I am an embarrassing mum! I have learnt to revel in it and enjoy the moment. After initially trying to be 'cool' or not saying anything, I just decided I would embarrass my children anyway. So stick to you guns be your own person and enjoy the moment with a little smile.
One of my favourite stories of embarrassing my son was when he was about 16. I knew that he had become sexually active but I didn't really know the details. I have always tried to be open with a few key messages like, treat girls with respect and stay safe.
Unluckily for my son I work as a youth worker so I had access to lots of information on sexually transmitted infections. So while my son was out I plastered his room with posters and leaflets about Genital Worts, Chlamydia and Syphilis. Although my son was a bit embarrassed when he returned with his friends he saw the funny side and was well informed about staying safe.