A handy list for Dad’s this Mother’s Day

Mum’s are kind of incredible if you think about it. More often than not they are the glue holding family life together with a special blend of love and toughness. On call more hours than a junior doctor, multi-taskers extraordinaire, infinitely patient and more than likely, slightly frazzled. So Dad’s it’s time to make Mothers Day special using my list of what to do/not to do based on ten years of being a Mum:

  1. DO NOT forget Mothers Day – ITS TOMORROW!! This is the most important!
  2. DO get up early with the kids so she can have a lie in. If she is breastfeeding, get up and change nappies and then make her a coffee whilst she feeds. Take baby away so she can snooze afterwards or at least shower in peace.
  3. DO make breakfast in bed or at least make it possible for her to have breakfast in peace. (Note the theme of peace running through this list – that means controlling the situation so babies/children are not screaming, wailing or fighting in another room!)
  4. DO NOT buy her any type of household appliance as a present no matter how much she has whinged about her crappy iron.
  5. DO make or buy cards from the kids, yes even the baby who has no idea what is going on. It will make her day.
  6. DO NOT ask her what’s for tea tonight (seriously what’s wrong with you?!!) Instead, you should plan to cook something / order her favourite food / book a restaurant.
  7. DO buy flowers/chocolates/perfume or EstΓ©e Lauder gift sets.Even if you think it’s cheesy, she will love it. Oh and a framed picture of the kids always goes down a treat.
  8. DO NOT even think of watching the football unless you are going out to do it and taking all the kids with you so that she can relax.
  9. DO offer her lots of cups of tea.
  10. DO NOT give up on making her feel special/letting her relax by lunchtime. It’s called Mothers DAY – not Mothers morning.

It’s not so difficult really is it? And if you get it right then you will be well within your rights to be totally spoiled in return on Fathers Day.

Have a lovely day x



  1. Mother Under Measure
    March 5, 2016 / 12:29

    This made me chuckle! I love getting household appliances as a present, I’m a practical person. I wish I had someone to show this list to, I want a lie-in! x

    • March 5, 2016 / 12:37

      Haha I know what you mean. Are you a single mama? I’ve been there. If you are then you’re doing an even more amazing job and I hope you have a nice day although I know it won’t be relaxing X

  2. March 6, 2016 / 08:45

    Hehe mothers day not mothers morning, I love that! I have had my breakfast in bed and some cute cards πŸ™‚ Have a lovely day!x

  3. March 7, 2016 / 14:02

    This is great haha! I didn’t get any of them but I was busy painting and tidying. It’s any kind of day for me so I didn’t mind πŸ™‚

  4. March 7, 2016 / 14:24

    Haa haa – this made me chuckle. Hubby had to go to work though ;0(

    • March 7, 2016 / 22:06

      Boo that sucks, hope you managed to have a nice day anyway x

  5. March 7, 2016 / 18:33

    This is great – I just need a man! To be honest, we had a better Mother’s Day without one πŸ˜‰ hope you had a lovely Mother’s Day too. Kaz x

  6. laura447
    March 7, 2016 / 21:12

    Oh this is brilliant. Thankfully my other half remembered and I had a very relaxing day with chocolates and flowers. Hope you had a lovely Mother’s Day.

    Laura x

    • March 7, 2016 / 22:05

      That’s great – well done him! I did have a nice day thank you x

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