#IAmMama (The Late Late Mother’s Day Post)


So it was Mother’s Day in the UK/Ireland last weekend. Translation, one of the days in the year the run up to which sees the parent blogosphere going mad getting busy with

Mothering Sunday competitions and posts about parenthood and how much they love their kids. Now, whilst I ran a giveaway myself, it dawned on me that I hadn’t even thought to write something about motherhood/my kids! No joke. What a muppet! In fact, you’d think contributing to this post from Motherhood the Real Deal would have rung some kind of a bell in me. But no, it would appear not… #MostLikelyToWinAnAwardForTheLeastOrganisedBlogger.


In my (rather shabby I admit) defence, may I point out it isn’t Mother’s Day until mid May for Malta, where I now live,

nor indeed for USA, Australia, New Zealand… When you don’t see anything in the shops or plastered on street advertising boards, you just don’t think of it. (Yes, it’s flimsy at best considering I GREW UP in the UK and therefore celebrated a fair few Mother’s Days in March!) However, the not so flimsy excuse is that those aforementioned countries are in fact the ones where (in addition to the UK/Ireland) I have my biggest readerships. So every year I hesitate about writing a Mother’s Day post which may confuse people!


Anyway, as my unofficial motto in life seems to be ‘better late than ever’ (honestly they’ll put it on my tombstone along with ‘sarcasm has just lost its biggest user’, guess what? YES I’m bringing you an Absolutely Prabulous exclusive!  The very very late Mothers’ Day post! Tadaaaaaa!


So to all you Mamas who:

  • have ever asked “do I have to do EVERYTHING for you?”
  • are ALWAYS picking things up from the floor and putting them away
  • have tolerated playdates from hell for the sake of their kids
  • have seen their bodies IRREVOCABLY change shape after kids
  • answer the SAME questions All. Day. Long.
  • stay up til LATE to bake an awesome birthday cake and a million cupcakes
  • have known the TRAUMA of miscarriage
  • look forward to a glass of wine/cake as a REWARD for getting through the day
  • live with the PAIN of nursing and raising a sick child
  • sneak post-it notes with ‘Mama loves you’ messages into their lunchboxes
  • literally can’t remember the last year they got a full night’s SLEEP
  • feel their teeth hurt trying to help with maths HOMEWORK
  • loathe that time in the evening when the packed LUNCHES need making
  • can’t keep up with the number of items LOST at nursery/school
  • have experienced the LIFE-ALTERING grief of child bereavement
  • have battled PND
  • can can match most preteens with their knowledge of One Direction lyrics
  • go above and beyond MULTI-TASKING to make sure one kid attends that party while another gets to sports on time while another gets ‘dropped off’ in Wales (yes looking at you for that last bit Just Saying Mum with this fab Instagram post!)
  • feel like they’re just not good ENOUGH or don’t do enough
  • will never tire of hearing their kids’ LAUGHTER
  • love their kids’ HUGS more than anything
  • felt like they found their true PURPOSE as soon as they first held their newborn
  • would do ANYTHING for their child
  • felt utter heartache when the first of their kids turned ten
  • can’t IMAGINE their life without their kids
  • know that this list is just the TIP of the iceberg and could go on forever


I salute you! And I leave you with one of my favourite quotes about raising kids 

(and makes me wonder if Jackie is looking on from her grave tut tutting at me!)


mother's day post jackie onassis





16 Comments on #IAmMama (The Late Late Mother’s Day Post)

  1. Heather Keet
    March 27, 2017 at 8:25 pm (1 year ago)

    I love the Jackie O quote!! Happy mother’s day! #CandidCuddles

  2. five little doves
    March 28, 2017 at 10:56 am (1 year ago)

    Ahh I love this, and I am very much a Mum who has done all of those things on your list! I often feel as though I’m doing it all wrong, but my kids truly believe that I’m the best Mum in the word, and that’s all that matters to me! Happy Mothers Day! #candidcuddles

    • prabs
      March 28, 2017 at 1:19 pm (1 year ago)

      I think we all feel that way don’t we? Thanks for reading gorgeous x

  3. Rhyming with Wine
    March 30, 2017 at 9:17 am (1 year ago)

    I don’t think this is late at all. I think it’s the perfect gift to us all now that the flowers have faded and the chocolates are a fond memory. Gorgeous Prabs xx

    • prabs
      March 30, 2017 at 12:52 pm (1 year ago)

      Oh you lovely thing!

  4. Helena
    March 30, 2017 at 10:09 am (1 year ago)

    My sister in the Netherlands also celebrates on a different day. So our mum gets two Mothers Days a year and as Christmas falls early there too she has two of those as well. #CandidCuddles

  5. Alana - Burnished Chaos
    March 30, 2017 at 3:05 pm (1 year ago)

    Great post. If it makes you feel any better I’m a uk blogger and still didn’t write anything for Mother’s Day so you’ve done better than me x

    • prabs
      March 30, 2017 at 4:35 pm (1 year ago)

      lol I love it. Following the herd isn’t always great tbh x

  6. MMT
    March 30, 2017 at 8:11 pm (1 year ago)

    It kinda makes me laugh the way every event is bigged up in blog land, but there’s just something so compelling about doing a seasonal post – as I said in mine, being a parenting blogger and not writing about Mothers Day is like a florist shutting down for Valentines.

    Lovely post – hope you had a splendid day with your three gorgeous kids

    Thanks for linking to #coolmumclub

  7. Madeline (This Glorious Life)
    April 1, 2017 at 9:45 pm (1 year ago)

    I didn’t write a specific Mother’s day post either, oops! Loved reading this, even though it made me feel strangely emotional! x #LivingArrows

    • prabs
      April 3, 2017 at 10:35 pm (1 year ago)

      awww well I’m glad it had an effect!

  8. Becky, Cuddle Fairy
    April 3, 2017 at 12:07 pm (1 year ago)

    Agreed. Raising our kids must be the most important job we have as parents. I love your list with the play dates from hell etc…all part of the joys lol I hope you enjoy your next few week sof fun, I know I am really looking forward to the time off! #candidcuddles

    • prabs
      April 3, 2017 at 10:36 pm (1 year ago)

      ah thanks partner

  9. Jo (MotherofTeenagers)
    April 3, 2017 at 2:35 pm (1 year ago)

    Better late than never as they say. This year we decided to play down the whole Mother’s Day thing, a simple card and a lovely lunch with my gorgeous teens, just like any other day really. Hope you have a great one in May and loving the quote. #coolmumclub

    • prabs
      April 3, 2017 at 10:37 pm (1 year ago)

      sounds perfect! thanks for reading x

  10. Mummy and the Mexicans
    April 5, 2017 at 1:49 am (1 year ago)

    It’s not really late as all of these things are relevant every day of the year – why should we only celebrate mothers on one day?! It’s also in May over here and I didn’t write a Mother’s Day post, either. Maybe I’ll feel inspired to by May! #CandidCuddles


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