Mothers Day 2015
This year Mothering Sunday falls on Sunday 15th March. Since having children I’ve loved Mother’s Day. In the early days it was all about the husband treating me to time off, letting me have a lie in and cooking a special meal. As the boys have got older they’ve been the ones who’ve made it special, like this Mothers Day a couple of years ago when they presented me with a range of thoughtful home-made cards, gifts and ‘chore vouchers’.
As I was putting this article together I realised I don’t know a great deal about the history of Mothers Day so I’ve done a bit of research and this is what I’ve learnt.
For centuries the UK has celebrated Mothering Sunday on the 4th Sunday of Lent which explains why it falls on different dates each year. Other countries around the world celebrate their own Mother’s Days which fall on many different dates.
Around 400 years ago people started to visit their home church (or Mother Church) on this date in the middle of Lent. Young people in service were allowed a rare day’s leave to visit their family and they may have taken flowers or a cake with them as the strict fasting rules of Lent were relaxed for that day.
Nowadays we might show appreciation for our Mothers with cards, presents, coffee and fancy cake at John Lewis, a meal out or just spending some special time together. Below are some lovely ways you might like to celebrate Mothers Day 2015 either as a Mother yourself or with your own Mum.
Baby Sensory celebrates Mother’s Day with a very special pampering session for Mums and their Babies! Activities will include a Tea Party, a relaxing foot massage (for babies), helping with the household chores, a special Light Show, and flowers to show how much Mums are loved and appreciated. Of course babies will enjoy being pampered too! Come and join our multi-award winning classes that will introduce you and your baby (or babies) to the world of sensory delights, where you can relax, spend quality time with each other and enjoy meeting new parents.
Tuesday 10th March 2015
Avonway Hall Portishead
10am-11am 6- 13 months
11:30-12:30 Birth- 6 months
13:00- 14:00 Birth- 13 months
Limited places. Booking is essential at www.babysensory.com
Contact Julie Flook 07966532987/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 10th March
At Sticky Fingers (Portishead Youth Centre) on Tuesday 10th March preschool children are invited to come and make a Mother’s Day card as part of the arts and crafts activities available. Sticky Fingers runs from 9.30am-12.30pm and Softplay is open from 9.30am-2.30pm as usual on this date.
Thursday 12th and Friday 13th March
Portishead library would like to remind you that they’ll be holding their usual storytimes on Thursday 2.15-2.45 and rhymetimes on Friday 9.45 and 10.45. Mums (and Dads) can enjoy fun activities while spending some quality time with their children.
Sunday 15th March
How about treating yourself or your Mum to a breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea at the Tiffany Tearooms on the Grand Pier, Weston-super-Mare?
Jay Gees Beauty are linking in with Perception Photography for a Mother’s Day picture/FREE Make-up offer