Traditionally, on Mother's Day, we give to our mums and celebrate them. But I also think it's important that as mothers, we learn to take the time and give to ourselves on this day.
Receiving love and acknowledgement from our children is beautiful and very special, but also learning to appreciate yourself and your achievements as a mother (and also a woman) is just as vital. If you have read my blogs, you will know that one of my mottos is ‘self-love’. I truly believe self-love is one of the best loves there is, and one that is super healing.
Some of you reading this right now, could be thinking, isn’t celebrating yourself a little egocentric? I think as mothers many of us are conditioned to focus on making the special people in our lives happy and then naturally we come last. But self-love is self-care and that isn’t selfish.
A recent NYTimes article discusses the idea of self-love suggesting that, now more than ever, especially during the pandemic and after it calms down, to care for oneself has become critical but continuing to do so post-crisis may be challenging. Why? Because normally many believe they can’t invest in things that are good for themselves, because it’s taking away from their ability to be a good parent or worker. In the article a psychologist floats the concept of ‘interdependence’, where we can take joy in knowing that when we take good care of ourselves, this can be directly related to us also taking care of others.
If a mother is feeling good about herself after a bit of pampering or simply a short nap, then it makes sense that she will be able to give better energy into the well-being of her loved ones. And this is true, more than ever, given the testing past couple of years we have all faced.
Popular mum’s blog momfabulous gives mother’s some tips for self-care on Mother’s Day. Making sure to be vocal to your family about what you wish for is one of the key takeaways. Look at how far we have come from the days when our grandmothers would never have been so bold. But the blog isn’t all about you, one of the tips is to take time out and to sit with your family and remember the beautiful memories, the snuggles and the laughter that everyone has shared in. Making a dairy note to yourself, to get that massage is another piece of great advice. Just like all the other diary notes you have for everyone else in your family all throughout your calendar, how about a small love letter to remind yourself to have that glass of wine with a friend!
To add to these tips, I’ll add my own personal one of fully getting into something that makes you feel good and raises your self-esteem. For example, how I started my own lingerie business after having my two kids. Although my kids mean the world to me, during the time they were really little, I needed something constant in my life that showed me that taking care and loving myself was equally as important as being a mum. This was healing for my mental health. Through my love of beautiful lingerie and the creation of my business, I was able to invite other women to also share in my passion that made me feel great. I wanted women to be able to wear gorgeous lingerie and feel better about themselves, especially on the days when things were just not going so great. And let’s face it, when you are mother of small children those kinds of days that you can’t control do happen often.
So, on this Mother's Day in May 2021, I want to give you all a present of beautiful lingerie through a special Mother's Day code. Simply purchase something stunning for yourself on my site and at the checkout type in: LoveMyself to receive an extra 15% off the entire order.
If you take a look at my collections right now, you’ll find it’s sale time so together with the sale discount and the Mother’s Day code you may even be able to buy yourself a few new sexy and elegant lingerie sets and accessories.
Through Dear Eve Lingerie, if I can make your Mother’s Day one to remember and one that is about you celebrating your beautiful self that gives me more happiness than you’ll ever know. Just knowing that you are treating yourself the way you should always, is fabulous!