How many hats?

Am just sitting down after a very busy day, and was thinking how many jobs us mums do on a daily/weekly basis, plus all the extra little things we do.

Off the top of my head here are a few I do without thinking about

Cook

I prepare breakfast, lunch and dinners every day, plus make bread, cakes, biscuits etc as extras to the daily food preparation

Cleaner

Clean the house, there is always hoovering, mopping, dusting, kitchen to clean, bathroom to clean

Housekeeper

Have grouped, the food shopping, washing, ironing, changing beds etc into this category

Book-keeper/Accountant

Paying bills, budgeting etc

Taxi Driver

There are the school runs, driving the kids to their friends, parties or any other social event they need taking too

PA

Running their diaries, for sleepover, parties, school assemblies, school trips, days out

Peacekeeper

If you have more than two children, you are always having to referee arguments and fights

Nurse

It is always Mum they want when they are ill, and we try to do our best to make them better

counsellor

When they come home from school, and have had an argument with their friend, and it is the end of the world

We do all this and more, daily without even thinking about it.  Plus today I have also been a labourer, moving gravel from the front to the back garden and photographers assistant, as my husband was trying different lighting.

It is no wonder us mums, are stressed and tired at the end of the day

Do not ever let anyone make you feel bad for just being a mum, just remember how many hats you where in a day.

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73 Comments

  1. Tori Gabriel
    26/09/2015 / 9:39 am

    We really are “Mum’s of all trades”. You missed waitress, seamstress, negotiator, chief buyer, personal shopper….LOL. Still THE best job ever.

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      26/09/2015 / 2:29 pm

      How could I have missed those as well, I would not change being a Mum for anything 🙂 x

  2. Daniella
    17/11/2015 / 12:37 pm

    I keep telling my husband he couldn’t afford to pay someone to do my jobs each time he asks if I’d rather not have a full time 9-5 job. Erm Nope!

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      17/11/2015 / 12:45 pm

      I know if would cost a fortune to pay someone to do everything we do day in and day out x

  3. 17/11/2015 / 1:33 pm

    How true parents really are like taxis and all of the other groups. I have never thought of parenthood in that way!

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      17/11/2015 / 2:07 pm

      The role of a parent has many hats, and there are probably more that I have missed off

    • admin
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      17/11/2015 / 2:07 pm

      It is a very busy role, but very rewarding too x

  4. 17/11/2015 / 1:44 pm

    I am tired from reading all of this and probably do the exact same without kids for my hubby and three cats! x

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      17/11/2015 / 2:08 pm

      Oh yes husbands are just like big kids anyway, and I have one cat and a dog and they are a nightmare as well x

  5. Natasha Mairs
    17/11/2015 / 1:58 pm

    mum’s are superheroes in my opinion. We can do anything and do it all at the same time

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      17/11/2015 / 2:08 pm

      We are superheroes you are right 🙂 x

    • admin
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      17/11/2015 / 8:00 pm

      It certainly is, Dads do a good job too but would not be able to run things and remember things like us mums x

  6. 17/11/2015 / 5:38 pm

    I agree with all you have said especially the peace maker bit. I am forever separating my two.

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      17/11/2015 / 7:59 pm

      I am lucky now the kid are older, can actually be together without the bickering and sit in the car without annoying each other x

  7. 17/11/2015 / 7:15 pm

    It is amazing all the things you have to become in a life time, no matter what you really should be doing. x

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      17/11/2015 / 7:58 pm

      I know, we really do work very hard x

  8. 17/11/2015 / 7:31 pm

    I couldn’t have put it better my self, how on earth do we find time for ourselves x

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      17/11/2015 / 7:58 pm

      I know it is really quite scary when you suddenly realise what you do actually do without even thinking x

  9. Renna
    17/11/2015 / 8:33 pm

    Teacher and entertainer!!
    And a complete nutjob too!! Hahaha
    The word parent means so much more than just one word.

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      17/11/2015 / 11:04 pm

      Oh yes you are so right x

  10. 17/11/2015 / 9:33 pm

    Mums are so busy and they do so many things! That’s why we love them and that’s why I thing mine’s a superhero.

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      17/11/2015 / 11:04 pm

      Us Mums are busy, but it is our nature and something we just do naturally

  11. wendy
    17/11/2015 / 11:01 pm

    I totally hear where you’re coming from, as I’m exactly the same! Cook, teacher, peace negotiator when they’re arguing, cleaner, to name just a few.
    If you were to pay us for all the different jobs we did we’d be very rich indeed! 🙂

  12. 18/11/2015 / 3:59 am

    I guess theres far more to the job title than just mother! xxx

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      18/11/2015 / 6:57 am

      There is we are just heros 🙂

  13. Ickle Pickle
    18/11/2015 / 10:11 am

    It is the hardest, lowest paid, most underrated job in the world. But also the best, most rewarding, most amazing job EVER! Kaz x

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      18/11/2015 / 10:12 am

      It is the best job in the world, and I wouldn’t change it one bit x

  14. 18/11/2015 / 2:18 pm

    I once read an interesting article about how much it would actually cost to pay someone to do all the jobs that a mum does on a day to day basis and it was loads! Not an easy job..

