What am I?

I wasn’t going to blog today, but this post was inspired by a Twitter conversation I read earlier, and made me wonder why we mums do ourselves a disservice sometimes. Being a mum is a tough, but fantastically rewarding job. We are all amazing and need to big ourselves up! We all need to support each other a little bit more, and respect how others choose to parent their children. It wouldn’t do for us all to be the same, but one thing we do ALL have in common, is that we ALL rock!

What am I?

I am a nurse
I am a friend
I am a confident
I am a party planner
I am a stylist
I am a hairdresser
I am a comforter
I am a support
I am a counsellor
I am a crisis negotiator
I am a chef
I am a cleaner
I am an educator
I am an organiser
I am a comedienne
I am a taxi driver
I am a swimming instructor
I am a secret keeper
I am a personal shopper
I am a helper
I am a carer
I am an artist
I am a writer
I am an IT technician
I am a record keeper
I am a bank
I am a musician
I am a photographer
I am a singer
I am an entertainer
I am a role model
I am a motivator
I am an inspiration
I am more than just a mum.
What are you?

40 Comments on What am I?

  1. nicky
    April 9, 2013 at 5:16 pm (11 years ago)

    I love this. I’ve learned way more about me, life and loads of other things because I’m a mum. The hardest thing to learn was to trust myself!

    • InstinctiveMum
      April 9, 2013 at 7:51 pm (11 years ago)

      It is so hard to trust ourselves, but so good when we do! X

  2. Wabby34
    April 9, 2013 at 7:06 pm (11 years ago)

    This was just the little heart warmer I needed after an emotionally tough day as I’m still coming to terms with being a single parent. Despite that, being a mummy is the best things that has ever happened to me and your list reminds me why. You get to tap into a myriad of different skills and qualities and you get so much love and joy back. Thankyou for writing this!

    • InstinctiveMum
      April 9, 2013 at 7:08 pm (11 years ago)

      My pleasure. I was a single parent myself for many years so I know what it’s like. We all need a boost and a reminder of how amazing we are sometimes xx

  3. Helen Braid
    April 9, 2013 at 7:16 pm (11 years ago)

    Perfect. Says it all x

    • InstinctiveMum
      April 9, 2013 at 7:49 pm (11 years ago)

      Thank you for reading as always! X

  4. farfromhomemama
    April 10, 2013 at 11:16 am (11 years ago)

    As you know, I love this post. We should definitely be kinder to each other and easier on ourselves. We’re awesome!

  5. Jess
    April 12, 2013 at 8:23 am (11 years ago)

    Hmm,now thats something to ponder…who am i….I feel a similar post coming up 🙂 visiting from #pocolo

    • InstinctiveMum
      April 12, 2013 at 11:26 am (11 years ago)

      Let me know when it’s written, would love to read! X

  6. AutismMumma
    April 12, 2013 at 9:34 am (11 years ago)

    Gosh we’re multi-taskers aren’t we? X

    • InstinctiveMum
      April 12, 2013 at 11:27 am (11 years ago)

      Ooo yes do your own list, I would be interested to read! x

  7. Laura
    April 12, 2013 at 10:37 am (11 years ago)

    Couldn’t have put it better myself x x x


  8. Jaime Oliver
    April 12, 2013 at 1:53 pm (11 years ago)

    fab post and i totally agree with all of the them including: I am Me! xx

    • InstinctiveMum
      April 12, 2013 at 7:31 pm (11 years ago)

      Yes!! Thank you for reading! Xx

  9. Gammon and Chips
    April 12, 2013 at 2:25 pm (11 years ago)

    Oh yes! When you put it that way! Ha ha! Hello via #PoCoLo! 🙂

    • InstinctiveMum
      April 12, 2013 at 7:30 pm (11 years ago)

      Hello, will pop over to you for some #pocolo now! Thank you for reading 🙂

  10. The Mummy Scripts
    April 12, 2013 at 6:19 pm (11 years ago)

    Very insightful! Sometimes you get lost in your hectic life as a mummy you don’t realise just how much you do and are. Great post x

    • InstinctiveMum
      April 12, 2013 at 7:29 pm (11 years ago)

      We mums do sooo much! Thank you for reading! x

    • InstinctiveMum
      April 15, 2013 at 5:27 pm (11 years ago)

      We are! Thank you for reading x

  11. Verily Victoria Vocalises
    April 12, 2013 at 9:40 pm (11 years ago)

    An Octopus?! This is a great list and so true! Thank you so much for linking up to PoCoLo and helping us big ourselves up – and for all your valued support xx

  12. seasidehillsfamily
    April 14, 2013 at 6:28 am (11 years ago)

    Brilliant post. I think I need to write a list for myself of what I am. I think we/other people lose sight of who we are. I just see myself as a frumpy, tired mum. xx #PoCoLo

    • InstinctiveMum
      April 15, 2013 at 5:29 pm (11 years ago)

      Do it, write the list! I bet you anything but frumpy (although I am sure you are tired!) Thank you for reading!

  13. Sarah MumofThree World
    April 15, 2013 at 8:08 pm (11 years ago)

    Brilliant! You are so many things 🙂 I’ve had a go at this post too and have enjoyed reading others. It’s amazing when you think about it how many different things you do.

    • InstinctiveMum
      April 16, 2013 at 12:44 pm (11 years ago)

      I’m sure I could add to that list on a daily basis lol! Off to read others now! X

  14. Suzanne
    April 17, 2013 at 11:27 am (11 years ago)

    I am utterly exhausted just reading your list – you definitely rock! I have just written mine and of course forgot to write cleaner, taxi driver, chef etc etc. Wow, we really are awesome aren’t we?! x

  15. Jaime Oliver
    April 20, 2013 at 9:21 pm (11 years ago)

    I so wish i had thought of some of these x

    • InstinctiveMum
      April 21, 2013 at 6:19 pm (11 years ago)

      Ha I read yours and wish I’d thought of some of them!! x

  16. amanda walsh
    April 22, 2013 at 10:55 am (11 years ago)

    Looking at your list reminds me of things i didnt put on mine!

    • InstinctiveMum
      April 24, 2013 at 1:00 pm (11 years ago)

      Ha I keep wanting to add to it lol!! 😉

  17. Morgan Prince
    April 23, 2013 at 9:54 am (11 years ago)

    Awesome. You’re right, we all rock!


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