Let’s be honest here.
Being a Mum is one of the hardest jobs you will ever have to do. Your little darlings will drive you to distraction. And don’t get me started on the responsibility of ensuring they grow into decent human beings and fulfil their potential.
I am old fashioned, in that , I honestly believe one of my roles as a mother was to give my daughter the skills to leave me and be able to fend for herself. She does keep coming back though! The added bonus here is that she brings my gorgeous grandsons with her.
So this shouldn’t be the only day of the year that you recognise your mum but it’s a good start! I would love to help you find the perfect jewellery gift for your Mum
Let’s start with the 1st 6weeks of being a mum. If you get through that unscathed you can conquer the world. And you usually do especially when you feel you need to protect your child.
New mums need special recognition as they need to know they are doing ok. Little bit of advice here – there is no right or wrong way. Read the books by all means but don’t take them as gospel.
This is why I created the Mama et Moi range. A matching jewellery set for mummy and daughter. So your daughter can be just like her Mum.
Before you think I am a totally useless Mother. We are moving and so I have been having a good old declutter. I have found a box with my daughter’s 1st pair of shoes and gorgeous little boots. I even found a little box with her 1st tooth ( the tooth fairy has obviously been very lax). She is now almost 30!
Just a thought, but if your mum has problems doing up clasps, you may want to give her a lariat necklace. It is one continuous length with no clasp. It can be worn many ways, but usually ties in half a knot at the front. Next blog will be be how to tie a lariat!
You will be pleased to know that Mother’s Day is not a celebration that started in the US. It has a long tradition, right the way back to Ancient Greece, honouring the mother as the life-giver. So it hasn’t always been a commercial venture that it could be perceived as today. But it is what you make it. I am sure every single gesture you make will be appreciated and treasured.
Mother Earth (Gaia), wife of Uranus, was the personification of nature that gives birth to everything and she was worshipped as the ultimate deity. This then passed to her daughter Rhea, who gave birth to several deities in Greek mythology. Rhea was worshipped as the ‘Mother of Gods’ and ancient Greeks used to celebrate their annual spring festival to honour her.
Ever thought why the date of Mothering Sunday changes every year? Well here in the UK, it is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent. The tradition started back in the 16th century when poor children were given a day off work to go home and honour the Virgin Mary at their “mother church”. The children would often pick flowers to give to their mothers and bake special cakes called Mothering Cakes or Simnel Cakes.
As a result of this tradition, most mothers were reunited with their children on this day when young apprentices and young women in service were released by their masters for that weekend. As a result of the influence of the American Mother’s Day, Mothering Sunday transformed into the tradition of showing appreciation to your Mum.
Mothers Day is celebrated in over 40 countries, but we don’t all celebrate it on the same day.
In Japan Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May and is symbolised by carnations. These represent the gentle strength of mothers who are revered in Japanese culture.
Another country which relies heavily on the giving of carnations and other flowers is Australia. Chrysanthemums are a very popular floral choice, originally due to a marketing gimmick playing on the fact they end with ‘mum’.
Now this is going to appear very ungrateful. But if there is one flower I really don’t like its carnations! Don’t know what the poor flower has done to offend me but they are not my favourite. So its best I don’t go and live in Australia or Japan ( neither are on my list so I think I’m safe)
However you choose to celebrate Mother’s Day, I hope it’s a good day for you x