What does a Mum really want on Mother’s day?
It might seem a hype to many; a propaganda of gift industry to entice more and more people to run to a gift shop. The cards come in all sizes and colours; shouting loud from the display window that you must buy me if you really love your mum. A pressure on dad from kids to be mum for a day and take over her duties of getting the gifts on time, wrapping it up, keeping the surprise, making the breakfast and giving mum some rest.
The breakfast does come, so do the gifts. You go out to eat; no cooking, no fuss but what happens the next day? Phwe! A relief from husband that things are back to normal and the mum is ready to take over your post again. The kitchen is your best ate again, the laundry is waiting to be done and you wonder why you wasted a day and put things away when they could have been done a day before. Your greeting card is displayed proudly for a week until it starts to fall around places and you struggle to keep it off the hands of the toddler who is tempted to use it as a tool for game. Finally, you pick it and while most mums bin it , some will tuck it away in a drawer that is already overflowing with some other very important stuff and a very small percentage will actually file it away.
So was that the idea of a mother’s day? Who might have come up with this ingenious idea to celebrate motherhood and is this really the right way to celebrate it? What would you have done differently if you, a mother, were given a choice to define guidelines that would make this an actual celebration? This is what I wrote down. While my list may not be exhaustive but I do believe that this sums out what we mothers really want.
- : I think this is one thing that we women crave for and to be frank, we truly deserve it. It’s not something we must beg for; it’s something that we have earned. A mother’s job is not defined by rules, it’s defined by love. She will do out of her way just out of love and that is what makes it so beautiful. All she needs is that even if it’s one day, the family should gather around and just tell her something about her through their eyes. Unlike a dad, a mother will always question her parenting. She will wonder and worry if she doing it right. And on Mother’s day, all she wants to know in plain simple words is what you really feel for her. No rhyme, no poetic message, no fake. Just your authentic true words coming straight from your heart.
Ideas to do this:
- Write a letter to your mum and take turns to say it without rush and hurry.
- Compile your memories and make a collage of your favourite moments with her.
- Compile your good times and just write down small things that she thinks you never notice but which have actually made an impact on you.
- Share the load:
- Now if the children are young the this responsibility comes on the dad to make a list of things that your wife does as a mother and then discuss with her how and where you could share her load not just for that day but forever. Even if it does not last as committed by you on that day, she will always appreciate and love that you thought of the idea to help or you noticed that she does do so many chores and gets tired.
If the children are a bit older then again, gather around the whole family and with light humour try to find ways that you could help the anchor of your family in many other ways without her screaming and shouting for help. Trust me; your gesture itself will give her the energy she needs to carry on.
- Show her the real beauty inside her:
- She has been so engrossed in being a mum that maybe she forgot that the woman in her needs nourishing as well. This day might be a time to help her realise how beautiful she really is. Give her a new definition of beauty. Tell her about her loving eyes, her soothing smile, her bubbly laugh and many other things that just make a mother so beautiful.
- Love, love and love
- : At the end all a mum needs is love. Lots and lots of it because that’s all she has in her heart to give you. She has held you close in her heart since a long time before you were born and all she yearns for is to be loved in your own special ways. A smile is morning will make her day, a surprise call may become one of the best memory, a 5 min just you and her time might be what will help her look forward to in life again.
A Mother’s day is not just a day to pamper her, it a day to remind you and the family that this person in your life is the one who silently worries, secretly wishes and constantly loves you unconditionally. A mother’s day is an opportunity for the whole family to get together and make her the priority; listen to her dreams and tell her that she has wings to fly higher and you all will support her in whatever ways you can. To tell her that she does not have to restrict herself because of her role as a mum, instead you and the family will find ways and mean to help her slowly rise higher in her life and help her find her place in her world.
Why not give her something unique and beautiful; something that will help you as a family to make this a lifetime memory. Why not make a personalised book for your mother. And why just on mother’s day, this is something you can give as a family on any other day.
Write down letters, collect pictures, write funny moments, things that you appreciate things that you love about her and we will help you make a personalised book from out range IT’S ALL ABOUT….
You may tittle it
ITS’ ALL ABOUT OUR FAMLY
ITS’ ALL ABOT MY MUM
ITS’ ALL ABOUT ME AND MY MUM
CO-FOUNDER, AUTHOR IN ME
THE BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR YOUR CHILD
Now we all have been through this time of year, when the selecting a Christmas gift for your child becomes an exciting yet daunting experience. The expectations of children rise every year but where do we draw the line? How do we find a way to invest in a fun, enriching and educational value based gift?
After a lot of thought and brainstorming, we, the mums at Author in me have designed a CHRISTMAS STOR TEMPLATE that will give every child to write their own personalised Christmas story using the wide range of options and the magic of imagination.
