Being a lazy mom comes with a certain stigma, at least in the mommy world. There are women out there who think that moms need to constantly be on their game, houses spic and span, toys organized and disinfected every day, and organic meals planned for the week. Then, well, there are the lazy moms. They might not have a spot-less house, but there are gross things all lazy moms aren't worried about, either. What might send a super-organized, type A mother into an essential frenzy, won't be a blip on a lazy-mom's radar. Being a lazy mom means being more tolerant of messes in general, and that isn't always a bad thing. After all, parenthood isn't about perfection, it's about prioritizing.
You can definitely call me a lazy mom. As I type this, I can look on either side of me and see toys scattered across the room. There are also clean dishes still hanging out in the dishwasher, and the dirty dishes have been piling up in the sink since first thing this morning. I'm not troubled by this, though, because it's been a crazy day so far and getting my kids out the door on time, getting to my doctor's appointment on time, and then getting home so I have time to work, took precedence. Yup, lazy all the way.
I used to be a perfectionist, but perfectionism is a trait that will (at least for me) end up ruining not just your mental health, but potentially your kids' too. It was far too easy for me to lose sight of what really mattered when I was focused on looking "perfect." That's why, now that I'm an unapologetic lazy mom, I don't sweat the small stuff, including but not limited to: