The Mummy Hangover.

Oh god.  Ohhhhhhhhhh god.  This is bad.  This is really, reaalllly bad.

Beta Mummy likes a drink, there’s no denying it.  A little large glass of wine at the end of the day (or even in the middle of the day, to be fair) is usually a must – let’s face it, it’s well-deserved after a day toddler-wrangling.  However, even Beta Mum knows that it’s not a good idea to over-indulge in “Mummy’s special juice”, because these days it doesn’t take much to incite the mother-of-all-hangovers.  And these days a hangover doesn’t mean lying in bed until midday, followed by a huge greasy fry-up, Saturday Kitchen and a possible hair of the dog pint later on.  Oh no no no.

The rare Mums’ Night Out, whilst undeniably fun and absolutely to make the most of, inevitably leads to next-day feelings of regret, pain and full-body misery:


Be warned, Beta Mummies.  (Or at least bloody well make sure your night out is worth it…!)


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  • bridiebythesea 23/05/2016 at 6:36 am

    Haha love it!! Ah Beta Mummy I had a similar hangover this weekend lol 🙂 absolutely nailed it as always lovely! Xx #triballove

  • Sassy 23/05/2016 at 6:46 am

    Haha! I am dying after one glass of wine these days… I don’t know how I would ever cope having a drink, and having children! It sounds like my worst nightmare! 😂
    Your old text descriptions are bloody brilliant! I got a fantastic visual image of what was going on! Thank you so much! 😚😺 Big hugs and #TribalLove to you xxxx

  • Laura: Adventures with J 23/05/2016 at 6:52 am

    Lol! I most certainly could NOT handle a night out unless J was spending the following day… or two! at Nana’s! Although I would definitely have Peppa on repeat to save me from having to move much. This may work for half an hour! Ouch! #triballove

  • beautybabyandme 23/05/2016 at 7:01 am

    Crying with laughter at this – “Fucking peppa pig” ha ha ha!!! I haven’t had a proper hangover since having Josh and I really don’t want to experience one!! But I love the prosecco – what can I do! It’s a saviour in a fancy bottle! But I’m so glad you had a good night out honey – we bloody need it sometimes xx #triballove

  • Becky sparklymummy 23/05/2016 at 7:15 am

    Is it me or are kids louder when you have a hangover? Great post love the pics, the struggle is real !!!

  • Ohlucy 23/05/2016 at 8:40 am

    Fucking Peppa Pig! I hate her. She mocks me. I wish mummy pig would tell little Peppa to shut the hell up and go to her room, and the rest of the episode would be mummy pig pottering round being quiet. That would be a good hangover episode wouldn’t it? Haha!

    Actually, I’m a fraud. Haven’t had a night out in forever and when I have wine I have to stop at two glasses otherwise I’d be running down the street with a nappy on my head!

    Lu xx


  • The Mum Project 23/05/2016 at 9:17 am

    Hahaha yes. The reality is that it’s not fuckinng funny. ; ) When you are hungover with kids it is literally THE worst. Although I’ve only experienced it with my son who is still a baby, but I can appreciate how annoying Peppa Pig would be! The day I was hungover, I quite literally died, apart of me was left on that day.

  • Sarah 23/05/2016 at 2:42 pm

    So so funny! Especially the Peppa Pig. We just started on that show. I feel like this everytime these days. Such a low toleranc now. #triballove

  • babiesbiscuitsandbooze 23/05/2016 at 2:43 pm

    Hahaha. Glad you had fun. I get real killer hangovers, I’ve only had minor ones since having TM and luckily my husband has been around to take pity on me and help me survive them. If I get one of the real monster ones I genuinely don’t know how I would look after the baby though as I puke all day and (hmmm, hope Dr Claudia doesn’t read this haha) am 100% useless. #triballove

  • Fran @ Whinge Whinge Wine 24/05/2016 at 7:34 am

    Been there, my friend. Been there. Nothing quite as awful. Peppa is my go-to also.

    Thanks for joining #chucklemums
    mwah x

  • Rachel Hawkins (@Our_Rach) 24/05/2016 at 7:48 am

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA loved this – spesh the picture which depicts my house on an occasional Sunday morning a treat. Especially Peppa effing Pig and my head full of regrets!! #chucklemums

  • mumzilla 24/05/2016 at 7:51 am

    Is there anything worse than childcare when hungover? I really don’t think there is, ep specially with dirty nappies in the equation!! #chucklemums

  • laughing mum 24/05/2016 at 8:33 am

    haha! I love your drawings! brilliant! yep, been there.. don’t miss it lol – glad you had a good night though! #chucklemums

  • justsayingmum 24/05/2016 at 9:28 am

    Love this line ‘A little large glass of wine at the end of the day (or even in the middle of the day, to be fair)’!!! oh we’ve all been there! Oh and the clock at 6:05 – OMG this makes me never ever want to drink again – horrific pain and ordeal. Of course Alpha Mummy doesn’t drink but she’s not got any fun in her bones – don’t you go changing lovely #chucklemums

  • Rhyming with Wine 24/05/2016 at 9:48 am

    Oh God I feel your pain! What is it with bloody cheerios and why must they adorn my entire carpet at all times?? And wiping toddler arse is not pleasant at the best of times. I can change nappies all day long but when I’m summoned upstairs to find the eldest very kindly “touching her toes” shouting “WIPE MY BUM!” it does nothing for my digestive health. Probs better just to stay a little bit drunk if you can lovely 😉 x

  • funkymrsknutts 24/05/2016 at 11:35 am

    For some reason, Daddy pig does sound like barry white when i have a hangover…
    Is still hate that petulant pig.
    Brilliant as always Beta Mummy!!! Spot on.

