Mother’s Day

Books to share with busy mums

Sewing kit

Mums, grandmas and mother figures all over Australia are busy. Which is why, when thinking about the perfect gift, you should consider something that gives them their time back. There's always an opportunity to find a new hobby or indulge a special interest- whether it's learning how to apply mindfulness in everyday life, how to create the perfect cocktail for book club, or learning about different species. We hope you find the perfect match for your Mother's Day gift here. READ MORE

Books to share with new mums

Mother and child

Mother's Day is a very special day on the calendar. We've selected a few beautiful, uplifting and inspiring stories to help you celebrate the wonder and complexity of motherhood - you might be a new mother yourself, or be helping a friend gain confidence in motherhood, or you might even be a newly minted grandma! However 'new motherhood' applies to you, we hope you find something on this list to guide you or make you smile. READ MORE

Nikki Gemmell: A complicated love letter.

No one shapes us like our mothers do. For women no one, arguably, has a bigger impact on our lives. Yet Margaret Thatcher wrote that from the age of fifteen she had nothing more to say to her mother and this feels so cruelly true, for many daughters. From our teenage years onward we can look at our mothers askance, with judgement and admonishment; without enough curiosity about their own path in life. We’re focused on our own, singular velocity. READ MORE

Books to get you through a difficult Mother’s Day

Mother's Day is generally seen as a day of joy, a lovely opportunity to celebrate mothers everywhere, to show appreciation for all the big and small things they do for their families, everyday. For a lot of people, though, Mother's Day can be a painful reminder of someone they have lost, never knew or of a difficult childhood. We've curated this selection of stories that deal with the painful side of being a mother, being mothered or just losing someone you care deeply about. Because sometimes reading and storytelling are the greatest healers. READ MORE

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