Why Mothers Are Precious And Need To Be Cherished

*In Collaboration with Ollie & Leila. I love my Mother to bits. She is the most amazing women. My mum has taught me so much. She did a great job raising me as a child and giving me the best education she could. My mum is one of my best friends and we have a wonderful relationship.

Mothers Are Precious

When I left New Zealand for the UK in 2010, I was excited about a clean slate and fresh start but I was so sad to be leaving my mother. It’s been over 7 years now and living far away from my mum is not an easy thing. We have Skype and emails but it’s not the same.

I was so happy last year when my mum announced she was coming to the UK with my Dad and brother to live in England for one year. It’s been the best year of my life. We have not seen each other as much as I’d have liked. We even missed out after Christmas and New Years as I was in hospital for a long time but the time I have spent with my mum has been precious and moments I won’t forget.

It’s been great having my mum visit this past week. She came for 3 days and helped me. We spoke and talked and she helped me with my blogging. Mum helped me with Pinterest and coming up with ideas for the blog. She cooked my favourite meals and I simply loved spending time together.

On Sunday I’m going to visit my mother. She is staying with my grandmother until she returns to New Zealand later this year and so on Mothers Day there will be 4 generations together on the special day. This will be a first and most likely a one off. It is not going to happen again so I will make the most of this wonderful opportunity.

When it comes to my Mum, she is full of fabulous advice. My Mum is big on budgeting, cooking budget meals and being frugal. Mum taught me how to cook in bulk and save money in the kitchen. When I got married mum suggested I invest in a second freezer! I have a fridge freezer but she recommended a second freezer for storing yummy homemade meals and marked down products.

Mums advice is so on point. Being a Mother with chronic illness myself a freezer is ideal and really helps. I can cook in batches and freeze meals for my worse days. We store berries and frozen fruits to add to healthy smoothies and there is plenty of room for marked down bread and cake! Yes we love a bit of cake!

Not only did my mum suggest a freezer, she actually went and bought me one and it’s been a great investment time wise and for saving money. My mum is full of good advice and I’ve learnt so much from her. I look forward to seeing her on Mothers Day and enjoying our day together.

I know some people don’t have the type of relationship I have with my mum and some including my husband have lost their mothers. I think Mothers Day is a time to be mindful about those around us and a day to celebrate and cherish, especially whilst our Mothers are still around.

Angela x


Have you seen the Mothers Day competition being hosted by  Ollie & Leila. They just launched a competition to give away a Mother & Daughter Star Bracelet from their new jewellery range.


Entry couldn’t be simpler. For your chance to win simply like the Ollie and Leila Facebook Post and provide the best bit of advice you have given as a Mum or received from your Mum in the comments section.

Be sure to enter before 26th March when the competition closes!


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  1. robin Rue
    March 20, 2017 / 12:50 pm

    I lost my mom very recently, so I learned a hard lesson about appreciating what I had while I still had it. Love this contest 🙂

    • Angela
      March 20, 2017 / 12:53 pm

      I’m sorry to hear that. It must be difficult for you! I am going to make the most of the time i have before my mum goes home.

  2. March 20, 2017 / 5:36 pm

    It sounds like you have a very beautiful relationship with your mom. I would love to hear more of her ideas for frugal recipes! One of my blogging goals is to come up with more cost effective recipes.

  3. March 20, 2017 / 5:52 pm

    Moms are wonderful. I hope one day I can inspire my kids like this.

  4. March 20, 2017 / 6:31 pm

    It sounds like you’re going to have such a wonderful Mother’s Day this year! It must be hard to live so far away from your family and it must be wonderful to have your parents in the UK for a year.

  5. March 20, 2017 / 8:42 pm

    AH! I love my mom to pieces. I’m far away from her now, been three years, no skype, just calls. It’s really hard cus moms are important. They make everything okay. COngrats on your upcoming reunion. That will be so much fun.

  6. March 20, 2017 / 9:57 pm

    What a really lovely post. I am glad you got to see more of your mom as it must be so hard to be so far apart. She sounds like she has sage advise. I miss mine and mothers’ day does make it harder.

  7. wendy
    March 20, 2017 / 10:13 pm

    Having a good relationship with one’s mother is priceless. Having them around so you can have that adult relationship is even better. I love how your mom helps you with your blogging. That’s really cool! My mom loves to help me test things out with mine..which I get a big kick out of.

  8. Ruth I.
    March 21, 2017 / 2:48 pm

    I love my Mom so much. I was her stubborn troubled child. I am so grateful that she never gave up on me 🙂

  9. March 21, 2017 / 10:39 pm

    I have always loved my Mom, I may not have told her magical words more often but in my heart, I have always adored her…

    • Angela
      March 22, 2017 / 12:45 am

      That’s so lovely to hear. Mothers play an important role in our lives.

  10. Karlyn Cruz
    March 22, 2017 / 12:51 am

    Mothers are so precious, I can’t imagine my life now without my mom. I have always love my mom.

    • Angela
      March 22, 2017 / 1:00 am

      Mothers sure are precious. I totally agree.

  11. Wendy Polisi
    March 22, 2017 / 12:53 am

    I loVe my mom and I appreciated everything she did for me even after I had my own family.

    • Angela
      March 22, 2017 / 1:00 am

      That’s lovely to hear Wendy.

  12. March 22, 2017 / 12:59 am

    Mothers are important. I keep on realizing day after day how blessed I am to have my mom. She has always been there for me and I am grateful to her for that.

  13. March 22, 2017 / 3:19 am

    My mother and I never really had a great relationship until we were apart…by countries. I loved your story and thoughts though. I wish those of us with less happy stories experienced such fondness.

    • Angela
      March 22, 2017 / 4:28 am

      Thanks Jessica. I guess I am very blessed in respect of my mother! She is one of a kind!

  14. March 22, 2017 / 7:58 am

    I moved to Uk as well I can understand your feelings, my mum is everything for me she has strong relation with my daughter too so is hard for us to be separate that’s why we live so intense when we spend time together. We have to be glad we have so any ways like skype or facetime I cant imagine how it was long time ago.

  15. March 22, 2017 / 7:02 pm

    This is so true! I am very lucky to have a wonderful mother, and we have always had a great relationship.

  16. janine escolta
    March 23, 2017 / 5:00 am

    The best advice my mother ever gave me. Mothers are precious and they need to be cherished.

    • Angela
      March 25, 2017 / 3:19 am


  17. March 24, 2017 / 5:14 pm

    What a great post. Moms are really awesome blessings. I am very close to my mom and I love reading articles like these. Thank you!

    • Angela
      March 25, 2017 / 2:54 am

      oh your welcome. I’m glad you enjoyed this.

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