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Top Ten Annoying Moms to Avoid at All Costs
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Nationally syndicated columnist and author Tracy Beckerman is \x34Lost in Suburbia\x34 ­ managing the chaos with a healthy dose of humor. Her next book, a \x34momoir,\x34 will be published in spring 2013. She contributes to many online mom sites, ...
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Nationally syndicated columnist and author Tracy Beckerman is \x34Lost in Suburbia\x34 ­ managing the chaos with a healthy dose of humor. Her next book, a \x34momoir,\x34 will be published in spring 2013. She contributes to many online mom sites, including www.todaysmama.com, www.rolemommy.com and www.newjerseymomsblog.com and is an official blogger for Lifetime Television's hit show, \x34The Balancing Act.\x34 She also does stand-up comedy and has appeared at venues including The Comic Strip Live in NYC and The Erma Bombeck Workshop in Dayton, Ohio. Before she became a columnist, Beckerman was a writer and producer in the television industry for 10 years, managing the advertising & promotion department at WCBS-TV New York. Tracy is married to a very understanding guy. They have two children and live in New Jersey where she writes, does battle with woodchucks and avoids, at all costs, driving a minivan.
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Before I became a mom, I assumed every mom was pretty much like every other mom. However, once I joined the club, I realized that moms come in all flavors… and not all of them are to my liking. I like to think that I am a pretty tolerant person, but I have discovered a number of moms who just rub me the wrong way and I will go out of my way to avoid them. To help you recognize these moms when you encounter them, I have come up with a list of the most annoying moms you might meet in your travels through motherhood. Identifying them is easy. How you dispose of the bodies is the hard part.

1.The Brag Hag



She’s the one whose 10 year-old is in line to win a Nobel Prize… and she’s sure to tell you about it.

2.The Chatterbox



She likes to “drop by” to say hi, and then doesn’t leave… EVER!

3.The Dumper



She will drop off her kids for an afternoon playdate, and come back for them two days later.

4.Typhoid Mommy



Will send her sick kids to your house for a playdate even if the child’s head is spinning around 360 degrees and she has a temperature of 104. When called out, this mom will say the kid just has allergies.

5.The Supermom



She can work full time and still have time to make a three-course meal for dinner, attend all her kids sporting events, hand-make their Halloween costumes, and leap tall buildings in a single bound. She’s not a bad person, but she makes the rest of us look bad.

6.The Emergency mom



She will list you as the Emergency Contact on her kids’ school health forms, not tell you, and you won’t find out until you get a call from the school to pick her sick kid up.

7. The Tennis mom



Also known as Emergency mom. She will be out playing a set of doubles without her cell phone on her, which is why the school will have to call you when her kid is sick.

8.The Driving Billboard



She has a “My Kid is an Honor Student” bumper sticker on her car, an “Adorable Baby on Board” sign in the window, a family of cute stick figures on the windshield, decals for every sport her kids play, college stickers if her kids are old enough, and somewhere, under all those stickers, is a minivan.

9.The PTA Vampire



She is on about ten committees and will try to shame you into volunteering for five of them.

10.The Kid Whisperer



She is an expert on getting your kids to sleep, on what your kids should eat, how much TV your kids should watch, and how to parent your kids on just about every topic because clearly, just because you gave birth to these children, you have no idea what you are doing. Also known as the mother-in-law.

(I’m sure this is just the tip of the iceberg. Feel free to add your own in the comments below!)

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