To the Mom Tribe

    To the Mom Tribe:

    The sleepless mom
    Messy-haired mom
    Bags-under-your-eyes mom
    Baby-crying-at-2-am mom

    The disaster-house mom
    Weeks-worth-of-laundry mom
    Sticky-floors, bulging-closet-doors mom

    The always-worried mom
    I-hope-he’s-ok mom
    Heart-on-your-sleeve mom

    The 9-to-5 mom
    10-to-6 mom
    Stay-at-home mom
    The suit-or-slippers-wearing,
    we’re-all-really-24-hour moms

    The chauffer mom
    I-can’t-my-kid-has-practice mom
    Soccer-baseball-football-volleyball mom
    Loud-cheering, team-colors-wearing, I’m-all-in mom

    What’s for dinner, Mom?
    The grocery-store-at-10-p.m mom
    I-made-this-from-scratch mom
    Feeling-guilty-drive-thru mom

    The kid-at-college mom
    My-baby-just-started-kindergarten mom
    I- can’t-believe- how-fast-it’s-going mom

    Five-kids mom
    One-and-done mom
    Maybe-one-more mom
    Nursing mom
    Bottle mom
    Minivan mom
    SUV mom
    Little-bit-of-both mom
    Scheduled mom
    Always-late mom
    20something mom
    60something mom

    Black, white, close-range, free-range, dairy-free, all-the-cheese, homeschoolin’, unschoolin’, protesting, celebrating, made-up-face, makeupless. Yoga pants? Not a chance …

    Whatever kind of mom you are, and however you’re momming it today …

    Remember, before you were ever a mother …

    You were *you.*

    And there’s a really good chance you still are.

    -by Jai Wallace Tracy

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