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This is intense…  I am fully aware that I am not a ‘cutting edge’ mama, but who knew about this group?  Have you heard of them?  See what happens when you eliminate television from your household (yes it has been 18 months now)?  Things like this happen & I am caught completely unaware! 

The Alpha Mom, even the title sounds scary to me.  I have posted several links at the bottom for your own reading pleasure, but the gist of the Alpha Mom is one who ‘can’ do everything!  Apparently these mothers don’t starve themselves like in Stressorexia.  🙂 Now to the good stuff.  From what I gathered Alpha Moms are:

…becoming a marketing phenomenon. Alpha Moms are educated, tech-savvy, Type A moms with a common goal: mommy excellence. She is a multi-tasker. She is kid-centric. She is hands-on. She may or may not work outside the home, but at home, she views motherhood as a job that can be mastered with diligent research.

…An Alpha Mom typically has money to spend, and — key for marketers — she is, as the label implies, a leader of the pack who influences how other moms spend.

Is there anyone out there that finds this a bit disturbing?  There are entire marketing campaigns geared towards mothers to ‘buy’ stuff (cars, games, electronics, appliances, etc.).  My question is, is it stuff that they have to have or just want?  Also, are we just creating a culture of kids who say “I want….” 

Now I am all for networking, do it daily as a matter of fact.  But most of my information that I am passing a long is contact/direction based.  Who has the best camps for kids?  What preschool would you recommend? 

My mind is muddled now as to ‘if’ I have become one of them… If so, I am still waiting to hear from Toyota!  🙂  I drive a Toyota Sienna and this is the BEST family/kid friendly auto out there, I LOVE mine…  There now does that make me an official Alpha Mom?  Hee Hee Hee

My friend Meadow and I, have been trying to connect up for about 2 weeks now I think.  🙂  But between us both (having 2 kids each, jobs & husbands) we have not succeeded.  Due to kids, school, work, schedules, etc.

So after many emails we have it booked!  An actual date!  With a time and everything…  I am so happy…  Meadow made the comment that it was funny we still have the back-up phone numbers ‘just in case’.  Hopefully this time we won’t have to use them.  Then she said (typed) “Ahhh the life of a Momtrepreneuer…”  What?  What is that???  I have never heard of this new term, so off I was to google it.

Could this be what I am doing with The Stash?  I wonder?

I have thought about work (and what that means) a lot this week.  Probably starting with the comment that Jolie made: “Mom you make a better stay-home mom than a working mom!”  Hmmm, is that a back-handed comment?  🙂  I am sure she meant well, just that it is nicer to have someone around doing kid-focused things right?  I am sure that is what she meant…  🙂 

Momtrepreneuer I had no idea this was a ‘real’ thing.  Just thought it was something that I have done out of necessity for 8 years.  Wow, I am hearing empowerment bells ringing in my ears?  I LOVE THIS!!!!

Definitely something that I will be researching more this week.  There is such a need for Mom’s to be empowered to use their braincells AFTER the kids arrive.  True, mine are not anything like they used to be.  Especially with numbers, but I am better at other things though.  Like gaining a new sense or something.

Starting a new business, The Stash, will be something of a stretch on my brain cells I am sure.  Hopefully though, all my Momtrepreneuer friends will help me through.  I have a great ‘big’ picture in mind, just getting to the goal will be the hard part.  But think of all the things that us Mom’s can do, and the skills we have!  Maybe The Stash can be a launching point for us all, do you think pooling our efforts and skills will be a catalyst for more ‘paid’ work for us in the future? 

Hmmm, something to think about…  Send your comments and let me know what you think! 

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