Seemed ironic that on Tuesday I asked my Mum to help me out, yet again, and have the children for me while I skipped off to London to attend P&G’s #ThankYouMum event. My Mum is ALWAYS helping me out and despite it being her birthday the day before, meaning she’d have to sleep on the blow up bed in my house on the night of her special day, she agreed to baby sit for me as she always does. I am so incredibly thankful to my Mum always. without her there would be no me and I don’t mean that just in the sense that she made me, that part is obviously true, but without her I’d be lost, absolutely and well and truly.
My Mum is there for me when I need her, gives me the best advice, puts up with my attrocious moods and loves me and my children unconditionally. She supports me in everything I do, finds a light at the end of every tunnel to spin all situations around to a positive and the woman literally knows the answer to everything. EVERYTHING! She’s like a walking encyclopedia PLUS she can knit, sew, change a plug, decorate (which she’s been doing for me LOADS), make and ice amazing cakes and she even rods her own drains. She is super strong and I love her. Very, very much!
It’s stong Mum’s like mine who have inspired the latest P& G campign which is fronted by Jessica Ennis-Hill and her own lovely Mum Alison. We were invited to join them at the Savoy to here all about their special relationship and how Alison raised her Olympic champion daughter over afternoon. It was lovely listening to them speak but it did make me feel a little guilty that I’d left my own amazing Mum at home for the day.
Jess talked about how her Mum supported her ambitions growing up and I could relate as luckily my Mum too suported me with mine just as I hope to do with my children. As part of the campign P&G have released a video showing the relationship between four Mothers as they support their children on their way to competing at the Olympic games. There are only 100 days left until the opening ceremony in Rio and the video, entitled ‘Strong’ shows how important Mum’s aree with a big #ThankYouMum celebration. Take a look!
I sat next to Celebrity Mum Of The Year, Giovanna Fletcher, who is a bit of a hero author of mine and had to try very hard not to toally fan girl on her! It was fab being a room with so many amazing Mum’s including the gorgeous Katy from Modern Mummy, Bex from The Mummy Adventure and Sabina from Deep In Mummy Matters, all ladies I am very glad to be pals with. And the afternoon tea was amazing too! What a treat!
P&G do some amazing work and are so supportive of women that it feels fabulous to be able to share with you their latest information about the #ThankYouMum campaign. I wholeheartedly am behind them with the campaign and the infographic below shares somore more details around it!