It would be hard not to notice the influx of Cool Mums there are around at the moment. And by Cool Mums, I mean women who are smart, sassy and who are definitely not going quietly into what we used to expect of life in Motherhood.
When I fell pregnant, I was scared that it would be a life of leggings and baking cupcakes – but lo and behold there are a raft of power mums showing us a different way! They’re rebranding Motherhood one proud mum at a time.
Women like Jenny Scott, founder of hugely successful Mothers Meetings and author of How To Be A Hip Mama Without Losing Your Cool. If you haven’t checked out Mothers Meetings yet, do it. They’re a network, hosting events which bring mums together. Jenny has two little ones and still manages to look hip.
Bloggers like Mother Pukka’s Anna Whitehouse, who makes the mundane everyday hilarious in her mum hack videos. A personal favourite is Playground Workout – for when you can’t be arsed with the gym (and who has the time anyway?)
Mother Of All Lists‘ Clemmie Telford is another new wave mum – honest, funny and making me feel like it’s all going to be ok. If these guys can handle Motherhood, do it in style and laugh about it then surely I can too? As Clemmie says:
Yummy Mummy? F*** off. I want to be a Sexy. Smart. Sassy. Fierce. Foxy.
Mamma accessories actually seem to be getting Cool now too. Meaning we can (literally) wear Motherhood as a badge of pride. Check out Cult of Youth’s Mama necklaces and The LB Brands I Am Modern Motherhood sunnies.
These Cool Mums are honest about the hard times in motherhood – they’re not trying to make it look cool. But somehow they just DO.
Yes mothers, we may be operating on very little sleep and a lot of coffee, but we can rest in the knowledge that being a mamma is Cool.