Happy Mothers’ Day everyone


My mum’s mum Sally Ann.

My mum Irene.

Dad’s mum Harriet.

Numbers of children – 7, 3 and 1

Numbers of grandchildren – 15, 3 and 3

One of these mums brought up her child whilst caring for her disabled mother.

One of these mums experienced extreme domestic violence.

Two of these mums struggled with depression.

All of these mums experienced poverty and discrimination.

Two of these mums did not get on very well.

Two of these mums were brilliant bakers.

All of these mums went on to see a little of the world.

And on Mothers’ Day, well you could say life is a beach.

Look into those eyes and seize the day. I will if you will.


  1. Ojo Henley March 30, 2014 / 12:14 pm

    A beautifully written and thoughtful post Kate, I do hope that your Mothers day xx

  2. Downs Side Up March 30, 2014 / 7:05 pm

    Wonderful photo Kate and yes, each and every Mum is as unique as a snowflake. We have to support one another and make the most of every day. Much love dear friend H x

  3. katie March 30, 2014 / 10:06 pm

    Beautiful post Kate, shows so much more behind the eyes in the photo. What incredible woman and mothers x

  4. Mrs Mummy Harris March 8, 2018 / 5:17 pm

    It is so lovely to remember those women who have made an impact on our lives. Such a short, but powerful post! Thank you for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back next week.

  5. Helena March 12, 2018 / 12:31 pm

    One thought provoking piece #TriumphantTales

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