What do mums really want for Mothers Day?
Mother’s day is the celebration surrounding the role of the mother in the family. It is to honour maternal bonds, motherhood and role of women in society.
Celebrations of mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the Ancient Greeks and Romans, and it was during the Middle Ages, the custom developed of allowing people who had moved away from where they grew up to come back to visit their home or 'mother' churches, and their mothers, on the fourth Sunday of the Christian festival of lent.
At the time, it wasn't uncommon for children to leave home to work when they were as young as 10 years old, so this was an opportunity for families to meet up again.This became Mothering Sunday in the UK.
We love to show our appreciation to the mothers and maternal figures in our lives with gifts and cards, but a recent poll has suggested that mums want something else. According to a poll of 2,000 women, more than anything else, 51 percent simply wish for quality time with their partner and children this mothering Sunday.
Exactly a quarter don’t have enough spare time to spend with their kids due to work taking over (65 per cent), having too many chores (58 per cent), and not enough hours in the day (46 per cent).
During a typical week, mums will spend an average of one hour and 16 minutes tidying the house, 53 minutes cleaning the bathroom, and 54 minutes helping children with homework. Even those who split the housework down the middle with a partner suggest that they still find themselves with too much to do (73%)
So, what do you get a busy mum who doesn't have any time? Peanut App has some great suggestions which don't cost a thing. These include, clean and tidy the house, look after siblings, breakfast in bed, at home spa day, write a thank you letter or make a card, family game night, make a family tree - plus lots more ideas on their app.
Whatever you choose to do on Mothers Day, the best thing you can do is spend quality time with her - and if there's a cup of tea in bed then even better!