Sunday, 25 April 2010

I'm right where I'm supposed to be.....

This week I have been wondering if quite frankly I'm just not very good at doing the whole yummy mummy stay at home domestic goddess routine. Most of my new mum friends seem to have embraced their new role finding it easy to multi task, keep their house clean, keep on top of the ironing, cooking wholesome healthy meals for their kids from scratch, baking cup cakes and organising play dates and coffee mornings.

These new breed of super mums and the yummy mummy phenomenon really does make it difficult for us mere mortal mums to live up to! My huge pile of ironing that was mounting on the dining room table how now been moved into the utility room ( I can't see it there), I managed to clean the bathroom today whilst hubby took out pop princess for a trip around Sainsbury's and I even managed to get a roastie dinner on the go, I flicked through Annabelle Karmels book and looked at the cup cakes and even texted some of my mum friends to arrange a day out. So I'm getting there :)

I was on facebook in the week and saw my office were looking after Stevie Wonder I felt my heart sink as I knew that it would be me looking after the project if I was back in work and I began to wonder what else I was missing out on. But then I caught pop princess standing on my bed, with one of my hats on, holding my deodorant can and singing to herself in front of the mirror oblivious to the fact i was watching her and then rock baby woke up and when I went to get her out of her cot she was beaming at me from ear to ear and kicking her little legs in excitement and I knew then I was exactly where I was meant to be.


  1. This being organised, clean house & cupcakes freshly made is very overrated!
    I never iron now, if it creases, don't buy it!

  2. I can tell we are going to be friends your my type of mum!

  3. Lovely post. I know exactly what you mean. There's always those supermum types who clean and bake and do proper 'activities' with the kids every day and make the rest of us mere mortals feel like failures! But when your six year old tells you you're the best mummy in the world for no apparent reason you know you must be doing something right!

    I found your blog from British Mummy Bloggers and I've tagged you in a meme over at my blog: Please come and check it out and give it a go if you fancy it :)

  4. I think lots of us can relate to what you say. My guess is a lot of those yummy mummys/super mums have cleaners and nannies to help out and that's how they pull off seemingly being so fabulous!

  5. After a year of being a stay at home mother - I've still not got used to this housework lark! I am useless! I do have to blame twitter and blogging for distracting me! I'm lucky to have such a understanding OH when he comes homes to find the plates from the night before have still not been washed up!! Hehe.. :)
    Those moments/smiles are fantastic for reminding you that its all worth it!! :D x

  6. The only downside to being a stay at home mum is your husband sometimes wants you to do more than just 'hang out' with the kids. Mine sometimes even requires that I stock up on toilet paper or rustle up a meal. It's a tough job but someone's gotta do it.

  7. The only thing I iron is work shirts for my husband. I dislike ironing more than I dislike Sarah Palin! I even buy clothing based on if it needs ironing.

    Stevie Wonder ... that would be fun. It took me three kids to get over the whole work thing. Hang in there!

  8. Ah we are so much like twins! i too struggle daily with the decision i have made not to go back to work. You've missed out the B-O-R-E-D-O-M!
    You are quite right about the moments of clarity.
    great post.
    ps i loooove Stevie Wonder!

  9. thanks everyone for comments i feel so much better now!