10 Ways to Celebrate your First Mother’s Day
Posted on: 13 February 2015 by Jessica Thorpe
Your first mother’s day is a special occasion. Feels strange to have what is effectively a second birthday in a year, but you will soon get used to it. It is a time when your family should make you feel special and show their appreciation for everything you do for them.
Your first mother’s day is a special occasion. Feels strange to have what is effectively a second birthday in a year, but you will soon get used to it. It is a time when your family should make you feel special and show their appreciation for everything you do for them. However, you may have to take the initiative, so take some of the following advice and make the most of your first Mother’s Day.
Have a Spa Day
Chances are the last few months have been filled with sleepless nights, nappy changes and visits from friends and family wanting to see the bundle of joy. Take the opportunity with Mother’s Day to treat yourself to a day away from it all. Leave the baby with the family, and get a pampered as you know you deserve.
Get a Family Portrait
This is a lovely way to mark an important occasion in your young family’s life. A professional photographer, who specialises in newborn photography, can bring out the personality in your family.
Go for Family Weekend Away
A family weekend away, perhaps your first, may not be as relaxing as the holidays you were used to before the new arrival, but it will be nice to be in a different setting and enable you to bond away from the constant visitors. Your baby’s first holiday is always a special occasion as well.
Go Shopping (for yourself)
Remember when your shopping bags weren’t full of baby food and tiny clothing? Re-live those days with an old-fashioned bit of retail therapy. Make sure you buy at least five items for yourself (and muslins don’t count!).
If there are items which would make your life easier – food blender, new phone, a new dress – make sure those around you know about them. As mentioned in the intro to this article, Mother’s Day should be about showing appreciation.
Get a Baby Sitter in
Have a night out. It might be the first time you have left the baby with someone else but Mother’s Day could be the perfect opportunity. Go for a nice meal or just a few drinks at your local bar and celebrate the excellent job you are doing as a new mummy.
Have a Gathering
Once you have a baby, it can be difficult to find the hours to spend time with friends, especially if they have families of their own. Invite them all round for a dinner party and catch up.
Set yourself a Relaxation Target
To prevent motherhood getting on top of you mark a day a month to fulfil one of these tasks.
Take Time to Think about what you’re Thankful for
It’s a wonderful thing to be mum, take a moment to appreciate all it means.
Spend Time with Your Mother
It’s important to remember your own mum on this day, even if some of the above points may involve her looking after the little one. Take the time to show your appreciation to her and all she does for you.