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Tiger Mom

The wisdom of kids sometimes take your breath away.  The happens to me a lot, especially with my little old soul:  Mouse.   If you think you know everything about being a Tiger Mom, I think Little Mouse have a much better definition.

We were lying in bed on a Sunday morning and my pj top has lifted a little bit showing the stretch marks of my pregnancies.   Every woman that has ever picked up any weight for whatever reason knows that stretch marks are the bane of our existence.  You can try every miracle cream on the market but in the end the only solution is just making peace with them.


The Littlest Mouse looked at my stretch marks and exclaimed excitedly:

“Mom, look!  Are you turning into a tiger?”  


What could I say?  I said:  “Yes, little Mouse, your mom has a superpower, she has tiger stripes because she can turn into a tiger.”

And that ladies and gentleman is the story about how I learned to make peace with my stretch marks and are even a little proud of them.

Not only do I have proof that my body has grown another human being but my secret super power is that I can turn into a tiger.


Another definition of a Tiger Mom from Practicingnormal.com


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82 replies
  1. Faye porter
    Faye porter says:

    What a lovely little one you have! It’s nice to hear you’ve made peace, and come to be a little proud of your stretch marks. There is a beautiful poem about how every line is a reminder of first kicks and how for the first nine months of their existence, it was just you and them. That helped me see mine in a different light, after all, that is what they are, the reminders of the miracle of having babies 🙂

  2. Mariet
    Mariet says:

    Thanks for Stopping by. I think ‘Every scar is a superpower’, sounds like a great logo for a movie.

  3. Carry On Katy
    Carry On Katy says:

    Your child sounds just lovely! What a sweetheart!
    Mine told me I had a big bum yesterday. He isn’t so sweet.
    I’d much rather be a tiger. Turns out I’m more like a rhino!!

  4. Mariet
    Mariet says:

    I’m borrowing your story of ‘How the Baby came to be’ to explain in vitro to my daughter. Thank you for stopping by.

  5. Mariet
    Mariet says:

    My little mouse is not always as kind so when she is I have to write it down immediately. Thanks for stopping by.

  6. Anne
    Anne says:

    Hello Tiger Mom, I’m a Zebra Mom 🙂 Coming to your blog made me want to find out more and I see we some some other things in common…we both have five children and we both love Terry Pratchett. Nice to meet you x (oh, I also have stretch marks…don’t all us moms!)

  7. Mariet
    Mariet says:

    This must be the best introduction I’ve ever had. Nice to meet you Zebra Mom. I’m looking forward to getting to know you better.

  8. Michelle
    Michelle says:

    This was funny, but very tender! What comes out of the mouths of babes! I always thought of stretch marks as “battle scars.” So be proud of them. They brought life into the world.

  9. Love
    Love says:

    Awww this is so adorable! It is so cute to hear what little child thinks of mama’s stretch marks! In your baby’s eyes your are a beautiful Tiger Mommy! Thank you for sharing this! Happy upcoming Mother’s day!

  10. MudpieFridays
    MudpieFridays says:

    I absolutely love this.. so sweet and I know so many mums who haven’t made peace yet – but I think this will help! Thank you so much for sharing.

  11. The Little Tourist
    The Little Tourist says:

    I LOVE this! It’s funny how through simple conversations with our children, our confidence can grow. I’ve had a very similar talk with my children. Now, it’s a no-brainer. They were just growing in mommy’s tummy and that’s way cooler to them. It also makes them feel pretty special. 😉

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