Mother’s Day Competition

The annual Mother’s Day competition has come round again, I love this so so much.  The flowers can be delivered to the home or place of work for the winner within the UK this Saturday or next Monday 27th – you choose.  Imagine how special your Mum will feel when these flowers turned up for her attention.

This competition is open to Mothers, Grandmothers, Step-mothers, Aunts and Mother figures.  The role of a Mother is the heartbeat of life, and whilst we should celebrate mums every day, let’s utilise Mother’s Day for an extra special celebration.

To enter, all you need to do is answer the question on

To win, all you need to do is send us your favourite piece of advice from your mum, mother figure or any female that inspires you in the comments below.


Terms and conditions apply: The closing date is Thursday 23rd March 2017 at 12pm. We will not accept late entries. Flowers can be delivered on Saturday 25th March 2017 or Monday 27th March 2017. This competition is also on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The ‘Best Piece of Advice’ will be selected by Angie Greaves.

Image for illustrative purposes only.

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    Fiona Rooney
    20th March 2017 at 12:27 pm

    “Don’t have a wish bone where your back bone should be” Great advice that I carry through my life in everything I do. XXX

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      Angie Greaves
      20th March 2017 at 12:30 pm

      Love it! Will definitely need to use that for one of my positive thoughts!

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    Donna Caldwell
    20th March 2017 at 3:39 pm

    My mum always says the kids will not remember their pjs being ironed but they will remember you playing dress up with them

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      Angie Greaves
      20th March 2017 at 4:20 pm

      That is so true Donna!

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    Jo Flynna
    20th March 2017 at 6:16 pm

    The best advice my mum has give me, is that I should never give up and keep trying. That’s aimed at getting a job, because I currently haven’t been successful with getting one.

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      Angie Greaves
      20th March 2017 at 6:18 pm

      I wish you the best with your Job search Jo! Thank you for entering x

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    A. Bajaican
    20th March 2017 at 9:27 pm

    ” Get your education, get your qualifications, get your career and then you can start looking…”

    And like the dutiful daughter that I am I followed her advice down to the very last letter!

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    Claire Tillyer
    21st March 2017 at 9:25 am

    My mum’s motherly advice (usually on finding my sisters and I climbing a tree etc:
    ‘Don’t come running to me when you break your leg’
    Hahaha 🙂
    My mum is brilliant, she says you can be whatever you want to be as long as you work hard enough.

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    Helen Rowles
    21st March 2017 at 10:22 am

    Remember handsome is as handsome does.

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    Donna Caldwell
    21st March 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Put that iron down the kids won’t remember their pjs being ironed but they will remember you having fun together so go play with them

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    21st March 2017 at 4:28 pm

    My mum always said never go to sleep on an argument, and it really is good advice which I try to follow now in my marriage.

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    amy bondoc
    21st March 2017 at 4:41 pm

    my mum always says if you can dream it you can do it, it made me who i am today! now she is always saying it to my daughter x

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    sam macaree
    21st March 2017 at 4:47 pm

    my mum always tells me to smile as it makes you feel better on the inside

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    liz denial
    21st March 2017 at 4:57 pm

    My Mum taught me the philosophy which I live by ‘If you see someone without a smile give them yours’

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    21st March 2017 at 4:57 pm

    My mom always told me “Hold your head up high, and always know you are as good as anyone”.

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    Helen W
    21st March 2017 at 5:05 pm

    It’s better to be safe than sorry.

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    Maureen Quinnell
    21st March 2017 at 5:13 pm

    I remember my husband’s gran telling me that if you can get your child to understand no by the time they are 1 it will make life so much easier – proved true

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    Eleanor Beavan
    21st March 2017 at 5:18 pm

    Keep your hand on your ha’penny !!!

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    Becky John
    21st March 2017 at 5:40 pm

    Greet others with a smile, and treat everyone the way you yourself wish to be treated.

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    Elizabeth Hinds
    21st March 2017 at 6:06 pm

    I can’t really condense it into one piece of advice, but my mum taught me to be compassionate and open-minded – and I’m so glad she did!

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    Kate Milton
    21st March 2017 at 6:24 pm

    My mothers advice always rings in my ears “kids should be kids, they grow up quickly so always let them be kids” it always reminds me to let my kids enjoy the simple things in life and try to find the fun in everything. They are growing up so quickly my mother was right and I encourage them to be silly (albeit wellbehaved 🙂 ) at every opportunity. They will have plenty of time to be grown up I want them to look back on their childhood as I look back on mine.

