Tired mum needs a break

When you become a parent for the first time, you suddenly have no time for yourself and it’s exhausting. As the kids grow it’s so important to take a moment for yourself and have a break. Having a rest and time away from the kids is part of self-care. Sometimes you might have to reach out to others to get the break as it’s not always going to be handed to you.

This is my poem for all the tired mums out there who just need a break.

Mum needs a break

Tired mum,
It’s ok to cry.
The days are long
But the years wiz by.

Time with the kids,
Is more precious than gold.
But relentless it can seem,
And makes you feel old.

Sometimes it can feel,
That your house is a zoo.
So it’s ok to take space,
Your allowed to be you.

A moment alone,
To sit and drink a tea,
Have a sleep or a shower,
A chance to be free.

You need a break,
A chance to recoup,
A moment to relax,
Without the whole troupe.

Then minding the kids,
Doesn’t feel like a chore,
You regain your energy,
And can enjoy it once more.

The kids need a mum,
Who gets time to rest.
Whose happy and relaxed,
And doesn’t get stressed.

Ask someone close,
To look after your cub,
Go out for a while,
Or soak in the tub.

Parenting is tough,
Not a piece of cake.
So put away the mum guilt,
And enjoy your break.

If you enjoyed this poem I also wrote one called Mum needs two minutes.

Thanks for reading.






  1. December 5, 2017 / 2:03 pm

    This should be required reading for all mums! When I was pregnant I was told parenting was tiring and I just laughed it off. I know better these days. Popping over via Twinkly Tuesday linky

    • admin
      December 5, 2017 / 2:26 pm

      I think I thought parents were lying when they said they were so tired (this is me pre kids!).
      Thankyou for reading and commenting.

  2. December 5, 2017 / 2:49 pm

    Yes, this is all so true! And I remember it in living color when the grandboy comes for the day! That tiny tornado in blue jeans transforms the landscape whenever he visits — but he is so welcome!

  3. December 5, 2017 / 5:07 pm

    Beautiful poem!
    I do take breaks in between… So needed!
    Thank you for taking time to visit and spend time on my blog.
    Blessings to you

    • admin
      December 5, 2017 / 5:50 pm

      Thankyou for reading my post and commenting.

  4. December 13, 2017 / 11:19 pm

    You are very talented. Love the sentiment in this. Us Mama’s really do sometimes just need that five mintues peace to themselves. #familyfun

    • admin
      December 14, 2017 / 5:55 am

      Thankyou that’s very kind.

  5. December 14, 2017 / 3:38 am

    Parenting is hard work and the tiredness is a killer. I have never fantasised about sleep so much, especially in the beginning X #familyfun

    • admin
      December 14, 2017 / 5:54 am

      Thankyou for reading and commenting

  6. December 15, 2017 / 7:53 pm

    This is so spot on. I am a big advocate of taking time for ourselves. I probably don’t donit enough (like everyone) but I haven’t learnt that I still need to make some time! It really is so important. Thanks for joining us at #familyfun

    • admin
      December 15, 2017 / 8:09 pm

      Thankyou for reading and commenting!