Most people think moms in Connecticut live fabulous lives filled with lavish charity lunches and hired help for our children. While there are some parts of our tiny state that house the rich (and even some of the famous), most Connecticut moms are as down to earth as parents in the rest of the 50-nifty states. We pack lunches, we plan playdates, hell, we even pump our own gas (most of the time, anyway). There's no much that separates women with kids living in CT from women raising kids in California, except for maybe the snow, the lack of sunshine for half of the year and oh, we don't have any Kardashians (at least that I know of?).
Here's a few of the worst misconceptions about being a mom in Connecticut.
Connecticut Moms Are Rolling In Dough
Sure, there are parts of our small state where the houses are huge and the lawns are lush, but like any part of the country, Connecticut has families from varying income brackets.
Connecticut Moms Never Leave The House Without Makeup
Connecticut moms love a good blowout as much as the next woman does, but hit up Target at any given time and you'll see plenty of yoga pants and messy buns, just like anywhere else.
Connecticut Moms Have Hired Help
Just because movies and televisions shows would have you believe that living in CT means you automatically get a nanny upon leaving the hospital with a new baby, sadly this isn't the case. Unless they were fresh out of nannies and no one told me. Hang on, gotta make a call.
Connecticut Moms Are All Stay-At-Home Moms
Nope. Many of us work outside the home, work from home, or even own our own businesses.
You Know A Mom Is From Connecticut If She's Wearing Pearls
OK fine, some of us wear pearls, but in all fairness, you can't blame us for following in the footsteps of the late, great Audrey Hepburn. And Connecticut mom or not, if your baby is in the insert-everything-they-touch-into-mouth phase, then you're not wearing jewelry, pearls or otherwise.
Connecticut Moms Are Grown-Up Mean Girls
While Regina George was fun as a movie character, no one really wants to be like her in real life. In fact, there's a group of CT moms that are working hard to end the mommy wars once and for all.
Kids Who Grow Up In Connecticut Are Super Smart
Hey, you said it, not us!
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