10 reasons Stay At Home Mums cheer (toddler edition)

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10 reasons SAHM’s cheer:

1. Toddler?finally poos…?I’ve been waiting for it all day, glad it’s not a swimming day, glad we don’t have to be somewhere with a nice outfit on!

2. Toddler?is happy playing in her cot when she wakes- meaning mummy can have a hot cup of tea and start the day with actually washing my hair! Seriously this is an awesome start to a day!

3. We go for a walk and baby actually falls asleep in the pram

4. Toddler?doesn’t crawl or walk away when having her nappy changed, and it didn’t take 10 minutes of chasing and goggling to catch the little terror

5. Waitrose’s free coffee… this is AMAZING. I frequently pop off to Waitrose, pick up some milk, perhaps a pizza and usually some bananas (how can such a small person eat a WHOLE banana?!) and a wee latte to keep me going.

6. The toddler builds a huge tower… each extra block gets a massive cheer and a clap

7. Toddler actually eats the food mummy lovingly made for her

8. It’s a NCT?girls meet up day (or even better a night out!). It might just be a baby class we’re off to, or a simple?coffee with the girls and the little ones, but simply getting out the house stops us going stir crazy. And, come on who doesn’t cheer if you’ve been stuck inside with a hyper toddler, or a teething baby, or a horrible non-stop rainy day?

9. It’s hubby home time. The time of day when mummy gets an extra pair of hands. The time of day when mummy can sit down. But most of all, the point when mummy can see that huge smile on the toddler’s face when she hears her daddy’s keys in the door, and hear her?squeals when she finally sees him.

10. It’s wine o’clock. No explanation needed, it’s wine time! And every night it wine night with a toddler.


Lynne x


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  • Reply
    April 22, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    Toddler actually eats food mummy made? This really happens?
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    laura dove
    April 22, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    Haha toddler falls asleep in my pram is my favourite, even better when I can then gently wheel him into the house and he continues to sleep while I lie on the couch eating chocolate! Wooho! #coolmumclub
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    Mummy's Blog
    April 22, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    Haha, love it when my toddler sits in bed and plays for a while when she wakes up – massive bonus! x

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    April 23, 2016 at 7:31 am

    This is spot on! My fave is definitely #7! A rarity in my house so it makes my day, month, year when that happens!!
    Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub xxx
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    Crummy Mummy
    April 23, 2016 at 9:12 am

    I’m a stay and work at home mum and can relate to all of these – while working too! #justanotherlinky
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    Natasha Mairs
    April 23, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    great list!! Love the wine a clock, but in my case it’s a cup of tea and bed with a book and some peace! #KCACOLS
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    April 24, 2016 at 8:08 am

    aww I remember it well – the actual sleep in the pram – result! But meeting up with other mummies was always such a godsend – and free coffee in Waitrose – that is the best! A very entertaining read – am thinking I should do the teenage edition! #KCACOL
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    April 24, 2016 at 8:23 am

    My toddler never ears anything I make for him! If it comes out of an Ella’s Kitchen pouch, he loves it. If I make exactly the same thing, he’s having none of it! Whyyyyyyy?!?!?! #KCACOLS
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    Fi - Beauty Baby and Me
    April 24, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Love this – I can relate to so much of it and Josh is only 5 months ha ha! xx #KCACOLS

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    April 24, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Waitrose gives away copy? How posh is that?? Great list though, very funny. #KCACOLS

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    Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)
    April 24, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Love this! Definitely agree with these reasons for SAH mums to cheer. Hubby home time is sadly usually after the girls go to bed for me but I certainly cheer on those rare evenings that he is home in time to help with bedtime! And eating all their dinner and putting extra blocks on the tower always deserve big cheers 🙂

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    tracey bowden
    April 24, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    Haha I was never a stay at home mum but I still agreed with pretty much everything on your list especially getting a hot cup of tea and washing your hair of a morning, bliss lol!

    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday
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    Angela Milnes
    April 24, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    thats a cool list. I loved being a SAHM and I agree with plenty of the things on your list. I loved being home when Sylvia was little 🙂 Angela from Daysinbed via #KCACOLS
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    Sarah Howe (@RunJumpScrap)
    April 25, 2016 at 7:49 am

    Lol I go to work and I cheer for these. NCT or friend meets, time to do my hair and eating all my food are the best ones!! I think if my gremlin ate a banana I would do cartwheels as well. xx #fartglitter
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    Fi - Beauty Baby and Me
    April 25, 2016 at 8:06 am

    Popping over again from #bigpinklink xxx

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    Crummy Mummy
    April 25, 2016 at 8:06 am

    Back again from #fartglitter!x
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    Jade Lloyd
    April 25, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Yay its wine o clock, sadly I am no longer a SAHM but have dragged my tired self back to work but I still cheer at the last one. I giggled so hard about the pooing comment!Fantastically funny post! #KCACOLS

