Mum Moments with Hotel Chocolat and Giveaway

March 7, 2017
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Being a mum is a wonderful and difficult job which comes with many moments that you treasure.

Mother’s Day is fast approaching. Take advantage of the day and let your mum know how much she means to you. When my son was little he would come home from school with a hand made card. These cards always put a smile on my face and I still treasure these cards today. For a mum watching your child grow up and learn new skills is amazing. The process creates many memories and family moments to look back on and treasure. Some of these become family sayings and others are fond memories to look back on. Either way they become part of a living family history.

One of our family sayings was born when we first got our dog, Eddie. My son looked at Eddie and said, as if he was making a significant announcement, “Eddie, you’re a dog!” Our dog is now told this on a regular basis. Every family has sayings like this that come from these moments. These mum moments make parenthood special.

Eddie, the king charles spaniel asleep with his duck

Mum Moments with Hotel Chocolat

I have many Mum Moments that I can look back on which make me smile. Mum Moments are moments when your child makes you feel so proud or you feel like a superhero for solving a problem. One of the moments that sticks in my mind most was the day my son got his new bed. He was ready to move out of his cot into a “big boy bed”. I came home from work just as it was delivered.  My son was desperate to try it out and wanted it up in his room straight away. The only problem was the bed was flat pack. It was one of those cabin beds a bit like a bunk bed but with a play area underneath.

After dinner, my son insisted I put his bed together. He was really so excited about it. I was on my own as my husband was at a conference that evening and wouldn’t be back till later. Being brave I got out the screwdriver and gave it a try. If you have ever tried to put together a flat pack you will know that the instructions are never easy to follow. The diagrams never seem to relate to any of the pieces in the packet. After a couple of hours I was struggling but trying to persuade my son to go to bed was next to impossible. Finally four hours later the bed was together and my son went up the ladder and was asleep in seconds. Although I was tired I was happy that I had managed to build the bed and get it into the room. It was a real mum moment. Being a mum can be hard work but these moments make it all worth while.

Share your #MumMoments and win a Hotel Chocolat Mothers Day Box

If you read my blog regularly you will know I am a great lover of Hotel Chocolat. Their luxury chocolates are always a treat. The packaging is always gorgeous promising a lovely surprise within. The chocolates themselves look beautiful and they have a great range of flavours to suit every taste. The chocolates have a quirky and unique style which never fail to make me smile. Any mum would be glad to receive a box of Hotel Chocolat chocolate for Mother’s Day.

Recently Hotel Chocolat sent me their Mother’s Day Sleekster selection (RP ยฃ22.50)  which is a gorgeous box containing 22 of Hotel Chocolat’s best-loved chocolates. Beautifully presented in a joyful yellow box this is a selection to delight any mum. My favourite is the Eton Mess but the selection has something for everyone. Inside the box are champagne truffles,  carrot cake, billionaires shortbread and many more. It really is hard to just eat one and even harder to share.

Hotel Chcolat Mothers Day Sleekster

I have one Mother’s Day Sleekster box to give away to my readers. If you would like to win this box for your mum (or yourself) all you need to do is to comment on the blog below and let me know one of your special  #mummoments. It could be a special card your child has made, a moment when they have made your proud or a one of their big achievements. When you have done this come back and fill in the rafflecopter widget to let me know you have entered. This entry is mandatory, make sure you do comment on the blog. There are other entries available in the rafflecopter for subscribing by email, following on instagram and twitter, tweeting and visiting my facebook page. These are optional but do gain you extra entries. The closing date is the 16th March to enable delivery in time for Mother’s Day. Good luck

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135 responses to “Mum Moments with Hotel Chocolat and Giveaway”

  1. Alica says:

    As a Mum to now adult twins there have been many proud moments ๐Ÿ™‚ Watching my son go off to Uni and then seeing my daughter prepare for her first day at her full time job in the local hospital, were two of the most recent x

  2. Pat Stubbs says:

    Watching my granddaughter in her first ballet show – brought me to tears

  3. My proudest mum moment has probably been when each of my children have said “love you mummy” it just made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside! xx

  4. Harline parkin says:

    I remember my daughter going away with school for the first time a full week! I was more nervous than her she brought me back a little toadstool I still have it 30 years later she loved it at seahouses Northumberland

  5. sharon martin says:

    my more recent proud mum moment was when my daughter, after loads of hard work passed her Kung Fu Black Belt grading

  6. Tracy Nixon says:

    Becoming a mam for the first time! I gave birth to my first and eldest son naturally and held him in my arms within seconds of his birth – it was magical!

