Mother’s Day can be such a lovely day, whereby amazing Mums across the world get treats such as a cup of tea in bed, personalised card and a bunch of flowers too. I love to be spoilt by my twins (and Hubby) for the day; he normally does all the cooking, childcare, tidying up and washing up that day!
However – that aside – Mother’s Day this year has got me thinking about HOW much us Mums do for our families; each and every day of the year. I was chatting to a friend this week about how our freelance businesses have become incredibly busy lately (something that we are both really grateful for) however that juggling kids, a relationship, a home, friends, family, events and life in general is TOUGH. There aren’t enough hours in the day…and that our minds are going from client deadlines & invoicing one minute – to homework and cooking pasta the next.
But as Mums we have to just do it and simply get on with it!
Since my early 20’s I was quite broody and very much looked forward to becoming a Mother, but when Dave and I struggled for years to conceive I wasn’t sure if it was going to happen for me. That’s why I am truly grateful now to be a Mum and feel incredibly lucky to have my precious family. And after everything we went through it feels magical to be in this position.
But despite that, life raising twins hasn’t always been total bliss & plain sailing and I definitely feel TIRED OUT on a daily basis!
The amazing folks at Moonpig recently asked me (now that I have been a Mum to Harry & Lottie for 4.5 years) what my ‘magic tricks’ are, that I’ve learnt along the way. I’d say that mine have come mostly after ‘winging it!’….as well as some that were taught to me by others like my Sister and my own Mum.
Here’s what I came up with:
- You can’t do everything! Try not to be a super-hero. None of us are.
- You’ll have great days, and bad ones too.
- If the sun is shining, leave the housework and get out as a family!
- Ask for help – take help whenever anyone offers.
- Enjoy as much as you can. You really miss those moments once they’re gone.
What would yours be?
Happy Mother’s Day to all the Magic Mums!
Love, Jess x
Hey, why not come join me for a Moonpig Magic Mum Twitter Party on Thursday 23rd March. Just share your tips and tricks using the hashtag #MagicMum for the chance to win a Moonpig Mother’s Day Gift! Find me on Twitter here!
Post written in collaboration.