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      18/11/2015 / 4:21 pm

      I dread to think how much it would cost x

  15. 18/11/2015 / 2:41 pm

    You’ve really bought it home to me just how much we have to juggle. It’s a bit of a thankless task isn’t it, as everyone just expects us to smooth everything over

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      18/11/2015 / 4:21 pm

      I know it is quite amazing when you sit and think about what you actually do, and if you didn’t do it the whole house can’t cope

    • admin
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      18/11/2015 / 8:59 pm

      I know and never a day off

  16. Aimee Foster
    18/11/2015 / 8:12 pm

    Brilliant post – I’ve never really seen all of a mum’s tasks listed like that before. It certainly does make you realise everything we cram into a day! x

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      18/11/2015 / 8:58 pm

      I know it is quite scary when you read it all, and there are probably loads more I have left off

  17. 19/11/2015 / 9:46 am

    I was actually expecting a post about hats. 🙂 This is so true! x

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      19/11/2015 / 10:08 am

      Sorry, but it was the best way to title the post. We do so many different roles

  18. 19/11/2015 / 11:24 pm

    Oh yes, and this is all even before we find any “me” time… if there is any time left

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      19/11/2015 / 11:34 pm

      I know, me time is usually bedtime x

  19. Zara Lipstixx
    21/11/2015 / 7:30 pm

    Indeed many many hats, my mum wore many too. Mum’s are superheros really 🙂

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      21/11/2015 / 9:21 pm

      It comes with the role of being a Mum life is never the same again x

  20. Laura Haley
    26/07/2016 / 9:39 pm

    Yep, mums definitely do a lot of different jobs. I’ll never understand why some employers don’t see women with children as a massive asset, because they blooming are!

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      27/07/2016 / 11:41 am

      They are a huge asset, and it is a shame some employers take it for granted x

  21. 27/07/2016 / 7:31 am

    Women in general wear a lot of hats but we sure take for granted all that mum’s do especially when we’re younger!

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      27/07/2016 / 11:40 am

      Totally agree x

    • admin
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      27/07/2016 / 11:39 am

      Mums do seem to be very busy, congratulations for 3 months time x

  22. 27/07/2016 / 1:02 pm

    A talented bunch of people, us mums! You’ve hit the nail on the head (or should that be hat?)

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      27/07/2016 / 1:23 pm

      We are very talented 🙂 x

  23. 27/07/2016 / 2:39 pm

    It’s so true! I always think I wear a lot of hats as a full-time blogger too – cook, writer, photographer, coder, secretary… there’s so much involved!

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      27/07/2016 / 3:06 pm

      Oh yes all these as well, I am sure if we all sat down and made a list together we would be shocked at just how much we all do in a day x

  24. 27/07/2016 / 7:13 pm

    Never underestimate a parent, it’s the worst thing you can do ha. Multitasking at it’s finest!

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      27/07/2016 / 9:31 pm

      Haha very true x

  25. 27/07/2016 / 8:58 pm

    Mums are incredible and completely under-appreciated! Well done, you’re doing a fab job 🙂

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      27/07/2016 / 9:30 pm

      Thank you 🙂 x

  26. 27/07/2016 / 9:01 pm

    So try, even being a blogger you wear hats of writer, proof reader, scheduler, designer etc x

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      27/07/2016 / 9:30 pm

      I know, it is amazing just how many we wear everyday I dread to think how long the list would be if we sat down and listed everything

  27. 28/07/2016 / 12:48 am

    We need to juggle so much on a daily basis as mothers, it’s hard work to keep up with everything.

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      28/07/2016 / 10:20 am

      It is hard work, but I bet none of us would change it x

  28. 28/07/2016 / 2:57 am

    Ahh, these jobs can definitely be overwhelming at times. It’s crazy how many skills you acquire through parenting.

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      28/07/2016 / 10:20 am

      They certainly can, I used parenting as I am a parent but applies to everyone really we never realise just how many hats we juggle each day x

  29. 28/07/2016 / 1:09 pm

    This is totally right! I’m not even a mum but I have been a support worker and even said this about my own job. People assume mums just do nothing and don’t appreciate they actually do everything! As you said, never feel belittled because all parents have a very hard job x

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      28/07/2016 / 1:30 pm

      Thank you, for everything we have to do, the rewards outweigh it all though x

  30. Jessica McDonnell
    28/07/2016 / 7:41 pm

    This is a really interesting post. Sometimes we take for granted the role of our parents – they do so much.

    • admin
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      29/07/2016 / 9:49 am

      We do take parents for granted, but that shows just how great your parents are x

  31. 28/07/2016 / 7:47 pm

    This list is very true! Us parents are great with what we do, a lot of people think parents don’t do much but there is so much to do whilst you’re a parent

    • admin
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      29/07/2016 / 9:48 am

      I think people think it is just an excuse to say you are a parent, but even as a parent you really don’t realise just how much you do each day, on top of normal things x

  32. 29/07/2016 / 1:37 am

    Theres definitely plenty of roles within the mam job description! Lots of hard work xxx

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      29/07/2016 / 9:43 am

      It is hard work but also very rewarding x

  33. Hannah
    29/07/2016 / 8:03 pm

    It’s insane how much stuff mums do – my mum never stops!

    • admin
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      30/07/2016 / 1:10 pm

      I know but we all love it 🙂

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