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10 Of The Most #Momcore Things Ever

momcoreMomcore. I’m all about this life. You are all about this life. How do you know you are all about the momcore life? Because I am telling you that you are, and I have compiled a list of things that are totally momcore. Something happened while we were folding laundry you guys. Moms suddenly became cool. How do I know this? Because the Internet told me so. OK, not the Internet, but my twitter feed, and I am cool because I have Twitter, and it went down like this:

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The article from NYMag explains it thusly:

When I texted my friend Brad (an artist whose summer uniform consisted of Adidas barefoot trainers, mesh shorts and plain cotton tees) for his take on the latest urban camouflage, I got an immediate reply: “lol normcore.

 

We basically just have to go with it. I know a lot of you just woke up like ‘dis and weren’t expecting all of your momcore shit to suddenly be cool, but it is. So here are 10 of the most momcore things all of us moms are all about.

1: Yoga Pants

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(Image: shutterstock)

As my girl Stassa mentioned above, moms are all about yoga pants. Thicker than leggings but just as comfy, you don’t even need to consider buying a yoga mat to rock these. They work as pajamas, they work as outerwear, they work as going to the club wear if you pair them with a long kimono top and a pair of heels. You basically cannot even BE a mom if you don’t own yoga pants.

2: Pinterest 

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(Image: pinterest)

 

Moreso than Twitter or Facebook, Pinterest is the most momcore shit out there. It’s where we go to dream, to look up crafts involving glitter glue and popsicle sticks, to get all angsty about the fact we don’t have canopy beds festooned with fairy lights and to collect crockpot dip recipes. Pinterest is our shit. It’s where our dreams are made.

3: Tina Fey 

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Having a ‘girl crush’ on Tina Fey is pretty much rule number one in the momcore handbook. Also, Jenna Lyons. Tina is just easier to relate to than Jenna.

4: Wine 

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(Image: Belushi/shutterstock)

Moms love wine, amirite? It doesn’t even matter what sort of wine. There is a reason why it is called “Mommyjuice.”

5: Getting Mad About Stuff 

 

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(Image: ArtFamily/shutterstock)

I know a lot of non momcore people will claim they also get mad about stuff™, but us moms? We own that shit. Whether it be one of our dumb kids sticking a Batman guy in the toilet or our partners forgetting to pick up the Goddamn milk on the way home or some fucking horrific rape case we read about in the news or some asshole on the Internet pissing us off because they named their kid something stupid on Facebook, us moms have the corner on getting mad about stuff™. No one gets more mad than moms. It’s very momcore.

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  • Bethany Ramos

    I am very momcore because I own 4 pairs of yoga pants that last me through the week. #momlife

    I also get really mad when I have to change clothes to go to a “fancy” dentist appt!

    • Valerie

      I started working outside of the home when my daughter was 3.5. After 3.5 years of wearing hardly anything with a real waistband I can say with confidence that the worst part about going back to work and “LEAVING MY BAAABIES” was not actually the “LEAVING MY BAAAABIES” part. It was wearing shit with a waistband every.single.day.
      #momlife

    • EX

      I solved this problem by wearing yoga pants to work. I have decided that if they are black and the thicker, shinier material (I know you know what I mean) and paired with a long enough top then they are suitable for work. I don’t know if anyone else agrees with me and I am pretty sure I’ll end up on “what not to wear” (is that show still on?) one of these days and they’ll try to force me into pants with an actual waist band. But until that day comes I will wear my goddam yoga pants to work. Dammit. Who’s with me?

    • Valerie

      I have thought of this but I work in a pretty dressy office and I mostly feel like I have to wear actual dresses and skirts and “real” pants. I solve the problem of wishing I were in athletic wear by doing leggings under my sweater dresses sometimes and also wearing cute tights with the patterns on them- you know, the ones that are one step above whore-y fishnets? #flatteringyetcomfy

    • EX

      Well, it started when I was pregnant the first time (in 2010). Then I was in between pregnancies and really didn’t want to buy a lot of new clothes. Then I was pregnant again. Now I’m back to being no longer pregnant but hoping to lose weight so I don’t want to buy real clothes yet. I figure I’ve got 6-9 months before I run out of excuses to wear yoga pants to work. Unless I can think of a new one…

    • Crusty Socks

      I still think you should dump your yogapants for mommy jeans

    • Valerie

      Spoken like someone who has obviously never experienced the velvety snugness of yoga pants on your ass.

