Oh, motherhood. Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, boom. You’re hit with another issue out of left field, one that doesn’t have anything to do with your kids. After years of cheering on the sidelines of my son’s lacrosse games and ushering my daughter to dance shows and workshops, I realized I had been in a thick competition of my own: the unprovoked, competitive mom showdown. Jen Morris and Rebecca Riedy join me in the studio today for a REAL talk on competitive moms. We know her, we see her, we smell her from miles away…maybe sometimes we are her! We get real by sharing our own experiences with competitive mamas and kids and give our honest tips on how to deal. The truth? Sometimes you take the high road and sometimes you have to clap back.
Here’s the thing, we may not be able to control every mama on the soccer sidelines, but we can control how we react to them. If you’re anything like me, your manner of control is a head-on confrontation. No one has time for a passive-aggressive mom! Whether it’s sending thought-out texts or taking a step back from the drama, we’re sharing insight on how to stay cool, calm and collected so you don’t end up looking like the crazy one.
Check-In With Your Kid
The most important thing in the matter is to keep your kids out of it! Make sure they’re not feeling any of the stress from the situation. Let’s face it, school is tough enough as it is. We briefly swap stories on when our kids are having trouble with friends and how to talk to those parents about it. One amazing solution? Reach out to the mom to set up an ice cream date with everyone involved to talk it out and move on!
Drink More Wine
There are some headaches that just won’t go away. If you’ve taken the high road, smiled and waved, or even gone full-Danielle and confronted the mom in question and there’s still trouble? You’re going to need a bigger glass, my friend.