Article: Mother’s Day Cards for REAL Mums

With Mother’s Day having just past I came across this wonderful article in the Women’s Weekly, May 2015, and thought I’d share it here! (just for any of you who don’t get a chance to read magazines these days!)

In Pat McDermott’s article she quotes:

“It’s high time we wrote Mother’s Day Cards for real mums. Here are a few suggestions from me:

For a new mum:

You know how everyone says to sleep when the baby sleeps? Don’t stop there! Scream when he screams, throw food when he does, try walking around without pants on, too.

For a mum of a four-year-old, a six-year-old and and a new puppy:

So, you lost it in the supermarket at 4pm on a Friday. So, 1000 people saw you. It’s okay. We still love you. Dad ordered pizza to save you cooking. All you have to do is pick it up on your way home.

For a mum of a 10-year old:

Sorry I got a virus at school and came home and vomited in your bed. I feel good now. Hope you get better soon, too.

For a mum of an 18-year-old:

Your credit card is in my wallet. Sorry about the parking ticket. Pay you back soon.

For a mum of a 30-year-old:

Yes, I’m eating properly! I get up early, work hard, have nice friends and enjoy life except on the days when I don’t. Cheers (And thanks, Mum.).


“This child was not born merely to extend my ego, nor even to give me unbroken pleasure, nor to provide me with a plaything to be fussed over, neglected, shown off and then put away. She was born that I might give her a first foot in this world and might help her want to live in it…I don’t expect to live as I did without her. I am hers to be with and hope to be what she needs, and know of no reason why I should ever desert her.”

-Laurie Lee, English author

“Motherhood brings as much joy as ever, but brings boredom, exhaustion and sorrow, too. Nothing else will make you as happy or sad, as proud or tired.”

– Marguerite Kelly and Elia S. Parsons, co-authors of the The Mother’s Almanac, 1975.

Thanks Pat!