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Australians Born In May
This month's Australian birthdays include a gold medallist marathon winner, America's Cup skipper, and ARIA Hall of Fame member. For those no longer with us, it's a way to remember them too. May's Australian birthdays include:
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Mother's Day Sunday 8 May 2016
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We Get Mail
I received several more motherisms from readers to add to my list. How many of these did your mother use? If you're a mum, are you using them too? I confess, I have too.
• Why? Because I said so, that's why!
Honouring Mums Who Have Died
Trees For Mum program is a wonderful way to create a growing legacy for mums who have died and those still with us. They help you to plant a commemorative native tree in your mum's honour. Over 20,000 people participated at over 100 planting sites across Australia. Trees for Mum was started in 2002 by Deena Raphael and Lauren Adlam who lost their mums to cancer.
In our Flashback Blog
This week we salute our Mums.
We have a Mother's Day video for you along with the history of this special day. Did you know the woman who invented Mother's Day was arrested. Learn why.
• If everyone else jumped off a cliff, would you
Did You Know ...
Australians spend over $1 billion (yes, billion with a 'b') spoiling their mums each year. That's over double what is spent on Father's Day.
Chocolates and Sweets
Hard to find a woman that doesn't like chocolates. This year mums might find their clothing growing a bit tight. Anyone not wanting their share can send it to me.
It's become traditional to treat mum by dining out with the family and avoid the cooking and dishes for the day. Cafes and restaurants are always benefit from Mother's Day diners.
Flowers and Plants
What man hasn't rushed out to buy flowers at the last minute? If he can't find a flower seller on the street, then it's into Coles or Woolies. The more organized man drop into the florist or nursery. Don't forget the card too.
Perfume, Jewellery, Clothing, Homeware
Women are better at buying these items for their mums. Today many men have learned how to avoid the pitfalls by asking another woman what not to get. Big hint ... if it's something to do with cleaning, give it a miss even if she needs one.
Coupons and Gift Certificates
Can't think of what to buy? Gift vouchers are often a safe bet for the hard to please mum. Today you can buy all sorts of gift certificates online as well as at traditional brick-and-mortar stores. Pamper mum with coupons for facials, day spas, and massages.
Mother's Day Resources
We have quite a few resources on our website.
In Flashback Blog – Jokes
Australian Charity Events in May
The following are a few of the charity events taking place in Australia in May.
Kiss Goodbye to MS – 1 through 31 May 2016
Put on your red lipstick and help kiss goodbye to MS. The events taking place this month across Australia will to help fund vital research into the cause, cure and to improve treatments of MS. Kiss Goodbye to MS
Mothers Day Classic – 8 May 2016
National walk and run fundraiser to support the work of the National Breast Cancer Foundation. 2016 marks the 19th year the annual event has taken place. More than half a million Australian have participated over the years and you can too. Walk, run, cheer, fundraise or volunteer to help raise money for breast cancer research. Mothers Day Classic
Million Paws Walk – 15 May 2016
Fundraising event for RSPCA to support their work to help stop the 50,000 reports each year of animal cruelty and neglect in Australia. Million Paws Walk
Run For A Reason – 22 May 2016
Run for a Reason's goal is to raise $40,000 to support research into the use of running training as therapy for children with cerebral palsy. The research is being undertaken by the Physiotherapy Department at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children (PMH).
Biggest Morning Tea – 26 May 2016
Make a cuppa and make a difference. Host or attend a fun morning tea at home, work or online to help raise vital funds for the work of the Cancer Council.