10 Reasons You Should LOVE Your Wife’s “Mom Bun”

We know you see them.

Those perfectly put together women in your office that are dressed to the nines. Their hair is done, their suits are tailored and their heels are high.

And then you come home and see her.

You know her…your wife?

Rather than a fancy suit, she’s rockin’ the same stained t-shirt she wore yesterday and the same yoga pants she has worn for the past month. Rather than a pair of heels, she’s wearing slippers to keep her toes warm as she does the dishes or tennis shoes as she runs errands for your family. And rather than her hair perfectly curled… you see it.

You know “it”. THE BUN. The messy, greasy, crazy, yet extremely comfortable and super flattering…MOM BUN.

You may think she looks like she put her finger in an electrical socket – and trust me, after a day like today she FEELS like she did!

But today I have ten reason you should LOVE that mom bun she is wearing. Ten reasons you should be GRATEFUL for that rubber banded hair on top of her head. Ten reasons that the  mom bun should be your FAVORITE hair style you ever see on your hard-working lady.

10 Reasons You Should LOVE Your Wife's Mom Bun

1. SHE PUT SOMEONE ELSE’S NEEDS, BEFORE HERSELF: Because honestly, she woke up this morning with high hopes of washing her hair in the shower and having time to blow dry, brush, straighten and curl it – but someone else needed her and she was willing to put her hair to the side. After being interrupted 25 times within five minutes, she gave up on the dream of having perfect hair and embraced the bun….because she knows what is most important.

2. SHE DIDN’T LOSE HERSELF, SHE FOUND HERSELF: She knows that she is a mom – and holds the most important and sacred calling on earth. Some may say she has “let herself go” because she hasn’t washed her hair in days and dry shampoo is her new best friend, but really… she hasn’t lost herself. She has FOUND who she REALLY is! She is a maid and a teacher. She is a listener and a doctor. She is a coach and cheerleader. She is a taxi driver, laundry-doer, toilet scrubber, boo-boo kisser and diaper changer. She is a wife. A daughter. A sister. And a friend.

3. SHE WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO GET WHATEVER IT IS, DONE: You name it, she will do it. And she will make sure it is completed correctly. She is hard working and her mom bun shows you that she is trying her very very best to get everything on her long to-do list accomplished before you walk in the door from your busy day.

4. SHE DIDN’T GIVE UP: Through the tantrums. Through the tears. Through the hours of sleep lost. Through the grocery store. Through the housework. Through reading books, drawing pictures, singing songs and making meals. Through the school pick-up line. Through the nap time fights and through the pressure she feels from society to do it ALL – she never gave up. But seriously, she is amazing, right?!…She NEVER gave up!

5. SHE IS ONE PERSON, BUT HAS DONE THE WORK OF TWENTY…FOR FREE: Wouldn’t you be rockin’ the mom bun if you were doing the work for that many people?! Hard work means sweat, blood and tears. And ain’t nobody got time to have long hair all over their face when the work is gettin’ DONE!


6. SHE LEARNED ABOUT STRENGTHS SHE DIDN’T KNOW SHE HAD: Every day. Every single day she learns something. And that mom bun shows you that she has had a day full of experiences that have changed who she is. Being a mom is a learning experience. There is no study guide she was given or homework assignments that can make her a “better mom.” She is learning as she goes and she may make mistakes. But those mistakes turn into strengths and she is able to become the greatest mom in the world.

7. AND DEALT WITH FEARS SHE DIDN’T KNOW EXISTED: Oh, the fears of a mom. The mom bun shows you of her worries. She has the highest hopes, desires and dreams for her family – but she is nervous of what is to come.

8. SHE MEANS BUSINESS: Have you ever seen her in action as she pulls her hair into that lovely pineapple looking bun to the top of her head?! Boy, when that rubber band comes off her wrist and the bun goes up – you know she is getting ready to get something DONE! It means business. It means she is ready to tackle on whatever comes her way!

9. SHE HAS FULL HANDS AND AN EVEN FULLER HEART: I heard a quote once that said, “If you think my hands are full – you should see my heart.” And every mom bun says just that. The bun says she is busy. The bun says she is fun. The bun says she has a whole lot to do, and her hair ain’t one. The bun says that her heart is FULL of love!

10. SHE HAS KIDS. AND IS DANG GOOD AT RAISING THEM: The mom bun YELLS “I have kids.” The mom bun YELLS “I am BUSY!” The mom bun YELLS “I LOVE being a mom!”  The mom bun YELLS “And I am really GOOD one too!”

So…next time you walk into your house and you see your wife rockin’ the mom bun – love it. Embrace it. Cherish it. Because now you have 10 reasons what that mom bun actually means and why she looks oh SO good in it!

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26 Comments on 10 Reasons You Should LOVE Your Wife’s “Mom Bun”

  1. Krissy
    March 15, 2017 at 5:24 pm (10 months ago)

    Since when is this a mom bun? I’ve been wearing a messy bun since the mid-90s – when I was in high school! 20 years later, still love it…motherhood or not!

