What's your Mother's Day mojo?

Haven Magazine - - Wellbeing - Words: Fe Tay­lor

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 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 find 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 bush­walk, 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!

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