    • Crusty Socks

      Is that a challenge?

      **off to Target!

    • Kay_Sue

      Once you go yoga pants, you don’t go back, man. Tread carefully.

    • Crusty Socks
    • Kay_Sue

      Does it come with the dog? Because if it does, I’m sold.

    • Crusty Socks

      LOL but seriously, I did not know they marketed yoga pants to dudes.

      I just have my training pants and sweat pants.

    • Kay_Sue

      Well, in the defense of the world of marketing, they are super comfy pants, and it’s really sexist to deny them to dudes.

    • Valerie

      Totes. And there’s also the fact that I feel like they would keep a man’s nuts in place and emphasize his behind at the same time. Why aren’t we funding this??

    • Crusty Socks

      I wear compression shorts when I play sports

    • Valerie

      Compression shorts sound like something your nuts would be afraid of. Yoga pants are so inviting.

    • Crusty Socks

      Compression shorts help keep the bells from jingling.

    • Valerie

      I guess its the dude version of a sports bra.

    • Valerie

      So you just have a white backdrop and prop puppy on hand for adorbs selfies whenever needed?

    • Crusty Socks

      I have a traveling makeup, lighting crew so I look my best for selfies

      #costsmoneytolookthisgood

    • Valerie

      You should get a new hair person- I am not digging the fallen lock on your forehead. It reminds me of what happened with Hitler’s hair when he really got himself into a lather.

    • Crusty Socks

      Whew, glad I shaved my Hitler mustache

    • Valerie

      Selfie please. And make sure they are the kind with the super wide waistband to hold in your pooch.

    • http://wtfihaveakid.blogspot.ca/ jendra_berri

      I need yoga pants. But they’re all too long and I’m too short and I ain’t gots the time for hemming! So I wear my maternity leggings. About 5 days a week. They’re starting to get threadbare. I don’t know what I’m going to do.

    • Valerie

      Go to Macys. There are leggings from the Hue brand that have a tummy flattener panel and they are now my BFF. I wear them to work with sweater dresses and look thinner than I have any right to. And they are comfy on the pooch. Just sayin.

    • http://wtfihaveakid.blogspot.ca/ jendra_berri

      I like the sound of all of those features. And today is the day I have discovered Macy’s ships to Canada. #win

    • Valerie

      Sooo #winning

    • Bethany Ramos

      Amazon priiiiime! That is also #momcore. :)

    • Valerie

      So is shopping on Amazon on your iPad with a giant mug of coffee. Or wine. Depends on the time of day.

  • Valerie

    Wine and yoga pants, for sure. Can I count Pinterest if I never actually do any of the shit I pin? It’s all about the dream, right?

    • Valerie

      and PS- that stretchy cheese and corn dip look ah-mazing. Can someone send me the recipe so I can Pin it and never make it? Please and thanks!

    • Kay_Sue

      Absolutely! #Twinsies

  • http://fckwhatyouheard.wordpress.com/ Lunashademom

    Damn. I’m like, straight up momcore. Kinda scary actually. That reminds me, I need more yoga pants.

  • ShanLea

    I’m not like a regular mom, I’m a cool mo…..shit, 9 out of 10. #momcore4lyfe

    • Ptownsteveschick

      I already have this saved on my computer haha

    • ShanLea

      Thank you! I am too computer illiterate to figure out gifs…gotta get my 12 year old to school me. Also, I have to edit my answer to 8.5 instead of 9 out of 10….I boycotted the 50 shades movie once Charlie Hunnam dropped out!

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter
    • ShanLea

      I heart you so much Eve! That face turns me into a puddle of mush. On a kind-of-related note, I think disqus is trying to tell me I’m a stalker-both my comment on this and the one on the Jimmy Fallon post earlier would not go through!

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      disquis is being superass wonky today

    • ShanLea

      ok, it’s not just me then….I was worried the delay was someone out there making sure they spelled my name right on a restraining order or 2

    • Valerie

      yeah a bunch of shit has disappeared.

    • Kay_Sue

      AMEN!!!

