This is a sponsored post for BIG W
Congrats to Clareeliza!
As a rookie mum, I still haven’t got the hang of what’s supposed to happen around here for Mother’s Day. And as a result, I like to think that we can do whatever we like to celebrate the day, regardless of tradition.
Although, you get in between me and that Mother’s Day sleep-in – you’re toast.
Whether it starts with breakfast in bed, a restaurant brunch, or me eating toast while refereeing two toddlers who both want that particular toy car (most likely), the point of the day is that those of us who are fortunate enough to live our days with mashed banana on our shirt get to feel a little bit special.
So the mums, step mums, foster mums, grandmas, single dads and everyone in between get a pat on the back for doing a bloody good job raising other humans to be citizens of the world.
It’s nice to send a little word of encouragement to the others sacrificing sleep, wiping butts, and pushing little guys ever-higher on the swing (it’s never high enough, is it? I CAN’T GET IT ANY HIGHER!), and the times I’ve been on the receiving end of a kind word or virtual fist-bump, I’ve always felt so grateful. I might be getting soft in my old age, but it really is lovely to be recognised and told you’re doing a great job. We can be so hard on ourselves when tasked with such sacred and important work – we so very much want to get this mothering thing right.
We’d also like to hear from you – do you know a mum who deserves a little extra recognition right about now? BIG W is giving away a $200 gift card to a reader who shares the story of a special someone and maybe even would like to share with their friends a sweet little e-card.
I think it would be nice to send one to my long-suffering mum (with something that will make her laugh), my sister (with something that will make her groan), my mother-in-law (with something that will reference being the mother of boys because that seems like it’s extra exhausting) and my mama friends who are with me in these crazy days of being a steward of small people without losing our minds. Ok, losing them a little bit.
For your chance to win, please leave a comment below sharing the story of a mother who is going above and beyond at the moment, and could do with a high five. One winner will be chosen on the basis of that comment and will receive a $200 BIG W gift card and my respect for being a kind and thoughtful person.
Competition will end next Thursday, May 15.
Good luck and happy Mother’s Day to you.