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20 not-so-perfect mum confessions that don't make you a bad mother.

We are all trying to do our best, and be the best mothers we can be. But sometimes, it’s just about getting to the end of the day alive – right?!

Here are some of my not-so-perfect mum confessions… I’m sure you can secretly relate to a few! (Or I’m just a really crappy mum).

  1. I didn’t take my daughter to her swimming lesson because it was cold and I didn’t want to get in the pool myself.
  2. I smelt poo, but I waited till my husband noticed it so I didn’t have to change it.
  3. Sometimes I fantasise about getting in my car and running away, or at least going to get McNuggets.
  4. I feed the baby packet puree because I didn’t have time/couldn’t be bothered making it.
  5. I give my toddler Phenergan on the plane so they sleep the whole flight.
  6. I leave the house with spew on my shoulders because I figure it’s just going to get spewed on again anyway.
  7. I accidentally clipped my baby's finger when cutting her nails and made it bleed (I was pretty upset about this one).
  8. I told my daughter her annoying phone toy was broken when really I just removed the batteries.
  9. I force the kids to take a nap at midday so I can watch Ellen in peace.
  10. I fed my kids baked beans for dinner because there was nothing ‘easy’ in the house to cook.
  11. Instead of a bath, sometimes I just wipe the kids down with a baby wipe.
  12. I skip pages in the book when reading to my kids at bedtime.
  13. I use my kids to get out of social engagements all the time. “Sorry babe, the baby's really sick so were gonna stay home.”
  14. I claim my forgetfulness is because I had a shit night sleep, but really my kids slept through, I just suck at remembering things.
  15. I put the baby down crying, then walked out the room and shut the door to save my sanity.
  16. I let my toddler eat from the bag of grapes while we’re shopping just to keep her quiet.
  17. I dropped my daughter off at daycare without breakfast because I was late for work and I knew they would feed her.
  18. I ask my mother-in-law to ‘watch the kids for an hour’ but then come back in three.
  19. When I pull up in the driveway I sit in the car with the kids strapped so I can check my phone/make phone calls.
  20. I have a ‘wine allowance’ in our weekly shopping budget.

What are your mum confessions?

Olivia is motherhood and lifestyle blogger from Melbourne, Australia. Olivia is a mum to toddler (Annabelle), new baby (Theodora) and wife to Jeremy.

Olivia and her daughter Teddy Mae. Image: Instagram

Olivia blogs a fun, honest and relatable perspective on motherhood, sharing her journey via her  social media platforms and blog.

All images from Olivia's Instagram account.

Tags: bringing-up-kids , good-mother , motherhood
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