Mum Mathematics

The other week, we spent a Sunday afternoon with some friends. We had lunch, then wandered around Sevenoaks in the sunshine before finding a lovely little restaurant with a leafy courtyard. We sat, drinking prosecco cocktails while the kids played games and had a great old time. I texted my friend later that night…

Sun + prosecco + happy children playing

It got me thinking about Mum Maths – there are some situations that can always be either predicted or explained by a simple sum. A Mum Sum, if you will. Here are some of them…

Sun + prosecco + happy children playing-4

Sun + prosecco + happy children playing-5


Sun + prosecco + happy children playing-2

Birthday party + lots of sugar = crash

Birthday party + lots of sugar = crash-3

Birthday party + lots of sugar = crash-2

What do you think – do you have any more Mum Sums you’d add?



  1. June 25, 2015 / 10:22 pm

    LOVE this. All so, so true. I would add:

    Child with a cold + work clothes = you’re getting changed, snotstain


    iPad + banana = 30 more minutes in bed for mum

  2. June 25, 2015 / 10:34 pm

    The last calculation is my total favourite!!
    (Everything packed + trying to catch the 9:50 to London – potty stop for the toddler) / an attempt to have an enjoyable family day out = a poo explosion in the nappy of the newborn

  3. June 26, 2015 / 4:29 am

    Mum Mathematics I absolutely love this Ali… so funny and yet so true too! lol

  4. Jeni Dibley-Rouse
    June 26, 2015 / 8:44 am

    I love this idea, at the moment some of ours are, swimming + cafe + park = long nap, catching up on the sky plus. Cousins + grandparents = happy Sundays. Car + tired toddler + no dummy + no teddy = screaming toddler
    all the way home!

  5. June 26, 2015 / 9:59 am

    Ha ha, this is so true! I would add Local pub for dinner + Baby asleep = Result! Wow, the list could go on for ever – I can see some more complex equations here too! I was just stalking your blog so think I initially posted this elsewhere on your site – feel free to delete! 🙂

  6. June 26, 2015 / 11:34 am

    Haha, I love this! I don’t have children yet, but I have a pregnancy one for you:
    Exhausted mumma to be + chance to get an early night = baby having a party while trampolining on your bladder xx

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