  7. Melanie Daniels says:

    My six year old daughter receieved the Headteacher’s Award in assembly last week for being “the perfect role model”! Very proud mummy indeed here ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Fiona Rennie says:

    My mum moment is when my son will randomly tell me that he loves me and that I’m his best friend

  9. Katie Skeoch says:

    My boys make me proud every day but I most enjoy their artwork of me. It’s always very real & it’s so funny to see myself through their eyes

  10. Amy Pest says:

    when my son smiled at me

  11. Tracey Peach says:

    I don’t have one Mum Moment I have a whole life time of them ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  12. William G says:

    I haven’t got any children but our best friend’s daughter is like our own, and I was so amazingly proud when she got into Cambridge University 4 years ago – she’s graduating this year!

  13. Nicola Smith says:

    I love it when my mum rings me everyday to check on me

  14. Lindsey Stuart says:

    My mum moment was when my mum learnt me how to bake cakes! Everyone loves my cakes and always ask for the recipe but I have made sure the secret remains my mums forever ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. Jayne Townson says:

    My kids are amazing and every day is filled with mum moments. One of my proudest moments was finding out that my daughter had passed all her GCSEs with fantastic marks, she made me feel very proud.

  16. Anthony Harrington says:

    my proudest Mum moment was when our Daughter gave birth to our little Grandson, I stood on the labour ward looking at both my Wife and Daughter, I was so proud that my Wife has been such a terrific Mother to our Daughter and then my Daughter who is an awesome Mum to our little Grandson.

  17. sam macaree says:

    my mum is always there for me and i know she”l make a great grandmother

  18. Kim Carberry says:

    I can’t think of one moment….My girls make me proud every day.
    It’s the little moments. The hugs and kisses for no real reason and them sharing their last piece of chocolate with me x

  19. laura banks says:

    i have to say last night i realised i was getting old when my son was in the bathroom having a shave for the first time bless him

  20. frances hopkins says:

    Our most special moments we caring for my dad, it made a bond like nothing else that we’d had

  21. Lindsey C says:

    When a lovely lady at the spa asked me and my sister, within earshot of our Mum, what our other sister would like to drink. The look on Mum’s face was better than any birthday present we could have bought for her!

  22. Sam Rhodes says:

    My favourite moment was seeing my son singing in his school christmas carol! he was so confident and i was so proud of him.

  23. Kim M says:

    Just so pleased my daughter has a sense of adventure – I’m very shy and quiet x

  24. Solange says:

    When I brought home my second child my main hope was that my first child wouldnโ€™t hate her (and me). I also hoped he wouldnโ€™t smother her if I left the room and wouldnโ€™t throw matchbox cars at her head. Never did I imagine that theyโ€™d actually like each other! If there is one thing more adorable than the uncontrollable giggle of a small child it is the uncontrollable giggles of two. Especially when they are laughing at each other. He loves nothing more then playing with and watching over his little sister. Makes me so proud.

  25. Leila Benhamida says:

    Watching my son play piano for the first time was such an achievement.

  26. Tonight was special! I was breastfeeding my newborn baby whilst reading a book to my three year old who was sat on my lap. It was bliss!

  27. Jo Hutchinson says:

    The first time they said mum out loud.

  28. Judith Allen says:

    A funny mum moment – I remember her taking a picture to show daddy. Who’s that? (A stickman) That’s Daddy of course! So who’s that? (big circle with arms and a face) That’s Mummy! So cute.

  29. Peter Watson says:

    My mother had an aeroplane named after her,the Empress Evelyn.

  30. I was very proud when my son Joseph won the Jack Petchey award for his efforts at Scouts. Seeing his face when he went to collect the award in front of a huge audience was very special.

