soccer mom


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soccer mom

A middle-class suburban woman who spends a significant amount of her time transporting her children to various activities. Originating in the late twentieth century, the term came into widespread use during the 1996 U.S. presidential election, when it was suggested that Democratic candidate Bill Clinton was targeting soccer moms for their votes. Today the term is sometimes used pejoratively, suggesting that such women overschedule their children in multiple activities. California’s Town Crier ran an article by Nicole Miller headed “How Not to Be That Soccer Mom,” warning about the overinvolvement of parents (August 24, 2010).
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Both moms and dads actively support their daughters in the team, but there were more soccer moms than dads, and they are a feisty lot.
His attempts to become an adult are met with challenges from the attractive soccer moms who pursue him at every turn.
She plays a sexy English newsreader chasing after a playboy footballer, played by Scotsman Gerard Butler, who sets the hearts of US "soccer moms" aflutter when he moves state-side to save his marriage.
Perhaps it's just unacceptable for soccer moms and dads to turn up in a minivan--even at their kids' soccer matches.
The Egyptian soccer mom is a somewhat overprotective, yet encouraging figure, and is less likely to get bent out of shape if their kids make an error at some sporting activity.
Look for comic relief from Laurie's soccer mom friend (Chelsea Handler).
Previewing Off Broadway play "Secrets of a Soccer Mom" includes both with the purchase of a $65 ticket--although you may have to fight for time in the massage chair--as well as discounts at nearby restaurants.
Brooklyn Beckham cheers Pop on to pitch; I'LL BE (CENTRE) BACK: Arnie with wife Maria Shriver; HOME FROM HOME: For Winstone and Hurt; FIRST-TIMER: Love Hewitt with lover Ross McCall; SOCCER MOM: Katie explains the offside law to Suri SPLASH; AMERICAN IDOL: Becks takes the applause at full time
No one has ever said anything negative to me, but I'm sensitive to the fact that I am "familiar" in suburbia--what could be safer than a soccer mom? I call myself a soccer mom, though I've really had only one kid play soccer.
While my opinion counts, I felt it necessary to rum the keys over to a professional soccer mom for a real evaluation.
He's making his case for the Senate mainly by painting the incumbent, the quintessential "soccer mom" Patty Murray, as a borderline TRAITOR, while simultaneously grafting If onto The Troops ...
As a crew mom--that's like a soccer mom for kids who row--I spend a lot of time listening to teenage girls in the car, and I can tell you the issue of abstinence-only sex education is not a big hit with the youngsters I transport.
Lopez said the peace movement needed to redefine itself in order to attract the "middle-class soccer mom from the suburbs." He said it was a legitimate concern of the United States to be sure that Iraq did not have weapons of mass destruction, "but that doesn't translate into the toppling of another government."
NPR today, after all, is sharper than it was 15 years ago, more soccer mom than radical chic; there are fewer pieces on Guatemalan macrame co-ops and more on the latest in Internet filters.
After winning every possible music award, recording 27 albums (including her third greatest-hits compilation), and taking Broadway by storm as the backwoods sharpshooter Annie Oakley in a revival of Annie Get Your Gun, Reba McEntire is staking her claim in television with the successful series "Reba." Playing a sassy, suburban Texas soccer mom whose picture-perfect life is falling apart, McEntire may be down, but she's never out.