I've been a mum now for the grand old amount of five and a half years and yet I still feel like I'm learning something new about it almost daily. I still feel humbled and amazed by my children, I still feel frustrated and overwhelmed and I still feel surprise at just how much joy they bring into my life every day. Sometimes the days feel so long and motherhood feels undervalued, and sometimes I feel like I'm so ridiculously lucky to be living this role that I could just burst.
Whilst we don't go in for many holidays (Tom will point out that it's probably been longer than five years since I got him a valentines present for example) I feel like Mothers Day is a big one. I'm not saying that I expect my family to go all out on gifts or anything (a cup of tea and some flowers and I'm a happy mum) but I do feel like it's a day that should be about me, ha!
I'm working with magazine.co.uk in this post to giveaway a years subscription to Mollie Makes (my magazine of choice) which I think would be such a lovely Mothers Day gift don't you? When I received this months magazine I asked Wilf if he'd like to pick out a craft for us to do together, he loved the idea of these patches and I thought it would make for a sweet project. They look like badges you'd get in a club like scouts but they are messages like 'creativity' or 'kindness'.
Will declared that he would like a kindness patch for his back pack and as it was a bit of a complicated one for a five year old I happily took on the task of making one for him. It's been SO long since I've done any kind of hobby where I made something with my hands and I didn't realise until I start just how much I missed it. Long time readers of this blog will know that 'back in the day' I used to make all sorts of bits and bobs on here and leafing through Mollie Makes has made me really keen to make sure I make time to do more crafty things again. It's so therapeutic just putting thread to material in the evening whilst Tom and I catch up on box sets!
And here's the finished article! As you can see my lovely little five year old buddy was over the moon! He keeps asking what he need to do to get his next patch. I love that he chose 'kindness' as I feel like being kind is just about the most important thing you can do and the fact that he wanted to celebrate that made me just swell with pride!
I'm so excited to be giving away a year subscription to Mollie Makes on behalf of magazine.co.uk. All you need to do it enter the rafflecopter widget below and I'll announce the winner back on this post in two weeks time. Good Luck!
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