13 signs you’re a badass mum

Badass mum

Badass mums. They’re a bit like folklore, you hear about them, you know about them, but do you actually know one? Hmmmm….celebrities like Beyonce or Angelina Jolie who clearly don’t count because well, they might as well be folklore as far as I’m concerned. The real question is…where are these REAL badass mums? Are they in our midst? Could you…yes YOU…reading this perhaps be a badass mum? I reckon that if you meet the below criteria you probably are a badass mum:

      1. You do and say what YOU think is best and secretly, or perhaps, not so secretly want to punch anyone in the throat that offers up unwanted advice. No means NO in your world.

2. You teach your children to be independent – they work for it, they clean up after themselves, they have responsibilities from as soon as they’re able.

3. You call your children out when they are obviously trying to take you for a ride, or are faking it.

4. You will do all the “bad stuff” with your kids first so they are doing it safely at home (or at least, that’s the plan), rather than taking a chance with it in the outside world.

5.You support and cheerlead your children’s passions and dreams, not squish them. You teach them to go for it! Not matter how big or small….

6. You love your children to within an inch or their life but allow and teach them to be free, be themselves and never a slave to anyone else.

7. You’re tough, you’re mean, you’ll piss people off, but you also dish out the best love, hugs, pratting around and laughs.

8. You always, ALWAYS stand up for your own..You don’t like anyone in your den to be taken for a ride. You’re proud. You are the lioness!

9. You get involved, get your hands dirty, relish in the moment and try to own this motherhood thing, not letting it pass you by because otherwise why bother surviving the darkest days?

10. You haven’t lost yourself. You’ve still got your personality, interests, a sense of humour, sassy style and friends. There’s more to you that just this motherhood gig.

11. You’re not afraid to talk frankly about the icky things like bits, sex, death and drugs with your children.

12. If your then grown up child called you in the middle of the night in dire straits you would simply….book her an taxi home…

13. You still feel sexy…..yes….sexy! OK not all of the time, but some of the time, at least!

So are you are a badass mum? A wannabe badass mum? Or perhaps a lame ass mum? Drop me a comment and let me know who and what is in the house….

Does this mean I think I’m a badass mum? Well, that really depends on the day you ask me…because clearly a mum crying into her coffee is not so bad ass.

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  1. Thing is, although we’re told that celebs are badass mums, we don’t actually ever see them be mums so they could be an uncool as could be! And they probably have help … Which is reduces their badass score slightly IMO. Looking at your score sheet, I am a total badass, but in the eyes of the Tubblet I am still lame! #fartglitter

    • That is so true about celebs – they are probably only being a bad ass because they have help to do their dirty work so they can concentrate on being fierce. My list is a kind of “real” bad ass mum thing. But being real mums I think we can be both a bit bad ass and lame at the same time haha

  2. Im about 75% badass looking at your list. I was never any good at confrontations with others, but I did things my way and was never a slave to my kids. We talked about drugs and sex and stuff and they had their first drinks at home, underage.

    Oh and I have tattoos, that helps make be badass!! #fartglitter

  3. Haha love this! Sometimes I don’t feel so badass – but I do find I resist the urge to punch unwanted advice-ers in the face daily! So it counts!

  4. I’ve got a long way to go to become a badass Mum, but I’ve only been at this Mum thing 11 months so I’ve got time on my side 😉 This is more like a list of aspirations for me! #TwinklyTuesday

  5. I’ve got a long way to go to become a badass Mum but I’ve only been at this mother-thing 11 months so I have time on my side 😉 This is more like an aspirational list for me! #TwinklyTuesday

  6. haha – I have to agree that I think it depends on what day you catch me on. Today I have been feeling icky and poorly and have hidden under a duvet. Not feeling that badass today, that’s for sure…. xx

  7. Cool, I’m relatively badass judging by this list! Especially number 11, I’m of the opinion that if they ask and I lie to them, when they find out the truth they won’t trust me again.

  8. A great list! I think I’m somewhere in between, I have some baddass traits but also some lameass ones too! #justanotherlinky

  9. I think I’m probably a wannabe bad ass mum but sometimes a bit of a properly outnumbered mum. It’s a bit tricky being bad ass with 3 kiddos – but then Angelina manages to pull it off! #KCACOL

  10. Love this I like to think I am a badass mommy but think it might border line wannabe. lol Great post. Thank you ever so much for linking up to Share With Me. I hope to see you again tomorrow for another great round up and hope you have been enjoying the blog hop. #sharewithme

  11. Haha!! I agree what you said at the end….depending on the day your asking me I could be a badass or not!! LOL I actually hope to be a badass more days than the other way around hahaha. Great post Talya as always!!! Thanks so much for joining me for another week at #KCACOLS. I love reading your posts!! I hope you join me again on Sunday!! 🙂 xx

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