Need A Mom is often asked “Why?” “Why would a young adult need ‘another’ mom?”

To help answer that question, Need A Mom did some research. Here’s one explanation in which Need A Mom is a pizza.

Sigmund Freud said that the mother archetype developed in layers. Like building a pizza. The child is hungry. Then develops a craving for a certain food like pizza. This develops into more specialized needs such as pizza with cheese, sausage or mushrooms. This means that the child has a general need for a nurturer that develops into a need for specific mother qualities that are unique to that child. The actual mother may be the cheese and mushrooms but Need A Mom is the pepperoni and fresh basil.

Carl Jung  wrote that a child’s idea of mother may or may not correspond accurately to the actual mother. Need A Mom is the takeout pizza, not the homemade.