Just for Fun, Mommyhood

What Type of Mom Are You?

Okay, I have to be honest, I love stuff like this. I still have a college textbook on my bookshelf called Learning Styles – which talks about the different ways people learn, and how you can best reach each one in your teaching. I remember sitting in my dorm room reading through this book, analyzing my roommate and anyone else unfortunate enough to wander by in the process, and thinking that this would be a great parenting tool someday. Well, Hannah is still too young for it (although, I do sometimes think I see evidences of one particular style popping up every now and then). So, when I came across this website, I was intrigued.

More often than not, I find myself somewhat unimpressed by internet “personality quizzes.” They are a great source of entertainment, but beyond that, they are reallly only good for a giggle at how incredibly wrong they are! But, I was surprised by this one (http://www.motherstyles.com/quiz.asp). It describes me pretty well. What do you think?

Here are my results:

The “Responsibility” Mother

“You have a serious love affair with to-do lists. You could sit for hours reading, organizing, and rearranging your weekly calendar.”
  • Has a highly developed sense of responsibility: for work, home, family…particularly her children. Whether she’s overseeing daily baths or insisting on a 10 p.m. curfew, her efforts are largely focused on providing her children with order and routine. She wants them, regardless of age, to be able to count on her and the structure she provides.
  • In carrying out her commitment to her responsibilities, she is organized, industrious, and detail-oriented. Because her focus is the day-to-day realities of life, her children are likely to feel secure and well provided for.
  • She sets a good example and provides her children with practical guidance on being a productive, responsible individual. Still, with all her seriousness, she may delight family members with her quick wit and observations about the details of life.