Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all my readers with babies, be they newborn or grown up, fur-babies or otherwise.  Today is a day to say thank you to our mums, because they’ve made us into who we are today.

On that note, I thought I would share this little poem.  There is a link to the writer’s website and usually I would not take advice from a woman that looks like she just stepped off the catwalk, but these words really resonated with me and I think it’s something I should remind myself of more as a parent.

If I had my child to raise over again,
I’d finger paint more, and point the finger less.
I’d do less correcting, and more connecting.
I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.
I would care to know less, and know to care more.
I’d take more hikes and fly more kites.
I’d stop playing serious, and seriously play.
I’d run through more fields, and gaze at more stars.
I’d do more hugging, and less tugging.
I would be firm less often, and affirm much more.
I’d build self-esteem first, and the house later.
I’d teach less about the love of power,
And more about the power of love.
Diane Loomans

Happy mother’s day to my wonderful mum who makes me smile when I need a bit of cheering up and has perfected the art of sending a hug through a phone.   Love you, mummy.



  1. Happy Mothers Day to you to my dear and thank you for those beautiful words. I trust that you were spoilt and that you had a lovely family day. Miss you both so much. Love always – Mum xxx

  2. happy belated mother’s day, justine! hope you were showered with love, lots of hugs, and unending kisses!

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