In case the card shops and the blatant advertising hadn’t warned you already, Mother’s Day is almost upon us. I’ve actually always grown up remembering the day because more often than not, it lands on my birthday or my birthday weekend. I’ll be honest, as a kid this was not okay. Why share my birthday celebrations with my mum? Not fair!
Now that I’m older, I’m actually almost thinking these two days should be in reverse. Thank you Mum for squeezing me out all those years ago, raising me and forever giving me an emotional safety net to fall into. You should be celebrated on the day of my birth, and I’ll just settle for a simple shared one-day event to recognise my fortune being here!
So, if nothing else, please say thank you to your mum this Mother’s Day. Appreciate her in the way she likes – and only you know that deep down. Here are a few other ideas that might make a nice addition too:
What’s better than spending quality time with your mum? Perhaps spending quality time with your mum during a massage, facial, and steam! I love a good spa, but sadly my mum is a little averse to joining me in that. If your mum does like a spa though, I’d really recommend Spa Experience (multiple venues, good for being on a budget, full review) or for spa veterans, Banya No. 1 (London only, expensive but really worth the Russian experience, full review).
Forget the same old Elizabeth Arden tube, your mum deserves a little hint of nature. If you don’t get chance to spend the day with your Mum this year, perhaps send her a little gift in the form of natural beauty. This past Christmas I finally got my mum a natural beauty hand cream that she now swears by over her Aveeno – the ultra-moisturising Pomegranate, Argan & Grapeseed Hand Cream from Crabtree & Evelyn. From there, perhaps a Balancing Rose Otto gift set from Balance Me, or Body Wash & Lotion from Green People?
Do you remember how good those butterfly cakes you and your mum made were? Despite the obvious conflict with my healthy eating, I’d love to have more of that quality time with my mum. Perhaps a good cook book (or try one of my favourite healthy cookbooks) and some ingredients to go with it will be enough to get us both back in the kitchen, and we’ll have something to eat by the end of it too!