I remember my first Mother’s Day so clearly. Okay, it was only last year, but baby brain has a lot to answer for and some days I feel chuffed if I remember my own name, let alone what we did a year ago. Caspian was only a couple of months and spring was showing it’s glorious face and we loved being a new family. There was one thing I hadn’t taken into account though. I had bought a few maternity pieces in my later stages of pregnancy, invested in nursing bras but stupidly, I hadn’t thought about needing tops with easy access once baby was here. So I went to one of my favourite high street shops, H&M, and stocked up. But as much as I love shopping, this was special because it was the first time I left Caspian with Daddy Long Legs outside the house.
I was away from him for no more than 15 minutes, but it was such a mix of emotions that I think only a new mum can relate to. I enjoyed a few minutes to myself, but missed him terribly at the same time. Daddy Long Legs then treated us to a lovely lunch and we had a fantastic day.
This year we are planning to go to Kew Gardens. Caspian has almost mastered walking, so there’ll be plenty of room to practice. He’s getting so fast and loves exploring and climbing stairs, sofas and me. So we definitely have our hands full and it is a little exhausting at times.
As a new mum you get caught up in trying to stay on top of everything. Combine that with little sleep and it’s easy to get run down. The lovely people of SHEields have designed an adorable free ebook for Mother’s Day on how to stay healthy as a mum and keep your children safe. Some great bloggers, including yours truly, have given their input as to how best to look after yourself and your little ones. I definitely need to follow more of these as I’ve been feeling a little under the weather lately between Caspian starting nursery and getting busy with work. So I’m really looking forward to a nice family day out enjoying nature at the weekend.
In Denmark we actually celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday of May, so I’ve already informed Daddy Long Legs that I should be entitled to another day of celebrations later in the year. I’m not sure he’s buying it!
Have you got anything special planned for Mother’s Day on Sunday? And what would be your best tip for staying healthy and safe this year?
Please note this post was done in collaboration with SHEields.