I’m sure you’ll all have realised that this Sunday (6th March) is Mother’s Day. A chance to say ‘thanks’ to your Mum for all of the hard work she puts in all year round.
Ideas for Mother’s Day in Maidenhead
I thought that I could perhaps use this blog to help give a little something back to all of the other Maidenhead Mums. Especially those that are working hard to create a better work/life balance for their families by setting up their own business and working for themselves. Featuring lots of members from Maidenhead Business Girls, I’ve created a Pinterest board full of ideas for local places to go or gifts to buy from Maidenhead companies for your Mum this Mother’s Day.
There’s a sneak peak below, but you can find the board by clicking on this link.
In Maidenhead we’re blessed with lots of talented ladies and loads of great places to visit so I hope that whatever you decide to do, you get to have a fabulous Mother’s Day in Maidenhead. (And if you’re a local business that would like to be featured on the board then drop me a line here!)
My Mother’s Day Wishlist
I’ll confess that I’m not really one for expensive flowers or relaxing Spa Days (although plenty of Mums are!) With a 3 year old and a 7 month old, my ‘Mother’s Day Wishlist’ is a little different.
Here are my top 5 wishes for a lovely Mother’s Day this year:
1. The gift of sleep
I’d have a lie in. A proper, ‘guilt free and not being able to hear chaos or mayhem happening downstairs’ kind of lie in. This lie in would come without any strings attached and without any hidden worries that the husband should also have been allowed the lie in because he needs it just as much as me.
The gift of Silence
I’d have an uninterrupted conversation of more than 5 minutes with my husband about ANYTHING we wanted while the kids played silently and happily in the background.
A hot drink, enjoyed hot.
I’d make a cup of tea and sit, relax and drink it before I had to dash off and do something else. And I wouldn’t have to hide in the kitchen if I wanted a biscuit or cake and didn’t want to share!
A leisurely meal with family.
Not only would I eat a meal while it was hot and finish it ALL ON MY OWN, I’d also manage to eat it without having to go one handed with a child on my lap at any point. And I would do all of this in a lovely country pub, in a leisurely manner without worrying that I hadn’t bought enough colouring in books or stickers to guarantee silence and calm in a public place.
The gift of ‘no-strings attached’ fun
I’d arrange a night out with mummy friends scattered across the country (they would also be given the freedom to attend seeing as it’s Mother’s Day). We’d dance the night away to tunes that we all knew the words to whilst sipping endless gin and tonics. All without The Fear of being woken up at 6am the following morning by kids and muddling through a whole day of childcare with a hangover.
But alas, I’m imagining that most of these things are not going to happen. And that’s OK. I don’t need a flashy gift or expensive flowers, just some hugs and cuddles from the little faces will do.
I hope this post made you smile and I wish you all a lovely day on Sunday.
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