rhyme, but Unicorn Moms are the real deal.
What Is a Unicorn Mom?
If you Google the question, you’ll find this handy definition:
“A mother who’s not perfect, enjoys alcohol, has a sense of humor, and couldn’t care less about what you think.”
Unicorn moms are not into posting their child’s latest party on Pinterest and don’t care if you’re staring at them when their child is throwing a tantrum in the check-out line. Oh, and they’re not shy about pouring a glass of wine… or two.
Where Did the Term Come From?
The term “Unicorn Mom” came on the mommy-scene a few years ago and has even sparked an online community of the same name. California mom Maria Hunt was looking for a judgment-free mommy zone after she got some major hate for a comment she made online.
Apparently, the other moms didn’t like her “Call 911, duh!” comment when one mom asked what she should do after her child got stung by a scorpion. She was mommy-shamed for saying “duh,” although many others were probably thinking the same thing.
This lead to the birth of a “Unicorn Moms” Facebook group and online community of like-thinking moms who know they’re not perfect, and don’t care.
Embrace Your Inner Unicorn Mom
So many moms feel like they have to be perfect and have a successful career, spotless home, well-mannered children, and bake cupcakes from scratch for the bake sale. For many, that isn’t even close to reality.
Unicorn Moms understand this isn’t the real deal and are waving you over to their table of store-bought baked goods and screaming children. They’ll probably even pour you a drink. They know the mommy thing is tough and that half the time everyone is winging it, even moms who appear to have it all together.
While unicorns aren’t real, Unicorn Moms are. They’re around to support you, get where you’re coming from, and don’t expect you to be perfect. They want you to be yourself, love the mom you are and won’t judge you when you give your child a second juice box at a birthday party. They’ll even help your child with the straw.
All moms are just trying to do the best they can to raise good little humans without being judged every time they don’t buy organic. And, after all, there isn’t any harm in that.