  31. Cara murphy says:

    My mum moment was two weeks after I had had my baby girl, my other half works away and he went back to work so it was my first time being alone with two under two and I ventured to Tesco all by myself I was so nervous I felt sick! Both in the trolley & it was a success, I was so proud of myself called everyone to tell them of my first adventure! Haha

  32. amy bondoc says:

    my daughters makes me feel proud every day! the best moment was last summer when she attened an astronomy camp in romania. at the end they do a competition and she came third fromt he whole country!

  33. Emily Knight says:

    I don’t have kids…so I’m going to talk about my own mum! My biggest mum moment recently was her agreeing to loan me the money to start my own Slimming World group – it’s made such a massive difference to my life!

  34. kim jackson says:

    When i had a relationship that ended badly , I was living at home and we had collected all these cutesy items over the years. Anyways he came round to get his engagement ring back and I was struggling. A few days after this I had noticed that all the cutesy items had gone. My mum had thrown them all out without making a big deal about it. She’s very reserved my mother but that was probably the best thing she could have done for me. She’s the kind of mum that she is always there when you need her more it subtle ways ๐Ÿ˜€

  35. Jennifer Haden says:

    My favourite mum moment, is whenever my feelings were hurt or I got into an accident and was crying, my mom would always hug me, kiss me and tell me it would all be alright. It was like a balm and everything would be alright, very soon after. x

  36. Sheila Shepheard says:

    My MUM moment was when my youngest left for UNI and I became an empty nester. I smiled at the thought of my babies all grown and gave myself a little pat on the back!

  37. Fiona K says:

    Being made a ham and cheese toastie by the little one, without being asked. Just for being mum!

  38. Louis Perera says:

    Remember my mum picking me up from school with my younger brothers

  39. Louise Smith says:

    Finally getting pregnant at 39 years old, the moment I held my baby for the first time was my #MUMMOMENT

  40. ahsley horton says:

    This is fab!!

  41. kim plant says:

    my children always make me feel special by bringing me breakfast on bed x

  42. Tee says:

    My sister who I act as a parent for has been through so much in her young life and is already so caring and compassionate! I’m proud of her all the time, but my proudest moment was when I learned that she’s made it a habit to take the new kids at school under her wing.

  43. Paula Burnside says:

    One of my proudest mum moments was when my children were given helium balloons at a party. My 3 year old daughter let her go and she started crying. My 5 year old son gave her his balloon straight away without being asked. It might not sound like much but anyone with little ones will know how much helium balloons matter to them.

  44. Kate Milton says:

    My kids are 8 and 6 and I am so lucky that they get on well together. They play the same imaginative games together and really do enjoy each others company. My proudest moments are when my daughter says “Aaron you’re the best brother in the world” or my son says “Chloe you’re the best sister in the world” My heart melts and my eyes fill with happy tears ๐Ÿ™‚

  45. Julie Henderson says:

    being the first in the family to graduate from university

  46. glenn hutton says:

    Just always being available to us be it advice, guidance or for a loving cuddle when needed! ๐Ÿ™‚

  47. Tee simpson says:

    My daughter getting a certificate for trying really hard yo read in nursery

  48. Jamielee Wells says:

    A huge mum moment would be when my little girly entered a writing competition and is currently in the top 3 out of thousands and thousands of entries. Its now at the voting stage – I’m incredibly proud as her category is 6-12 years and she is only 6 years old.

  49. Helen Adams says:

    I have too many mum moments to pick just one, every day is special

  50. iain maciver says:

    my mum always being there

  51. Sheena Batey says:

    Every time I hear my daughter sing and play her violin I am immensely proud

  52. Natalie Hibbert says:

    When my daughter was 4 she drawn a picture of daddy and me and daddy had funny looking shoes on. When asked what shoes daddy was wearing she replied with high heels. Still brings a smile to my face 24 years later.

  53. Jo Carroll says:

    My mum moment(s) include several times standing by with my little fella waving off nanny as she gets into the back of a stranger’s car thinking it’s her taxi when it just happens to pull up beside her.

