Growing up my mum and I very rarely saw eye to eye. We used to bicker quite frequently and get under each others toes. But as I grew older and moved out of the house, my mum and I are closer than we ever have been. We talk each day on the phone for at least half an hour and she's there for me whenever I need her.They say that people argue a lot when they are so alike and that's probably why my mother and I did, we're so alike it's untrue. Littlewoods* recently approached me to write a post about why my mum knows me best as part of their #MumsKnowBest campaign and I thought this was such a lovely idea. It's not often that I get to say thank you to my mum or give her praise - I've always been more of a Daddy's girl. So this post is dedicated to my mum and all the things she does for me. Even though I don't say thank you as much as I should, I really do appreciate it.

Ringing me to check to see if I'm okay

My mum has a habit of ringing me almost everyday to just to see if I'm okay and when I'm down it is like she telepathically senses it and rings at the exact time. She may not always say the right things, but she does try and most of the time, she does a good job of cheering me up.

Buying me my favourite chocolates when I've had a bad day.

My mum knows when I'm down or i've had a really bad day that I like nothing more than sobbing into a box of Maltesers and watching my favourite TV shows to distract me. As soon as I had my operation the other day, my mum was armed and ready with a box of chocolates as soon as I came out of theatre.

Standing up for me when I decided to go vegetarian.

I turned vegetarian when I was 13 and a lot of my family told me it was a phase and something that I would grow out of. My mum always stood up for me and learnt to cook so many vegetarian meals from scratch. 11 years on and I'm still vegetarian.

Telling me that 'you can do it'.

My mum has always been the one to tell me 'you can do it' when I have been self douting. When it came to my GCSES, my college diploma and my degree I was an emotional state trying my hardest to get the best grades. My mum would just come upstairs and tell me to 'say strong' and that I could 'get through it'. She was right.

Why does your Mum know best?



  1. Aww I love this post! My mum definitely does the telepathic thing too, she just seems to know what's going on before I tell her :) xxx

  2. sharing the article, and more importantly, your personal experience mindfully using our emotions as data about our inner state and knowing when it’s better to de-escalate by taking a time out are great tools. Appreciate you reading and sharing your story since I can certainly relate and I think others can to


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