I remember this time last year, hunting for the perfect Mother's Day card. It's always a careful balance between expressing heartfelt thanks and appreciation, versus something too flowery and sentimental (which my Mum certainly wouldn't appreciate!)
One card that particularly caught my eye was a cartoon drawing of a Mum, struggling with a wailing red-faced toddler. The caption was simply - "Thanks for Everything Mum. I get it now."
I found it rather amusing and very relatable! It also made me realise, that I had often taken my Mum for granted. It was only when I'd experienced the 'challenges' of Motherhood, did I fully appreciate just what an amazing job she does.
Similarly when I've been recording Life Stories, it has been lovely to capture the ups (and downs)of Motherhood. It helps bring together the different generations, with shared experiences and understanding.
When we celebrate Mother's Day on Sunday 31 March, if you want to celebrate with more than just a card this year, then give the gift of Life Story Writing- a true celebration Motherhood!
Rachel has a wide range of communication expertise, having worked as a researcher for numerous BBC TV and and radio programmes, and also working as a Government press officer. More recently, she published a novel for young people, "War Pigeon, Peace Dove" www.warpigeonpeacedove.com.