Send Us Your Most Embarrassing Mom Story, Enter To Win A $250 WaySpa Gift Card

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As mothers, we often have mortifying stories to share. There is the twinge of shame that only a mother can feel when her breast milk squirts across the room or her five-year-old asks for a detailed explanation regarding the tampon in her purse. We know you have them and we at Mommyish want to hear them.

So, send us your absolute worst moments of cringing and blushing to entries AT mommyish dot com. And, from now until May 31, any story you send in will enter you to win a $250 gift certificate redeemable for a variety of services at any WaySpa around the country. While we’ll always welcome your embarrassing stories of being a mom, only entries received by 11:59 p.m. on May 31, 2011 will be entered to win. You must be at least 18 years old and a resident of the U.S. to win (full terms and conditions here). Plus, we’ll publish our favorite entries right here on Mommyish.

We can’t wait to read your stories — and share some of our own.


  1. Laura Benjamin

    May 11, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    I took my daughter for her first shots and she was fine throughout the wait. When the doctor gave her the shots she began to whimper and I ended up blubbering like an idiot as it breaks my heart when she cries. Of course my crying scared her more than the shot and she began to cry as well. It took the doctor ten minutes to calm us both down and before we left he gave me a lollipop and told me it would be okay. The cherry red lollipop matched my flaming face as we left his office.

  2. Megan

    May 12, 2011 at 9:11 am

    How about when my kids proceeded to tell a room full of people and family that I wear my underwear that “Goes up my butt” and then my daughter proceeded to demonstrate thong style under pants with her swimsuit! I wanted to die!

  3. Rachel

    May 13, 2011 at 9:37 am

    I took my 4 and 5 year old girls Christmas shopping one year. After we bought this huge package, they seriously wanted to try the escalator going down. They were pumped and so excited about it. I had only one hand available to hold on to my 4 year old. Just as the three of us stepped on, my 5 year old decided “No! Not yet!” and turned and started marching in place back up the stairs. She didn’t move she just stayed marching and laughing in one place. Meanwhile my 4 year old had one foot on the step and one foot on the landing so she was beginning to do the splits. So I had to try to stay with her. My 4 year old and I ended up laying on the stairs on the way down while my 5 year old is laughing hysterically and marching in one spot at the top of the stairs. All the while people are using the stairs going up and watching us in awe. It was quite funny.

  4. fifi

    May 13, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Many years ago I moved to a new city with my husband and 15 month old son. I had a doctor’s appointment for my annual physical with my new doctor, but no body to babsit, so I brought Colin with me. Since the waiting room opened right onto a busy street, he also had to come into the examination room. He sat pretty quietly for most of the procedure, but right while the doctor was doing my pap, Colin walked over and stood beside him.
    “See that?” asked the doctor, “that’s mummy’s cervix.”

    Colin is 20 now, and there doesn’t seem to be lasting damage. Fingers crossed.

  5. Anna

    May 15, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Well… This is my 2nd time entering this because Dylan pushed the back button. In two years I have too many stories to share here! There is the time Dylan flashed a high school aged bagger my boob at the grocery. The morning he learned to say the word “crap” after that was the only thing I could utter when finding a diaper was defective. 1st diaper of the morning separated and all the absorbency gel filled his pjs; when I tried to change him the gel went all over the table and carpet. He now says “crap” and even uses it in context! The most recent was when he blurted “penis pee pee” extremely loud in a very nice and crowded Italian restaurant. Having a family requires a person to have thick skin or just be constantly mortified! 🙂

  6. Liz Benjamin

    May 18, 2011 at 12:29 am

    Our son was in kindergarten performing in a school play — an adaption of “Stella Luna.” He had a rash on his penis, which we didn’t know about. He stood in front of the packed classroom during a key moment in the play and pulled out his penis and started to handle it. We were mortified. The whole thing was being filmed and photographed! I was making a movie. A friend turned to me and smiled – she said her brother used to do that all time when he was little 🙂 Poor baby was just uncomfortable. Still… I’ve yet to watch the home movie we made.

  7. Stephanie

    May 19, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Oh, it was a day, like any other day….It was the first time I went to buy a thong. Since I was 15, naturally, I was embarrassed to be buying “lingerie” in public but I couldn’t wear the pencil skirt I bought without one. I wanted to make my mission quick and efficient. I slyly strolled to the thong area and snagged the first thong I spotted (I don’t think it was even in my size, remember, I was moving fast). My mom saw. She knelt down and began to praying…no, BEGGING God to please keep me from being a floozy. Many people saw and most dashed out of there. Except of course for the other teenagers dying of laughter. All of the sudden, panty lines weren’t as embarrassing as I thought they would be….

  8. Sherry

    May 21, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    While giving a tour of our new home, our 7 year old informed my friend that mommy kept a banana in her bathroom drawer… “wanna see” she said.

  9. amym8

    May 22, 2011 at 11:49 am

    im a breastfeeding babywearing mama n pumping hasnt worked for me so when the baby wants it he knows wher to get it , i bwear easy access shirts so its a comfortable quick nurse… ive been exposed a few times in a few different places while holding my son n he decides he wants it out 🙂 paying for grocerys at the mall in line at thecoffee shop u name it …

  10. Ellie Sutherland

    May 22, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Over spring break my mom and I were in a nice tapas bar sitting in front of the VERY cute bartender. We were talking about how things change a lot after your twenties and she blurted out “For example, I used to enjoy anal sex a lot in my twenties!” The bartender started laughing and I couldn’t look anyone in the eye for the rest of the meal.

  11. Joyce Elaine Davis

    May 27, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    My mother passed away 2/12/11 and I was on the internet and was thinking about her and I came across this contest . Well when I was 9 I had a bedwetting problem and my mother took me to the Dr. he gave me some medication and told my mother to give it to me at night I looked at my mother and said how can I take this medicine mama and you told me not to drink water at night the Dr looked at me and said you can take it with a piece of fruit after we left the Dr,s office we went to the store and in the store I was getting on my mothers nerves when we started to leave the store I seen some friends and I remembered about what the Dr. had said and I said, Mama you forgot my fruit ,you know what the Dr, told you she looked at me and said yes I remember and you young lady can wash that pill down your throat with a slice of bread I was so embarassed.

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