29 Reasons Single Mums Are The Best

Of course it can be tough. But it can be pretty awesome too.

1. Having a single mum means having an in-house best friend.

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2. A live-in partner in crime.

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3. And a cool big sister.

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4. All rolled into one.

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5. You’ve obviously been through a lot together.

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6. So although you’ve seen your mum at her best.

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7. You’ve also seen her at her worst.

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8. And she’s seen you at yours.

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9. Not that it matters one little bit.

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10. Your mum’s had to do everything on her own, so has loads of great advice.

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11. Especially when it comes to having your heart broken.

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12. Because you spend so much time together, you know what each other are thinking. So no awkward questions are out of bounds.

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13. Because your mum was so busy, you often communicated via Post It notes.

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14. And, from time to time, she had to call in a little help.

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15. But because you had other stuff to deal with, you guys never fought over the trivial stuff.

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16. Which meant you grew up really fast.

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17. But even now, when you’re not feeling very grown up, your mum’s always on the other end of the phone.

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18. Or on the other side of the bed.

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19. Your friends are all pretty jealous of how cool your mum is.

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20. And of how close you guys are.

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21. Which makes you feel really proud. Because you know she’s the best.

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22. Who else can party with their mum?

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23. And then share gossip with her the following day?

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24. You spend a lot of time wondering how your mum managed to get everything done.

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25. And because she’s achieved so much, you know you’ve got some pretty big shoes to fill.

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26. But whatever happens, she’s always going to be proud of you.

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27. So when people make YOUR MUM jokes, you’re like, “What? I don’t get it. My mum’s awesome.”

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28. And that’s something you should tell her every Mothers’ Day and every Fathers’ Day.

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29. Mum, you’re the best.

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Tabatha Leggett is commissioning editor at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.
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