    • JLH1986

      If I didn’t already visit daily, I would JUST for that face. He is beautiful.

    • Ptownsteveschick

      I didn’t read 50 shades. But we have an unhealthy obsession with Charlie in our house. Like, my husband pasted a pic of my daughter’s head onto his body once for some reason. I don’t know why, but it was awesome and hilarious.

    • ShanLea

      My brother and I are rabid SOA fans, like text each other constantly during every episode. When he had his first baby last year, Auntie’s first gift was a Reaper Crew onesie, and I was pushing him hard to name the baby Jackson. He was leaning toward Opie, thank god my SIL shut that one down!

    • Ptownsteveschick

      My downstairs neighbors have a son named Opie, and I really wanna ask if it is because of SOA. Oh, I found the pic, we have no life.

    • ShanLea

      I really want to start putting pictures of my kids’ heads on celeb bodies now! I also have no life, and I’m not crafty, but I think I could handle that! My 12 year old is bombing all pictures in our house with googly eyes right now, it’s pretty comical on the Elvis clock and the Duck Dynasty calendar. Last month it was Nicolas Cage pics on printed labels hidden in odd places, like under the toilet lid and on my keurig

    • Scarlet

      Yummy, I looove Charlie Hunnam I was also super sad that he dropped out of Fifty shades of Gray cause that was going to be the only reason I went to see it!

  • Maria Guido

    Holy crap. Look at that matchbox car mural. I’m trying to figure it out.

    • Kay_Sue

      Me too! But most of my figuring out has to do with how I would keep the kids off of it so it would always look that good…

    • Ptownsteveschick

      Quit trying to touch the toys, those aren’t for you! Why are you crying!

    • Valerie

      Yeah…for some reason, that picture made me think of Kristen Wiig as the Target lady saying she cuts out the eyes in magazines and puts them on her eyelids so her birds never think they are alone. No idea why. Just feels like something the crafter of this car crucifix wall scheme would do.

    • Lilly

      took my a while but I think they are on magnetic strips (like those used for spices or knives), which actually makes it seem like a useful storage option — however the colour coding seems a bit much.

    • Lilly
    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      that would last maybe 10 minutes

    • ShanLea

      I kind of want to do this with all our matchbox cars right now, but with superglue, so I quit having to search the entire 2-story house for the exact one he needs RIGHT NOW!! MF’in matchbox…

  • Jennifer Freeman

    What about refinishing old furniture and making it stylish and beautiful? This is a Pinterest and HGTV inspired hobby that I have, only for me it’s more like “buying old furniture, starting to refinish it and then leaving it half-finished in the already crowded garage only to go buy more furniture to not finish refinishing”.

    • Jennifer Freeman

      Also, I totally want to brag about my (used) Land of Nod deal I scored! I picked up a 48″ play table, two chairs and two rolling bins for $150. I felt so thrifty and was all “This is really solid furniture! What a good price! Look how much it costs on the web site!”, until I remembered my son is 4 months old, but then the thrill of victory came over me again and I was all “Whatever! Who cares if he won’t use it for years”. I’m so gangsta.

    • staferny

      Yes! The high I got from figuring out how to make my own chalk paint at home was ridiculous, had a painting party with wine and mom-friends, it was pretty much the highlight of our month.

  • http://ultimatemamacat.tumblr.com/ Hana Graham

    I feel like this list should be in the preconception chapter of all the preggo books I just bought. “MOST IMPORTANTLY buy some yoga pants or else you are not allowed to be a mom. It’s just the way it is.”

    • Jennifer Freeman

      Old Navy sells maternity yoga pants. I totally still wear them now after having the baby.

    • JLH1986

      Shit. I don’t own any. Is THIS why no baby? I’m buying some tonight and then getting busy.

    • Janet Sanchez

      No baby yet…But I do meet 9/10 of these. And here I thought I could finish school before becoming a mommy xD

  • rrlo

    Dammit, I don’t know how I feel about being so “predictable”. Now I can be defined by a hashtag!!!!!! Damn you Eve!

  • Alex

    ALL HAIL STEREOTYPES!!!

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      These are NOT stereotypes, they are truisms. No one is a special snowflake

  • Emily Wight

    What about Popcorn for Dinner and Bath Drinking? These, and Night Cheese, are essential.

