You can’t miss it. The marketing for Mother’s Day began a month ago – you know, all the “beautiful” flannel pyjamas and fluffy slippers are piled high as you enter the shop. However, if your household is anything like mine, my partner will turn to me a few days before Mother’s Day, with a panicked look in his eye and ask me what I want for Mother’s Day!
And here, Mums, is where we get it wrong. If you say “Oh nothing, let’s just spend the day as a family’, then that’s what is going to happen! Before you know it, you will be left looking after the kids while your partner is out mowing the lawn and doing all the general jobs that need doing on the weekend. And you will go to bed feeling disappointed. So don’t feel bad about being brutally honest. If you want to have a hot bath ON YOUR OWN (with no bath toys in sight!) then tell your family that their job is to clean the bathroom, and remove the bath toys. Your partner can then take the kids out to the park for an hour to let you soak in peace!Continue Reading →