We know how stressful it can be for a mum to encourage her child to write. Keeping this in mind, our Christmas story template is the perfect way to add fun, education, imagination to create the magical story of FINDING SANTA. But the magic does not stop here! Every story will be turned into a professional illustrated book to be delivered before Christmas.
DATES FOR WORKSHOPS at Royal Grammer School, HIGH WYCOMBE
17th October , 12:30 -3:00pm
7th November, 12:30 -3:00pm
14th November, 12:30 -3:00pm
Invest in turning your child’s dream into reality for only £35+ £5 for illustrated personalised design, printing and delivery!
To book, email firstname.lastname@example.org
A CHANCE TO TURN YOUR CHILD’S IMAGINATION INTO BOOK!
Author in me, a High Wycombe based creative writing facilitating company is offering a chance to 5 – 12 year olds to turn their stories into professional illustrated books by taking part in a story writing competition.
To kindle their little minds and inspire positive values, we have decided to base the competition on the theme, ‘PEACE and HARMONY’. Children can write any genre, go to wild places in their imagination or even make themselves the hero of the story! Every idea is unique and perfect and the competition is just a trigger to encourage children to bring the best out. The winning story will be turned into an illustrated 5’’x 5’’ book. The other prizes include £10 Waterstones voucher.
To see their own story in the form of a printed book gives children the confidence and inspiration to enter the realms of their imagination. “The children get a sense of accomplishment to see a book authored by them which further encourages new ideas and increased interest in enhancing creative writing”, explains Monica, the co-founder of Author in me. “Many of our past authors have delightfully started authoring their second book!” she further said.
Some unique features of the personalised book are – inclusion of the original manuscript, inclusion of a positive value based affirmation page that has a moral derived from the story and a vocabulary bank to enhance the child’s word building skills. “Our focus is to make a memorable, educative and affirmative personalised book that helps to shape the overall personality of the child,” explains Ekta, co-founder of Author in me. “Our products are based on our own personal experience as mothers and intensive research with other moms. Our best critics are children and the fact that they love the books is amazing!”
Author in me also creates and publishes educational and positive value based books for all ages. These include vocabulary flash cards with 600 words, positive affirmation book for pre-school, Bag of wisdom with 25 affirmative cards for teenagers and adults.
Our unique venture has received immense support and praise from teachers and we are really excited to announce the launch of Creative writing classes for 7-12 yr. old. These workshops have been collaborated with Kumon who have given a generous support to out new venture. The workshop will start from 17th October and run until 17th Nov in High Wycombe. Every story will be turned into a personalised book for the children who attend the 2 hour workshop and that is inclusive of the total cost of only £35.
The focus this September though remains at the story writing competition. The deadline to receive the story is 27th September 2015. You may email the story at email@example.com. To read more about Author in me, please visit www.authorinme.com.
Flash cards – the magical way to learn
Extensive vocabulary and positive values are two important life skills for children that can be developed during their early years. Expansive vocabulary bolsters children’s ability to express their ideas more logically and astutely and value based education empowers them to take responsibility for their own learning. Research shows that children develop academic diligence when they are taught moral values. They develop a secure sense of self and become articulate and able to talk freely. A robust vocabulary helps them to express forcefully and with confidence. The greater the number of words at their disposal, the more instruments they have to express their ideas, and dissect and examine those of others.
So these two skills are interlinked and we, at Author in me, believe that earlier we inculcate these skills in children, better they will understand the world around them and be able to show their understanding to the world. Both these skills provide them with self-esteem and confidence to explore and develop their full potential. In order to provide a quick and hassle free way to parents, we have designed and created Vocabulary cards and value base affirmation cards, which is an excellent way to teach these life skills to children in a fun way.
Research shows that children learn and grasp information more rapidly if it’s presented in a fun way. It’s also known that flash cards are a more interactive form of learning. To maximise the use of the flash cards, follow these simple steps:
- Consistency: In order to reinforce the message or words, it’s pivotal that you remain consistent in the use of the flash cards. Try to form a routine of about 15 to 20 minutes every day, ideally early morning and before bed time.
- Browse through: Gently asks your child to read through the flash cards without stressing too much on memorising the words. You will be amazed how quickly the words get imprinted in your child’s memory when they are not trying to memorize!
- Make it a game: The versatility of the flash cards makes a lovely tool to be used as a game. You can play memory game by spreading the cards face down and guessing the word, play match the colour or guess the word. The list is only limited by imagination. Let the fun begin!
- Make them visible: Stick the flash cards on the fridge, cupboards, walls etc. to make them more visible to the child. The more they see the cards, the more they retain the words. Make a collage of the cards or frame the affirmation cards in the child’s room. This increases the overall vibration of the room as well.
Ekta and Monica
Co-founders of Author in me
We hope that you will find the tips useful. Share some of your tips as well with us. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.