7 Ways To Spot A Mum From A Mile Away


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7 Ways To Spot A Mum From A Mile Away

As a mum you can always spot other mums from a mile off – How? We all have that same look, that one of love but total bewilderment and exhaustion! If your a mum yourself you’ll have no problem relating to these ways to spot a Mum!

7 Ways To Spot A Mum From A Mile Away

 

7 Ways To Spot A Mum

Here Are 7 Ways To Spot A Mum:

Bags Under Your Eyes

It’s well know that us mums don’t get much sleep, hence the consent bags under the eyes. On a daily basis I look like a bloody panda, so much so I’ve considering changing my entire make-up look to that of a panda so that the eyes fit my face. My Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Radiant Touch Highlighting Pen is my very best friend.

Bushy Eyebrows

I don’t pluck my eyebrows as often as I should, when I’m shattered it’s hard to focus looking in the mirror with the tweezers. Not the easiest of tasks. So how do I solve this problem – I have ’emergency tweezers’ I keep in the car (oh yes this is real!). After I’ve dropped little man off at pre-school and driven to my work and parked I have approximately 15 minutes of ‘free’ time. I admit it I pluck my eyebrows whilst sat in the car using the tiny mirror in the sun-visor. Classy.

Mummy Pony Tail

The ultimate classic hairstyles for mums. Quick and easy to do and it stops your little one pulling at your hair – perfect. I think I’ve lived with the same hairstyle for the last 3 years . I really must find something else quick and simple to do.

Unshaven Legs

Thank god for jeans and leggings, otherwise I’d go out looking like a yeti. I always have the best intention to shave my legs but something else always crops up, such as I can’t be bothered and its bedtime. For a long time I’ve used an electric shaver but I may have to go back to the good old days of wet shaving in the shower to kill two birds with one stone. Mind you though I always nicked myself back then so maybe using a sharp blade whilst suffering sleep deprivation is a no go area!

Way To Spot A Mum

Sick & Spit Up On Clothes

We’ve all been there, it half way through the day and you realise you’ve been walking around with a lovely milk stain on your shoulder or chocolate fingerprints on your leggings. To the outside world you look like a right tramp who hasn’t washed her clothes. However the reality is kids are mucky little creatures, which they so lovingly remind you of when they wipe there nose on their hands and wipe it of on you – thanks – love you to mate.

In Need Of Caffeine

I’m 32 years young and all my life I’ve hated coffee and anything coffee related. Since having the little man I’ve sucked up my hatred for coffee and gulp it down. Yes it wakes me up all right. I have to admit I am starting to love a good cappuccino though. This could be fatal seen as there’s a coffee machine at work and home. I must not drink to much or I’ll never sleep!

Random Child Items In Your Handbag

So today in mine I have my little man’s happy meal toy, last week I carried around spare nappies and wipes in my work to and from work (its a good job everyone I work with knows I have a child and didn’t think they were mine!). I also often find spare dummy’s – a total must when out and about. My favourite so far was the Fireman Sam figures I found in my work coat whilst sat at work . Who says you cant bring toys to work and have fun!

I must look a million dollars walking around with panda eyes, bushy eyebrows and my dirty clothes. OK maybe not, but when my little man tells me ‘mummy I love you’ I feel like a million dollars. 

What are your suggestions about ways to spot a mum I’d love to hear them in the comments below!

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81 thoughts on “7 Ways To Spot A Mum From A Mile Away

    • May 18, 2016 at 7:17 pm
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      Yeah same here my little man runs up to me and pokes me in my belly lol ☺️

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  • May 18, 2016 at 7:35 pm
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    Haha yep, this is me! I just went to my daughters school open evening and noticed I had pizza sauce down my top. Talk about first impressions!! #puddinglove

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    • May 18, 2016 at 7:46 pm
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      It happens! I’m forever going into work and I’m like what the hell I was clean 10mins ago!

