What Type of Mom are You? Take the Quiz

Aren't we all a little guilty of labeling other moms? Sure, we all share the common goal of nurturing a happy, healthy family, and we make different choices to get there. But just for fun, have you ever considered what "mom" category you most likely fall into?


It is a busy school night. What is for dinner?

A. Tofu stir-fry

B. Pizza

C. Crockpot meal

D. Hotdogs

E. Mac and cheese

F. One of your wholesome pre-made meals from the freezer


Your family pet is a:

A. Rescue dog or cat

B. Cat or purse-sized puppy

C. Golden retriever or a labrador

D. A boxer or German shepherd

E. Dogs, cats, fish, gerbils…we have a houseful

F. Zhu Zhu Pet


Your kids want to go to an amusement park with friends. You:

A. Say okay, but with strict instructions that they are not to eat anything with artificial colors.

B. Warn them not to ruin those jeans you got them. They cost a fortune.

C. Look online to see if there are any coupon deals. 

D. Insist on going, too. You are never too old for roller coasters!

E. Say no problem and offer to drive.

F. Agree, but secretly begin agonizing about the safety of the rides.


Your 10-year-old is begging for the latest smartphone. You say:

A. No way. You can use a flip phone when you need to reach me.

B. Yes, let's go shopping!

C. Okay, but first we are going to draw up a contract together and discuss the rules and responsibilities of owning a smartphone. 

D. Well, I don't want you to be the only one of your friends who doesn't have one.

E. Sure, whatever. Let's add you to the family plan. 

F. Are you kidding? A phone will expose your developing brain to harmful radiation.


Your child has an early morning soccer game. You are most likely to wear:

A. Yoga pants and an organic cotton t-shirt.

B. Designer jeans, Ugg boots, hip jacket and a cute hat.

C. Comfy jeans and your favorite t-shirt.

D. Team shirt, capris and a great attitude.

E. Oops, forgot to do laundry. Pull on something relatively clean. 

F. Soccer causes concussions. My kids don't play soccer.


You relax by:

A. Making homemade soaps and gardening.

B. Shopping and a spa day.

C. Relax? What?

D. Cheering on your favorite team.

E. Sleeping in and watching old movies.

F. Cleaning and organizing.


A vacation for your family looks like:

A. Camping.

B. Relaxing at a beach-side resort.

C. Disney World and a full schedule of activities.

D. Wherever my child's tournament is also being played.

E.  A leisurely drive to your destination with stops at historical landmarks and tourist attractions along the way.

F. Family lake house.


How many extracurricular activities is each of your children in?

A.  0-2

B. 2-3

C. 4-5

D. 6+

E.  I don't have a clue.


Your car:

A. Has a picture of the earth on it.

B. Is detailed at least once a month.

C. Has your website on the rear windshield.

D. Features decals of your kids' names and the sports they play.

E. Is littered with crumbs, sippy cups and toys.

F. Is meticulously clean.


Your friend invites you to join her for a manicure. You say:

A. Come over! I'll show you how to do an inexpensive, all-natural mani that you'll love.

B. Sure, I could use a little pampering. 

C. I'd love to and then post a photo of the two of you enjoying your time on Facebook.

D. Absolutely! I wonder if they can put a baseball design on my nails? 

E. Fun! Let's have lunch, too!

F. Hmmm. Does this place clean their tools between clients?


Your favorite workout is:

A. Om! Yoga all the way.

B. Tennis. 

C. Jazzercize. Group exercise is motivating.

D. Running. Walking is for whiners. 

E. Chasing my kids. 

F. Weights and cardio with a personal trainer.


Your toddler has a meltdown at the store. You: 

A. Hand him homemade fruit leather you stashed in your purse. He is quickly appeased. 

B. Are surprised. This undesirable behavior clearly runs on your husband's side.

C. Take a photo of your screaming tot and post it to Facebook with the breezy status "Another day in paradise!" Your friends quickly commiserate.

D. Annoyed, you pick him up, abandon the cart and flee the store. 

E. Allow him to carry on. He's only embarrassing himself.

F. Get worried and wonder if he is acting out because he is coming down with something. 


Your parenting mantra is:

A. "Eat real food. Live simply. Recycle like there is no tomorrow."

B. "To be the best mom, you have to take care of yourself."

C. "Need something done? Ask a busy mom!"

D.  "Winners never quit and quitters never win."

E. "Keep calm and carry on."

F. "Cleanliness is next to godliness!"


You organize your family by:

A. Using an old-fashioned day-planner. 

B. Hiring a virtual assistant.

C. Plugging everything into your smartphone.

D. Recording all activities on the family wall calendar, color-coded according to the family member. 

E. Taking a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants approach. It will all work out. 

F. Each person has a folder


On the first day of school. You:

A. Sadly drop your child off and start researching how to home school.

B. Skip through the morning routine singing "It's the most wonderful day of the year!"

C. Post Instagram photos of your kids dressed for the first day in Pinterest-inspired poses.

D. Give your kids a pep talk before dropping them off.

E. Weep at the passing of another summer. 

F.  Deliver an extra supply of disinfectant wipes to the teacher.


Your kids are performing in the school musical. You:

A. Prepare a healthy dinner before performance time. Good food will help them focus. 

B. Work with the music teacher to ensure the costume designs are just right.

C. Arrive an hour and half before performance time. How else are you going to visit with friends and get a good seat for your YouTube recording?

D. Rehearse daily with your kids. You would be mortified if they screwed up.

E. Remind your kids to practice their lines and assume they have it under control.

F. Stay awake worrying the night before. What if a piece of equipment falls on their heads? Could they fall off of the stage? You've heard about these things happening.


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Categories: Mom Matters, Parenting