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Mother’s Day at The Money Edge

Mother’s Day is a time to show your mother how much you appreciate their love and efforts they make every day.  The true value of a mother is often underestimated on the home front – from her ability to get children out of bed (especially teenagers!), make lunches, settle arguments, find lost clothes, do the washing up, do the ironing, get clothes on the kids, get the clothes (once they are off the kids) cleaned and ready for action again, running them to activities, training and friend’s houses, these services are all vital to keep a household running – and effectively means that they are CEO of their own domain.

Many mother’s are also heavily involved in family businesses as the unofficial bookkeeper, receipt gatherer, organizer, receptionist, payroll processer and laborer – this contribution often goes unrecognized and unrewarded too.  So this year tradies’, if you have a lady (even if she isn’t a mother) who makes a contribution to your business that isn’t recognised in any other way – maybe you should spoil her this Sunday too!

After exploring how other cultures celebrate motherhood, I have decided that this year I want to celebrate like I was in India.  Motherhood is celebrated with a ten day festival called Durga Puja where mothers are showered in gifts and dinner invitations, so that Mum can have a rest from the kitchen.  Sounds good to me!

Thoughtful gifts, heartfelt messages and hand-crafted items are what I have treasured over the years from my kids (oh…and fluffy flannelette pajamas) so I am hoping that this year, to all the Mother’s out there, that you have a wonderful day with your loved ones and that you are celebrated for the love that you have provided and will continue to supply forever more!

Happy Mother’s Day!

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