I love living in the suburbs, but I could do without the off-the-wall stereotypes. For example, we don't know every Target cashier by name, cruise country roads on the weekends, or spend every ounce of free time volunteering at our child's school. Anyone who parents in the suburbs knows life is more complex than that. That said, and as a suburban mom, there are some stereotypes about suburban moms that are totally true, or at least, in my experience, pretty damn close.
I've lived in the suburbs most of my life, so when it comes to raising children there I've heard all the stereotypical jokes and unnecessary assumptions. Before I had my daughter, however, I never intended to be a "suburban mom." Actually, I fought against that possibility for as long as I possible could, and fancied myself a lifelong "city girl" for as long as I could.
Then I found out I was pregnant and all that suppressed suburbia mindset came out in full force. By the time I had my second child, I went full suburban mom and haven't look back since. It just feels right, and there's no stopping or denying it. Now, I embrace the stereotypes I used to despise, and relish the fact that I have the opportunity to raise my kids in a safe, loving environment... even if it means admitting the following is totally true: