A mom is renting out her mommy services, and her prices are actually pretty reasonable.

A mom is renting out her mommy services, and her prices are actually pretty reasonable.

Sometimes you feel alone in the big city when your mom is far away. Or maybe your mom is nearby and she just doesn't get you. Whatever the reason, if you need a mom with whom you have a mutually beneficial transactional agreement, you can rent one at Need A Mom NYC. Nina Kineally has been a mom for over 30 years, and her kids are functioning adults, so she did something right. She's willing to provide you with basic mom services at a reasonable price:

Nina sells herself as:

A mom who won't

  • question your lifestyle choice
  • be judgmental about your hair, your wardrobe, your friends, your vegan diet
  • compare you to your sister Maggie or your cousin Jake
  • expect presents ever (or even an ecard)
  • keep you on the phone for 45 minutes talking about the neighbor's cat or your uncle's gout
  • ask you to be in a selfie with her

A mom who will

  • listen to you over a cup of joe, hot chocolate or wine
  • review your resume and edit documents
  • iron your shirt for that big interview
  • watch a movie with you when you just don't want to be alone (and bring the popcorn)
  • make that pecan pie that you really really love
  • buy your real mom's Christmas/Chanukah/Kwanzaa and birthday presents & wrap and ship them

Nina charges $40 an hour, which is a bargain! She is based in Brooklyn, however, so it would add up to fly her somewhere. She also has a disclaimer:

NeedAMom is just that. A Mom. NeedAMom is not a professional therapist or counselor. NeedAMom can and will give you Mom Advice and Mom Help. If you need professional help in any area, NeedAMom can refer you to real doctors, therapists, treatment centers, etc. or help you to find the right person or place to help you.

Good move. Your mom is definitely not your therapist, whether you're paying her or not.