February 25, 2014

Mompetition: The One-Up Rivalry

Mompetition: The one-up rivalry that moms play making their child seem better, smarter, and/ or more advanced than yours. May involve two or more moms and any number of children, even full-grown.

I’m to the point in my life where I know there will always be THAT mom. I’m talking about the Mompetitor who lives in Mommyville whose children are perfection and never do anything wrong. The same moms who always have something to say about so-and-so and such-and-such, you know… the one who automatically sits back in judgment because other moms aren’t doing it her way. Uh, yeah… THAT mom—the Mompetitor. The older I get the more I just don’t care what these other moms think and you shouldn’t either.

Hat Tip: Why I Can't Make Mom Friends
Hat Tip: Urban Dictionary


  1. This had me LOLing, Angela! So true of so many moms. Why do they do that? I think it is low self esteem on their part. Great video!

  2. It's exhausting, isn't it? I am so tired of competition, so tired of "prestige" talk. And just wait until college time. Massive eye roll here.

    I agree-lots of insecurity, lots of anxiety, lots of empty shells that need to feel grounded as individuals instead of competing through their children. Gosh! If all of these strangers' kids and parents were so great...why doesn't the world look a little different, y'know, a little better? Thanks for posting this. So true.


  3. I don’t think “that” mom realizes just how incredibly ridiculous she sounds. I think the only reason she behaves this way is because she feels incredibly insecure about her ability to effectively parent her offspring. I cannot stand to be around the pettiness. It’s beyond pathetic. Yes, this video made me laugh my butt off!


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