Hello and a very warm welcome to all!
My name is Melissa and I’m a stay-at-home mom of 3 beautiful little girls, aged 2, 4 and 12. I also homeschool my girls so we have A LOT of quality time together which is amazing.
I did a google search to find out what “Mama Llama” means because my oldest daughter calls me that. I can’t help but wonder if she already knew what “Mama Llama” means because after looking it up I found it to be very fitting as to who I am as a mom. The article I found is called “15 Signs You’re Probably A Mama Llama” from scarymommy.com.
She starts off by comparing the difference between “Mama Bears” and ‘Mama Llamas” since they’re very different things. I didn’t realize it before I found her article that there was a difference between the two, let alone that “Mama Llama” is a real thing other than clothing. Here is a screenshot of her explanation of the differences below.
Here are the 15 signs that she lists:
1. You are chill AF most of the time.
Sure, you yell at your kids—who doesn’t? But you let them be kids, because trying to control their every move is not something you have the time (or desire) for.
2. Schedules aren’t really your thing.
Sometimes your kids go to bed at 8, sometimes they go to bed at 10. As long as everyone sleeps at some point, it’s probably fine.
3. Your house is an outright disaster most of the time.
You make no apologies for the state of your house at any time, for any reason. It is what it is.
4. You suck at bake sales.
You have a Pinterest board, and it has a lot of cool shit on it, but you never make any of it. Thank God for Costco.
5. You would rather write a check than hustle fundraiser packages.
Because you know paying $25 for a roll of wrapping paper is BANANAS.
6. You don’t care about screen time.
Every kid has a tablet, or a “peace keeper” as we call them in my house. Yes, you will see my kid on their tablet at our favorite chain restaurant, because I like pasta and quiet dinners.
7. You do your best, and know that’s enough.
You know perfection isn’t possible. You don’t expect it from others, and you don’t expect it from yourself.
8. You let your kids fight their own battles.
You don’t jump in at the first sign of struggle, because you know you won’t always be there to save them. You will show up post-haste if necessary though.
9. You aren’t really social, and you don’t really care.
You would rather be at home watching Netflix, than sharing cocktails with a local mom-group. It’s not that you hate mom groups, it’s just that they’re not really your style. Your style is elastic waist pants and limited social interaction.
10. You roll into the school drop off line like the flaming-hot-mess that you are.
You don’t care what you look like in the school drop-off line, or what falls out of your car when your kids climb out.
11. You let your kids fight with their siblings.
Unless someone is bleeding, you let them sort out their own issues, because you’re not a referee.
12. You are a free-range parent.
You don’t hover. You let your kids do their thing—sometimes they scrape their knees or make bad decisions. But you’re fine with it, it’s how they learn, and kids need to learn to take some risks.
13. Your family regularly eats cereal for dinner.
Lucky Charms on repeat.
14. Your kids dress themselves, and you don’t care if they match.
Freedom of expression is important, and also, it’s less work if they pick out their own clothes.
15. You don’t care what anyone thinks about your parenting style.
You aren’t trying to paint a perfect picture. Your family is real and they are messy. Your kids know they are loved beyond measure, and you will be there for them in all your mama llama glory, whenever they need you.
So, there you have it. Now that you know the signs, are you a Mama Llama, too?
Why I Want To Help You
To be a mom is what I would consider to be the best thing in the world but also scary and confusing at times. I’m definitely not an all-knowing mom, none of us are but we all know tips and tricks that other moms don’t know and this helps us help each other.
I can’t count the times I’ve googled things to help me figure out ways to help my kids. We all do it because sometimes that confusing part of parenting comes into play. Many times that I’ve googled whatever it was that I was confused about I ended up on mom blogs and it helped me immensely.
From the author and even in the comments I’ve found the answers I was looking for. So I had the bright idea that I can do it too! I’d love to be able to help you all the way I’ve been helped! Maybe I have some tips and tricks for other moms and dads that could be helpful, because after all it’s not only moms who need help. My hubby has done his fair share of googling for help with figuring what to do to help our kids, too.
I’ve gotten a lot of help through mom blogs and I’m here to pay it forward. Sometimes it’s just nice to know you’re not alone and others are having the same problems you’re going through and that it’s OK. As long as we can keep finding ways to help each other we will be making parenting a little easier on all of us and that is my goal.
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