As Valentine’s day slowly fades from view, Mother’s Day is peaking over the horizon – but it comes around jolly fast! Although I’m sure most mums out there would agree that we could all do with a few more “mum days” in the year!
If your life is anything like mine, sometimes it just rattles past at an alarming rate. From the moment the alarm goes off in the morning, between looking after the kids, juggling different jobs and competing priorities, managing a household… life can sometimes feel like its blurring into one long day to the next… week to week … month to month. We barely have enough time to think about what’s happening from one minute to the next – never mind finding time enough for ourselves and then being able to enjoy it!
The irony of this is that here at Uniquely Local, we strive hard to source and create the gift of an enjoyable experience and in this, the primary ingredient is “time” itself. This is one of the reasons we started all this in the first place, because we believe that by giving someone the gift of an experience, the recipient takes the time to enjoy something new; to indulge in an interest or passion; to have some fun and do something exciting or simply just share their time with the important people in their life; and hopefully create some happy and lasting memories along the way too!
As a busy mum of two, I’m guilty of not taking enough time out for myself. I give almost all that I have to my children. The thought of taking time away from them seems almost – selfish! Whatever is left I share amongst family and friends and I think all mums are guilty of feeling this to some degree – it’s part and parcel of being a mum. But I do recognise that “me-time” is important too… we all need it and we shouldn’t be afraid to acknowledge this and indulge ourselves – at least every now and then.
So, this year, in celebration of all the busy mums out there for whom life can sometimes feel like a bit of a whirlwind … for one day at least, lets help them out and take a bit back on their behalf and give them a little gift of “Me-time”
Gift ideas for treating Mum this Mother’s day
Just like Christmas(!)… Mother’s Day will be here before you know it… so here’s a few ideas to help your busy mum step off the hamster wheel of life and give them a little break from the daily churn and allow them to focus on themselves and relax, recharge a little or just reconnect with the things that are most important in life.