My birthday falls on Mother’s Day every 7 years. I remember when I was younger being a little put out by this. I love my Mum, but sometimes I just wanted a birthday that wasn’t wrapped around a Mother’s Day lunch.

Now that I am a mother, this little quirk doesn’t matter so much.

Although saying that, my husband knows to NOT ever combine the two by only buying ONE present!

Clever man.  Grasshopper has learnt well.

The two present rule I won’t ever budge on. I’m not greedy for presents; I just want the two occasions to be noted-separately.

I have that rule for my two youngest birthdays as well. They fall close to Christmas.  December will always be about their birthdays first, Christmas second.

This year was going to be a contentious one. I moved from Adelaide to Perth late last year and had all but dismissed my birthday and Mother’s Day. We have no family here and I had left behind my eldest. The last thought in my mind was celebrating anything.

All of this changed three weeks ago when my eldest decided that he would give Perth a go.


My train of thought completely did a 180 flip-think circa 1980 skate park flip. Nothing could stop me now, the axis was right again.

Sooooooo I have now organised a party, albeit child friendly, but a party none the less. I might even sport a hangover for Mother’s Day. A day where I can selfishly do nothing if I want to.

Mother’s Day- a day that can be yours to embrace.

Revel in the handmade cards and presents from your children.

Let crumbs fall over the sheets from the clumsy breakfast in bed.

Saviour the sweet hugs and kisses.

Being a Mummy has to be one of the best jobs in the world. When your heart is full to burst, nothing else matters.

  • I love Mothers Day. It was always about shows my mum how much she means to me and to pamper/spoil her a bit! now that I am a mum ,i just look forward to spending the day with my babies and maybe a handmade card (we can only hope!)


  • Mother’s Day is a mixture of happiness and sadness all rolled into one. Our twin boys were born 2 days before Mothers Day, I lost a baby the year before and she was due on the 3rd May. It’s a day full of mixed emotions.


  • loverly


  • its a fantastic day to relax in celebration


  • Mothers day is a special day in our calendars to remember to spoil our mums! But I think we should be spoiling them much more throufghoiut the year!


  • Mothers day means the world to me expecially sharing it with my mum but this year I’m without her because she sadly passed away last year from cancer but I promised her I will continue to enjoy it for my kids.


  • Sometimes Mothers Day is a big deal here other times it’s just another day. I always visit my mum on mothers day. This year we are going to a high tea.


  • As a mum I’ve struggled to enjoy Mother’s Day, my kids don’t seem to grasp that the day isn’t for them, I know that sounds really bad but I go out of my way to make sure Father’s Day is amazing, and everyone’s birthday’s are amazing, but I always feel a bit jilted come Mother’s Day…


  • Mothers day is a special day for all the mums.My birthday is also close to Xmas and my parents always made the distinction between the two thanks for sharing these great ideas and tips.


  • I love cleaning the crumbs from the bed.


  • Enjoyed reading – thanks for sharing.


  • My birthday is also close to Xmas and my parents always made the distinction between the two, I never received joint presents or anything from family as it was a big no-no. Now that I’m older it’s no longer an issue, but it annoyed me growing up trying to organise a birthday party around other people’s Xmas get togethers and parties.


  • thanks for sharing these great ideas and tips.


  • I find since having children (2year old & a 5month old) that I appreciate my mum even more & Mothers Day is now for me so much more :)


  • Mother’s Day is specials day for all Mum in the world.


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