If you’ve ever loved flipping through a family photo album from years gone by, you’re going to super-love this post!
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Mum life circa …
Yup. In the pre-internet days, mums didn’t even realise that mum-shaming would ever be a thing. They were too busy drinking Westcoast Coolers with their mum pals.
And whacking their babies in a trusty playpen so they could pop toothpick-spiked cheese and kabana cubes into their chatty mouths. (And possibly the odd ciggy too!)
Perhaps their older kids were climbing onto the roof of the garden shed and throwing plums plucked from a tree in the garden at unsuspecting pedestrians? Or they might have been riding their bikes up and down the middle of the road – sans helmet or shoes – like it was no big deal.
While old school mums didn’t have the internet or smartphones, and the support of mums wasn’t as close as a tap or a swipe, they didn’t have the pressure of doing parenting perfectly either.
Take a scroll through these brilliant photos to see what mum life looked like before social media began pushing impossible standards and insisting that taking photos of lunch boxes is a fine art.
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Spoiler alert: there’s way too much big hair, cigarette smoking, flouting of safety considerations, short shorts and sun smart avoidance. Also? It’s hard not to love, even though we thankfully know better now.
1. You can never be too blonde
2. That’s a handful
3. Easy rider
4. Straight and curly
5. Don’t try this at home
6. Laid back style
8. Lights out
9. Riding shotgun
10. Jurassic lark
It’s really hard to choose a favourite, isn’t it?! Old school mums 4 lyf!