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Type-A Mom vs. Regular Mom on the First Day of School (PHOTOS)

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Have you noticed that the back to school supplies have already started showing up in various stores? There's something about seeing all those adorable pencil cases and stylish lunchboxes that makes me feel squirmy, maybe even a little guilty. See, I feel like I SHOULD be the sort of mom who shops early so as to ensure my kids have the best deals and most comprehensive selection of backpacks that hopefully won't detonate three months into the school year, but if history's any indicator, I'll be doing my shopping a week or so before school starts, and I'll probably forget something mission-critical, like those 30 containers of hand sanitizer every classroom requires these days.

As if getting the right supplies isn't hard enough, parents are now expected to make their kids' first day of school into an artsy-crafty, design-magazine-worthy occasion. Not sure what I mean? Behold the Pinterest mom's approach to back to school ... vs the, ah, slightly less organized mom. (Hi!)

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Evaly... EvalynCarnate

I like to think I'm a glorious mix of these two types of moms.

Tracys2 Tracys2

Mine get a huge bag of new school supplies, a nice lunch box and maybe a treat after.

Overall, however, I want to hang with the regular moms and their regular kids.

nonmember avatar Kristi

Like EvalynCarnate, I too feel that I have well-balanced mix of the two. I have my days when all is right with the universe and I am able to do the fun little perfect mommy add ins. They are there, albeit few and far between, but they are there.

Maggie Rudd Wilkin

I have to say I am somewhere in between.  It is not because I am type a or trying to impress anyone, I just like to make little things special and I get a thrill with finding new ways to be creative.  Do I totally lack in many other areas? Absolutely!!  But for me making things that are cute and creative for my kids is fun.  First day of school gift for teachers, though?  Who does that???

Rooobeee Rooobeee

The last slide is sooo me every year. LOL I am always excited the first day of school. Yes, I love my kids, but after having them all to myself all summer long, I'm ready to share them with their teachers and get that alone time that I crave for during the day to do what I need to do.


april... april_fooler

I learned a long time ago that I will never be perfect.

Madel... Madelaine

I am somewhere in between

godde... goddess99

I think I'm in between.

LaniBee LaniBee

I'm a regular mom. 

la_be... la_bella_vita

I'm a regular mom with some Typa A qualities. I think I manage to find a good balance.

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