  • Baby Anon 24/05/2016 at 12:25 pm

    Ha ha ha. This is so true. Mother had a night out with the girls recently. The next day she looked terrible, as if she’d aged ten years. She was weary and teary. Prosecco-regret I think she called it. Still, I’d rather have interesting her than Alpha Mummy any day (I believe motherhood is pretty much fuelled by wine ;)) #chucklemums

  • turningupindevon 24/05/2016 at 5:29 pm

    LOL. Love the expression on beta mums face, it captures the horror so perfectly! #chucklemums

  • Threesypeasy 25/05/2016 at 7:31 am

    Haha. Oh there’s nothing worse! The day after my last mad night out I actually cried because it was so awful NEVER AGAIN. but then I continue to hit the wine because, well the kids! alpha mummy haunts me and makes me feel so guilty – the bitch. Love you’re blog some fab stuff. Your drawings are brill – I’m still getting to grips with drawing on the tablet (still a bit messy and no clue!) Fab post xx #chucklemums

  • islandliving365 25/05/2016 at 9:46 am

    Children and a hangover do not mix do they?! When I make this mistake, which isn’t very often nowadays, I swear never to do it again! I also swear that my kids always choose hangover day to become all sorts of naughty.

  • Emma - meandbmaketea 26/05/2016 at 12:33 pm

    urgh it just isn’t worth it is it. And I’ve been there and no it isn’t haha! #coolmumclub

  • motherhoodtherealdeal 26/05/2016 at 5:09 pm

    Hahah LOVE it your doodles make me chuckle so much! And yes, it’s definitely NOT worth it! Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub lovely x

  • Phil Refuelled 26/05/2016 at 6:42 pm

    And you know what…? Alpha mummies do it too. They only PRETEND not to! They have been known to be too ill to put on lipstick and mascara for A WHOLE DAY!

  • tammymum 26/05/2016 at 6:43 pm

    Oh I hear ya, I have been there regrettably too many times than I should I fear. That 6 am alarm call with two babies on speed feels to me a fate worse than death. #triballove #coolmumclub

  • Mrs T 08/06/2016 at 9:02 pm

    so true. my last epic drinking sesh took me around 3 days to get over!! shame! #bigpinklink

  • Mouse, Moo and Me Too 08/06/2016 at 10:59 pm

    Had this on Saturday at a wedding – free bar meant I lined up, from one trip, a large glass of red wine, a double G&T, and an entire bottle of prosecco. Nothing a bacon and syrup pancake stack couldn’t solve! Fab doodle as always my dear x

  • thefrenchiemummy 09/06/2016 at 6:52 pm

    A glass of wine is alway good. I am sure that somehow, it was worth it😉 #PuddingLove

  • blabbermama 09/06/2016 at 7:18 pm

    If you had shown me this last Sunday morning, from the night before, I would have nodded in wallowing self pity at my levels of excess- silly Blabbermama haha- love this, sharing!

  • Petite Words 10/06/2016 at 11:53 am

    It’ strange isn’t it the older you get the more stress you seem to acquire yet you can tolerate less alcohol! Someones playing tricks I think!!!! ha ha p.s Of course the wine if well deserved!

  • An imperfect Mum (@animperfectmum) 11/06/2016 at 7:41 am

    So glad I don’t have bottoms to wipe or stinky potty’s to empty any more! Have a class photo of me laid on the sofa with the kids crawling all over me somewhere though. You captured the hungover mum nightmare perfectly!

  • Life Love and Dirty Dishes 12/06/2016 at 1:32 pm

    I swear their volume increases when you have a hangover. they aren’t normally that noisy are they? Thanks for linking up to #FridayFrolics

  • Petite Pudding (@petite_pudding) 13/06/2016 at 10:00 pm

    Ha ha you are right Alpha Mummy would never drink to excess (that’s cos she is a prude) Why do they always save up that stupidly stinky poo and insist on getting up an hour earlier than usual? Its like they know…. Thanks for sharing with #PuddingLove

  • Felicitybub 10/10/2017 at 10:41 pm

    Bahahaha this is brilliant and very true. The drawing 👌🏻👌🏻

  • ruth cartwright 09/11/2017 at 1:52 pm

    Love it. But I can still feel like that without the hangover. It’s always too early and too much peppa pig for me 🙂


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