    • Ptownsteveschick

      OMG popcorn for dinner YES

    • Jennifer Freeman

      Popcorn for dinner used to be known as “Mommy-daughter time” when my daughter was younger. I’d pick her up from daycare on Friday after work and we’d head to the movies to gorge on the chemically goodness that is buttered movie theater popcorn and soda.

    • ShanLea

      I was in training for momcore back in high school-I worked late so popcorn for dinner at 10pm while trying to stay awake long enough to do at least a little homework was my LIFE!

    • Valerie

      OMG Night Cheese. I eat cheese at night all the time. Soooo much this.

  • LiteBrite

    I work from home on Tuesdays and am currently sitting in my office in yoga pants. I do have to put gas in my car at some point, which means I **may** put on regular pants. Then again, maybe not. #momtothecore

    • CMJ

      It’s always the hardest putting on a bra to go somewhere when I’m working from home…I also go to the gym on my lunch so I use that as an excuse to wear yoga pants the rest of the day.

  • https://twitter.com/FaintlyXMacabre Theresa Edwards

    I don’t own yoga pants or do Land of Nod, but I OWN #5. Just this morning I was super pissed about the roaster pan someone left in the sink last night. I didn’t choose the mom life…ok, yeah I guess I did.

  • Ptownsteveschick

    Why am I the only one in this house that knows how to close a cupboard! ARRGH. Quick, someone bring me the ikea kids section of the catalog. BRB gotta go get my yoga pants out of the dryer of I’m gonna be wearing these pajamas all day. #momcore4lyfe

  • Crusty Socks
    • Valerie

      Ummm…I was in high school in the late 90′s and me and my suburban white valley girl friends and I may or may not have written THUG LIFE across our stomachs with a Sharpie on the bus ride home from a soccer game.

    • Crusty Socks

      Pics!

    • Valerie

      This was the 90′s and I was a lazy 15 year old. It would have required actually getting pics developed so no, I have no photo evidence.

    • Crusty Socks

      LOL sounds like we grew up in the same generation

    • Valerie

      Class of 2000 for-evah.

    • Justme

      Thank God for no photographic evidence of my teenage years. Seriously. And…class of 2001 representing here.

    • Bethany Ramos

      2001!! #momcore

  • Kay_Sue

    This is the third time I am gonna try to post this. #ThanksDisqus #IfTheseAllShowUpLaterIApologize

    I am so “momcore” that I rolled out of bed in yoga pants and remained in the same pair because the kids were being assholes and I was exhausted by 8 AM. #MomCoreForLife #WhyYesMyAssDoesLookFantastic

    On a side note, I told my husband the yoga pants story (well, I told him the kids being assholes story, he only heard yoga pants) and he decided to make today his short day. He’s thinking “afternoon delight”…I’m thinking, “I’m going to stick you with the three year old behaving like an asshole while I go get my DIY one for my friend’s wedding prep. Because PINTEREST AND GLITTER GLUE AND CHALKBOARD PAINT FOR THE WIN YO!”

    • Valerie

      What is with that? My husband always gets handsy when I wear yoga pants but when I dress up and make an effort he’s all “meh”.

    • Kay_Sue

      I have no idea. We’ve explored this, because I’m a reflective person, and none of his explanations make any sense to me.

    • http://wtfihaveakid.blogspot.ca/ jendra_berri

      He likes to see your bum :)

    • Valerie

      But I wear other bum-hugging items that he doesn’t get quite as excited about. Yoga pants have a weird hold over him.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ohladyjayne allisonjayne

    This may be a very unpopular opinion here, but I am super into not wearing yoga pants unless I’m doing yoga.

    For me, that is. If that’s your jam, rock on with your clam on, but for me? Real pants or no pants is my motto.

    • Jennifer Freeman

      I feel this way about running gear. It is a thing down here to wear running shorts and shoes while you are just out and about and it drives me nuts. Meanwhile, I’m wearing yoga pants to the grocery store. Go figure.

    • AP

      I feel that way about all spandex working gear. If it’s spandex-tight, and you’re NOT on your way to, in the middle of, or returning from a workout situation, your top had best fall to mid-thigh. Otherwise, you’re just flashing camel toe at everyone inexcusably.

