There are three important things to know about Kate Siegel: she is not married, she has a mother, her mother is Jewish. For Siegel, these three facts result in her mother, Kim Friedman, constantly hounding her about her love life, usually via text message. While Friedman's texts to her 20-something daughter are rather ridiculous and give fuel to all the stereotypes about Jewish moms, they are also painfully relatable to all sorts of young people.
Over the last year or so, Siegel (who is dating someone her mother calls Superjew) has gained fame on Instagram for collecting her text exchanges with her mom under the Crazy Jewish Mother moniker.
And now, Siegel has released Mother, Can You Not? It's a book celebrating/commiserating over her strong relationship with her mother.
In celebration of the new book and helicopter moms everywhere, here are 16 texts that best exemplify Friedman's parenting style.
Like many moms, Kim Freidman is full of fashion advice. Most of this advice, though, has a very specific goal in mind.
Siegel may have a boyfriend, but that doesn't stop her mom from seeing if there's someone else—who is more likely to propose—for her daughter.
Most of the time, Friedman is reminding her daughter that she will be much happier once a ring is on Siegel's finger.
But Friedman's end goal is for her daughter to give birth to a new generation of Jewish babies Friedman can smother with love.
It's nice that the mother and daughter have such an open relationship.