Which Mama Persona Are You?

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Which Mama Persona Are You?

Mommies and soon-to-be-mommies are a force unto themselves. They have their own language. They can bond with one another and make lifelong friends with eight-word conversations: "He's cute! How old? Potty-trained? Mine too!" They also have their own distinctive personalities. We've all known the types. The impossibly cool mom, the "how does she make a spit rag look like couture? " mom, the mom who decoupages an entire nursery before you even get up in the morning. Face it: Whether you're a mommy already or just thinking about adopting that title, you've considered what kind of mommy you will be. Take our quiz to find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where did you get the inspiration for your baby name?
    • A. 

      It was the top trending Twitter post this year. Siri was a close second, though: Gotta love my iPhone!

    • B. 

      From my favorite flower and his favorite activist.

    • C. 

      Jersey Shore. Mock all you want, but that show is so fab!

    • D. 

      From an awesome girl I went to punk shows with in college.

    • E. 

      From a profile of a CEO of a Fortune 500 company. There's a lot in a name, you know!

    • F. 

      It was my grandmother's middle name. I've known since I was a child what my baby's name would be.

    • G. 

      My favorite kids book. It just stuck with me!

    • H. 

      My favorite Smiths song. Morrissey rocks!

    • I. 

      I built it from our four parents' names.

    • J. 

      I named her for Patsy Cline and him for Garth Brooks; they were such inspirations to me growing up!

    • K. 

      From the holy book, my mother wouldn’t have it any other way.

    • L. 

      My favorite athlete

  • 2. 
    What's your go-to accessory?
    • A. 

      My day planner with piano, dance and drama lessons scheduled through the year 2027. Gotta start 'em young!

    • B. 

      My reusable grocery bag never leaves the car. You never know when you'll drive by a farmers market!

    • C. 

      My glue gun—with a bedazzled label.

    • D. 

      My E-reader. Lunch hour, waits at the bank, traffic lights—all an opportunity to read!

    • E. 

      My Chucks. They still have Patti Smith lyrics written on the tread, but I can't bear to retire them.

    • F. 

      My OtterBox. Can't have a naked smartphone!

    • G. 

      My Coach Purse. Or my Manolos. Wait, can I pick two?

    • H. 

      Mustache necklace and a snap bracelet. (Seriously, how did those things ever go out of style?)

    • I. 

      A diaper bag that's almost too heavy to lift. This mama's got biceps now!

    • J. 

      Index cards with my famous brownie recipe—everyone who tries them at the church potluck asks how to make them!

    • K. 

      Cut-off jean shorts! Cowboy boots, flip flops, barefoot—they look good with everything!

    • L. 

      Shoulder cuff to hold my iPod. Can’t be without my running playlist!

  • 3. 
    What's your typical Saturday night look like, pre-baby?
    • A. 

      Whatever I want, but you can usually find me skatin' hard and breakin' hearts at the roller derby rink.

    • B. 

      It depends on the Groupon, but you can track me on Foursquare.

    • C. 

      Mensa Meetup!

    • D. 

      Disney movies on the couch with a bowl of popcorn.

    • E. 

      We were going to go out, but I lost track of time in my craft room. Check out this sweet bracelet I made, though!

    • F. 

      The three D's—Dinner, drinks and dancing! This girl's got to show off her new shoes!

    • G. 

      I love checking out new bands—and a friend is always having an ugly sweater party somewhere.

    • H. 

      Attending a reading by my favorite writer then heading to the local game shop for a couple rounds of D&D.

    • I. 

      Hitting up a class on worm bins, indoor composting and/or beekeeping

    • J. 

      Game night or bowling with our church group—undefeated Monopoly champ right here!

    • K. 

      Camping or mudding. This girl’s not afraid to get messy!

    • L. 

      Sand volleyball tournament in summer, indoor volleyball tournament in winter—unless we get tickets to a Cards or Blues game!

  • 4. 
    What does your baby hear most in the womb?
    • A. 

      Classical music. My headphones get an hour of belly time every day!

    • B. 

      The sounds of yoga music and chanting. And the word of the Dalai Lama.

    • C. 

      Swipe of the credit card. This is going to be one stylin' baby!

    • D. 

      My favorite DJ spinning in Second Life—but in this realm, anything Glee!

    • E. 

      Veruca Salt, Bob Marley, German industrial music—what won't the baby hear? My kid will be able to rock out to anything!

    • F. 

      My voice. I talk to my baby all the time.

    • G. 

      Whatever station I have Pandora set on. Oops, the dance evolution mix just popped up. Track change!

    • H. 

      The swoosh-swoosh of a paintbrush. That nursery isn't going to paint itself!

    • I. 

      Transistor Sounds of the Wicked Vines. But not their new stuff—their underground stuff from 12 years ago when they still had the good drummer and were only playing in clubs that serve local micro-brews.

    • J. 

      The tractor during the day and crickets at night. I love the sounds of summer!

    • K. 

      My daily prayers. I pray every day for my family, friends and for the newest family member still in my tummy!

    • L. 

      ESPN

  • 5. 
    How'd you meet Daddy?
    • A. 