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    Christine Constable
    21st March 2017 at 6:26 pm

    My Mum always says ‘If you can’t say something nice, then don’t say anything at all’

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    Paula Smith
    21st March 2017 at 6:26 pm

    You can’t buy time…

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    Fiona K
    21st March 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Mum sensibly told me to always budget and use a pen and paper to work out outgoings so as to ensure you live within your means. Thanks to her advice, I am financially savvy

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    lynsey graham
    21st March 2017 at 7:38 pm

    my mam told me to treat others the way you would want treat and now that’s what i tell my children.

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    claire blaney
    21st March 2017 at 7:50 pm

    My mother in law always said to me you must always forgive because the hate will eat you up inside and destroy you.

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    Donna C
    21st March 2017 at 8:39 pm

    I’m currently pregnant with my first and my 80 year old Nan tells me not to worry because childbirth is just like pushing out a watermelon!!! ?

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    Victoria N
    21st March 2017 at 8:42 pm

    Always be true to yourself, don’t compromise your beliefs for anyone

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    21st March 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Mum always said don’t buy what you can’t afford and it has definitely made me try to save for things I really want instead of spkShong out on the plastic x

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    Louise Smith
    21st March 2017 at 9:37 pm

    Treat others how you would like them to treat you

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    elodie ladlow
    21st March 2017 at 10:18 pm

    always trust your gut instinct

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    Michelle Chapman
    21st March 2017 at 10:22 pm

    Never look back, always forward and live life for experiences with no regrets.

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    Carole E
    21st March 2017 at 10:38 pm

    Always treat others as you would like to be treated

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    21st March 2017 at 10:43 pm

    My mum was very keen on us getting an education having had none herself. She told us all to gain as many qualifications at school as we could as ‘they we’re nt heavy to carry through life!’ Too true.

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    Kat Lucas
    22nd March 2017 at 6:37 am

    You catch more flies with honey than you do vinegar

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    sharon mead
    22nd March 2017 at 7:51 am

    It is better to be looked over than overlooked

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    Steph melia
    22nd March 2017 at 9:07 am

    Treat others the way you wish to be treated
    With kindness, respect and dignity

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    Kerryanne Atkinson
    22nd March 2017 at 9:11 am

    My nanna who raised us all always told us to use our manners as they are the most valuable and leave a lasting impression, they are also Free!

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    Kristy L Brown
    22nd March 2017 at 9:13 am

    To love and laugh and let go – friendships change and that is ok but don’t hold onto to something not needed

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    Adele Knight
    22nd March 2017 at 9:41 am

    She alawys said, If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours 🙂

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    Sharon Worsley
    22nd March 2017 at 10:27 am

    My mum taught me to always fight for what I wanted and never to give up on my dreams even in the face of adversity

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    22nd March 2017 at 11:05 am

    be true to yourself

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    Ian Campbell
    22nd March 2017 at 11:26 am

    Mum’s best advice was never to look down on anyone unless you’re helping them up 🙂

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    David Paterson
    22nd March 2017 at 11:51 am

    Neither a borrower nor a lender be.

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    22nd March 2017 at 12:58 pm

    My mom has instilled in me the saying ‘it’s nice to be nice’.

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    Rcahel M
    22nd March 2017 at 1:43 pm

    Don’t listen to others, listen to your gut instinct.

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    Susan Hoggett
    22nd March 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Life is what you make it so make it the best you can!

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    hannah oneill
    22nd March 2017 at 1:52 pm

    My mum always tells me to live my life to the full

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    christine mcintyre
    22nd March 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Have patience and understanding and be true to yourself

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    Katy Malkin
    22nd March 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Not to listen too much to advice!
    Actually great advice, especially when you have your first child, and everyone has an opinion on what to do. It’s great to just be able to trust your own instincts and go with what your baby needs.

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    Michelle Ptak
    22nd March 2017 at 6:37 pm

    Treat others as you wish to be treated yourself.

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    Clarice Bailey
    22nd March 2017 at 6:54 pm

    to never be afraid to ask for help

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    Heather T
    22nd March 2017 at 8:02 pm

    My Mum has always told me to be myself & never blend into a crowd

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    Hannah Smith
    22nd March 2017 at 8:15 pm

    My mum has always told me that food is for enjoying 🙂

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    Alison Riley
    22nd March 2017 at 9:08 pm

    Never have any regrets in life, be proud of any choice you make as it was the right thing for you at the time

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    Jemma Webster
    22nd March 2017 at 9:40 pm

    When I was recovering from anorexia my Mother gave me some advice that sparked the turning point . . . “If you always do what always did, you’ll always get what you always got” Ten years and two children later and she pretty much saved my life!

