It’s the mother of all days the one day of the year that you should take time out to celebrate the person you gave you life. And if you are a mother yourself, make sure to spend the day celebrating with the cherubs to whom you owe your title to.
Celebrating Mother’s Day can take many forms. Here are my top 5 tips for making Mum’s Day:
1. Focus on your wellbeing. Grab the family and slip away for a couple of hours to relax and reconnect. The best place to do this is in nature so why not start your Mother’s Day morning with a walk through your favourite park, along the beach or river. Perhaps even get up early (yes, on Mother’s Day!) and take the kids to watch the sunrise together.
2. Focus on food. We love to celebrate and family celebrations are linked with food. Often on Mother’s Day someone else gets the role of Kitchen CEO in a bid to keep Mum out of the kitchen for the day. Having food that the kids can prepare and surprise you with still takes some organisation so ensure that you are prepared with the necessary ingredients for the day. I love Mother’s Day picnics. Why not get together with some of your other mummy friends and plan a joint Mother’s Day picnic lunch?
3. At home spa. I remember one of my son’s teachers created a class spa for all the mothers one year. We had our hands scrubbed and moisturised, our nails painted and even had a mini back massage. Set this up with the family 4 and have a ‘Pamper Power Hour’.
4. Get creative. If the kids love art, then spend some time relaxing together by colouring in. There are so many different books and stencils. You will nd it peaceful and relaxing to just sit and colour in Allowing time to be creative, relieves stress and allows you to unwind. If the kids are making Mother’s Day craft then join them to help make one for your own mum.
5. Mama mojo. If you are feeling active then get out and about and get the family out with you. Perhaps a bush walk, a swim in the ocean or a bike ride is just the ticket? Get out in the fresh air and get the endorphins pumping. Maybe get the kids to create a backyard obstacle course for you all to attempt.
Mother’s Day is about celebrating you! Mums come in all shapes, sizes and situations, so enjoy celebrating with your kids and be thanked for all you do for them. Spending time with your kids and creating special memories and perhaps even traditions is important for your bond with them. This is your day. Whatever you choose for you and your family, have a healthy happy Mother’s Day!