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    Pink Pear Bear
    April 25, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Yes! This is so true. When they get older, you will wonder, not just how they can eat a whole banana, but how they can eat THREE WHOLE BUNCHES of bananas in 3 days?! Between two of them. I’m sat here looking at my empty fruit bowl in amazement! Thanks for linking up with us! #bigpinklink
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    Mommy's Little Princesses
    April 25, 2016 at 11:41 am

    Lol i can relate to a few of these. I especially love the smile on my girl’s faces as daddy makes an appearance through the front door after a long days work! I’m beginning to think I’m the only mum out there that doesn’t drink once the kiddies have gone to bed .xx #KCACOLS
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    April 25, 2016 at 11:48 am

    There is nothing more joyous than a well timed poop. How do I get this freeness?!?! I live about three miles from the nearest Waitrose but I will walk for coffee #fartglitter
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    Life as Mum
    April 25, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Great list! Can;’t wait to go through al lthis again in the next few months!!

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    Mrs Taylor
    April 25, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    Can’t live without my waitrose free coffee what a godsend. Disappointing you are only allowed one per day LOL I tried it once and got a very stern look. LOL #fartglitter

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    Rhyming with Wine
    April 25, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Brilliant list and I can relate to nearly all of these! Apart from number 5? Really? Free coffee? How did I not know this? And more importantly where is my nearest Waitrose??

    Thanks for linking up with #FartGlitter. Great post x

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    Allyson Greene
    April 25, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    Love it! If you think it is exciting when the toddler actually eats the food you made wait till the toddler is a teen! #KCACOLS
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    Allyson Greene
    April 26, 2016 at 4:13 am

    And back again from #TheBabyFormula

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    Fi - Beauty Baby and Me
    April 26, 2016 at 6:57 am

    And visiting again from #TheBabyFormula and I’m glad I reread this cause it reminded me I must get a Waitrose card!! xx

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      April 26, 2016 at 7:21 am

      Oh yes they’re essential ?

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    Fran @ Whinge Whinge Wine
    April 26, 2016 at 7:52 am

    Oh absolutely. Although I lost my waitrose card (and with two it’s not very practical) but it was a godsend when the toddler was a baby. It was our NCT hangout of choice.

    Well, that and the pub.

    Thanks for linking lovely! #Chucklemums
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    Right Royal Mother
    April 26, 2016 at 8:32 am

    Aah, I love Waitrose free coffee. About to go and get one shortly. What did I do before them? (Probably just wept). Thanks for reminding me that we have Lego too – might well get the towers out later! #fartglitter
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    A Mum Track Mind
    April 26, 2016 at 10:39 am

    Waitrose do FREE coffee?! How did I not know this?? #TheList
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    April 26, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Wait…what…Waitrose does free coffee? Froffee?! *runs out door* Thanks for linking up lovely #chucklemums
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    April 26, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    Oh, diaper changes are the absolute WORST at this age! Mine screams like I’m killing him, haha! Such a dramatic one. This was such a great list, and definitely made me smile! x #KCACOLS

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    April 26, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    every night IS wine night with a toddler! cheers! #TheBabyFormula!!

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    April 26, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    A lovely list of positive things! I love the idea of every night being wine night! #KCACOLS

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    Kim (sisterkin)
    April 27, 2016 at 7:12 am

    Oh I totally agree with your list, especially number 9. As soon as my husband gets home I literally “clock off”. And by “clock off” I mean do all the things I had been meaning to do all day: hoovering, wash the dishes, make husband’s dinner etc etc. #bestandworst
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    Crummy Mummy
    April 27, 2016 at 8:22 am

    Back again from #bestandworst!
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    Something Crunchy Mummy
    April 27, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    Great list and I cheer at all of these! Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx
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    Single Mum Speaks
    April 27, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    FRE COFFEE?! I need to live near a Waitrose. How did I not know about this before? that is definitely a cause for celebration, as is getting a nappy changed successfully without the nappy-wearer crawling off! I feel your pain. #chucklemums

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    April 27, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    Ah this is a really good read. I take my hat off to all SAHM’s…I think you’re all amazing. #thebabyformula
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    Mum in Brum
    April 28, 2016 at 9:18 am

    I had no idea Waitrose gives out free coffee! I’m not even a coffee fan and yet I still want to go for a cup – just because I can! I really need to start leaving Taylor in her cot when she wakes up at 5.30am – perhaps I should invest in one of those toy things that attach to the cot? At the moment I still groan when Taylor falls asleep outside of the house as I prefer it when we’re at home so that I can get stuff done – but i’m sure that will change soon once she refuses to nap! Great list X #KCACOLS
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    Elaine @ Entertaining Elliot
    May 6, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    My favourite is when I can get a sleeping 3 year old from the car to bed without him stirring – I definitely cheer (quietly!) when this happens!! #bestandworst
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