The ‘I’m A Mum Who …’ Challenge

I was recently nominated by Jennifer at The Hollyhock Door to do this challenge so here it is!


  • Thought for a very long time she would never be one.
  • Had terrible morning sickness with both boys until 17 weeks.
  • Got to 33 weeks both times and never grew any bigger bump wise.


  • Had two c-sections –  the first one due to breech and second by choice.
  • Couldn’t breastfeed her first child due to latching issues so pumped for 5 months and mix fed.
  • Had no problems breastfeeding her second.
  • Is not naturally maternal and had held maybe two babies upon insistence before her first was born.
  • Smothers her boys in hugs and kisses all day long and says ‘I love you’ all the time.
  • Hovers over them on playground equipment due to their propensity to launch off things.
  • Is always laughing and can’t help but giggle at things that she really should be disciplining (like the inadvertent swear word at the most inappropriate of times).
  • Quietly loves the middle of the night snuggles she gets every night when the boys sneak into her bed.
  • Worries about whether she is doing a good job (don’t we all?).
  • Doesn’t like to get dirty but ended up with two puddle jumping, mud splashing BOYS.
  • Would not be a great SAHM and works to keep her sanity.
  • Spoon feeds her 4 year old breakfast to get it over and done with quickly!
  • Dresses her kids in odd socks.
  • Is not adverse to using bribes.
  • Tries to avoid taking the kids to any kind of shop by herself. Anywhere. Ever.
  • Lives on coffee.

What kind of mum are you?

(I’m supposed to nominate other bloggers to do this challenge but I am just happy to nominate anyone who would like to do it! Put your hand up if you are keen to give it a go!)

Linking up with Essentially Jess for IBOT today!

19 thoughts on “The ‘I’m A Mum Who …’ Challenge

  1. I’m not a mum but I get the not holding kids things. A colleague had a baby and offered to let me hold it and I was like “Nope, it will probably scare me and I will drop it”.

    See, I even use the word IT instead of HIM haha.
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    1. Oh me too Jess! I totally get that, I am sad to see them get older but I’m also loving it at the same time and like you said, having a chance to rediscover myself.

  2. I love this! I use bribes to get the girls to get stuff done quite a bit, I try not to be a ‘helicopter’ parent but find myself hovering when Cherub is in the playground, I would rather sit and create with the girls then do the housework, I had two c-sections (one emergency, other advised by OB), I had major breastfeeding issues so had to bottle feed both girls, I probably yell a little too much but I love them a so much more…oh and definitely drink too much coffee. 🙂
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  3. You sound very much like me! Love these answers. I also had a c-section due to Reeve being breech. I have only just become a touch maternal since having my son. Before that, I got all sweaty when I had to hold a baby. I got really annoyed when someone would ask if I would like to hold the baby. No thanks.
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  4. I hear you on the bribes, Haidee. I’m a mum who strongly believes in the power of bribery, especially when you have a strong-willed two-year-old. I also had morning sickness for more than half way through. It’s HORRIBLE isn’t it?! Lucky they turned out so cute 🙂 #teamIBOT
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    1. Yes, awful! I had it equally as bad both times and it was just so horrid but I never took a day off work with it, I’d just run in the toilets and spew 8 times a day and then carry on. LOL. Love bribery though it’s not working that well at the moment!

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