  2. Lynn
    September 5, 2016 at 2:06 am (1 year ago)

    This made me cry because I’ve been a single mommy for 18 years rocking the mom bun along the way. What you said is so very true and validating!

  3. Amber
    August 30, 2016 at 8:01 pm (1 year ago)

    I’m sorry but what about the girls who don’t have kids and wear buns that look just like your “mom bun” I’m a mom and I never once have called my bun a “mom” bun. It’s just a bun. It’s cute. There’s nothing more to say about it. Lol it’s just a hair style.

  4. Angela
    June 27, 2016 at 4:29 am (2 years ago)

    Oh my goodness! I love this article! I came across this on Facebook a few months ago, and I have been back to visit several times since! Sometimes it is nice to have the reminder that sporting the mom bun is okay. It really epitomizes our role as moms, and putting the needs of others before our own. I usually rock the mom bun during the day while my husband is off to work, but when he is home it like to try to look a little more “put together”. I figured out an easy way to still have awesome hair when you are ready to take your mom bun down. I wrote about it in my blog post and created a link for my readers to visit you here. I would love it if you would check it out at http://www.happyhousewifeblog.com/creaseless-hair-tie-tutitorial/
    Thanks for the encouraging post!

  5. Brittany
    May 29, 2016 at 1:29 pm (2 years ago)

    I needed to read this today. This was great!! I never looked at it that way. I always thought gee people probably think I’m some sort of bum. But gosh is it hard to shower with 2 toddlers. Most days it’s “should I get the extra 20 mins of sleep, or do my hair?” As a stay at home mom if 2 with rheumatoid arthritis, I choose sleep. ☺️

    • Danielle Davis
      June 7, 2016 at 9:44 pm (2 years ago)

      Hi Brittany! I totally know what you mean. It is never easy to get going every day and the Mom Bun is one of my favorite go to-s. So glad you loved the article and your kids are so lucky to have you for a mom!

    • Danielle Davis
      June 7, 2016 at 10:14 pm (2 years ago)

      And we love you! Thanks for your comment.

  6. Alison Palmer
    March 19, 2016 at 4:05 pm (2 years ago)

    I’m in the process of growing my hair out so I can rock a mom bun!

  7. Eleina
    March 19, 2016 at 3:27 pm (2 years ago)

    Proud mommy,rocking the mom bun since 2008.. loved the article, sooo very true.

  8. Mary
    March 17, 2016 at 7:15 pm (2 years ago)

    Such an amazing post!! And funny! I’ve sported the mom bun more times than I care to count – but it’s okay!! I recently linked to this post on my article “Bad Hair Day? Fix it with this one random pantry item!” http://simplynatureplusnurture.com/2016/03/17/bad-hair-day-fix/
    Share if you enjoy and thanks for your awesome writing!

  9. Yvette A. Herrera
    March 9, 2016 at 7:29 am (2 years ago)

    Omg yes! I love this article. Rocking the mom bun everyday and proud of it. ♡♡♡

  10. Lisa
    March 9, 2016 at 2:20 am (2 years ago)

    Danielle–you are just the best! Way to empower Mom’s! I’ve been a proud supporter of Nat’s Mom bun for quite awhile!

  11. Bree
    March 6, 2016 at 3:05 am (2 years ago)

    Absolutely LOVED this.! I’ve been rocking the Mom Bun for nearly a decade. My kids actually draw me wearing ‘the bun’. At first it made me sad when they would draw that big ol’ bun on my stick figure head but then I realized “Hey, I’m a mom. I’ve got other things to worry about than my hair’. Thank you for this article!

  12. Trista
    March 5, 2016 at 8:44 pm (2 years ago)

    Love this! I rock the mom bun (at least) 3 days a week! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Trista | shopaholicandababy.com

  13. Kellie
    March 5, 2016 at 5:53 pm (2 years ago)

    This was so well written and fun to read! I have been sporting a mom bun since 1997😉

  14. Rebecca
    March 5, 2016 at 5:44 am (2 years ago)

    Absolutely loved reading this! Been rocking my mom bun since 1998!!!

  15. Summer
    March 4, 2016 at 10:07 pm (2 years ago)

    Beautifully Said

  16. Rachael
    March 4, 2016 at 5:53 pm (2 years ago)

    Great article! Rockin the mom bun since 2007! 4 kids later…

  17. Michelle Spangler
    March 4, 2016 at 4:55 am (2 years ago)

    I have raised 5 kids and several of their friends,and now help out with my grandchildren..and at 55,I still rock that mom bun! Thanks for the appreciation!Great article!

  18. Raimana Montana
    March 3, 2016 at 9:43 pm (2 years ago)

    Love your Mom Bun!

  19. Lara
    March 3, 2016 at 6:17 am (2 years ago)

    We had our second baby in December. He takes a little extra care than our first did and I can’t seem to keep up with everything that needs doing. I’ve been rocking the mom bun practically every day and I’ve let it get added to the list of things I should be doing better. Thank you for speaking to my soul. Thank you for liberating me and changing my perspective.

  20. Kristen
    March 1, 2016 at 3:43 pm (2 years ago)

    I’m a proud #mombun supporter since 2014. Thank you for sharing!


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