Why I’m rocking motherhood

The lovely Pat at White Camellias has started a bit of a Mummy Bloggers craze when she wrote a post with 10 reasons why she rocks being a mum. After some lovely comments she decided to spread the feel good vibes and has started the #rockingmotherhood tag, where bloggers can write 10 reasons why they rock being a mum.

Lianne who blogs at Mrs Mummy Harris tagged me a couple of weeks ago and I’ll be honest I started a draft and got stuck. I think we can tend to be down on ourselves generally in this country and especially us mums. We sometimes just feel inept and a bit shit when we realise it’s 11am and we have mushed up banana in our hair because our little darlings who normally love banana decided this morning they’d rather spit it out and throw it at you…. Thanks Miss Belle!

Anyway, after much procrastination I have come up with 10 reasons why I’m rocking this motherhood malarky, and I bet you are too. Go on, have a think about it.

why I'm rocking motherhood

Why I’m rocking motherhood:

1. I carry on the hip like a pro. My daughter may have two legs and two feet but she sure as anything prefers to be carried. I have mastered the carrying a 2 stone toddler on the hip extremely well.

2. I make nice meals for her. Not every day, but I like cooking, and I like to know that she’s not living off chicken nuggets. (Fish fingers are totally acceptable of course.)

3. I embrace the random playing. Finding the pens, drink cups and teddy in the kitchen cupboard, the bag of rubbish in the loo, the “hello feet” with a kiss on my toes as I step on the scales. I love it.

4. We dance and sing and march around the living room and kitchen.

5. I eat pretend eggs and beans and cake… every… day!  Thank God there’s no calories in it all hey?

6. I’ve taught my daughter how to say cheers – an important life skill I think you’ll agree. Every time she has a drink she sits there and chinks her cup against yours and says “cheers!” That’s my girl…

7. I can recite nearly all the words to the Gruffalo at any given moment, perfect to get her attention or distract her mid meltdown or during an uncooperative nappy changes.

8. If she bumps or “bops” I can soothe her tears.

9. I can make her howl with laughter in an instant with the best tickles.

10. She is my best friend and she says “luv oooo” – enough said. I’ll take that as I’m doing ok, more than ok actually. I am rocking this motherhood shiz out of the park! And I bet you are too.

How are you rocking motherhood?

I’m now tagging some other bloggers to have a go. Head over and have a read and find out why they are rocking motherhood too.

Eva at Captain Bobcat

Tessa at Grumpy Mum Reviews

Alana at Burnished Chaos

Donna at The Sleep Thief’s Mummy

The rules

  • Thank the blogger that tagged you and link to their blog.
  • List 10 things you believe make you a good mother (this is just a guideline. It can be more or less than 10. I really don’t mind.
  • Tag 3 – 5 bloggers to join in the #RockingMotherhood Tag.
  • Grab the #RockingMotherhgood badge and add it to your post or sidebar.
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24 Comments

  1. 6th February 2017 / 10:12 am

    Love this. My fave is that you carry her on your hip like a pro! Made me giggle. xx

    • thisismenow
      6th February 2017 / 12:24 pm

      Haha I have to take my wins where I can! X

    • thisismenow
      6th February 2017 / 2:25 pm

      Ha thanks! No worries, look forward to reading yours xx

  2. 7th February 2017 / 11:05 am

    This is cute.

    I definitely relate to eating pretend food every day, and I do love getting cuddles all the time. 🙂

    x

    #DreamTeam

  3. 8th February 2017 / 5:50 am

    Love this! Especially that you know The Gruffalo by heart! This is such a positive thing to do! xx

    • thisismenow
      8th February 2017 / 12:02 pm

      It’s an easy way to lift the mood and get some giggles I find! Thanks for reading x

  4. 9th February 2017 / 8:57 am

    Aw this is lovely! I love that you taught her to say cheers! Plus hip carrying is such skill. Definitely rocking motherhood.
    #SharingtheBlogLove

  5. 9th February 2017 / 2:09 pm

    I love reading this tag. ‘Luv ooo’ is just so cute, I’m still yet to hear one of those. I eat an awful lot of pretend food though (mainly cake), and we are both great at ‘cheers’! His love of cake (both pretend and real) and cheers bodes well for our relationship in later life I feel! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • thisismenow
      9th February 2017 / 4:12 pm

      Hahaha absolutely! It’s all based on cake and booze! x

  6. 10th February 2017 / 10:58 am

    Aww cute – sounds like you’re best buddies you pair 🙂 You are definitely rocking it 🙂 #TheList
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    • thisismenow
      10th February 2017 / 1:07 pm

      Thanks, I like to think so.. until she bites me! Ha! X

  7. 10th February 2017 / 12:15 pm

    Oh I love this tag (haven’t done it yet!) I really liked your answers to 4, 7, 9. Surely knowing the words to the Gruffalo is a skill every great parent should have (love Julia Donaldson). Thank you for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime
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    • thisismenow
      10th February 2017 / 1:08 pm

      Haha, aww thanks Catie xx

  8. 10th February 2017 / 9:05 pm

    This is so lovely. We can get so caught up in the ‘big’ parts of parenting that it’s so nice to think about the smaller things we do that make us rock as parents! I drank a lovely (pretend!) cup of apple juice mixed with sand earlier, it made my 2 year old very happy! x #TheList
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    • thisismenow
      11th February 2017 / 11:06 am

      That does indeed Angela! Thanks for reading xx

  9. 10th February 2017 / 10:30 pm

    Love this tag! It’s so good to hear mums talking about themselves in a positive way. And of course… nothing beats hearing luv ooooo! Thank you for sharing with the #DreamTeam x

    • thisismenow
      11th February 2017 / 11:06 am

      Thanks! And thanks for hosting xx

    • thisismenow
      11th February 2017 / 11:02 am

      Haha thanks lovely x

  10. 12th February 2017 / 11:27 pm

    You are definitely rocking motherhood! I eat lots of pretend cake and cups of coffee and we too love to dance. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  11. 17th February 2017 / 9:33 pm

    Ah this is so cute, I want to teach our daughter to cheers. That is definitely a life skill. Thanks for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x
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