What makes a great mum?

Hmmm, tough question.
Is it someone who listens, or shows infinite tolerance and understanding?
Or is it someone who bends over backwards to make their children’s lives something special?
Is it someone who is selfless or empathetic to all or who shows their young charges how to be better people?
Is it someone prepared to roll down a grassy hill wearing their best coat to show their little ones how to do it.
Or maybe it’s all of these things rolled into one?

Well, after being asked to help judge Tesco’s Mum of the Year competition (a bloody difficult task, let me tell you) it got me to thinking, really, what makes a great mum?
In all my years of blogging I’ve read many many posts from very different people struggling with the whole parenting thing. Am I doing it right, am I worthy, am I fit to be a mother, do I have it in me?
In my humble opinion it’s not about getting it right, it’s about trying to get it right.

So I decided to ask a bunch of my blogging friends what they thought . . .
And here is what they said.

PS: Try not to giggle at Rosie Scribble’s effort
PPS: Sorry Fenngirl couldn’t sort her sound out
PPS: Thank you so so much to all who took part. Credits below.

www.katetakes5.blogspot.com
www.englishmum.com
www.marisworld.co.uk
www.witwitwoo.co.uk
www.babylonlanetales.com
www.howilikemycoffee.blogspot.com
www.christinemosler.wordpress.com
www.potty-diaries.blogspot.com
www.expatmum.blogspot.com
www.violetposy.co.uk
www.redtedart.com
www.dulwichdivorcee.com
www.sandycalico.blogspot.com
www.rosiescribble.typepad.com
www.mumrara.blogspot.com
www.arewenearlythereyetmummy.com
www.amodernmother.com
www.cafebebe.co.uk
www.mummyslittlemonkey.blogspot.com
www.mummy-tips.com
www.littlemummy.com
www.battlingon.wordpress.com
www.northernmum.wordpress.com
www.itsasmallworldafterallfamily.com
www.jobeaufoix.com
www.fenngirl.co.uk
www.thestickyfingersblog.com

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3 Responses to What makes a great mum?

  1. rubbishwife says:

    That was fabulous! Quite aside from all the pearls of wisdom, it was lovely to put voices to all the people on my timeline.
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