We are fearless, flawed, passionate, wise, strong, tired, tender & kind. We are Punky Moms & we’re happy you’re here.
We’re #punkymoms – First and foremost, we’re a supportive community for moms, like-moms, bonus moms, dads, aunts, uncles, caretakers, guardians & anyone contributing to the raising of future generations (sorry if our name is a bit misleading). Our community started in online forums & today it continues there, in Facebook groups & in Punky Moms Chapters globally.
Our groups are about being anti-establishment, fighting for equality and against the mainstream.
The kids that sported the mohawks and tattoos or wore black lipstick and Victorian dresses are all grown up now and have children of their own. Our children are the ones sporting the black onesies and we are the feminist parents who have chosen to raise our families outside of the box.
Punky Moms was brought to life in April 2002 as a meeting place for alternative parents to find like-minded friends and neighbors. Today–so many years later–while we’ve changed formats, forums, owners and locations, we are still achieving that goal.
Fast forward to today, and Punky Moms is run across the coasts of the US- Carrie in California, and Jenn in Florida, and many volunteers in between. Between them and a tight group of volunteers, they help run the website, online shop (coming soon!), social media accounts and all our global Facebook group communities. Punky Moms would be nothing without the voice of everyone here who give their valuable time to make sure everything runs smoothly.
If this is your first time around these parts, you should check out the Newbies Guide to Punky Moms.
Our Community & What We Do
As a member of our forum, Facebook groups or Chapters, one can vent frustrations and swap anecdotes. Punky Moms always provides a safe place where alternative parents can be themselves – and not try to fit in some mold someone decided was the right way to parent.
We are also a small business. Shirts, pins & patches that match our ethos – kindness, inclusiveness, activism, equality, community – and spread the word are kinda our thing. Most of our merchandise is born from collaborations with our members & in our shop on our site ✊🖤 (Coming Soon!)
Lastly, but definitely not least, we are a website. We publish birth stories, bi-monthly mixtapes, reviews and articles that resonate with parents on punkymoms.com⚡We love when our members reach out to share their own birth stories & articles for the site.
So just what is a “Punky Mom”?
We are a very diverse bunch. There is no way to say exactly what is a Punky Mom because if there is anything we are not, it’s the same thing! Old School Punks, Goth Ladies Of Darkness, Retro Bettys, Hippy Mamas, Geeks & Freaks, Strange & Unusual. We are all here. It Wasn’t Just A Phase
No two Punky Moms are alike. While some Punky Moms have piercings and tattoos, others don’t. Some may choose to cloth diaper, make their own baby food and practice attachment parenting, others might not. Breastfeeding or formula fed, we won’t judge you. We like you just the way you are.
We aren’t one voice, together we make a lot of noise. So sign up today, post an intro, and come meet your new BFFs.
About The Main Punky Moms Owners:
Jenn has been described as “the archetype of the next generation matriarch” – whatever that means. She resides in not-so-sunny south Florida. With her children working on being nearly grown, she dreams about living in a tiny house and visiting every North American Punky Mom, past, present, & future. Jenn runs the technical aspect of Punky Moms. Whenever there is a tech problem, she fixes it. She is the great and powerful Oz.
Carrie is a California mom to two teenage assholes and a nearly-grown person. She spends her days kicking ass and taking names in IT to support her bad coffee habit. In addition to running the day-to-days at Punky Moms, she spends her “spare time” drinking wine, helping with homework, competing with Dr. Doolittle for most pets, snacking on the souls of her enemies, and binge-watching cooking shows.
Carrie recently took over primary operations of Punkymoms from our friend and prior owner Paula (who is now at The Punky Family).
Contributors & Collaborations:
Our site is updated often with important and informative articles not just on parenting, but all four trimesters of pregnancy, feminism and DIY projects. We have Punky Approved Recipes in our Kitchen of Chaos as well as our very own Spotify profile featuring our curated Punky Mom Music Mixtape playlists.
“We are not just Punkers anymore, we are now parents, with the same passions that we always had to make living on this earth a better place. When it comes down to it, we are just open-minded moms, who love raising children…it’s simple, back to the basics parenting…without judgement. Everyone is welcome.” – Winter Rosebudd
Take a look at some of our cool, fantastic, and kicking motherhood in the ass members in the video below with our collaboration with Superdrug in the summer of 2018.
Many fellow members, friends and bloggers have featured Punky Moms and our community members on their site.
Would you like to feature us? Please send us a message and we can include our current media kit and hi-res photos
Please let us know when you have included us and we will be sure to add your link.
Huffington Post, NPR, Tattooed Tea Lady, Warrior Women Magazine, Lucky Sew & Sew , Modified Motherhood, LB Brand, Monday Company (we are huge in Sweden), Rock And Roses Mama, Dilan And Me, Foray Into Fashion, Haus Of Mono, Kids Kick And Cloth
Our former Hull Chapter and friends in the UK were recently featured in the Hull Daily Mail
We have been featured in the book Rebel Moms: The Off-Road Map for the Off-Road Mom
Community is what Punky Moms has always been about. So with that said, get involved and join.
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