Celebrate Mother’s Day even if

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Celebrate Mother’s Day even if you’re mom is not in the same country as you

For those who don’t have the chance to celebrate Mother’s Day with their mum in person, here’s a simple guide on how to get through the day.

Celebrate Mother’s Day even if

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Mother’s Day around the world is a very special time. It’s a time to reflect on how amazing your mom, it’s a time to spoil her, a time to eat out and to celebrate the family she helped to create.

But for some people, it’s also a tough time because mom isn’t just a drive or train ride away – she’s living in another country and so, it’s a time when you know that your mother can’t be there with you to celebrate this special time.

Here are a few tips on how to celebrate Mom’s Day – even if she’s far away.

Head outdoors

There is nothing like a long hike in the outdoors restores a person’s spirit and soul. Usually the trails are empty (due to the over-indulging at nearby watering holes and restaurants) so you can meander and explore the countryside without distraction.

Hide under your duvet

Thanks to Netflix and the never-ending supply of TV box sets and movies, you can happily go the entire day without leaving your home. Turn off the phones and door bell, and hide under your duvet ignoring that isn’t really any different to another. Well, as long as you’ve pre-planned this day with a careful selection Quality Streets, fizzy drinks, crisps and champagne.

If you’re a mom yourself…

Many people who don’t have their mom nearby are able to celebrate being a mom themselves. This might be a bittersweet moment but it’s still very special. Don’t deprive your own kids the chance to make a great breakfast (well, it might taste and look horrific!) and hand-painted cards. Maybe get your kids to make granny some cards! It will certainly be something your own mom will treasure forever, and you can look back and maybe even make it a tradition going forward!

Have a bath

I first heard the term “whaling bath” around ten years ago. A term that has stuck and is so profoundly descriptive it needs sharing. A whaling bath is an enormous amount of bubble bath, lots of hot water, no light outside of a fire-alarm-worth set of candles and a large bottle of your favourite hooch and chocolates. Then when you get out, clean refreshed and stuffed with calories and you are ready to go out now because fresh as a daisy!

Celebrate Privately

Perhaps organise a dinner at a secluded restaurant or book into a High Tea somewhere – and be surrounded by warmth and love – so you don’t miss your mom too much. Maybe while sitting there, your mom can have gone to a High Tea or lunch too, and you can WhatsApp each other the photos of your meals and have a giggle over the silliness but closeness of your afternoon.

Watch a Movie Together but apart

Try and find a movie that you both enjoy watching and is showing in the cinema in both countries. Chat to your mom before the movie, get the same popcorn and drinks and watch the movie, and afterwards chat to her about it and then be excited that you shared a special time together even though you were not.

Or – with the cheap landline calls available – you can even watch movies in the comfort of your own home. Slot in a DVD and listen to each other on the phone, while watching your movie and talking to each other.


The wonderful invention of Skype has saved many a relationship over the years! Being able to spend a few minutes with your mum on Skype will help a lot.

Other Mums

The thing that has worked for me, is trying to spend time with other amazing woman. Some are mothers who have children that can’t be with them, while some have never been able to be moms. Spend time with this incredible people. They too will be feeling as you are and you can share the day with them. And together you will feel just that little bit better about things!

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