Wednesday 6 March 2013

Mother's Day Hamper PRIZE - competition from P&G

Anyone who knows me will know that my last two Mother's Days have been disastrous.  No card, no breakfast in bed, no flowers, nada.

I am praying for the day when Aaron is old enough to take care of it all himself.

I DO get a card that the nursery makes with him though - thank God.

So Mother's Day for me, is always about treasuring my time as a Mother and ensuring that I enjoy, consciously, every moment of that day with him, in a present way.

P&G have made a video about The Mummy Effect which shows how our little ones are grateful for all that we do, even the little things we take for granted.  It's worth a watch just for the cute children alone.

Hey, I know it is a little sexist towards the MUM, but hey, it is MOTHER'S DAY, let us have the credit for this week, or day, yeah?!?!?!

So, as it says at the end of the video, "that's the power of the Every Day Effect", so make sure you love your Mum everyday.  For me, Mother's Day is as much about MY MUM, as it is about me being a MUM.

My Mum knows it's Mother's Day, whereas at two and a half (I'll have to stop saying that, as he is three in June) Aaron doesn't know what Mother's Day is.

Maybe this year Daddy will help him understand... Is that a pink pig I see flying across the sky.

At the age of 40 I feel as close to my Mum as ever. She has helped me through a tough few months, and despite being in Ireland we talk on the phone every day.  Mums are for life, not just for Mother's Day.

So what are YOUR plans for Mother's Day?

If you let me know in the comments, what you have planned for Mother's Day, you'll be in with a chance to win a P&G hamper.  Just for you Mum!

If you tweet:
Thinking about Mother's Day. I've just watched this great P&G video on Facebook   shared by  

you'll be in with another chance to win the competition.

Let me know in the comments if you tweet.

Closing date for entries Friday 8th March 17:00 2013 (GMT).

P&G will post the hamper out to you.

The pack is up to a value of £50 and includes:
  1. Pantene Repair & Protect Normal – Thick Hair 400ml Conditioner
  2. Pantene Repair & Protect Normal – Thick Hair 500ml Shampoo
  3. Pantene 2min Deep Repair Masque 200ml Normal – Thick Hair
  4. Max Factor Clump Defy Mascara
  5. Olay Regenerist Night Recover Cream 50ml
  6. Olay Regenerist Daily Regenerating Serum 50ml
Disclosure.  I have not been paid to write this post.  All wording is my own.  My only compensation is a hamper of my own, for Mother's Day.  God knows I deserve it ;-)  So let's enjoy one together hey?
And the winner is
Bye for now,
Liska xx


  1. We have not got anything planned,hoping for a nice quiet family day though:)

  2. The kids are planning to make me breakfast in bed and hopefully I will get dinner made for me too...Nothing much else planned apart from a lazy day :)

  3. I tweeted as @kimmer2111
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  4. A day out somewhere, but it's currently a surprise where!

  5. Have tweeted @AttachmentMumma

  6. I'm with you on this one, all I ever get is the cards my son makes at school, which I strongly suspect have never been made by him, or at least not without the teacher's help. My DH would not even know what the Mother's day is, and never bothers with it.
    I'll probably bake us a cake.

  7. I have nothing planned for Mother's Day. We sometimes go out for a walk on the beach.

  8. I'm hoping its dry so we can all go to the park. What I'm really hoping is that hubby will cook one of his lush roasts

  9. Nothing special planned like going out for lunch, which isn't really my thing! Hoping for a day of being spoilt though, like breakfast in bed & a nice card from the kids!!

  10. Forgot to add I'm @Ellen5W on Twitter

  11. For the first time I won't be seeing my son or mum. I will be having lunch out in Cardiff as its my birthday that weekend and seeing my mum and son when I come back. I will spoil my mum when I see her on Tuesday and hoping my son will buy me a little pressie and card

  12. tweeted here


  13. We will be heading to a nice play barn and having lunch there @MummyFever

  14. sadly, i have to work on mothers day, watching all the other mothers getting spoilt. i'll be working along with two other mums. hopefully we'll come home to an evening pamper from our men and boys. x

  15. i've tweeted - @paulamaher

  16. This is my first year as a single parent so I will be knowing the day from now on as just Sunday. :-(

  17. No idea - hoping to be surprised.

  18. nothing plan! my hubby is going to watch badminton final!

  19. had tweeted @etspeaksfrom

  20. I have no idea. I just know that I sent my hubby out with the smalls last Friday to get me a card. And as it's Sunday, I'll be cooking the Sunday Roast. Plus it's my mother-in-laws birthday and I'm sure we'l call round to wish her a happy birthday.

  21. My Mummy –

    I came into the world, just last year,
    With great joy and many a tear.
    For eight months now, I have grown
    With many a cry, and a little moan.

    I have thrown my food in every direction.
    While Mummy looks for any protection.
    My collection of nappies is growing fast.
    But will my hobby ever last?

    I sleep at any time I choose.
    When I awake, Mum’s having a snooze!
    She has large bags under her eyes,
    Looking after me, it’s no surprise!

    My mummy has seen this every day,
    Yet her love has never gone astray.
    I wish I could repay her everlasting love.
    Maybe ‘A surprise family meal’ can answer the above?

    Lots of Love
    Baby Kirsty Dunlop

  22. I just want to sit and play on the floor with my blue eyed girl all day, have a cuppa and a natter with my hubby when she has a nap, and maynbe cook us a nice dinner, simple things make me smile!

  23. I tweeted as @noblemcsquer

  24. im going out with my oldest (4yrs) in the morning, nice to spend some one to one time with him then we will all go together for a family lunch

    anna m

  25. just tweeted, @ummziyad

  26. Hi, my girls are cooking me and my in-laws a roast beef dinner (could be interesting) then we are going for a walk to one of our favourite spots on Cannock Chase so we can remember their dad x

  27. Hi, my girls are cooking me and my in-laws a roast beef dinner (could be interesting) then we are going for a walk to one of our favourite spots on Cannock Chase so we can remember their dad x

  28. The winner is @snowingindoors.
    Announced here:

    Thank you for entering everyone

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