I was excited to see that Andy Buckley from “The Lying Game” plays the main character’s husband in “Odd Mom Out” but I pretty much screamed when I found out that Joanna Cassidy plays his mother. As in..Rose from Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead. As in, “I’m right on top of that, Rose!” Please tell me that most, if not all of you, know that reference!
I read it a million times. It was for a “Beyond Birth” hospital group held for mothers and babies – from birth to four-months-old. It was a safe place to talk about our feelings and our postpartum experiences and our babies and everything we wanted to know but were afraid to ask. Ultimately, it was a place to make connections & friends. Connected friends, really.
It took me those three weeks to work up the nerve to go to Beyond Birth. Like I did for most events, I got ready in style. My newborn daughter was a rare gem – she slept well and was calm while awake. I had time to take a shower, brush my hair, and put on mascara and lip gloss. I was still in my 20’s, I had some funky nursing tips, and I had time to take a long shower.
I walked into that room on the second floor of the hospital and it was filled to the brim with 30 women and their newborn babies. I sat next to a pretty young mother and I smiled. She smiled back and asked me where I was from. I replied that I was originally from New Jersey, but I had moved to Massachusetts from San Francisco. “I could tell you were from New Jersey!”
I instantly got self-conscious and ducked my head, looking around the room. To be honest, everyone seemed in various states of nursing and not-nursing, dressed and not-dressed, hair brushed and not brushed. It was a mixed bag but I suddenly wondered if I should have come at all. And I contemplated walking out and never coming back. Or worse – coming back but in some altered state of what I wanted to be. With messy hair and ratty clothes? I didn’t even own ratty clothes!
In the end, I decided to take it as a compliment and I don’t think she meant it maliciously. I still ducked into my corner of the room for a good hour, feeling like the odd mom out. Luckily I emerged and made some of the best friends of my life.
The hilarious Bravo TV show, “Odd Mom Out”, centers around a very wealthy family in NYC. Jill, the main character, is the black sheep – and Odd Mom Out – of her social group and married family. In the story, the mother is called out by the school for having a kid who says she loves tattoos, underwear dance parties and bad words! Basically, she is pretty awesome.
When you watch the show you should also check out Bravo’s new V.I.M. Perks Program – which stands for Very Important Mom. When you download Bravo’s mobile app – The Daily Dish, you will become an official VIM Perks member! Through the Daily Dish app, not only can you catch up on your favorite Bravo celebs, but you’ll also be eligible for exclusive VIM discounts from partners. And they are GOOD! I must have visited the V.I.M. Perks website seven times. (just ran away for an 8th time)
And in case I have yet to convince you to watch the show (if the bad words, underwear dance parties – featured in one of the first episodes – and sprinkled doughnuts didn’t do that for you yet!), viewers have an opportunity to win $20,000 in each of the first 4 weeks of premiere episodes (starting 6/8 – 6/29) through the Tune-In to Win Sweepstakes. Tell fans to tune in live at 10/9c on Mondays (6/8-6/29) for the secret hashtag and tweet it out to @BravoTV each week for their chance to win.
While waiting for June 8th, you can enjoy your first look at Bravo’s new scripted comedy by viewing the Odd Mom Out trailer.
Check out the Odd Mom Out Facebook page!
Check out the Bravo TV Odd Mom Out website!
Check out the VIM page! And that stands for Very Important Mom perks!
Check out the trailer!