But this doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate. On the contrary, we should show the mothers in our lives our appreciation, love and support in every way we possibly can, whether that be with a heartfelt video message, a thoughtful home delivery or, if you’re lucky enough to live close by, a walk in the park to enjoy the budding Spring flowers together (while staying 2 metres away from one another, of course).
It is usually a time for loved ones to come together in celebration, this year’s Mother’s Day will undoubtedly be a little different, with social distancing measures in place across the UK in a bid to slow the spread of the novel Coronavirus.
From being a shoulder to cry on during times of crisis, to teaching us valuable lessons that made us better people, to the advice and knowledge they have shared with us, where would we be without our mothers and mother figures?
Deborah Joseph, Editor In Chief
Whenever I had dry or chapped hands as a child, my mum would smother them in Vaseline and then wrap them in Clingfilm before I went to bed – it really works.
Lottie Winter, Beauty Editor
My mum pretty much taught me everything I know about beauty, from how to look after my skin, to how to shape my eyebrows, to how to shave my legs to avoid razor bumps. But if I had to choose one the best piece of advice she taught me, it would be not to sunbathe. She has always stayed out of the sun, wearing a high factor sun cream, and her skin is enviably smooth to this day. Oh, and she told me to stop putting concealer on my lips as a teenager, which in hindsight, was very good advice.
Chelsea Hughes, Picture Editor