We've talked a fair amount on ParentDish recently about great gifts for mums, including crafty ideas, pampering breaks and thoughtful gifts. However, a new survey suggests that what the majority of mums really want this Sunday is a little more time to do their own thing.
62 would just like to chill with their families, with no chores looming
58 would like to go shopping for by themselves each week
42 would like to exercise at least three times a week
38 would like to go to the cinema once a fortnight
19 would like to watch more TV
The research was undertaken by Horizon Fitness, who I'm sure are probably quite happy with the 40% who want to exercise more. Exercising regularly can increase confidence and energy levels, which can make parenting a little easier. Putting time aside to do it is the difficult part.
The general consensus is that some mums are in desperate need of a bit of 'me' time. Whether it's a new mum or the mother of teenagers, the best gift you can give them is time.
What would you do if you had an extra hour every day?