Cool Moms

A survey of 2,000 American adults identified the attributes they think set their mother apart from the parenting pack. So what makes a mom a “cool” mom?

Among the 68% of respondents who agreed that their mom was a “cool mom,” 62% said it was because she talked with her kids openly about anything and everything. Relaxing the rules a bit may be another key, as over half said their mom’s coolness stemmed from the fact that she let them get away with things a “normal” mom wouldn’t when they were growing up.

Being an epic gift-giver, or having great style, seemed to be a component as well, with 52% saying that her tendency to spoil both her loved ones and herself was what made their mom a cut above the rest.