Celebrating Mother's Day

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Celebrating Mother's Day

Mother's Day is a time to celebrate all those important mum's out there, without whom we would be nothing! Here at Boolino we are very lucky to know lots of amazing mum's that work hard every day taking care of their families and rocking it online in the blogging world! 

So we decided to catch up with some of our lovely mummy blogger friends, to introduce all our readers to them and ask them some very important questions!

Meet: Hannah who blogs at Dilly & The Boo

Hannah
Hannah is a twenty-something mum documenting the lives of her two little boys, and is a keen photographer and coffee drinker!

1. What's your current favourite bedtime story to read?
Dylan is a really independent reader and will literally read anything, including the Windows Office manual; But Ben is obsessed with the good old classic The Tiger Who Came to Tea at the moment. He giggles like a mad man whenever the tiger drinks all daddy's beer.  

 2. Who would be your top fictional mum character from a book?
I actually found this hard to answer and was shocked how little mothers I could actually think of from children's literature. In the end if we are talking children's books then it has to be Molly Weasley from the Harry Potter series. She is strong, independent, nurturing and never lets anything get in the way of protecting her kids. If we are talking grown up literature then I'd have to say Jenny Murray from Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series, for very much the same reason. Anyone who has read the series will know that it is an unfortunate person who messes with a child of Jenny Fraser's.      

3. What would make a perfect Mother's Day for you?
A good café, well behaved children, a little me time and lots of chocolate. 

Meet: Anne who blogs at Raisie Bay

Anne
Anne is a very busy mum of three, blogging about family life, and loves cats, baking and reading books.

1. What's your current favourite bedtime story to read?
I've got three children and they like different bedtime stories, the little man likes his young stories like Henry's Holiday by Gillian Shields. Boo is 9 and loves the Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blighton. Star, 11, likes older books and I've just introduced her to Terry Pratchett's short stories for children. 

2. Who would be your top fictional mum character from a book?
I'd have to choose Mrs Large from 5 Minutes Peace by Jill Murphy. I know just how she feels when she's trying to get a little time for herself but her little ones are needing attention all the time. 

3. What would make a perfect Mother's Day for you?
A perfect Mother's Day for me would be to go out to lunch with my family. No cooking, no washing up, and a lovely meal. I find meal times stressful some days so it's a perfect treat. Of course, a lovely bunch of flowers would be nice too. I wouldn't want breakfast in bed though, I'm an early bird and you can't keep me waiting in bed...oh and think of the crumbs!

Meet: Jenny who blogs at The Brick Castle

Jenny and her 2 youngest
Jenny is a seasoned blogger, and seasoned lego builder, talking about all things family over on her page.

1. What's your current favourite bedtime story to read?
Currently my 8 year old is working through the Harry Potter series and my 7 year old is reading Diary Of A Wimpy Kid, so I'm reading with them every other night for 10 minutes to break it up a little. I've been reading stories from Storytime Magazine actually - we love the traditional tales, especially the Eastern ones. 

2. Who would be your top fictional mum character from a book?
My top fictional Mum is Molly Weasley from Harry Potter. She is witty, intelligent, protective and caring, always concerned as to whether everyone has eaten tea, and she'll fight to the death for those children. A proper Mum.

3. What would make a perfect Mother's Day for you?
My perfect Mother's Day would see me relieved of all of the work I usually do, without me having to simply do it the next day! Then a relaxing bath and my tea made for me, and I'm sorted.

Meet: Becki who blogs at The Mum from Brum

Becki

Becki is a mum of one, trying to get some blogging done in between renovating the new family home in Northampton.

1. What's your current favourite bedtime story to read?
We love Follow Me Around The House by Camille Garoche - it's an amazing book to wind down with as it's interactive and it's something you can do together. Superworm by Julia Donaldson and Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney are always popular too.

2. Who would be your top fictional mum character from a book?
I'm a sucker for the Harry Potter books, so Molly Weasley is right up there! But I also adore Mrs Bennett from Pride and Prejudice - she's just so ridiculous! 

3. What would make a perfect Mother's Day for you?
A nice lie in, breakfast in bed (or at least a cup of tea and some toast!) followed by a walk through the woods, then getting to curl up with a book while my boys make Sunday lunch for me - I'm reading The Handmaiden's Tale at the moment... well, when I get chance. It might take me a while at the rate I'm going! 

Meet: Rachel who blogs at Rachel Bustin

Rachel and Family
Rachel, who lives in Cornwall, is a working mum blogging about family life and loves baking, reading and gardening.

1. What's your current favourite bedtime story to read?
Our current favourite bedtime story to read is The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep by Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin, because we are doing some sleep training at the moment to get my baby girl to settle on her own.

2. Who would be your top fictional mum character from a book?
Charlotte from Charlotte's Web is my top fictional mum character from a book, because she looks after Wilber and gives him advice in a motherly way. Plus she makes the ultimate sacrifice and dies while laying eggs so her children survive. This part always made me cry when I was small.

3. What would make a perfect Mother's Day for you?
A perfect Mother's Day for me is going out for a walk with my husband and daughter down at the park near our house, then coming home for a lazy afternoon while my husband cooks a roast dinner for tea!

These are just a handful of wonderful mum's that we get to work with, and it's lovely to get to know them a little bit better. We would like to wish a very Happy Mother's Day to all our mummy bloggers, and to all those mum's out there that work tirelessly and unconditionally for their families - thank you for being you! 

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Jenny @ thebrickcastle

Thank you so much - it's a lovely piece and nice to see Molly Wensley is so popular! Happy Mother's Day to all of the mums and people who do the job of mum, whatever name they go by :)