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What Do ‘Real Mothers’ Do?

So , during an afternoon of  ‘women and motherhood‘ discussion with myself and my daughter (the still a little shell shocked mother of a year and a half old son and 3 year old daughter) my niece, pregnant with her first baby, bravely, if not a bit naively, gave us her opinion of what she believed was ….’A Real Mother’...

The discussion was certainly animated and spirited.

Ok, so I had to sit on my daughters lap to keep her from performing a cross room leap that would have put a smile of admiration on the face of Rudolph Nureyev .

But hey, most of us have been there, haven’t we?  – on the receiving end of one of those enormously, blissfully  ‘ignorant of the real world’ ego driven opinions that are born of a total lack of experience and a lot of blind courage.

While my daughter and her favorite cousin were passionately debating the subject and behavior of ‘real mothers’, I recalled sometime ago being sent something on just this subject and made a mental note to dig around for it as soon as I got home.

Found it!..…  I have no idea who the original author was but I do know that I took the opportunity to expand on it somewhat.

If you have anything you would like to add, please feel free and do so by leaving us a comment.

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Image by Lab2112 via Flickr

Here it is….enjoy!

Real Mothers:

  • don’t eat quiche; cause most times, they don’t have time to make it.
  • know that their kitchen utensils are probably in the sandbox
  • often have sticky floors, filthy ovens and happy kids.
  • know that dried play dough doesn’t come out of carpets.
  • know that chewing gum cannot be painlessly removed from hair.
  • don’t want to know what the vacuum just sucked up.
  • know that shopping with kids can never, ever be fun.
  • know that the last good nights sleep was had before the kids came along – and the next will be when the kids leave home.
  • sometimes ask ‘Why me?’  and get their answer when a little  voice says, ‘Because I love you best.’
  • know that a child’s growth is not measured by height or years or grade…  It is marked by the progression of  Mommy to Mom to Mother and back to Mom.

The Images of Mother

4 YEARS OF AGE -  Mommy can do anything!

8 YEARS OF AGE – Mom knows a lot about a lot of stuff.

12 YEARS OF AGE – My Mother sometimes doesn’t really know what she is talking about.

14 YEARS OF AGE - Like my Mother doesn’t have a clue what I am talking about.

16 YEARS OF AGE - My Mother is just sooooooooo embarrassing.

18 YEARS OF AGE – My Mothers opinion….Nah…I don’t really need it.

25 YEARS OF AGE – She might know a little bit about it!

35 YEARS OF AGE – I love chatting things over with Mom.

45 YEARS OF AGE – What does Mom think about it?

65 YEARS OF AGE – Wish I could talk it over with Mom.

A Real Mother…’I Think’


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  1. Hi, thanks for this excellent read. As a mother I agree with what your saying here. Mother knows best for the good of their kids. Thanks for your post. I’m really inspired and blessed.

  2. Hi admin,
    Mother is very close to their children, she even understands what her child wants to say. Well, you have provided some interesting points here. Wish to visit you again.

    • Hi There Yadu

      Thank you and do visit us again – we just love having visitors – 24/7!


  3. Joe@Walk the coast

    Some good points raised.
    .-= Joe@Walk the coast´s last blog ..Walk coast =-.

  4. I have read all the articles. Very useful information was written. Thanks
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  5. One quote I remember is “Boring Mothers live in immaculate houses” which I suppose is related to one of your quotes.. Great stuff.
    .-= Russ @ Baby Monitors in the USA´s last blog ..Binatone BM500 Video Baby Monitor (UK) =-.

    • Ha, Ha. My best friend Cate used that as her excuse for not ‘getting seriously into housework’. That was 30+ years ago….guess what? she is still claiming the same thing , only now she says ‘Boring women have immaculate houses’. I guess it is hard to break some habits.


  6. This struck a chord with me Lorrette – esp. the bit about finding your kitchen utensils in the sandpit.
    (only in this household they’re likely to be in the toyboxes! The favourite appears to be the icecream scoop…)

    I enjoyed reading your articles- very funny stuff!
    .-= Anni Taylor´s last blog ..Australian women on Twitter =-.

    • Well Hi There Anni

      I just got back from your site where I took you up on the opportunity to register my Twitter details and leave a comment. Great blog you got there Anni and thank you so much for visiting mine.

      Yes the utensil thing kind of gets more interesting as each child demonstrates their own special brand of ‘utensil use creative’. My son used our ice-cream scoop to move ‘dog poo’ from one spot in the garden to another!!!

      Take Care Anni, visit us again, and in the meantime..
      Celebrate Life and Good Things…Always

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