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  • May 18, 2016 at 7:41 pm
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    haha! I tweeze in the car too! I don’t find toys in my bag anymore now the kids are older, but I have noticed MY lipgloss is missing more often that not! My teen is a ‘tea leaf’ lol #puddinglove

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    • May 18, 2016 at 7:47 pm
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      It’s so nice to find a tweeze in the car buddy! Some days I think maybe just maybe I’ve slightly cracked under this parenting game!

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  • May 18, 2016 at 11:16 pm
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    Hahaha!!! I am so glad I shaved my legs last night, otherwise this would of been 100% ME!!! Thanks for the laugh!! xxx

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    • May 19, 2016 at 5:43 am
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      I still haven’t done mine! Managed the eyebrows in the car yesterday morning though after I remember I was conducting interviews that day at work so thought I best look more professional !!! #mumfail

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  • May 19, 2016 at 12:30 am
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    Great post! Gave me a laugh for sure. I used to resemble all of these remarks. As the kids get bigger you can manage a few extra minutes to yourself – sometimes. I try to take a few minutes with the tweezers, but I always get interrupted by my girls wondering why I could possibly want to pull hairs out of my face.
    Loved this post! #puddinglove

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    • May 19, 2016 at 5:45 am
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      It’s so true I always get mummy what you doing, can I have a go, but why! It’s easier to give up than shave or pluck with an audience lol

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  • May 19, 2016 at 6:44 am
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    Ha ha, I fit most of these categories! The figures in your pocket must have made you smile though!

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    • May 19, 2016 at 6:53 am
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      Absolutely I was at work and out my hand in my pocket to get my car keys and pulled out fireman Sam and Penny – I was like yep I’m a mum lol

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  • May 19, 2016 at 11:14 am
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    Hmm tweezing in the car – what a great idea. Might bring the razor along and do legs too 😉

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    • May 19, 2016 at 11:26 am
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      Lol you gotta do what you can when you can

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  • May 19, 2016 at 4:40 pm
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    Spot on! Gone are the days of the changing bag in our house as my son is 3 but my handbag is full of spare pants (his not mine!), snacks, kinder egg toys and a variety of other crap! #bestandworst

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  • May 19, 2016 at 10:36 pm
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    Oh yes, I can relate to each and every one of these. Especially the need for caffeine and the bushy eyebrows. I actually cannot even remember the last time I went anywhere near them with a pair of tweezers! 🙂

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    • June 2, 2016 at 7:19 pm
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      Sometimes I rock the awesome uni-brow look

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  • May 20, 2016 at 2:04 am
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    Very much enjoyed this. We certainly all do these things at one time or another. Also I’m also weird and pluck my eye brows in the parking lot at my work in my car probably once a week. I mean hey you got to do what you got to do. And I really wish I had more energy to shave my legs. My friends who aren’t moms frequently give me the eye roll when I say this. But who has that long to spend in the shower these days.

    #PuddingLove #TribalLove

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    • June 2, 2016 at 7:21 pm
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      We’re Mums we don’t have time for hours of personal grooming. I’m lucky if I get 5 mins peace on a good day lol!

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  • May 20, 2016 at 9:06 pm
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    Oh man I need to shave my legs. The other day I found some of my daughter’s knickers in my bag at work. Got to love it eh? So true and thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x

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    • May 21, 2016 at 6:48 pm
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      One day we’ll have time for these things again

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  • May 22, 2016 at 12:22 pm
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    Ha ha great post – I once went to a course with a set of toddler keys in my bag and everytime I shuffled my feet they would go off with a doorbell sound! The trainer kept telling people to turn their mobile phones off… Still despite the panda eyes, large eyebrows and constant coffee breath, you are right its totally worth it when they say ‘I love you’ Thanks for sharing with #PuddingLove x

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    • June 2, 2016 at 7:22 pm
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      Lol loving the toddler keys in your bag! I keep finding dummies in the bottom of my handbag I think they are multiplying in there!

