Just a Mum





Just a mum.  A mummy.  A mama. A mother.


A small, insignificant word that when used makes whatever follows as insignificant as it can be.

Just a mummy.

But I’m not just a mummy.  A mum.  A mama.  A mother.  I’m so much more.  I’m not just anything.

I’m Laura.

I like to bake (and eat cake).

I like to read.

I like to get grand ideas from Pinterest and turn them into #pinterestfails.

I like wine (I love wine) and hate hangovers.

I like travelling.  Exploring new places.  The feel of the sun on my skin or the crisp coolness of the wind in the autumn.

I like (need) coffee.

I dislike rude people, running out of wine and tomatoes.

I dislike arguments but like making up.

I don’t really like running, but I do like the sense of achievement.  I do it to stay healthy, active and to keep up with my boys.

I love my husband.

I love my boys.

I love looking after people, my family especially.

I am chief chef, taxi driver, giver of cuddles, of kisses.  

I do letter practice, counting and reading.  

I am there for every sick day, for every concert, for the big and the small.  

I put small boys down to sleep, help them drift off to dreamland and I’m there when they wake.  

I’m there through the tantrums, the smiles, the laughter and the tears.  

I give them the freedom to explore the world and learn their limitations then I’m there when they bump their heads.

I take time for me, I read, I blog, I bake, I run.  I remember that as well as being mum I am Laura.

I am a mummy.  Mum.  Mama.  Mother.  

It is a large part of my life, an important definition and a word I (normally) love hearing shouted (unless it’s on repeat a thousand times a day)

But I’m not just a mum.

I’m a wife.  A daughter.  A sister.  A friend.

I am Laura.

There is no just.



  1. July 16, 2016 / 11:22 am

    Love this! And you’re right, there is no ‘just’. A word I use far more than I like.

  2. July 16, 2016 / 6:28 pm

    Love this! I can totally relate, especially the #pinterestfails

  3. July 18, 2016 / 9:48 pm

    Love this Laura. We all need to forget the just and remember who we are as a whole. x

  4. July 18, 2016 / 11:59 pm

    A lovely post. It’s something I’m trying to remember every now and then as well. I felt so much better for a day to myself last week, I need to do it more often.

    • Laura
      July 26, 2016 / 4:19 pm

      Me too, I often forget but I’m being sent to the hairdressers tomorrow! Yippee!!x

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