The 10 rights of being a mum

right of being a mum

So we hear a lot about human rights, the rights of the child, and animal rights, but what about the rights of the mum? Yup, let’s hear it for the rights of being a mum, as outlined in this very aherm….tongue in cheek post!

The right to lose your shit

Even though you didn’t mean to, and totally promised yourself that you wouldn’t that day and that yes! you would be more patient mum, you still did. Don’t worry, tomorrow is a new day.


The right to leave the house looking like utter crap

You can’t even get your children to put their shoes on in time to leave the house. What are the chances that you are going to look decent to the outside world then?


The right to hide in the toilet for a moment of peace

Preferably while scrolling mindlessly down Instagram or sneaking that amazing bar of chocolate you’ve been saving just for this sort of day.


The right to sound exactly like your own mother did

How many times do I have to tell you? Are you listening to me? Yadda yadda yadda.


The right to totally mess up dinner

Because you didn’t have the time to think about what to cook for dinner today so you threw a load of random ingredients into the pan at the 11th hour..and yup, proof is most certainly in the pudding.


The right to sound mental sounding texts

Did you pick up your slut from the dry cleaner today? Suit suit! Damn you autocorrect.


The right to lie about how long you’ll be

I’ll just be two minutes sweetie….yup expect I am now going to disappear for about two hours while I put a bajillion items of laundry away. That amongst other lies.


The right to always forget at least one thing when you get back from the supermarket

Nooooooooo! The milk, the milk!


The right to tell anyone who’ll listen 7,000 things

Hey can I bombard you with a zillion different unrelated and totally banal thoughts that have been brewing up inside my head all day the minute you walk in the door…please? pretty please?

The right to love your child unconditionally

Although they might drive you mad, and although they would certainly be disowned by anyone else, this is the greatest right of all.

What other rights would you add to this list? Do leave a comment and share.

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  1. Funny! Love it!
    My right for being a mum is I should be forgiven for forgetting Birthdays and remembering a few days after. Appointments for me too! Just lately I’ve forgot things! So preoccupied with sorting out my 3 children.

  2. Agreed! The autocorrect one is so true – my phone autocorrects my daughter’s name (Orla) to Oral all the time…makes for some interesting texts!! #CoolMumClub

  3. Ha definitely guilty of the ‘I’ll be there in a minute’ *scrolls through Instagram for half an hour* 🙂

  4. Haha! Love this. Why is it you always forget the most important thing from the supermarket as well?! #coolmumclub xx

  5. I nodded all the way through this. I would also add ‘The right to demand wine at any given time or place for any given reason ranging from immense anger and sadness to utter joy’ #coolmumclub

  6. The right to drink a vast amount of alcohol come 7pm!

    Hope all is well at your end #coolmumclub host extraordinaire…such a trooper 😉

    x MMT

  7. Nodding along with every one! Thomas Paine wrote the The Rights of Man, I don’t see why we shouldn’t be seeing The Rights of Mum on the shelves alongside it haha!! #ablogginggoodtime

  8. Oh for god’s sake… how about the right to hashtag the wrong linky because being a Mum has made my brain mentally into absolute useless mush?!?!?! #coolmumclub OBVS!!!!!

  9. To lie on the bed whilst ‘putting the washing away’. To raid the kids chocolate stash that’s left over from Christmas/Easter/Halloween. We definitely need to protect all of these rights and more x

  10. So true with the first one and yet I’ve heard people say don’t you’ll regret it. Surely it’s best to let out your emotions though?! #coolmumclub

  11. Ah I don’t think these could be anymore spot on, I have done and do all of these on a regular basis. They are rights passage as a mum I am sure! #coolmumclub

  12. Hahah I do a lot of these! Especially the hiding in the toilet with my phone! And chocolate! Definitely the right to a glass of wine or a G and T! #coolmumclub

  13. nodding along in agreement to all of these, particularly the right to hide in the toilet – that is a must for sanity purposes! #coolmumclub

  14. Haha, yes, this is all so true! I’d add the right to someone else changing the baby’s pooey nappy from time to time!
    My husband kicks up a fuss when he has to do it, yet I do it the vast majority of the time as he’s at work during the week! #coolmumclub

  15. I’ve completely given up on looking half decent. If I didn’t we would never get anywhere. All that matters is that I’ve got the personal bits covered. I can get a whole lot more done in a day if I don’t stress about my appearance. Sorry about the super late comment. #coolmumclub

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