June 21, 2017


It is time people realised we are so much more than “just a mum”. As this mum of six explains…

“Hi, nice to meet you; I’m Krechelle ”

“Oh Krechelle and what do you do with yourself”

“Well at the moment I have six children under the age of six at home, so I’m happy at home being a mum ”

“Oh right so your; JUST A MUM”

Excuse you. Shut your face.

A Mum with a job and a Mum at home; whatever your choice is, no judgement here.

Whatever makes you a happy person or what ever you need to do: you do that. And as long as you’re not hurting anyone; why does everyone care so much?

Every tom, Dick and Harry seems to have an opinion these days; just shush your faces.

I plan on having a career shortly; but that’s nobody’s darn business. Gosh I’ve been judged on that too. “oh Krechelle, slow down, stay at home with your children; don’t miss out”. Again?! If you could just remove your nose from my business that would be bloody fantastic.

Wouldn’t it be boring if we were all cut out of the same mould and made exactly the same choices.

I don’t know about you but I don’t want to live in a world like that.

Stop trying to fit us all into boxes, and let us shimmer our fabulous all over the place.  Amazing things will happen.

You know where I do want to live; in a world where people embrace each other’s differences! Where if one mum wants to work we cheer that woman on; remember she’s still got that damn house to clean when she gets home.

And if another mum wants to stay home we give her a round of applause, a cup of tea and a damn lunch break occasionally.

Sometimes things are not even a choice and what then? We have to suffer ridicule and whispers behind our backs. When we’re already feeling shitty. What a great way to tear a mum down.

If one more person says I’m “just a Mum”.  Or tells me I’m selfish for wanting a career,  I’m pretty sure I’ve got a few things up my sleeve for them.

Us mums are doing the best we can. We spend every waking minute worrying about some tiny persons safety above anything else in our lives. We have a choice to make and it’s just that; our choice to make.

So the next time you say “just a mum” maybe you should think about how “just your words” are heard by someone else.

This post originally appeared on Eightathome Facebook page

Can you relate to what this mum is saying?

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Image via Facebook eightathome

  • being a mum is the most important job that you can have and we shouldn’t be ashamed to admit that!


  • A Mum of 6 young children certainly wouldn’t have much “me” time unless arranged in advance. Imagine the amount of cooking, washing, mininum amount of necessary cleaning up (for safety) and general care of her children she would have to do each day. Possibly she has to take her eldest child to school every day too.


  • Sorry you feel misunderstood by people. Whether you’re a stay at home mum or a mum who’s working, whether you’ve one child or twenty children or no children at all, everybody has their own story and makes their own decisions. Don’t worry about what other people think.


  • Fortunately I’ve not met anyone who has called me “just a mum” and even if I did, honestly, it wouldn’t bother me because what I do is my business and no one else’s. I’m happy, my family is happy, perfect.

    • Love this comment and completely agree – be confident in yourself and your choices and ignore haters.


  • Hi Krechelle, I do hope you make your point and put these types of people in their place at the time of contact. This is a very negative story and trust me not all folk are like the ones you describe.


  • Each family is unique and it is no one’s business how the family dynamic is set up and working. Never let anyone make you feel bad for your choices.


  • I’ve never met anyone in my life who would be stupid enough to tell a mum of 6 that she’s ‘just a mum’. Everything this woman says is defensive. She needs to give people a bit more credit.


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