Native Humor: 8 Types of Native Mothers; Is Your Mom on the List?
What type of mom raised you? While the definitions of motherhood vary from culture to culture, and region from region, mothering styles can be as different as individual personalities. Everyone will bring their own set of values to the table, but here are eight kinds of Native moms you might be familiar with. Now sit up straight and eat your vegetables.
The Everybody’s-Mom Mom
Slumber Party? Of course!!! Every day is a slumber party! iStock
This is the mom who takes in everybody’s kids and calls them her own. The mom whose personal adage “there’s more enough to go around” and “the more the merrier.” If you grew up thinking that your bed was a sleeping bag on the floor next to six other kids—or eight, or 11, or 20—who you thought were your siblings, you might be the child of an Everybody’s-Mom Mom.
The Hawk Mom
Hawk moms tend to use a lot of bubble wrap. iStock
Sometimes referred to as a helicopter mom, or helicopter parent, the Hawk Mom never let you out of her sight, and if for one fleeting, carefree moment you fell out of her bionic range of sight, she would swoop down and scoop you up into her proverbial wingspan and rush you to “safety.” It’s a wonder you ever learned how to walk by yourself. If you never learned to tie your shoes, and still only buy Velcro, you might have been brought up by a Hawk Mom.