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  • May 26, 2016 at 6:28 pm
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    Ah that’s such a lovely way to finish the post. My boys are 11 and 7 and I still have most of these things! Particularly the dark skin under my eyes and the ponytail!
    Ah well, it’s all worth it in the end isn’t it?

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    • June 2, 2016 at 7:22 pm
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      Aww thanks it is all worth it – even with all of the above!

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    • May 29, 2016 at 6:17 am
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      Definitely at least then I only look semi dead not completely dead!

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  • May 29, 2016 at 6:49 am
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    I so get this! It’s exhausting and the idea of making sure I am plucked, shaved, clean clothed and smiling every day is ridiculous unless you have an army in the house! Rather my daughters know what’s important to me which is them! Sometimes I look ok, sometimes like crap but I’m there and that’s what matters!

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      • June 2, 2016 at 7:24 pm
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        Totally agree I’d rather be there for them than spend ages away from them that can wait lol. We will have plenty of time to do these things when they’re older 🙂

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  • May 29, 2016 at 2:35 pm
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    oh this is so true when they are small and I know you’re going to find this hard to believe but as they get older all that care for you gets a whole lot easier – I promise! #fortheloveofBLOG

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    • June 2, 2016 at 7:25 pm
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      It would be nice to have some peace every now and again lol

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  • May 30, 2016 at 1:55 pm
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    Oh goodness this is all so true on every level. Unshaven legs and Mummy ponytail is definitely me! #MarvMondays

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    • June 2, 2016 at 7:25 pm
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      Is mums are living the dream lol!

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  • May 30, 2016 at 7:32 pm
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    Oh the amount of times I’ve been leaving work, looking for my car keys and I pull random child type things from my bag! My colleagues find it most amusing! Great post and good to know we’re not alone in these things! 🙂 #fortheloveofBLOG

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    • June 2, 2016 at 7:26 pm
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      I had happy meal toys in my work bag last week was tempted to have a play hahaha

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    • June 2, 2016 at 7:27 pm
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      Oohhhh a bun – now there’s a new look I could try. Yup going to mix it up with the pony tail!

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  • May 31, 2016 at 6:24 pm
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    I liked coffee before I had a kid, after dinner with brunch. Now I am fuelled by it.

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  • May 31, 2016 at 6:45 pm
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    Yup! All this along with leaky nipples and I’m soon to do it all again soon (though I won’t be as new this time, hopefully I’m a pro now)! Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo

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    • June 2, 2016 at 7:28 pm
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      Oh god I do not miss those!

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  • May 31, 2016 at 9:23 pm
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    I am very guilty of these “mum traits” especially random items in my handbag and constantly in need of caffeine (or wine!). It’s funny that once we become a Mum we let certain things go – like shaving legs. I’m also guilty of constantly talking about my baby to friends and family too. A post that lots of us can relate to, thanks for linking up at this week at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

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    • June 2, 2016 at 7:29 pm
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      Yeah same here all I talk about is my little man and I must drive my Facebook friends insane with updates and photos on him and his life

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  • June 2, 2016 at 3:51 pm
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    I have all of those except the unshaven legs, but only because we’ve been on a spa break!! #justanotherlinky

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    • June 2, 2016 at 5:28 pm
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      I SO need a spa break!!

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  • June 5, 2016 at 8:26 am
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    Love this post & I can see myself in all these 7 points! I actually really like your idea of keeping a spare pair of tweezers in the car! #MarvMondays

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  • July 16, 2016 at 1:56 pm
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    HAHA yes these are completely true and is nice to know not only me !!. the ponytail is always the hairstyle of choice or if have an extra minute a messy bun !!. #weekedendblogshare

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  • August 10, 2016 at 9:16 pm
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    LOL my youngest is 7 now and I still have the mom ponytail

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  • August 14, 2016 at 7:17 pm
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    This is Absolutly spot on!!! I’m former pulling out toys and dummies from my bag or jacket pockets even when I don’t have him with me haha one day I forgot I had one around my finger…. was so bad. Also, yes to all the caffeine!

