12 Lousy Things Moms Say to Other Moms

Never mind the terrible twos. Try monster momisms.

You love being a mom. It’s what you were put on this planet to do. Now if only other moms didn’t hit you with zingers out of left field.

We rounded up actual 12 comments no mother ever wants to hear another mother say. While some people might think they are offering “constructive criticism,” too often it just comes across as cold, hard criticism. (And Lord knows moms already criticize themselves enough.) Here goes.

“Are you really going to feed her that?”

“I don’t want to tell you how to raise your kids, but when ours were little we never let them do that.”

“I heard something about your child I really shouldn’t tell you.”

“You are doing that all wrong!”

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“Have you considered giving your son growth hormones?”

“You’re going on the school trip as a chaperone? Your son will be so happy to see you! As a working mom you’re usually not around.”

“Your daughter got into Vanderbilt? That was a safety school for our kid.”

“Too bad your baby has you as a mother.”

“What grade did your child get on that test?”

“Our son reached that milestone way ahead of yours.”

(Sent as a series of texts): “Sorry u couldn’t join us at the moms’ party… We had such a good time… I have the best stories to tell u!… Wait, u didn’t get the invite?… I wonder how that happened?”

(Spoken while standing in your living room): “I just hate clutter. Don’t you?”


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Maureen Mackey served as editor-in-chief and managing editor of LifeZette for nearly five years. Before that, she held senior editorial positions at major publications, helping The Fiscal Times win a MIN Award for Best New Site as managing editor and Reader's Digest win an American Society of Magazine Editors Award for General Excellence as book editor. Her work has appeared in Real Clear Politics, CNBC, A Fine Line, AARP Magazine, Yahoo Finance, MSN, Business Insider, and The Week, among other outlets. She is a member of the Newswomen's Club of New York and the American Legion Auxiliary.

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