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What kind of mum stereotype do you think you come across as? What kind would you like to be?

I feel like I come across as a "crunchy" mum (I eat granola, walk everywhere, babywear, usually go for the vegetarian options, etc). But I'd like to be one of those 50s mums who bakes pies and shit.

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I'm the free spirit reluctantly turned responsible mum.

 This is my struggle everyday😂
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 Same
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I’m literally THE perfect mum right down to my kids’ shoes being polished almost daily, ribbons and bows in the girls’ hair and school bags washed weekly. I waited so long to have my baby girls, I still love pretending they are life sized dolls 😄

 You need a mental home and a job
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 Those things are what you classify as a perfect mum? Shiny shoes and hairbows? Well shit, every mum at my children's private school where they have to attend polished or be punished must all just be super.
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 The above two responders,
Holy shit no wonder kids are jerks.

You were literally so triggered you just took her post way to deep

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 Wow such bitterness. My kids go to our local public schools where parents send their kids in bike pants and thongs. Ridiculous
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 Gawd youd hate me - my girls play in the sandpit and make slime and get covered in paint! I dont think Im perfect but my kids think Im fun :)
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I’m the hot mess mum that isn’t so hot. I’m just a mess. I wish I could be the organised mum who has her life together, isn’t always running and never forgets their homework or forms until two days before they’re due or wears my slippers to drop off, and sometimes pick up. But I have fun and my kids are happy.

 Slob
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 Like the troll who works from home on their fat a*s
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 Clearly that last post ^ was from someone who is bored and doesn’t have a life and is probably the biggest slob. Don’t you know that bullies only pick on people because they’re insecure about them self .
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 Last comment I mean *
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 Im also that mess of a mum but I do recognise it's because I have too much on my plate
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Glamour mum, I work for a fashion label so have to dress to the nines every single day and put in maximum effort, at least three times a week I have to attend really fancy lunch functions so school drop off in a gown or cocktail dress and stilhettos it is, it can be a bit much.. then some daysI have to do pick up in a totally different but equally over the top number, they probably actually just think I'm crazy mum 😂 possibly an escort. No ones ever asked.

 Cool story
Needs more unicorns 🦄 and glitter ✨

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 Those are fireworks, you moron.
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Surfing mum maybe?
I’m always at school pickup with wet hair and a red tinge somewhere where my sunscreen has worn off. and leftover zinc that never fully scraped off my face.
I also am a surf coach and a swim instructor so I’m literally always with left over zinc and setting hair.

And my kids and I are never wearing shoes. My son takes his shoes up the second he gets out of class he can’t stand them.
And my kids usually have leftover zinc and wet hair too at drop off hahaha

 Get a job
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 Hahaha did you not read my reply troll?? 😂 if you’re gonna troll at least be better
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 Yeah, same old troll who has nothing better to do.
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 You sound like fun Id love to be a surfing mum!
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I'm definitely seen as a fitness mum. But I'm absolutely not. My gym shorts are just soooo comfortable! Plus, at the moment they're the only thing that fits me 😂
I'd like to be one of those organised busy mums with a life outside of my marriage and family.

 Same here
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My friends describe my parenting as attachment parenting - breastfeeding, cosleeping, babywearing etc.

I think I’m a mix between attachment parenting mum, organised mum and hot mess mum.

 You've described me too to a tee.
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 That’s me.
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I'm not like a regular mum, I'm a cool mum.

 😂, I say this all the time, too. Because it's partly true 😉
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 I bet you are THAT cool, you'll probably buy your son smokes at 13 and put your daughter on the pill at 12.
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I’m the barely holding it together mum. I’m running my business, getting the kids ready while I’m barely together. Then once they’re at school in time, I breathe a sigh of relief, dose up that coffee and get my shit together and work. Then i pick them up and try to do it all over again

I come across as a perfect mother. I'm happy as I am. Which is a perfect mother. Yo. 😎

 You and me both.
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 Yeah... right.
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 ^how about I answer this question for you. You are a loser mum who noone thinks twice about what kind of mum you are because you're that miserable that no-one gives a shit what kind of mum you are. You just want to bring people down.
I hope you find something to make you happy in life.

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 Jesus, that's harsh. Maybe she has really good self esteem
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 I think they are addressing the 'Yeah...right' comment.
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  haha yeah, addressing the yeah right comment. Always gotta be divine trying to drag the happy optimists down. BTW I'm not perfect. I'm just doing my best to be the best mum i can be. Yo 😎
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I'm the 50s mum homeschool bake all things from scratch live in the country do all my own housework while husband works on farm

 Get a life and job
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 ^You must have the perfect job since you are always on here telling other people to get a job.
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 I work from home
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 Case in point. Loser.
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 Good in you I say, there’s too many women today who look down on women who choose to put 100% attention into their mothering and house care. It’s still a job and those women who think a job that earns money is more important are very shallow and greedy and selfish. Children deserve to have their mothers or (or fathers if it’s reversed) present and to keep the house in order. of course I agree with doing a job from home if that’s what you can handle on top of your responsibilities, but people shouldn’t put down others who don’t choose to do this. Family and time is worth more than money ladies!
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 No need to be home when no kids at home
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  I actually cannot stand mothers on this site. Everyone runs everyone else down. And I'm even guilty of it when people post ridiculous stuff. She lives on a farm for Christ sake. For all you know it could be 4 hours from the closest town!
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 Yes the only way possible for kids to have their parents present is if the mum stays in the house. And you have to choose one or the other out of family and time, or money. Must be wonderful living in such a black and white world. Ill call you monochrome Mum.
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 What if you're a single mum who's kid is too old to get single parent pension so you work, someone says stay home with kids.
But then if you claim centrelink someone says get a job.
Lol so what are we meant to do? Just get rich husbands to take care of us?

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 If a man earns money is he very shallow and greedy and selfish then?
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 ^^^Ummm, no one said anything about this. Moot point.
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1950s mums? Weird.
Guess I'm bogan mum. I love my kids and try hard to give them everything in life but I suck with homework and school work stuff.
I think I'd like to be one of those mums who does hours of study with kids so they aren't dumb asses

Helicopter mum😆 poor kids! Lol!

 I've been called that too
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Netball mum maybe? 3 girls that play and I play myself. Im OK with that :)

I kind of let my kids run feral then pretend I make them follow rules and routine around other people. Works for me.

 😂
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