/ 10 May 2024

Keeping mum


There’s good news if you’re scrambling to think of a pressie for Mother’s Day – your mum actually just wants the gift of time. It’s apparently a common theme whether kids have left the nest (she just wants you to ring or visit her) – or are still small (mum just wants some time out). But it seems we all haven’t quite got the memo yet… According to a retail survey 74% shop for flowers and also grab a card. One trend we’re here for – people are celebrating more than their own mum on the day – sharing it with teachers, neighbours and family friends. Author Kathy Lette reckons mums have got to use Sunday as a time to drop all the guilt they carry. Lette says motherhood is “as easy as climbing Everest in high heels and hotpants” – so it’s got to be the day to “put ourselves first”. Praise be…

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