Mum’s the word
My mum is everything. A listener, helper, cook, cleaner, chauffeuse, doctor, nurse, teacher, therapist, friend and so much more. Only now, as a parent myself, do I fully appreciate the time and effort that she sacrificed for her own children — and there are six of us! Becoming a mother was a big turning point in my life, I was suddenly responsible for this little being and it was terrifying, I leaned on my mother’s advice even with my own kids. Though we all swear never to turn into our mothers, I believe we all reach an age when not only do we suddenly realise how wonderful our own is, but how we’re slowly morphing into a younger version of her. As part of a new generation of strong capable women who manage to juggle work and home life, we all deserve to treat ourselves this Mother’s Day. You may not get the opportunity to go on a spontaneous spa break, but you could and should make some “me” time this Mother’s Day to pat yourselves on the back and give yourself the recognition you deserve for being a truly wonderful mum.
Happy Mother’s Day, fellow mummies!