Mother’s Day is right around the corner but, with school holidays behind us, public holidays every other week and the rising cost of living, you may not have given much thought to how you’re going to spend it. Here are 27 ways to treat yourself, mama – you’ve earned it.

  1. Take a cue from Miley and buy yourself flowers
  2. Enjoy a high tea somewhere fancy
  3. Go for a beach walk at sunset (or sunrise)
  4. Try a wine and craft class, whether it’s paint and sip or pot and sip!
  5. Host a get-together for your fellow mamas – a boozy brunch or intimate dinner is always a good idea
  6. Go glamping with your family
  7. Treat yourself to a massage
  8. Bake something special with your kids
  9. Delegate your kids to a friend or relative so you can have a sleep in (it’s the ultimate gift)
  10. Indulge in some retail therapy
  11. Or spend the day finally cleaning out your wardrobe (you just might find some items you’d forgotten about!)
  12. Enjoy your favourite workout
  13. Meet up with other mamas for a park hang
  14. Do something special with the mum/mum-figure in your life – just the two of you
  15. Spend the day trying that new hobby you’ve been thinking about
  16. Just read, with a coffee or tea in hand
  17. Get all dressed up – even if you don’t have anywhere to go
  18. Take a day trip and explore the Gold Coast hinterland
  19. Go get your nails or hair done
  20. Invest in some new make up or skincare
  21. Buy some new homewares to spruce up your space
  22. Take yourself out to breakfast, lunch or dinner – all by yourself
  23. Or see a movie solo
  24. Go through baby photos with your kids
  25. Put on your favourite album or playlist (loud) and dance
  26. Spend time in nature, even if it’s your own backyard
  27. Organise your family memories to look back on for years to come (here’s how)


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