Are you even a Mum if you don't…???

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Motherhood is a strange thing, you want to be the best you can be – the best mother to your child, the best teacher for him to learn from, the best role model, the best human being – but after years of minimal sleep and copious amounts of caffeine ingested coupled with the blah routine of school-runs and appeasing tantrums, you cave. And you become a real mum!
Not the pinterest-perfect one that you see in films or magazines, but the average mum-next-door kind of mum. And then you begin to do the following, and after a few years of practice, you question yourself:


Are you even a mum if you don't…???


1. Eat all the leftover Halloween candy days after Halloween, after telling your toddler it's all over?



2. Start threatening to call Santa when your kids act up – come November?

3. Use a wetwipe to quick clean the house?



4. Tell your child to put their shoes on 847 times before leaving the house, and then finally put them on yourself?

5. Do a happy jig once you drop your kid off at nursery – even if it's 9 am and other parents might be watching?

6. Start your day with coffee and end it with wine?



7. Feel guilty at least 10 times every day?

8. Stay up well past midnight pointlessly scrolling through Facebook despite being exhausted – just because it's the only quiet, alone time you get? Yes, you are now a MOMBIE.

9. Don't use dry shampoo at least twice a week? I mean, who has the time for a real hair wash???

10. Batch cook? The secret to my sanity in the kitchen. (Click here to read about the 5 must-haves in every mum's kitchen)

11. Stare at your monster child angel sleeping every night, and feel immense love, and wonder why you thought he was a total a**e through the day?


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22 Responses

  1. Helen @talking_mums

    Haha! Nodding along to all of these and yes – that moment when you watch them sleep and see how angelic they look compared to the little so and so’s they were during the day!

  2. Mrs Lighty

    Haha yep!! Considering it's 22:45 when I'm writing this, number 8 definitely applies to me!! Must…go…to…bed…soon!!! xxx


  3. Emma

    Ahahaha, all very true! The only one I differ on is that I start telling my children that santa won't come when it's Summer. Never too early! 😉 #FridayFrolics

  4. Annette, 3 Little Buttons

    Oh my gosh, yes! I read this on the train this morning and was giggling to myself all the way through. Mombie is exactly it, and the shoe thing thing. What's with little ones and shoes. Thanks for joining us for the #DreamTeam – loved this! x

    • Nicole

      Thanks Annette! Wish I had an answer to the shoe hullabullo… but its just one of those things of motherhood that you learn to accept!

  5. Silly Mummy

    Haha – yep, I do most of these and have really been abusing the calling Santa line! Thanks so much for joining us for #FridayFrolics

  6. The Mummy Bubble

    Brilliant post, yes to all of these. Especially the last one! #fortheloveofBLOG

  7. Mummyitsok

    I think I used the Santa one a million times before Christmas! Problem is now it’s done I need a new thing to say lol! #readysetlink

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