    • Jennifer Freeman

      The spandex-clad travel warriors in the airport drive me crazy. Do they really need moisture-wicking performance fabric for what amounts to a day of walking and then sitting down?

    • Ptownsteveschick

      Anytime I decide to go the no pant route, my landlord comes to the door needing something. EVERY SINGLE TIME. Also, I hate turning on my heat, but you best believe it is no pants in here all summer.

  • SA

    I just pinned that exact corn dip pin last week. I was going to make it for a cookout, but it seemed too exhausting so I just bought store-bought pimento cheese instead. #momcore

  • radicalhw

    I will admit to enjoying Fleetwood Mac before I admit to reading poorly written smut. WELL WRITTEN smut, on the other hand….

  • G.E. Phillips

    According to legend, I was conceived on the floor of a closet in L.A. to the Fleetwood Mac “Rumors” album. #mymomwasmomcoretoo #OGmomcore

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY

    • G.E. Phillips

      Thank you!!!

  • val97

    My teenager likes to respond to pretty much anything I say or do with “classic mom.” I’m going to tell him he’s behind the times and needs to switch it to #momcore.

  • keelhaulrose

    I really never read 50 Shades, but I’ll full on admit to reading fan fiction, which is essentially the same thing except I can pick the characters. And I’m not paying ten bucks a book.

  • Katymonster

    Noooo xojane just wrote about normcore and now there is a mention of it in this article and I’m freaking out, my world is collapsing, I don’t know what anything is anymorreeeeeeeee

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      an HOUR ago, so they basically copied me

    • Katymonster

      Now you have to spread rumors about them at school.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      They are NOT sitting ay my lunch table dammit and I want my Shawn Cassidy 8 track back

    • Katymonster

      THESE PANTS ARE ALL THAT FIT ME RIGHT NOW

  • IS78

    I wasnt sure I was momcore until I read “untagging photos of yourself on facebook”. And then I knew.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      #Momcore proof

  • EX

    Is there a certain percentage required to achieve momcore status? I definitely meet criteria 1,3,4 and occasionally 5 but I hate to say that I’ve never been on Pinterest, really didn’t read 50 shades, have never seen Scandal or any of those other shows, have never gone on the land of nod website (and throw the catalog out when it comes because I can tell from a distance that I can’t afford that shit), I don’t know what Oprah likes and I have never claimed a Fleetwood Mac song as “my jam.” BUT I’m thinking my complete devotion to yoga pants, wine and Tina Fey should make up for these deficiencies?

    • rrlo

      I have never 50 Shades or been that excited about Fleetwood Mac either. And I only started watching Scandal and fell in love with Tina Fey because Mommyish writers kept on raving about it.
      So Mommyish is greatly responsible for this whole momcore thing… This is very suspicious.

  • Justme

    I REALLY hate anything that is coined and used by “mommys” (think STFU Parents), so imagine my disdain that I kinda, sorta, totally fit everything on this damn list. Ugh.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      You’re basically the momcore poster mom. Sorry

    • Justme

      I know. I am completely, 100%, absolutely….average. But my mom thinks I’m speshul, so there’s that. :)

      Sidenote: I still get uber excited when I see that you’ve responded to one of my posts. Does that make me, like…some sort of Eve Vawter fangirl?!

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      See idk. As far as I’m concerned momcore IS cool and there ain’t a damn thing wrong with liking mom stuff. I just basically made my list and was happy a few people agreed. And I think you are special too xo

  • Mikster

    Loved 50 Shades, hate Scandal, never watched Oprah, love Iron Miaden, Megadeth, Audioslave or Depeche Mode and can’t stomach Stevie Nicks’ voice. Or Christine McVie’s Heard too much of it in the 70s. Tina Fey? Meh. Scarlett Johanson, better. and what IS Land of Nod anyway?

  • sarahbregel

    i pretty much became a yoga teacher just so i could justify my daily “outfits.”

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  • whatever …

    I am a mom (2 teen boys) and all this crap was stupid. I dont own or like yoga pants, cant stand wine or oprah, never read 50 shades or like fleetwood mac; the list goes on. Guess my tastes veer other ways.

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