These days there are a boatload of “classifications” and labels for parents and their parenting style. Helicopter parents. Free-range parents. Lighthouse parents. Attachment parents. Authoritative parents. Then, of course, there’s parents that are just plain lazy. Honestly, there’s nothing wrong with being a little lazy (or being perceived as such) when you're working as hard as a mom. In fact, I have more than a few real reasons I'm a "lazy mom," and I honestly think you should try being a lazy mom, too
Prior to becoming a mother, I always envisioned myself being more of a free-range parent. You know, the type of mom that's more laid back and allows her child to get into things, even if they might get a little hurt in the process. Then I lost my first child. I also realized I was raised by authoritarian parents, so my anxiety and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) mixed with my past in a way that made free-range parenting nothing short of impossible.
When my son was born I was overly cautious about things, to be sure, but as my child has grown into a toddler I have grown busier, more exhausted, and well, lazy. While I know I technically shouldn't have to explain "why" to anyone, maybe it’ll help some of you who feel the need to critique other lazy parents, understand some of the reasons why we might be the way we are.