      I saw a video of him on YouTube, threw him a message on Facebook and it was all Tweets from there. I knew it was love when he gave me a shoutout on Follow Friday.

    • B. 

      We were slam-dancing in the same mosh pit and smashed right into each other.

    • C. 

      He was the Orc to my gnome. Despite the language barriers, he’s the only one I’d fight through underworlds and Middle Earth with.

    • D. 

      We both reached for the last Stephen Hawking book on the shelf.

    • E. 

      I noticed him across the coffee shop. Our plaids were matching.

    • F. 

      The wood-working aisle at a home improvement store.

    • G. 

      On the playground—he was my childhood sweetheart.

    • H. 

      We volunteered together at the animal shelter.

    • I. 

      He came to a party my sorority threw.

    • J. 

      He tried to keep up with me in Spin class. It was adorable.

    • K. 

      We were on the same mission trip. It was all over when we locked eyes over the sawhorses and roof shingles of the new community center.

    • L. 

      Tailgate party in high school. It was a cold night and he loaned me his flannel. What can I say? I wanted a love like Johnny and June.

  • 6. 
    What do you drive?
    • A. 

      I bike when I can but for long trips, a Prius.

    • B. 

      Our minivan has the highest safety rating.

    • C. 

      My guy and I fixed up a sweet old VW bus.

    • D. 

      I have the cutest little pickup truck to hold all my DIY supplies.

    • E. 

      A Honda Civic. The sound system makes my audiobooks sound like the author is in the passenger seat!

    • F. 

      Whatever Consumer Reports recommends.

    • G. 

      I love to take day trips on my motorcycle as often as possible.

    • H. 

      Convertible. I always wanted Barbie's so I bought one for myself!

    • I. 

      It doesn't matter, as long as it has a hands-free docking station for my phone.

    • J. 

      Love my SUV! And love the fact that I know how to change a tire and the oil, too!

    • K. 

      More often than not, a church van to different functions. License plate game, I spy, 20 questions: This mama knows a lot of car games!

    • L. 

      Who cares? Everything looks good with my 26.2 sticker on the back.

  • 7. 
    What are you reading?
    • A. 

      Steampunk and Gothic zines, mostly, but my tastes change day to day.

    • B. 

      I reread my Harry Potter books once a year. I love spending time in Hogwarts!

    • C. 

      Diet for a Small Planet is so eye-opening!

    • D. 

      Right now, the newest issue of People Style Watch. I miss Oprah's book club, though!

    • E. 

      I'm obsessed with Mashable!

    • F. 

      What to Expect When You're Expecting.

    • G. 

      I'm really into Beat poetry right now. Well, since college, really.

    • H. 

      I just started reading Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. She's my role model!

    • I. 

      Pinterest and Etsy. I'm an addict!

    • J. 

      MyFitnessPal community forum, gotta track calories and keep up-to-date with the latest workouts and power foods!

    • K. 

      Pioneer Woman’s blog is amazing!

    • L. 

      It feels like my church program is all I read these days. Between kids, church and work, this mama is busy!

  • 8. 
    Where do you like to shop?
    • A. 

      I mostly shop in my garden, then pick up what I don't have at the neighborhood co-op.

    • B. 

      Where don't I shop?

    • C. 

      Babies R Us and The Children's Place. I don't need anything for myself.

    • D. 

      Any place that ends with a dot com.

    • E. 

      Secondhand shops. I'm always looking for something to repurpose!

    • F. 

      Honestly? I shop as little as I have to.

    • G. 

      I don't shop in stores. I pick up T-shirts from concerts and refashion them myself.

    • H. 

      Used bookstores-I love the smell of old books!

    • I. 

      The Loop. The stores there have such offbeat stuff! Oh, and my grandma's closet.

    • J. 

      Wal-Mart, usually. But when I get to the city, we head straight for the Galleria!

    • K. 

      Thirty One bag parties are where it’s at! Not to mention, they help this busy mama keep the house and family organized and on time.

    • L. 

      REI, Dick’s and Johnny Mac’s keep this family stocked for adventure year-round!

  • 9. 
    Where is your ideal vacation?
    • A. 

      I love going to craft retreats!

    • B. 

      All-inclusive cruise. See you in the Caribbean! (I'll be the one by the pool.)

    • C. 

      I'll take a vacation after I prove String Theory.

    • D. 

      Portland or Seattle. Again.

    • E. 

      Comic-Con, baby!

    • F. 

      Staycation. I like to keep the kids on a schedule.

    • G. 

      The Boundary waters or the Smoky Mountains. Anywhere I can be in nature.

    • H. 

      Whatever city is hosting the BlogHer convention this year.

    • I. 

      Goth Day at Disney World! So much fun to break out the eyeliner and combat boots.

    • J. 

      Helping with a local organization like Habitat for Humanity. We have so much and like to give back to others when we can.

    • K. 

      Memphis in May! Beale Street Music Fest, World Championship Barbecue, not to mention we can get in our summertime schoolin’ with a visit to the Civil Rights Museum. What more do you need?

    • L. 

      I’m working my way through marathons in all 50 states.

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