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About Suburban Misfit Mom

What is Suburban Misfit Mom ?

SuburbanMisfitMom is a content provider for progressive mothers who refuse to be labeled. Our site is full of heartfelt and funny personal essays written by mothers, for mothers.

SuburbanMisfitMom is an icon for the mother who explores every part of her uniqueness, and a champion for out-of-the-box mothers who enjoys challenging norms. SMM, our humor-based online magazine, explores trending issues in culture (psychology, motherhood, culture, spirituality) and 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. A Suburban Misfit Mom is every woman who left the 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 found herself in an idyllic town, yet feeling persistently lonely. Over the course of 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…SuburbanMisfitMom is absolutely for you!

If your current life can be best described as “a little sex but no city,” then this site is for you.

If you care about soft sweatpants as much as the meaning of life, this site is for you.

If you perceive expert 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 most definitely for you.

We invite all you SuburbanMisfitMom’s to share your essays – quirky, thoughtful, and unapologetically you – by creating your own living blog on SuburbanMisfitMom.

SuburbanMisfitMom is for every mother straddling her old self and new self. Motherhood is a work in progress and identity forms over time. All SuburbanMisfitMom’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 journals poking holes at the meaning of existence all the while chronicling my outfits and class crushes. At my core, I am 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.

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, and 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 the REAL mothers like me?

SuburbanMisfitMom 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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