Meaning of Mum

Meaning of Mum

We asked and you ladies did not let us down. You delivered some incredible entries to our recent #meaningofmum competition... selecting our favourite was almost near on impossible. You made us laugh, cry and also nod our head in agreement, we even had a poem and an A-Z! It was amazing to read all of your individual entries and what was extra lovely was seeing how many of you put yourselves in the photo too, it's all too easy to be the one behind the lens.

Make sure you take some time to check out all of the entries on the hashtag #meaningofmum, we've highlighted a few of our favourites that made us smile / lumpy-throated in the slideshow below: 

So, as much as it pained us to pick just one, we are thrilled to say that Sarah Roberts @dontbesorry2 has been selected to win a EOS M10 camera, congratulations Sarah! 

You can see her full entry below, the fact that she had also taken the photo from her toilet seat with her mini audience made us smile, using the toilet in peace is definitely something you give up all rights to when you become a parent!

"In case it's not obvious, those are my knees at the bottom of the pic. And if it's still not completely clear, this is me, taking a pee with a mini audience.  You see, what people failed to tell me BK (Before Kids) was that often my children watch me take a pee. I mean some days I don't get a minutes peace from the second they wake me up at 5am. Yes 5 a-flippin-m, until they go to bed!!!! They didn't tell me that bit either. That kids get up at stupid o'clock EVERY SINGLE day 🙄 They also didn't mention that I'd be clearing up copious amounts of poop and pee on a daily basis (whether it be in nappies or "bits" that appear to have missed the toilet and frequent the seat/floor... WHY are little boys so gross?) They didn't tell me there'd be so many sleepless nights, toddler tantrums, green snot, grazed knees, SO much mess, massive eye bags (that's me not them obvs), still two stone of baby weight to lose 20 months later or that getting 3 kids out the house (yes I have 3 of them under 4 years. I know, RIDDICK) for 8.30am every weekday morning, is literally a BLOODY NIGHTMARE.  But they also didn't tell me that there is no greater feeling than being a mum to these little dudes. The smiles, the laughs and the love. So much love. And despite all of the above, I wouldn't change any of it for anything. Even when they do wipe their grubby Nutella moustaches all over my new white blouse. Well maybe I'd change that. But you get the gist. Love them."  

"In case it's not obvious, those are my knees at the bottom of the pic. And if it's still not completely clear, this is me, taking a pee with a mini audience. 
You see, what people failed to tell me BK (Before Kids) was that often my children watch me take a pee. I mean some days I don't get a minutes peace from the second they wake me up at 5am. Yes 5 a-flippin-m, until they go to bed!!!! They didn't tell me that bit either. That kids get up at stupid o'clock EVERY SINGLE day
🙄
They also didn't mention that I'd be clearing up copious amounts of poop and pee on a daily basis (whether it be in nappies or "bits" that appear to have missed the toilet and frequent the seat/floor... WHY are little boys so gross?) They didn't tell me there'd be so many sleepless nights, toddler tantrums, green snot, grazed knees, SO much mess, massive eye bags (that's me not them obvs), still two stone of baby weight to lose 20 months later or that getting 3 kids out the house (yes I have 3 of them under 4 years. I know, RIDDICK) for 8.30am every weekday morning, is literally a BLOODY NIGHTMARE. 
But they also didn't tell me that there is no greater feeling than being a mum to these little dudes. The smiles, the laughs and the love. So much love. And despite all of the above, I wouldn't change any of it for anything. Even when they do wipe their grubby Nutella moustaches all over my new white blouse. Well maybe I'd change that. But you get the gist. Love them."

 

Thank you for all of your entries we'd love to see this hashtag growing, celebrating all the very diverse meanings of mum.

Keep your eyes peeled for our next competition in April too!