Our top tips to celebrate mum in this year of craziness!
By Claire de Franck, Editor 04 May 2020
What has it meant to be a mum this year with everything that has been going on? When I asked some friends, there was a common theme! ‘Its stressful’; ‘Its tiring’ ; ‘I feel like a juggling clown’; ‘It’s been uplifting’ and ‘ I am tearing my hair out!’
Being a parent (mum or dad) definitely has its moments where you feel that all you need is a glass of wine and a dark room, and the past few weeks have made that cupboard look even more appealing! But on the other hand, when times are good and you have all been watching movie marathons or baking everything you can in sight, or turning your kitchen into a science laboratory, its been uplifting and memorable for sure.
Life has seemed simpler in many ways, no rushing to playdates and parties; no worrying how busy the playground was going to be or whether you would get a carpark, and no constant ‘Mum please can I have that toy’ at the shops. There’s been more time just together as a family, watching movies, going for bike rides, reading, working on home activities and finding 101 ways to decorate an empty egg carton. Its makes us all realise that we don’t need as much as we thought we did and value what we sometimes take for granted.
So this Mothers Day, I am going to celebrate my children and my family, and love the homemade cards covered in crayon scribbles and the ends of pipecleaners; the breakfast in bed and the dinner around the table, and I won’t give anything else a second thought…well at least not until I have to tell them that, no they can’t come into the bathroom and show me what’s in their sandwich; until I have FINISHED my shower.
Here are our top ideas of how to spoil mum this Mother’s Day:
- Dinner on you order a delicious takeaway, light some candles, get the kids to join in by writing up a menu and maybe getting dad to be the Chief Waiter.
- Cheers to her treat her with a wine subscription for home delivery. Check Secret Bottle or cocktails to the door from Cocktail Porter!
- Make a printable coupon book for her to redeem with things like ‘breakfast in bed’; ‘ foot massage’ or ‘table set for dinner’ check out.
- Get kids to record a video message or learn how to make a stop motion animation film. Here’s an example of a Mothers Day animation.
- Set up a book club with her and other family members and order books to be delivered Try Planet Books or Beaufort Street Books.
- Hit up Fremantle’s Compendium Design Store for all things mega mumma cool.
- Preorder local Masterchef, Brendan Pang’s new book – This is a Book About Dumplings.
- Order a beauty care or pamper at home gift to be delivered, try Bella Box; Nourished Life Subscription Beauty Box or a Glow Lab Treat Yourself Mini Pack from BIG W.
Flowers ordered online and delivered will always be a great gift Innaloo Florist or Flower Bros.
- Ask the kids to write a letter and give that to her along with some artwork; for some great printable colouring sheets.
- Start planning what you are going to do for next Mothers Day! Kikki K have all your 2021 diary and planner needs.
- Treat her with something new for her wardrobe with this ‘Mama’ tee from BIG W or something from her favourite store such as independent boutiques Out With Audrey or Milk Fashion.