Parlance Query of the Day

Is there a difference between a ‘Soccer Mom’ and a ‘Hockey Mom’?

If so, what is it?

These are the questions that keep me from sleeping at night.

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5 Responses to “Parlance Query of the Day”


  1. 1 Ashley July 22, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    Here is my stereotypical* and likely offensive answer. I’m neither, but have observed these things about Soccer/Hockey Moms:

    ~ Hockey Moms don’t mind if their kids beat up Soccer Mom kids. In response, Soccer Moms don’t mind threatening legal action.

    ~ Hockey Moms encourage their sons to grow mullets (helmet hair). Soccer Moms think mullets are trashy.

    ~ Hockey Moms worship and cater to their sons because this is how they’ve been taught to treat the men in their lives. Soccer Moms worship and cater to their children because a parenting book told them to. If life isn’t perfect for their child, how else will they get into the Ivy League?

    *I know Hockey/Soccer moms who do and don’t fit these stereotypes. Most would laugh.

    I hope that you can now get some sleep!

  2. 2 lane July 22, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    I concur 100% with Ashley. Soccer moms read People magazine, drive minivans and gossip with the other moms at practice. Hockey moms still talk shit about other moms, but they’re more likely to get in a screaming match than be passive aggressive.

  3. 3 Mrs. G. July 22, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Ashely summed it up amazingly well.

    In the US Sarah Palin is the Queen of Hockey Moms.

    Did you happen to see her and John McCain’s campaign stand up routine?

    Here goes:

    Palin: “By the way, do you know what they say the difference is between a hockey mom and a Pit Bull?”

    McCain aide: “No, Governor.”

    Palin: “A hockey mom wears lipstick.”

    The site looks great Urban Cowgirl!

  4. 4 Jenn @ Juggling Life July 23, 2010 at 5:41 am

    Ashley is a right genius–said the Water Polo mom!

  5. 5 Ann in NJ July 23, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    And then there are those of us lucky enough to have children in both sports. We’re the ones that are dropping off kids, leaving to pick up the other child at the other practice (on the other side of town), and rushing back to pick up the first. We rarely get to WATCH the game, we’re too busy driving.

    In my town, the coaches refer to the over-involved moms as “PITAs”. Pain-in-the-… well you get the picture.


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