For Mother’s Day I got a load of injections

Don’t panic!
I have not spent Mother’s Day in hospital ill, I have spent it with my lovely family being waited on hand and foot.

I did receive a most beautiful gift from Roy, Kieran and Taylor which really did make my day. Knowing how much I think about the work that UNICEF do around the world Roy and the kids choose me a gift from their Inspired Gift range.
I received this:


The present that was bought for me was 100 measles vaccines which will help 50 children survive an illness that still kills over 800,000 children a year, many of whom are already vulnerable due to malnutrition or poor living conditions.

Not a shiny necklace, not a spa day, not a huge box of chocolates but a gift that means more to me than diamonds.
Taylor is too young to understand the significance of this wonderful gift but Kieran however at 5yrs old isn’t and listening to him today talking about the children who need our help makes me one very proud and humble Mother.

I hope that my Mother’s Day gift helps other Mother’s keep their special children in their arms and healthy for a long time to come.

For anyone looking for a gift for someone else or wanting to send a little something themselves please check out the UNICEF inspired gift range.

*In the interest of full disclosure this wonderful gift was not my only gift. I also received several  willing house slaves for the day and a lovely bunch of tulips.

Happy Mother’s Day all x

For Mother’s Day I want to help another Mum keep her child alive.

Inspired Gifts from UNICEF

What is the best gift for a Mum on Mother’s Day? I usually get treated to a lie in and a day of not lifting a finger with homemade cards and flowers. A lovely family day! Some people enjoy being wined and dined, a show or even jewellery and I don’t begrudge any of them, us Mothers work damn hard you know!

Some information I was sent make me rethink about what a Mother really wants for Mothers day and in many areas of the world it is to see her child have a meal, some clean and safe water, a life saving vaccination or a blanket to stave off the cold. This puts a whole new slant on Mother’s Day for me.

UNICEF run an amazing scheme called Inspired Gifts. You might have heard me mention something this before as I tried to help raise awareness of it at Christmas. Basically you can choose to buy a gift for your loved ones that helps someone else keep theirs. A nutritional UNICEF Inspired gift really can make that difference.

It is unbelievable to me that in this day and age Mums are having to bury their children because they are dying from malnutrition or illness that ordinarily wouldn’t kill a healthy child but which can’t be fought off by a baby or young child who is basically starving.

You can buy a gift such as some magic milk which is just £12 (the price of a decent bunch of flowers at a supermarket). This life saving milk is used in the treatment of children with severe malnutrition in refuge camps, hospitals and emergency feeding centres.

Buying an emergency gift which costs £18 (a bottle of wine and some flowers) will provide UNICEF with the funds to provide clean water, supplies including medications and other essential kit to areas who are in a dire emergency situation.

For those who really do feel they need to give something they can wrap up, why not choose a gift from the UNICEF shop? There are some gorgeous and useful items there which would make a fantastic Mothers Day gift and the funds raised still go towards helping those who need help the most.

I have asked Roy to help the boys choose me something from the Inspired Gift range (I have my eye on the nutritional biscuits). On Mothers Day I will be able to cuddle up in bed with my boys knowing that another Mum across the world can still hold her children.

Please visit the UNICEF website and choose a truly Inspired Gift this Mother’s Day.