As we approach Mother’s Day, we can’t help but notice the cards and catalogues all around us. Prepare for the pasta necklaces! But how will you pamper you this month?

For many mums, Mother’s Day will come and go without too much fuss. Especially if their children are not with them. And for those who have lost their mum, Mother’s Day is a challenging time. Of course, motherhood extends far beyond the maternal. There is certainly an array of mothering roles from foster-mums and step-mums to adopted mums and godmothers who all need to be acknowledged.

How will you make Mother’s Day a magical day in 2018? How will you spend your day or what will you plan for the mum in your life? As my boys have gotten older I have taken charge of the planning for Mother’s Day. We visit with my mum and then we are off on an adventure.

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I have had Mother’s Days at Nitro Circus, the comedy club, the movies, in the hinterland, homemade high-tea, at a theme park, on a picnic or simply out for a morning on the beach.  This year we are thinking a mountain hike – weather permitting or indoor rock climbing. I love finding something we all enjoy and spending time together on this special day.

Make time for you

On top of my must-dos on Mother’s Day 2018 is taking some ‘me-time’ to unwind and switch off. This Mother’s Day I urge you to take some time for self-care and plan time to celebrate the feminine and motherhood. Perhaps this could include an escape into nature for fresh air and sunshine, or maybe nourishing your body with a lovely brekky or lunch. Or maybe this Mother’s Day you can reward yourself and pamper yourself at home.

Melissa Gillard from Willow Valley Natural Beauty in the Gold Coast hinterland, has some great suggestions for at home self-care treatments:

  • Light a candle and enjoy some time in the tub for a soak. If you have an eye mask, pop it on, close your eyes and relax.
  • Perhaps you’d prefer to jump in the shower with a great body scrub – make one or perhaps you have one already. Your skin feels amazing, soft and feminine. Make sure you apply a moisturiser or oil to soak in and hydrate the skin
  • Face masks are easy to make or again – perhaps you already have one at home. Why not get the kids to join you and mask up and relax for 10 minutes? Mud masks are always fun at any age!

However you choose to spend your Mother’s Day, take some time to reflect on all your mothering experiences. All the good days, the fun days, the crazy days, the proud days, the confused days, the lack of sleep, the kitchen wins and losses, skinned knees. All the “firsts” – kicks, steps, kindy and school days. The ups, the downs, the good, bad and ugly. I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t swap any of my past 22 years of motherhood.

Fe Taylor

Fe Taylor  

Fe Taylor is a passionate health and wellbeing guru. Fe has dedicated her career in fitness, nutrition and wholefood education to help others along their health and fitness journey. Fe is a proud mum to her two boys, Tom and Jude. She is the founder of the Childrens Health & Wellbeing Expo, and currently serves as an ambassador for the chairty Nutrition Plus // www.fetaylor.juiceplus.com.au