Mother’s Day offers us the opportunity to recognise, thank and show our appreciation and affection to our mums, mothers-in-law, grandmothers and other women who have had a positive impact on our life.

Every woman loves being spoiled with gifts, surprises, hugs and the pleasure of celebrating with family and friends (and a day away from all the cooking and cleaning hopefully!)

However, for many women Mother’s Day can be painful because it highlights what is missing. It can cause some mums who are struggling to compare themselves and their life to that of others, who seem to have everything under control (which is usually not true anyway), and may leave them feeling sadder than on any other day of the year.

Let’s Not Forget!

This Mother’s Day, let’s not forget all the mums who are on their own; the mums who have lost a baby; the mum whose partner says, “why should I buy you anything, you’re not MY mum;” the mums who no longer have their own mother and the women who wish they were a mum.

If you know a mother in a tough situation, young or old, then why not look out for her this Mother’s Day.  Use this occasion as an opportunity to help a woman in need.  Here are a few things you could do to help her celebrate Mother’s Day.

  • Visit and give her your time and attention.
  • Invite her to join your family lunch on Mother’s Day.
  • Pick some wild flowers and leave them on her doorstep.
  • Let an older mother cuddle your baby while he is sleeping.
  • Donate clothing to support mothers living in a local shelter.
  • Offer to let her kids come to your house so she can have some ‘me’ time.
  • Surprise her with a thoughtful card that lets her know you are thinking of her.

Let’s make this a Happy Mother’s Day for all.

  • I lost my mum 4 years ago now and Mothers Day just does not mean the same anymore to me this is why I really dont celebrate it myself plus when you see all the signs of buy Mum this or Happy Mothers Day Spoil your Mum its just so hard to handle


  • Mother’s is a lovely day but not for everyone. All situations are different.


  • Mother’s Day is indeed a mixed time for many people.


  • my mum lives far away but I think of her all the time and contact her often


  • I remember my mum who passed away in 2011 almost every day and I am lucky I have a wonderful neighbour who always visits and wishes me a happy mother’s day as she knows my children are too far away for a visit. There are many kind people out there if you care to look.


  • Nice ideas.


  • Mother’s Day does not have to be big it’s about the simplicities


  • It’s often easy to forget not everyone is celebrating these big days. I hope we don’t lose Mother’s Day all together


  • I miss my Mother every day. She passed away in August, 2009. Days like Mother’s Day make it even worse. We never go to the cemetery in the morning as you can never get parking nearby – not even 2 long streets away. We either go in the afternoon or one another day. Yes we do to think of the Mums who have lost their babies. A lady I know has 2 bables buried under special plants in a cemetery.

    • Thanks for sharing. My mum died 12 years ago and I still miss her. I use my happy memories of her to be a better mum myself.


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