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My Mother’s Day Morning Tradition

May 11, 2017
My Mother's Day Morning Tradition


My Mother's Day Morning Tradition

Mother’s Day is the one day when most Mums will hopefully be able to sleep in and perhaps be  spoilt and appreciated by her children with breakfast in bed.

As my children are adults and my daughter is also a Mum, breakfast in bed hasn’t really happened for me in a long time.  Although, I do remember when they were little and breakfast in bed was the order of the day, complete with gifts which had been made or purchased at the school fete.  I still have some of them today.

However, I do have other ways which I celebrate the morning which I would love to share with you.

As I mentioned, my daughter Rachel is a Mum so it is only fair that she gets some attention as well.  I now usually spend the morning with my family and then they are free to do as they wish and Rachel can be spoilt by my darling grandson, Ethan.

I’m actually not big on gifts and last year I wrote a post What is the Best Mother’s Day Gift You Can Give?  Can you guess what it would be?  Perhaps you should read the post to find out.

My Mother’s Day Morning Tradition

The most important thing that I do each Mother’s Day is run in the Mother’s Day Classic Run. I run with my daughter and we participate in memory of my dear Mum (Rachel’s Nan), who passed away from breast cancer 30 years ago.

Mother's Day Classic

Rachel and I after our Mother’s Day Run in 2015

After the run I enjoy a relaxing hot shower – nothing better is there?

I then take half an hour to rest in bed in my comfy pj’s with a good book.  I have back problems so a good mattress is vital for me.  Making sure I’m comfortable in bed is important and a mattress such as Leesa,  is a great mattress option


Finally, I enjoy a lovely brunch with my family and then we go our separate ways to enjoy the rest of the day.

My Mother's Day Morning Tradition

So that is my Mother’s Day morning tradition – do you have one?

Mother’s Day is an opportunity to say thank you to that extra special lady in your life and probably the only person who truly loves you unconditionally.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mums, Step-Mums, Foster Mums, Grandmums!

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  • Reply Donna May 11, 2017 at 13:04

    Sounds like an absolutely perfect Mother’s Day, Sue!
    My Mother’s Days differ significantly over time. This year, my mom is visiting for the week so I will luxuriate in mother-daughter time. I will also take this opportunity to spoil her. High Tea and Garden Tours are already planned for the day.
    Enjoy this special day!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 11, 2017 at 13:39

      Your Mother’s Day sounds perfect also Donna and I envy you having your Mum to spend it with. Never mind, I spend the morning with my daughter and we remember my Mum and her Nan in the best way we can by running. Have a beautiful Mother’s Day especially with your Mum x

  • Reply Debbie May 11, 2017 at 18:20

    I’m like you Sue, I run in the Mothers Day classic in Canberra every year, usually with my daughter and son in law, but this year I’m running on my own. I’ve been training hard so am hoping to do a better time than recent years. I use it as a competition with myself and enjoy the atmosphere!! We then go for brunch after I’ve showered and relaxed a bit. My daughter in U.K. always contacts me and my daughter in Brisbane also phones to say hello. Enjoy your day ?

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 14, 2017 at 06:23

      Yes I love fun runs Debbie and MDC is a special for us as well. Happy Mother’s Day and good luck with the run!

  • Reply Shirley Corder May 11, 2017 at 18:32

    Thanks for sharing, Sue. How awesome to have a Mother’s Day tradition like this. My daughter is at the other end of the globe so I don’t even see her on MD. Enjoy your run together!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 14, 2017 at 06:24

      Thanks Shirley and have a lovely Mother’s Day xx

  • Reply joannamatt@mightyessays May 11, 2017 at 18:39

    That’s a healthy approach to mother’s day.My mother’s day celebration involves in cosying up in the bed till I am ready, which is followed by brunch and then we go for a movie.Meet up family friends for a grand dinner.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 14, 2017 at 06:24

      Oh you sound like you have a lovely Mother’s Day planned Joanna. Enjoy!

  • Reply Lisa @ The Meaning of Me May 12, 2017 at 05:48

    What a wonderful thing to do together! Love it!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 14, 2017 at 06:26

      Yes I love our tradition Lisa and I’m sure my Mum would too! She is probably looking down and cheering us on.

  • Reply Bonnie K. Aldinger May 13, 2017 at 02:55

    That’s awesome! Happy running!

  • Reply Janet aka Middle Aged Mama May 15, 2017 at 17:44

    I’m pretty lucky – hubster brings me a coffee in bed most mornings, not just on Mother’s Day!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 16, 2017 at 07:13

      That is such a treat Janet – he is a keeper but I think you already know that LOL:)

  • Reply Grammy Dee May 18, 2017 at 06:48

    It’s an awesome way to spend your special day with your daughter! Love the pic of you and her 🙂 Thank you Sue for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared this post.

    • Reply Grammy Dee May 18, 2017 at 06:58

      Oops, forgot to say too –> Thank you for co-hosting as well 🙂

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 20, 2017 at 07:12

      I love Mother’s Day because I have this tradition with Rachel – so special. x

  • Reply Lori Hill-Smith May 18, 2017 at 13:23

    Good for you! That is a great tradition!
    Thank you for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty

  • Reply Clearissa Coward May 21, 2017 at 05:08

    Thank you for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared this post.

  • Reply Carol ("Mimi") May 21, 2017 at 06:45

    What a wonderful Mothers Day tradition! It’s healthy for you and also helps others. Thank you for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I’m sharing your post on social media.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 28, 2017 at 16:04

      Yes it is truly a special day for me, Mimi. Xx

  • Reply Teresa May 24, 2017 at 12:17

    It sounds like a very relaxing day, except for the running! Honestly, I think it’s great that you and your daughter enjoy running together. A very special tradition!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 28, 2017 at 15:48

      It is very special for us Teresa and hopefully my grandson will join us in the future.

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