<blockquote>”Welcome to Fight Club. The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is: you DO NOT talk about Fight Club! Third rule of Fight Club: someone yells “stop!”, goes limp, taps out, the fight is over.”</blockquote>

It dawned on me today that we mothers could learn a lot from Fight Club…and let me tell you, when that crazy guy I dated in 2000 made me watch it 100 times in a row, I would have never thought those words would come out of my mouth. But it’s true.

Motherhood could benefit a lot from a basic set of rules and some generally acknowledged truths, and if you think about it, what better source than a film about someone fighting with themselves? If there is one thing I’ve learned it is that success in motherhood is 99% acceptance that I cannot win, not even against myself and 1% perseverance despite the regular losses.

Here are some Fight Club rules and truths that I’d like to bring over to Motherhood:

Read them all over at The Nomad Mom Diary.


Lynn Morrison is a smart-ass American raising two prim princesses with her obnoxiously skinny Italian husband in Oxford, England. If you've ever hidden pizza boxes at the bottom of the trash or worn maternity pants when not pregnant, chances are you'll like the Nomad Mom Diary. Catch up with her daily on Facebook and Twitter.

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