I tend to be a last minute kind of person.
I may appear organised, but believe me, the organisation always happens at the very last minute.
When you work from home, in particular, time becomes fluid. Days merge into one another and months can pass without me noticing.
I’m always the one asking for today’s date at the chemist.
So, major celebrations and special days always catch me by surprise.
Like Mother’s Day. I may think about it for ages, but, as I never remember when it is, I am the one scrambling for present ideas at the very last minute.
|Is this where you rush for Mother’s Day? I do… Image from Brian Snelson – Flower Stall in Krakow.|
Many of you probably do too.
So, I love that magazine subscriptions, theatre tickets or gift vouchers can be an instant gift, especially when you buy them on the net.
I also love that buying a Mother’s Day present could win me this:
When I first became a mother, I would have loved a subscription to Mother and Baby Magazine Australia, as I was a virtual sponge for baby related information. I figured that somewhere, somehow, I would find the answers to my unsettled, non-eating baby.
I was constantly reaching for parenting magazines at the supermarket checkouts and newsagents, buying books and talking to anyone I could, wondering when things would get better.
Over time I learnt that each baby has its own set of solutions, each own set of answers. I also learnt that most of the time, no matter how much you read, or who you talk to, you need to trust yourself.
But knowing lots does help to guide your intuition.
So if you know a new mum or mum-to-be and want to help her adjust to motherhood, consider buying her a parenting or pregnancy magazine subscription. I know that I couldn’t get enough of those, either, when I was pregnant. Despite all the air-brushing, reading them made me feel more normal.
This post is sponsored by Magshop Mother’s Day competition, which could win you:
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