10 surefire signs you’re a SAHM!

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Ever seen a mum and thought to yourself: Now she looks like a Stay-at-Home-Mum or she looks like a Working Mum!? Not to compartmentalise or judge – hey, I’m a mum myself – but having been a SAHM for almost 4 years now, there are a few traits that SAHMums acquire on the job…


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1. PJ days are certified days of the week. They are allowed. And they are necessary (after all, how many play dates and park trips and soft plays can you take your kid to?!)

2. You know the theme songs, dialogues, timings, possibly even the credits to all the shows your toddler watches
Paw Patrol, Paw Patrol
Be there on the double…

3. On that note, you realise and embrace the fact that the television is the world’s best baby-sitter.

4. You will hear the line ‘Can I have a snack?’ at least 15 times everyday

5. Coffee isn’t just a beverage anymore… it is a necessity.

6. Mom jeans are an acceptable form of clothing and the messy mombun is a real style!




However, if messy is not your thing then opting for a wig is a great solution if you don’t have time to style your hair every morning. These human hair wigs are ideal and look natural.

And for those rare occasions that you take the effort to ‘dress up’ and actually even apply makeup, check out Makeup Muddle for some fabulous makeup ideas and tips.

7. Sometimes, you prefer doing housework to reading another book (or the same book for the seventeenth time) or playing another pretend-game (pretend tea-party, pretend superhero, pretend fireman).

8. You learn to love play dates and look forward to them – at least someone else (as enthusiastic as your toddler) can play those pretend-games! And you can have a conversation with another adult, even if it’s about toddler poo and tantrums! And maybe, just maybe, pop open a bottle of wine;)

9. Most days, you want to fast-forward the clock – how the hell can it ONLY be 1 pm??? You’ve done EVERYTHING, read EVERY BOOK, made EVERY PUZZLE and now your toddler is bored!!! (Then ironically, when your toddler is asleep, you look at him or her lovingly and want to slow down time…)

10. You become a Mombie – a Mom who is beyond exhausted but stays up late anyhow since it’s her only opportunity for kid-free time.

Do any of these resonate with you? Are there any other SAHM traits you would like to add?

This post first appeared on www.meetothermums.com as part of their #BlogSquad


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  1. Kristie - Mammaprada

    Yes this is basically me! If I have to do another Peppa Pig puzzle! 🙁 I’ve actually started taking the books I hate to the charity shop so they can’t be found and requested anymore! #badmum #coolmumclub

    1. Nicole

      Not #badmum… just #mumtryingtostaysane!!!;)

  2. MMT

    I recognised a fair few of these! I’ve been breaking free a little lately from the mom jeans and taking a few days a week to make a little more effort…just because I miss nice clothes! Guess I’m fed up of looking like a SAHM 😉
    Thanks for sharing with #coolmumclub

    1. Nicole

      Well done Sarah… inspire the rest of us too please!

  3. Daddy Poppins

    Asa stay at home dad I can relate to this. All I need is a mom bun and some mom jeans.

    1. Nicole

      :):):) That would entertain your littles I’m sure! Thanks for popping over…

  4. Claire - Life, Love and Dirty Dishes

    I have definitely found chores to do rather than play cars anymore! Thanks for linking up to #FridayFrolics

    1. Nicole

      Exactly – dishes and folding laundry can SOMETIMES be far more fun than they seem!

  5. Emma Island Living 365

    Ahaha, YES, YES and YES! I have a very fulfilling relationship with my coffee shop and I am normally asked for snacks at least 50 times a day and if I hear “but why mummy” one more time I might have a why meltdown! I am rocking that mombie look today 😉 #FridayFrolics

    1. Nicole

      Keep rocking it Emma, it’s the essence of motherhood;)
      Oh god the ‘why’s’!!!

  6. Turning Up In Devon

    Yes, I think I may have read the book ‘You Choose’ like a gazillion times and it still gets trotted out now (looking about for something to mop!) By about 4pm daily I’m defo rocking a mombun! #fridayfrolics

    1. Nicole

      4 pm!!! Wow, hats off to you. I’m often rocking it at 10 am:(
      Thanks for stopping by…

  7. Jenny @ Unremarkable Files

    I’m in trouble because I don’t drink coffee and my hair’s not long enough for a mom bun… but yes to #10, definitely! Thank goodness it’s Friday and I don’t have to get the older kids up for school tomorrow morning.

    1. Nicole

      :):):) If not coffee, then wine’s an option;)
      Thanks for popping over Jenny…

  8. Silly Mummy

    Haha – yes. My youngest has got our of control with the snack requests lately! She doesn’t even eat them. She begs for a snack, takes one mouthful and then asks for another! Thanks so much for joining us for #FridayFrolics

    1. Nicole

      Darn those constant snacks! My son has a knack of asking for a snack just as I’ve sat down/ opened my laptop/ when I finally get to lie down for five minutes!!!

  9. Momoftwolittlegirls

    Sunglasses are basically make-up, and yoga pants are acceptable ‘going out’ clothes. No? Did I go to far.

    1. Nicole

      Oh totally! I could live in yoga pants!!!

  10. Cheshire SEN Tutor

    Hahah! The asking for a snack one reallly resonated with me!! #blogcrush

    1. Nicole

      🙂 Kids and snacks, like seriously, what IS with that?!

  11. Lucy At Home

    All of the above! I’ve been a SAHM for almost 7 years and I think this describes my life pretty accurately! Haha. I am particularly bad at staying up late at the moment – I get the kids in bed, do my blogmin, and then I NEED some down time before bed (no matter how ridiculously late it is) #blogcrush

    1. Nicole

      Glad you agree Lucy:) Being a SAHM is a full-time job, isn’t it?

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