Why Bloggers Are More Trust Worthy Than Critics and Why I Loved Moms' Night Out

Back in March I got the chance to see Moms' Night Out before the public.  While 
I was excited to go see it I didn’t have very high expectations since I feel like most movies are so out of touch with real moms.

Before I go any further I want you to know that I am not getting paid for this post it is completely me talking to you as one mom to another.

As I sat there watching the story line unfold I was blown away. It was like my life story was playing on the big screen. You know the one, the story that no one thinks is important. The one that when you tell people you are a stay at home mom they stand there waiting for you to expand and you are like…

 “Yeah, I am just a stay at home mom.”

As soon as people find out that I am a stay at home mom they almost feel sorry for me like I’ve contracted a terrible disease or something. Anyway, I really am talking about the movie but it intertwines with my life so much that you are going to have to just bear with me. 

So half way through the movie it dawns on me that the main character, Allyson, is just a stay at home mom. I was really shocked because most movies portray women as working mothers or at the very least a mother that is some type of nonprofit worker but never…

“Just a stay at home mom.”

What made me love this movie so much was that it was my life and it looked so important. It is a movie that values motherhood and marriage and shows all the parts. The total craziness, the hard and exhausting parts, and the never done something more important with my life parts.

I loved how they showed married people still in love because I rarely see that on the big screen. And the truth is that I am so in love with my husband. He is my strength and what keeps me going. That same sentiment was clearly shown in this movie.

I loved how they showed the real struggles of motherhood but didn’t make it seem like these women hated their lives as a stay at home mom.

I loved that they showed how hard motherhood is. My mom made motherhood look easy and I thought it was until I actually had kids. Even though I know better I still feel like I should make motherhood look easy too. I feel like I should make it look like I have it all together and that it is the easiest thing I have ever done and that I love every second. Yet inside I am crying out because I am in over my head. Half the time I end up crying to my husband or calling my mom for a mini therapy session.

Motherhood is hard and it is even harder to admit that to someone that doesn't have children. I'm always afraid of that look that says, "well it's your fault you had them so deal with it." I'm not even going to go into the older woman syndrom . . . you know the one where the older woman has forgotten how crazy it was. Of course it was never that chaotic in her house.

Overall, this movie nailed everything I love and find difficult about motherhood. Motherhood is the hardest job I have ever had but it is the most important job I have ever had. I love being with my kids but I also love a good moms' night out or date night because I am anything but…

“Just a stay at home mom.”

The critics for this movie have been horrendous. They have bashed it up one side and down another. They seem to be echoing the politically correct society where it’s not popular to be…

“Just a stay at home mom”

BUT you know what real moms are saying? 5 stars! 

I went to see the movie again this weekend. When we got there the first show was sold out so we got tickets for the next show. Guess what . . . it eventually sold out too! The most amazing thing happened at the end of the movie. The whole audience gave it a large round of applause with a standing ovation. Remember, this is from people who PAYED to see it not people who are PAYED to critique movies.

So from one mom to another . . . I can pretty much guarantee that you are going to love this movie!

“Pinky promise!”



 “Just a stay at home mom.”


  1. I really want to see this! You are right -No part of being a mom is easy.

  2. Laura cannot wait for you to see it! Its just fabulous. :)

  3. I didn't feel like I wanted to see this movie, but you have won me over. Looking forward to it now :) Tara.

    1. Tara that is great news! Be sure to come back and tell me what you thought afterwards okay! :)


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