To be fair mums are not very hard to pleased, and I’m saying this in behalf of a lot of mothers. A simple “thank you mom for everything” (with or without a hug or kiss) can turned an ordinary day into something extraordinary and memorable. But speaking in behalf of daughters and sons out there, I’m sure we can do better than that right? Being appreciated as a mom is rather amazing and heartwarming, and Mother’s Day is the very day that reminds us all to show just that. Mother’s Day is the special day we celebrate and honor mothers, motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in the society and rightly so! Mums are our unsung heroes, on call/duty 24/7.
So what do really moms want on Mother’s Day? Well, if you can afford to do so then we’ll take that all inclusive beach spa holiday for a week or two and that designer bag we’ve always dream of, Nah just kidding! A homemade card is something rather nice to wake up to on Mother’s Day morning. It may or may not come with a lovely breakfast in bed, or a flower or bunch of flowers on the side perhaps but not necessarily. We’re cool with just the card. How relaxing to see the kids room tidy and dirty laundry in their designated basket, and oh homework’s done too? Wow that’s a bonus! Like us mom don’t need to bust a vein having to shout for a hundred times to tidy their room or do their homework, that’s amazing! And if some circumstances you can’t physically be there for Mother’s Day, then please don’t forget to show her that you care by giving her a call, a text goes a long way too. If you’ve time beforehand and feeling generous, there’s a lot of websites out there where you can order Mother’s Day card and affordable gifts from.
Flowers and card in one- Bargain! by FlowerCard
You don’t have to buy your mum a gift on Mother’s Day but if you’ve planned to anyway, then I must say personalised gifts are for keeps.
If you’re not a morning person and you’ve decided to treat your mom later in the day.. to a delightful Afternoon Tea perhaps?
Mama Doreen’s Emporium, Harrogate I love a little indulgence through this very quintessentially British pastime of taking afternoon tea and I’m so delighted to have found this little gem near where I live. I thoroughly recommend this lovely place if you’re around or near Harrogate. You’ll get treated to an affordable but beautifully presented afternoon tea selection of tasty sandwiches and scrumptious tartlets and cakes, a lovely atmoshphere with a vintage feel to it and the mother&daughter owners that are very nice and accommodating! And oh, their cupcakes are to die for!
photos by Andre’s Lens
But if you’ve no budget to take her out, just make her favourite drink and treat her to a lovely conversation -that’s even better!
A lovely dinner at home made by the children (with or without the help from dad) or dining out for the night so mummy don’t have to cook to end a very special day is like an icing on the cake!
Honestly, those gestures I’ve mentioned above are just a bonus. What we really, really want is for our child/children to grow happily, healthily and responsibly.. and never forgetting that one special person they call Mom/Mum/Mama.
Mom sometimes comes in other forms- a dad that acts on behalf of a mother, an Aunt that’s been there for you since day one, or your grandma that’s been your rock through thick and thin. I wouldn’t forget to appreciate them too :)
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO ALL MOMS AND TO ALL THE SUPERWOMUMS IN OUR LIVES!
( Dedicated to my very own superwomum and to the one who calls me mommy )