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    Lindy Hine
    22nd March 2017 at 10:26 pm

    My Mum always said “Do as you would be done by” – great advice which I’ve always followed

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    22nd March 2017 at 11:31 pm

    Treat others how you’d like to be treated

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    Becky Duffy
    23rd March 2017 at 12:40 am

    Make sure you laugh everyday, if you’re not then change things so you are, laughter is the best medicine!

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    Wendy Tolhurst
    23rd March 2017 at 1:07 am

    Two different pieces advice, the first was “Beauty comes from within” which, although very true, needs a certain maturity to understand. The other was Manners cost nothing and it is something that is very much instilled in me and I have instilled the same into my four children.

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    23rd March 2017 at 8:44 am

    Never save anything foe a special occasion because everyday is special.

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    Christine Lockley
    23rd March 2017 at 10:08 am

    The best advice I ever received from my mum was “Be honest and always be yourself”

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    Debbie W
    23rd March 2017 at 10:14 am

    You should never limit yourself or your expectations of yourself. Whoever you are and whatever your background, if you want to achieve something you should just go for it. Despite having grown up on a council estate, my sister and I both had high aspirations for ourselves and both went to university and gained good degrees. At no point did we ever feel that we were “punching above our weight” so to speak, we just took it as read that we had the ability so that is what we were going to achieve.

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    Sarah Parker
    23rd March 2017 at 11:29 am

    Be yourself 🙂

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    Jessica Hutton
    23rd March 2017 at 11:37 am

    It might sound harsh but the best advice my mum gives me is ‘suck it up princess’ I have a disease that is classed as the most painful chronic pain disease in the world. It leaves me in pain every second. We both decided I wasn’t going to give in to it, so when I start to say I can’t or it hurts to much I get told to suck it up princess. It works and I’m doing a million times better than my doctor ever expected. Don’t get me wrong, I get sympathy and stop when needed but she knows me so well she knows when I just need telling to suck it up xx

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    Georgie Wright
    23rd March 2017 at 11:41 am

    My Mother-in-Law has always said be true to yourself, I think it’s a good piece of advice.

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    Maria Jane Knight
    23rd March 2017 at 12:19 pm

    My mum always told me not to compare myself to others….you and you and you are amazing!

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    natasha douglas
    23rd March 2017 at 12:20 pm

    Messy houses have happy kids!

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    jessie docherty
    23rd March 2017 at 1:09 pm

    I’m still at school and my mum works in a primary school a few days a week taking children who are having a hard time at home or at school out into the playground and let tem have 10 minutes out to play games to let them calm down. She makes everyone laugh and makes everyone smile, she could go to another job where she earns much more money but feels her job is so rewarding by helping less able children improve and develop their education. When ever I’m just about to leave for school, she goes “HEAD DOWN DOC!”, and that makes me determined to do well and to keep my head down and really do well at school.

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    maureen findley
    23rd March 2017 at 3:00 pm

    trust your instincts they are always right

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      Angie Greaves
      26th March 2017 at 12:44 pm

      I couldn’t agree more Maureen. Ax

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    Sam Rhodes
    23rd March 2017 at 9:14 pm

    My mum always taught me that hate and resentment causes me more pain then it does to the person I hate. I have always hung on to that advice and it has helped me overcome so much!

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      Angie Greaves
      26th March 2017 at 12:44 pm

      Hey Sam, your mother was right!! Hate and resentment are extremely unhealthy emotions. Ax

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    Sarah Wilson
    23rd March 2017 at 10:56 pm

    She told me ‘learn how to say no’ – it’s amazing how useful that advice is!

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      Angie Greaves
      26th March 2017 at 12:43 pm

      Hey Sarah, have you seen the feature on this site about how saying “no” is so so difficult for us as women. We want to please and be all things to all people. The truth is we need to please ourselves first, or we will be giving on burned out energy. Ax

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    Danielle Freeman
    24th March 2017 at 1:47 pm

    My nan is like a mother to me and the best piece of advice she ever gave me was ‘Don’t let anyone tell you the skies the limit when there is footprints on the moon.’ She is an incredible women x

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      Angie Greaves
      26th March 2017 at 12:41 pm

      Love it Danielle. The wisdom of those who went before us is priceless. Ax

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