This coming Sunday, it is Motherâ€™s day here in the UK.
While the media would like you to believe that flowers, chocolates, and sparkly jewellery are on the top of mumâ€™s wish list, the reality is a bit different.
Parenting Magazine asked some of their readers what they REALLY wanted for motherâ€™s day, and you may be surprised to see the responses. Top of the list were things like:
- A clean house
- A day free from â€œMum Routineâ€
- Dinner made for them
- Handmade cards, handprints, or other wonderful kiddie creations
Do you notice a pattern here?? These things canâ€™t be bought in a shop, they arenâ€™t expensive, and they show mum that sheâ€™s cared for.
Being a mother to two wonderful â€œlittle beansâ€ myself, I can definitely agree with every item on that list! For me, motherâ€™s day is a great opportunity to slow down, take a step back from the busy pace of everyday life, and just really revel in everything that I love about being a motherâ€¦ cuddles with my boys, happy moments, and time together to enjoy one anotherâ€™s company and savour the moments that matter.
If youâ€™re still trying to figure out how to show your mum that you really care, why not think about providing her with a moment that would make a difference to herâ€¦. whether that is a moment to herself to sleep, a moment to savour the beauty of a beautiful bouquet of flowers, or a moment to enjoy a meal prepared for her (you get the idea!).
If my mum lived nearer, I would make her a lovely cup of tea in bed, followed by a leisurely brunch of croissant with homemade jam, fruit salad, freshly squeezed orange juice, and some freshly brewed coffee. Naturally, the cafetiere would be wearing a Couva so that we could linger over brunch for as long as we wanted, knowing the coffee would stay just as hot for the second cup.
And if youâ€™re still thinking of gifting your mum a little something, and sheâ€™s a coffee lover, how about a wonderful Couva cover for her cafetiere or her cup, so that she feels the warmth of those Motherâ€™s day moments for longer? We’ve got lots of beautiful fabrics to choose from in our Shop!
And if all else fails, just make sure you call her!