According to Wikipedia, the stereotypical Jewish mother is ” a nagging
, overprotective, manipulative
, smothering, and overbearing mother or wife, one who persists in interfering in her children’s lives long after they have become adults.” Or is a Jewish mother one that a warm, plump woman that always has a pot of chicken soup boiling on the stove?
We all have mothers. But not all fit in the same mold.
I am now a mother, am I like the old European Jewish mother that came over at the turn of the cenury? Am I the mother that nags, “put your clothes away, do your homework, wash you face!” Or am I the soccer mom that drives all day long from one activity to the next? What kind of mother are you?