50 Ways to Spot a Mum


Being a MUM is one of the most rewarding yet exhausting and time consuming 24/7 "job". Here are some ways to spot a mum (especially applies to all the new mums out there who will be reading and nodding along!). Feel free to add your own in the comments section at the end of the list!

  1. She doesn't stop talking about her kids.
  2. She is an expert on stain removers.
  3. She has 3 loads of clothes to wash every single day.
  4. She isn't looking as groomed as usual.
  5. Her entire shoe collection seems to be flat comfy shoes.
  6. She doesn't know whats on TV cause its been hijacked.
  7. Her diary seems to be filled with her children's appointments.
  8. She isn't up to date with the latest perfumes and makeup anymore.
  9. She hasn't been on a date for ages.
  10. Her evenings seem to be filled ferrying her children from one activity to another.
  11. Her handbag is huge because she needs to carry tissues, wipes, water, snacks. etc etc
  12. She knows who Swiper is.
  13. Her dream vacation is Disneyland.
  14. She knows the nutritional value of just about anything.
  15. She knows the price of diapers.
  16. She hits the children section of the store first.
  17. She shops online cause she doesn't dare go to the shops.
  18. She only goes to restaurants that have a play area.
  19. She is forever cancelling appointments cause her kids are sick.
  20. Her trolley is always full.
  21. She knows how to bake.
  22. She knows all about car seats.
  23. She fixes her appointments around nap time.
  24. There is always a family sized pack of cheerios in her house.
  25. Whenever you meet her, she is always rushed.
  26. She claims she hasn't had a mani/pedi since her kids were born.
  27. She shares all her food.
  28. She can recite some scenes from several cartoons.
  29. She claims that her house is never clean!
  30. She never gets to shower or simply use the bathroom alone.
  31. She isn't grossed out by snot, poop or puke.
  32. She can catch her child's puke.
  33. She can catch strangers children's puke.
  34. The music in the car is totally kid friendly and the regular radio is banned.
  35. She double knots her own shoe laces.
  36. Her children have more clothes then her and she doesn't mind it!
  37. Her "me" time is cleaning the kitchen while daddy washes the kids.
  38. There is always a packet of tissues in her bag.
  39. She has a love affair with coffee.
  40. She can multi task!
  41. She knows the pain of stepping on a piece of Lego barefoot.
  42. She hasn't slept a full night for as long as she can remember.
  43. There is a spare diaper in every room and on every surface.
  44. She rarely eats her meal sitting down.
  45. Most of her housework is done after 11pm.
  46. She doesn't wear her jewelry anymore and claims she is constantly washing her hands.
  47. She stopped putting on gloves to clean her house.
  48. She claims she can't do this any longer.
  49. She stopped using a hair dryer!
  50. She is loved!

If you like this list feel free to add your own. You may also be interested in checking out 50 Things You Should Never Say to a Woman or 50 Things You Should Never Say to a Man.

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Great list and all true! Well done and Happy New Year!

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bizwin 4 years ago from England, UK

You must be a mum. This list, all of them are true. Excellent observation.

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kikalina 4 years ago from Europe Author

Bizwin......of corse i am a mum....it takes one to know one :)

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kikalina 4 years ago from Europe Author

Happy new year to you too billybuc and thanks for dropping by.

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hawaiianodysseus 4 years ago from Southeast Washington state

I am giving you a standing ovation, dear Mum! How very, very true--all of it! Thanks for sharing! Looks like you are indeed off to a great start this new year. Aloha, and best wishes for continued HP success!

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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

You've nailed it kikalina! I'm a grandmother now so I know Swiper too. The bottom line, as you so well stated, "she is loved". Loved this hub.

Voted up, awesome, and interesting.

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kikalina 4 years ago from Europe Author

hawaiinodysseus - Thanks for your comments and best wishes to you too! :) I love standing ovations ;)

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kikalina 4 years ago from Europe Author

ty tillsontitan. Swiper is really known. My daughter used to hide when she sees him!

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MomsTreasureChest 4 years ago

Great list! Proud to be a mum of 4. Thanks for sharing!

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kikalina 4 years ago from Europe Author

MomsTreasureChest as a mum of four you must be an expert.......any of your own you can add?

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Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Thailand

Sounds like such a relaxed and pampered life lol.

Shared, up and interesting.

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kikalina 4 years ago from Europe Author

Hehe sure........its an easy life :)

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Quoteslover 4 years ago

Life with my mom is really beautiful

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Silver Q 4 years ago

This is a funny hub!

I especially like number 12! I didn't learn who swiper was until I started working with children. I would then tell my friends about this swiper character and no one would know what I was talking about!

Great hub!

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kikalina 3 years ago from Europe Author

Hehe....yeah me too. I only learnt who swiper was when I found my daughter hiding under the stairs every time she would see swiper on tv and she used to say she was scared of the fox!

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