The Five Different Mums You Find On Social Media

Online Mum Groups can be a wonderful way to connect with other Mums. Most Mums are lovely, helpful, non judgemental and just plain awesome.

But not all.

There is a small portion of Mums in these online groups that can be a pain in the arse.

Here are the five different types of Mums you can find on social media.

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For the new Dad, who wants to help, but doesn’t know how

I know it is hard for you too. You watch as the one you love is completely consumed by your new baby. You are so tired, but you know she is even more tired, so you cannot complain. And despite how tired she is, she seems so capable. She seems to know instinctively what to do for your baby. You are feeling a bit lost. You want to help, but you don’t know how. You feel very out of your depth.

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An Ode to my Post-Baby Body

When I look in the mirror, I do not see my cesarean scar as a sign of failure; an inability for my body to deliver my children naturally into the world. I choose to see this scar as a mark of my resilience and tenacity. It is a reminder that I will do anything necessary for the health and safety of my children. It is a scar that I will look upon with pride.

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I am not just ‘Mummy’. I am also ‘Me’.

Modern motherhood has reached a critical juncture. There is such a spotlight on us now. We are expected to work, be the perfect Mum, have a thriving sex life, a clean and organised house (fuck you Marie Kondo), have perfectly behaved and well rounded children and also present to the world as being put together and healthy.

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Dear First Time Mum: This Is What You Need To Know

The utter joy that comes from being a second time Mum is knowing what to expect. There is a lot let second guessing, a lot more confidence in what we are doing. I feel wise as a second time Mum. And I just want to take the first time Mum into my arms and give her the biggest hug and tell her not to worry. So to the first time Mum, to the new Mum in the hospital bed next to mine, I want to say this.

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