Mother’s Day: The History and How to Treat Mum

Every year we celebrate Mother’s Day with flowers, breakfasts in bed and gifts all to thank our mum’s for the good that they do. But where did this tradition begin?

The gift of flower's on mother's day.

On the 19th of March we will all be treating our mums to a special day but where and why did this tradition start?  The celebration of Mother’s Day can be traced back as far as medieval times.  Children of this time from poor households would be sent to work in the houses of the rich.  Once a year these children would be given the day off and sent to what was known as their ‘mother church’.  Here they would be expected to worship the virgin Mary in a special service held to honour the mother of Christ.  On the way back from the church children would pick flowers to give to their own mothers at home.  This tradition died out over time however during the second world war the Americans revived Mother’s Day to what we know it to be today.

In the 21st century we still adopt some of these medieval traditions by giving our mothers flowers.  We also like to go that extra mile and give our mums a day to enjoy.  We shower them with gifts and give them the day off from the household chores such as cooking. This year why not try a fun way to treat your mum by making her breakfast in bed.  Here are three fun and cooker free recipes to help celebrate Mother’s Day in a fun family friendly way.

Mother's day breakfast.

Banana Split


A banana

2 tbsp of chocolate spread

3 scoops of ice cream

Hand full of fresh berries and granola


  1. Fully peel a banana and cut it down the middle in to two.  Place the two halves on a plate.
  2. With a knife spread chocolate spread on to the inside of both banana halves.  Then scoop three big scoops of your mum’s favourite ice cream and place them in the middle of the two banana sections.
  3. On top of the ice cream place some fresh berries and granola. And there you have the perfect Mother’s Day breakfast.

Overnight oats


1/2 cup rolled cut oats
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 teaspoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon chia seeds, optional
Mason jar with lid


  1. Get all your dry ingredients and place them all in the mason jar.
  2. Then pour all the wet ingredients including the milk, maple syrup and peanut butter in to the jar.
  3. After that using a fork mix all the ingredients together.  Once all the wet and dry ingredients are mixed press down on them all to the bottom of the jar.
  4. Once you are happy cover the oats and place in the fridge till the morning.
  5. On mothers day morning all that’s left to do is to cut up your mums favourite fruits and add them on top. 

Breakfast pudding


1 1/2 cups unsweetened hemp, almond, or cashew milk
1/2 cup raw cashews (soaked in water for 3 hours if you don’t have a high-power blender)
1/2 cup fresh blackberries
1/3 cup white or black chia seeds
2 pitted dates
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Kosher salt
coconut flakes
Cocoa powder


  1. To start blend milk, cashews, chia seeds, blackberries, dates, vanilla, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt in a blender. Blend until it’s a smooth texture.
  2. Then place the mixture into your mum’s favourite bowl and leave overnight.
  3. In the morning you can add your toppings.  This could be your mum’s favourite fruit or maybe some coconut flakes and coco powder.

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