We're pretty sure these moms win for 'world's most embarrassing mothers'

Jun 17, 2016 at 6:50 p.m. ET
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There's too much emphasis on being a cool mom these days. One of the oldest, most sacred facets of motherhood is being an utter embarrassment to your children; it's a tradition that spans generations. With the advent and rise of social media, we have more chances than ever now to don our mom jeans, grab our camera phones and remind our children that no matter how carefully they craft their own images, we alone hold the power to ruin it all with a single selfie.

There's an art to it, and these 21 moms have elevated and mastered it: veritable Da Vincis in the practice of humiliating their kids. Come, learn at their feet.

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1. The mom who accidentally crept into a stranger's dorm room.

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2. The mother who played matchmaker at a family eatery.

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3. The mom half of the dance-crashing duo that will haunt this girl forever.

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4. These moms, who are their middle school sons' biggest fans.

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5. This mother who picked up the gauntlet her first grader threw down.

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6. This mom, who merged "cool mom" and "oh, god, why" with a single thumbtack.

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