Figuring out how to be a “Ninja Mom”


We saw this sign on an RV last year. It says, “Home of the Ninja Rooster.”

The other day, I was toying around with new bio information the other day and wrote, “By day, I’m a writer, and by night, I’m a ninja mom.”

Whilst it sounded cute, I had never heard tell of a ninja mom. So, I asked myself, if I want to include this in my bio, what exactly would I say a ninja mom does?

Wikipedia (y’know, the absolute source on everything :)) defines a ninja as “a covert agent or mercenary … who specialized in unorthodox warfare.”  Wait, that sounds like me. I’m totally about unorthodox warfare with the children. Especially at bedtime. Some nights it can be a true battle royale.

I guess you could even call me a covert agent (does tooth fairy stuff count?).  However, I am not a mercenary (unless you include spiders and insect invaders; if so, buckle up, ’cause I’m a stone-cold, merciless killer).

So, maybe I will call myself a ninja mom. I mean, if there can be a ninja rooster, why not a ninja mom?

I’ll leave you with a video from one of my favorite ninja songs, because I was “Born to be a Ninja!”

About RJ Crayton

RJ Crayton is a former journalist who now writes fiction. She's reported for the Kansas City Star and Wichita Eagle, as well as the smaller publications Education Technology News and Campus Crime. She has two published novels, Life First and Second Life and blogs for Indies Unlimited and the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. For exclusive content and first looks at her new work, sign up for the newsletter at
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2 Responses to Figuring out how to be a “Ninja Mom”

  1. What a lovely title. Hello ninja mom.

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