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About Suburban Misfit Mom

What is Suburban Misfit Mom ?

SMM is a content provider for progressive mothers who refuse to be labeled. SMM is an icon for the mother who explores and honors every part of her uniqueness. SMM is a champion for the out-of-the-box mother who enjoys challenging norms. SMM, our humor-based online magazine, explores trending issues in culture (psychology, motherhood, celebrity, spirituality), reflecting on how they affect women in all aspects of their lives.

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Who is Suburban Misfit Mom ?

Why, it’s all of you. All of Us. A Suburban Misfit Mom (SMM) is every woman who has ever left the sophisticated confines of a city and professional life only to find herself roaming in the aisles of Target, cursing under her breath and attempting the impossible: Raise a family without breaking anyone.

This Suburban Misfit Mom in particular found herself in an idyllic town, with a pleasant life, yet feeling persistently lonely. Over the course of many years, I forced myself to reach out to other women who shared their own overwhelm with all the big and little questions surrounding motherhood. But more than that, life itself. Because motherhood makes you think the darndest things!

So if you’ve ever felt isolated and disconnected…This site is for you!

If your current life can be best described as “a little sex but no city,” this site is for you. If you care about sweatpants as much as the meaning of life, this site is for you. If you agree with experts, but perceive advice as both a little true and a little flawed, this site is for you. If you’re trying to be a better person (for either yourself or your children) this site is for you. If you love and cherish your girlfriends, but most importantly, your inner girlfriend, then SuburbanMisfitMom is for you. We invite all SMM’s to share your thoughts – quirky, thoughtful, and unapologetically you.

SMM is for every mother straddling her old self and new self. Motherhood is a work in progress and identity forms over time. All SMM’s have a need for expression. They are Passionate. Curious. Outside the box. Opinionated but open-minded.

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Suburban Misfit Mom’s Founder

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From the time I was very little, I remember looking around and thinking: Something great is happening here. I kept an enormous amount of journals poking holes at the meaning of existence all the while chronicling my outfits and class crushes. I am at the core the same person today as I was at 5, 10 and 14 years old. When I think about what makes me the happiest, it’s the same things that did when I was a child. And so here I am. If we could only rediscover ourselves as children, we’d be able to see ourselves without costume and pretense. That is Soul.

I created Suburban Misfit Mom as a voice for mothers who are curious and self-reflective about their core, soulful selves. Motherhood is especially challenging for multi-dimensional women because of the isolation and at times, judgement. When we leave the city to embark on our suburban lives, we’re also leaving a fair amount of stimulation, culture and edge behind. The suburbs can be alienating when you need community the most. Loneliness can be depressing, and connection is critical to staying grounded. I believe a community of SuburbanMisfitMoms can and will find each other.

After having children, I found I had less attention span and worst eyesight. Roaming the internet, I ached to land somewhere not too sassy or snarky or sweet (how many recipes for mac and cheese does one really need?) or unrelatable (women churning their own butter?) or frustrating (thank you Blake Lively, for your perfect belly bump.) Where were t REAL mothers like me?

SMM is for every mother straddling her old self and new self. Motherhood is a work in progress and identity forms over time. All SMM’s have a need for expression. They are Passionate. Curious. Outside the box. Opinionated but open-minded.

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With Love, Nathalie Laitmon

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