Katie Otto, American Housewife, and Why I’m Not The Perfect Mom

Katie Otto, American Housewife

Katie Otto, American Housewife, and Why I’m Not The Perfect Mom #AmericanHousewife #MomFail

Katie Otto, American Housewife, and Why I’m Not The Perfect Mom

This blog post is part of a paid Megan Media and ABC blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. #AmericanHousewife

As the mother of three children, I have had plenty of time for mom fails. Those are the times when your intentions are good, but you don't quite pull off what you thought you would. You know what I mean?

I have driven the kids to school before in my pajamas, gotten there a little late, and had to do that walk of shame inside the school as I signed the kids in. ALL IN MY PAJAMAS. Embarrassing right? It's only gets better from there.

I have also signed up to volunteer, only to show up a day late or a day early. I have forgotten to get my son's pants hemmed when he needed dress pants, only to have to use that ninja trick of duct tape to create the perfect crease. Never mind that it occasionally gets stuck to legs.

With all my mom fails, it’s easy to see that I’m not the perfect mom. No mom is.

And neither is Katie Otto.

Katie (played by Katy Mixon of “Mike and Molly” fame) is this fall’s most real and most hilarious addition to the comedy world as the main character in “American Housewife” (premiering on Tuesday, October 11 at 8:30|7:30c on ABC). Katie’s trying to raise three kids in the wealthy town of Westport, Connecticut, while being a confident and unapologetic mother and wife. She’s anything but the stereotypical, “perfect” Westport mom, and her entire family is anything but typical. In fact, they are pretty flawed, like most of us. They only live in Westport for the great schools.

Katie Otto, American Housewife, and Why I’m Not The Perfect Mom #AmericanHousewife #MomFailKatie is truly an everywoman, and I know that many of us will be able to see ourselves in her. We all have those moments where we feel like we just don't measure up, right? Katie embodies the way that we all feel sometimes, like we don’t have it all together, and everyone else surely does, like we’re the only people in the world who commit a #MomFail nearly every day.
My biggest and most epic mom fail would have to be the time that my daughter wanted me to make brownies for her class for her birthday. She loves my brownies, and I love making them. They are thick, rich and delicious chocolate brownies. You would probably love them, too.

Katie Otto, American Housewife, and Why I’m Not The Perfect Mom #AmericanHousewife #MomFail

I made a double batch of brownies to take into her classroom because she wanted a few extra to give out to some of her Girl Scout friends and to give to some of the teachers. These brownies are made from scratch, and I even bought the chocolate that she loves. I did everything right. Her dad got the candles, and we headed into school to bring them to her class and sing happy birthday.

Her face showed pure joy while we sang, and she was so excited to blow out the candles. Then she took a bite and so did the rest of her classmates. I also took a bite, and it was only then that I realized I didn't put the sugar in the brownies. They were AWFUL. Everyone in the classroom thought so, too. I definitely learned a lesson to always taste my brownies, and my daughter now always gives me a friendly little reminder to add sugar as well.

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This blog post is part of a paid Megan Media and ABC blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. #AmericanHousewife

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19 Comments Leave a Comment »

  1. Catherine Sargent

    This sounds like it is going to be a great show. I will have to make sure that I set my DVR to record it.

  2. That sounds like it’s going to be a pretty good show! I’m going to have to check it out ASAP.

  3. Mom fails are definitely going to happen from time to time. The Otto family’s adventures will be a lot of fun to follow!

  4. I can’t wait to see this show! Sounds great!!

  5. Ann Bacciaglia

    I am excited to see this show. I had not heard of it until now. The trailer looks great.

  6. Meagan

    This looks like a fun show.

  7. Oh a new family comedy! We need more of these I didnt know this show was coming out so thanks for the synopsis.

  8. Oh yes! No mom is a perfect mom! 😀 So excited to see this show! 😀

  9. hahaha The brownies thing sounds exactly like something I would do! I parade in my pajamas too…it’s just a must sometimes!

  10. Kristi

    I love shows like that… with humor and fun. I am going to check it out for sure.

  11. So excited to see this show =I can totally relate to feeling like a failure as a mom and it will be nice to have a TV character whose experiences resonates with me!

  12. Looks like the kind of show I can identify with.
    My 6-year-old is a pro at saying “It’s OK mama, everybody makes mistakes.”

  13. We’re not perfect, we’ve done things that we can never be proud of, but that how it is sometimes. I’m glad we have a show to watch that we can all relate to. It’s never easy to be a mom!

  14. I sure have had my share of mom fails over the years. This show sounds so relate-able. I’ll definitely have to check it out!

  15. First of all, I really love your post title! No Mom is perfect and when things are out of control, she can’t handle them and fail easily. Of course, you have learned about the brownie lesson kkk~ ! Anyway, the family comedy sounds interesting and I’m gonna watch it with my family.

  16. I love Katy Mixon and will be tuning in to this show each week! And I can write a book on mom fails!

  17. LOVED American Housewife tonight!! It’s going to be an AWESOME season! 

  18. It seems to be an amazing show. No one is perfect even moms. Sometimes we need to be failed to feel that life is not a straight way. Just kidding 🙂 Can’t wait for the show

  19. No mom is perfect. But if you set a standard and try to achieve each goals day by day, you would be a perfect mom ever. Btw, I’ll check the show. It sounds interesting.

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