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

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  • August 15, 2016 at 4:34 am
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    I can relate. Today I was just too tired to put my make up on and do my hair and wear nice clothes even though we were going to a party. I just put on some leggings, a comfy t shirt, put my hair in a pony tale and we were on or way. I ended up with chalk all over my leggings bc my one year old was playing with it. Oh well. That’s a mom life! Lol!

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    • August 15, 2016 at 12:34 pm
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      I’m at work with leggings a comfy top and pony tail as that’s all I had time for – it’s takes so long to dress a 3 year old lol X

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  • August 28, 2016 at 11:12 am
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    I think I can pretty much tick all of these off my list! Definitely 7 signs of being a mum, especially the mum pony tail and the random child paraphenalia in my bags! Emily #BrilliantBlogPosts

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  • August 29, 2016 at 5:58 am
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    You would spot me coming a mile away. Tick to all of the above! #FartGlitter

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  • August 29, 2016 at 1:13 pm
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    Ha! I found this random toy lettuce leaf in my bag the other day! My legs can go a month now without a shave and it’s my mum bun for my hair! Brilliant ! Xx #fartglitter

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  • August 29, 2016 at 6:40 pm
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    Haha! Yep – I sport every one of these! My sister (child free) showed me a video of “microblading” the other day, quite convinced that I would love the idea and sign up for a course of eyebrow slicing and colouring in immediately. She then took one look at my bedraggled catterpillars and raised one of her very own perfectly shaped ones in disapproval at me. I told her I’m lucky if mine see a tweezer, let along a “microblade” 😉 Thanks for linking up lovely. #fartglitter x

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  • August 29, 2016 at 7:45 pm
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    Sadly all of these are true for me. Every six months I get a child free day to get my brows done and the woman is like, what do you expect me to do with these! #FartGlitter

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  • August 29, 2016 at 7:49 pm
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    Love it! I haven’t (yet) succumbed to coffee as i can’t stand the taste and my ponytail is a side plait, but I am totally with you! :o)x #brilliantblogposts

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  • August 30, 2016 at 3:14 pm
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    With four small girls my purse is an abiss of random crap! Crumbs, wrappers and tampons.

    #fartglitter

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  • August 31, 2016 at 1:33 pm
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    You’ve forgotten the vat of wine in the fridge – and chocolate stuffed cupboards!! #fartglitter

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  • November 24, 2016 at 6:10 am
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    Even with older kids my bag is still full of stuff so I can never find what I want. Great post #brilliantblogposts

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  • November 24, 2016 at 6:13 pm
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    I have a permanent mum bun but I draw the line at the eyebrows, once a month I go and get them waxed merely for 15 minutes peace away from my four children!!! #Brilliantblogpost

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    • November 25, 2016 at 6:55 pm
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      That sounds like a fab idea I might have to do that to!

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  • November 25, 2016 at 11:02 pm
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    Oh yes, this is definitely me! I have been sporting either a bun or a pony tail since my little one was born and have cut in a fringe too (it’s great for hiding the bushy eyebrows). I think another way of spotting fellow mum is how they react to your child having a tantrum – if they react sympathetically, or give you that knowing smile, you know they are a fellow parent!

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  • November 26, 2016 at 3:27 pm
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    Most definitely agree with the random child items in your bag… every time i delve in there something random like a nappy bag or an empty fruit shoot! <3

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    • November 26, 2016 at 5:53 pm
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      I keep finding the little plastic lids off the fruit shoots in my coat pockets

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  • January 24, 2017 at 9:09 pm
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    Haha! Good thing I shaved my legs last night (;
    Seriously though, this is funny – ESPECIALLY the child’s items in handbag, so me!

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    • January 28, 2017 at 5:45 pm
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      I think my handbag is full of more kids stuff than my own things!

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