Friday, March 04, 2016

Things My Mother Taught Me ♥

With Mother's Day swiftly approaching I thought it would be nice to pay homage to my own mam and reflect on some things she's taught me throughout my (almost) twenty-six years on this Earth. It's fair to say that we haven't always had the best of relationships, we're different in many ways (I know she'll hate me for putting her picture up on here, she doesn't understand the need to share your life and images on the internet, clearly she's not a blogger!) and I was quite a rebellious teenager. It's only since I've had my own child that I realise just how much she actually did (and still does) for my brother and I.

My mam has been a great help with Tyler Lee, she's the one person I go to for advice about him, she brings me to my hospital visits even though she's working two jobs and does a lot of things for my grandparents too, in fact, her and I now speak more than once a day, it's funny how close we've become.

My mam has taught me almost all my life skills, which in turn prepared me for being a mother myself. She is a cleaning obsessive and expected and hoped for my brother and I to be the same, unfortunately I'd say we're not as enthusiastic as her! I was recently asked by Beko to contribute some washing tips that my mother taught me for a feature on their site. It was funny to look back and remember all she taught me about sorting colours and different types of clothing, reading the washing labels and learning what they mean, because I now have a washing machine obsessed three year old who loves learning all these thing!

My mother has done an awful lot for all of us and I'm forever grateful to her. It can't have been easy being a single parent with two young children (I know that this is one of my worst fears as I don't know if I could cope alone). She worked hard to give us everything we needed and wanted and I'm so glad that we've now become closer than ever. I'd be lost without my mam. 

I won't be seeing my mam this Mother's Day as she won't be in town but she'll be coming to stay with us the day after for a few days while Jacek is away - another favour she's doing for me. I have a little gift and a card for her from Tyler Lee and I, but this is just a little token of our appreciation for all she does for us.

I've been blessed with a mother who has put her children first all her life and who has given us mounds of wisdom with all she has taught us over the years. I don't say it as often as I should but I love my mam and I'd be absolutely lost without her.

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  1. I love reading blog posts about mothers. It warms my heart that a lot of us are close to our own mothers. I won't be seeing mine either this mother's day, but she's staying with us over the summer, so that will be good :) x

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    1. It's lovely that most people are so close to their mothers. Enjoy your time with your mother over the summer!

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  2. This is a really sweet post, there really isn't any thing that beats a mother's opinion. I remember my mum teaching me to put on eyeliner and french braid my hair before dance recitals, it's stuck with me ever since.

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    1. Thank you so much. Oh how sweet, sounds like your mother is quite cool! I remember my mam getting me my first Elizabeth Arden foundation to wear to school, lol :)

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  3. Such a sweet post. Mums are great at advice and teaching us things. My mum has taught me a lot including how to be a strong person.

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    1. Thank you so much Joanna. That's such an important thing that your mother has taught you.

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  4. it's lovely that you have such a close bond with your mother! and even though you won't get to see her on mother's day at least she's coming to visit soon :) ! I won't get to see mine either

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    1. I know, I'm so happy that were close now.

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  5. what a beautiful post and I envy daughter and mother bonds as sadly I don't have my own with my own other but my children sure will with me

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    1. Thank you so much Emma. I'm sorry you don't have that bond with your mother.

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  6. Aww this was lovely, I hope you enjoy seeing your Mum when she comes to stay :) X

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  7. My Mum's 82, Welsh, battling cancer and her husband & best friend of 60 years died almost a year ago. She played the organ at his funeral and refuses to let life get her down. She rocks!

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    1. I'm so sorry to hear your mother is battling cancer but how amazing for her that she doesn't let life get her down.

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  8. This is so lovely! I don't think we do truly appreciate our mums until we become mums ourselves. Have a lovely Mother's Day xx

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    1. Thank you so much and it's definitely becoming a mother myself that made me appreciate everything my mother did for us. Have a lovely Mother's Day you too x

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  9. It is lovely to hear that you have a close relationship with your Mother, sadly I don't and she doesn't bother with her grandchildren :0(

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    1. I'm sorry to hear that Kara, that's awful.

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  10. Aww what a lovely post!! I won't spend Mother's Day with my mum as she and the rest of my family are back home in Peru and also they celebrate it in May. So it will be just me with my girls and my mother in law today!!! But I'm sure it will be a lovely day anyway!! Happy Mother's Day to you!! :-) xx

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  11. Awww what a lovely homage to your mum. My mum is the same, she is an incredible woman who amazes me daily and I hope one day when I have kids of my own she will still be around to guide me and she and I could lean on each other

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  12. Aw Fiona, this is such a beautiful post and I hope your mum gets to read it so she can see how much she means to you x

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  13. Aw what a wonderful tribute to your mother and haha she is definitely not a blogger if she does not understand the picture hype lol! I think it is wonderful that despite your differences you are still there for each other.

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  14. Aww such a beautiful post. I love reading Mothers Day posts because its nice to know that some Mums are just like mine. Supportive and would do anything for me

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