  54. Iris W says:

    I have lots of special mum moments with my daughters the most special when they were born

  55. Fozia Akhtar says:

    My DS’s first performance at the theatre was a very proud moment

  56. Sarah T says:

    My Mum Moment was holding my baby daughter for the first time and feeling the rush of emotions. She is now 9 months old and I can’t wait for my first Mothers Day with her ๐Ÿ™‚

  57. Laura Pritchard says:

    My best mum moment is seeing my son & daughter’s amazing, and very different, personalities emerging!

  58. Natasha M says:

    My Children just make me proud by telling me all the new things they learn and to see them thrive

  59. Donna Caldwell says:

    When my little girl was 6 she sat for 7 days every evening making me a little bead bracelet which read I love my mummy . It was so lovely the amount and time and effort she put in . If love could be measured that little bracelet would be infinite

  60. mari sutherland says:

    Hugging my sons when I towered over them and now being hugged by them when they tower over me.

  61. my mum moment is seeing and hearing my little girl speaking my native language

  62. Susan Hoggett says:

    my mum moment is every time they make me laugh I smile to myself at how proud of them I am!

  63. Clare H says:

    the moment I introduced my eldest to her new baby sister

  64. Sarah Pybus says:

    My 3 children make me proud every day just by being them ๐Ÿ™‚

  65. Liam Bishop says:

    The moment when my wife gave birth and became a mum, and my own mum was there with us. Pretty emotional!

  66. Lynne Oconnor says:

    Watching my teenager turn from an angry adolescent with no respect for anyone or interest in anything to a responsible adult almost overnight, working long hours at work and having long conversations with elderly friends

  67. Victoria N says:

    My mum moment is the birth of my daughter 4 years ago on Mother’s day

  68. My mum teaching me to ride a bike as a child – there were lots of tears, but she never gave up!

  69. leanne weir says:

    When my little boy brought me chocolates to make me feel better

  70. Lisa Wilkinson says:

    I’ve had a proud moment today. My little has begged to go to a gymnastic class for months and I’ve finally got her into one. She took to it straight away and at the end of the class she hugged me and thanked me for taking her.

  71. My favourite mum moment is after a long day at work, when the kids come and give you a big cuddle and all the stress just melts away (until they start squabbling again and asking for help with their homework anyway ! lol)

  72. Josie Tymon says:

    When my daughter heard about a little girl on the radio called Tilly who had lost her hair because she was having treatment for cancer. My daughter asked for months to let me get her hair cut off to donate to little princess trust. After knowing she was serious I let her. And she also raised over ยฃ300 for make a wish foundation. Proudest mum moment ever when I saw how generous and caring my princess has become (she was 6 when she decided and had just turned 7 when she did it!)

  73. Lydia Frew says:

    My son has both dyslexia and Asperger’s and to watch him, on stage at the NEC this time last year, coming second in the U.K. Young Scientist of the Year competition made me so proud. I just wanted to jump up and down and shout out “that’s my son!”. It made be cry.

  74. Maxine G says:

    my little one picking me a snowdrop this week for no reason, so sweet of her, and she didn’t even want anything!

  75. Maureen Quinnell says:

    having they’re face light up when I picked them up from nursery

  76. claire woods says:

    The first Mother’s Day card is when you know you’re a Mum. Even better mine was hand made.

  77. Ruth Harwood says:

    When I hear my own words come from them it makes me happy that they’re being responsible and nice to people xx

  78. Jules Eley says:

    one of my favourite mum moments is hearing the words mum for the first time from my first born son, it was so magical!

  79. Lorraine B says:

    My daughter being utterly confident wearing glasses for the first time, I’m so proud of her.

  80. Sadiyya Maryam says:

    Holding my precious daughter in my arms for the first time. There were times I never thought this moment would come as we had suffered years of miscarriages and fertility treatment so to finally hold her will always be my perfect mum moment.

  81. Amy Wright says:

    It was parents evening last week and my son is in year R – the teacher told me that his behaviour is impeccable. I am so proud of him!

  82. sheri Darby says:

    So many – finding one in particular is impossible – just going out for walks with the older ones holding onto the buggy with baby was wonderful

  83. Anthea Holloway says:

    My mum visited me when I was living in Minnesota which was a big journey for her and she bravely did it all on her own and didn’t panic when the plane broke down on the runway when she was leaving to go home! We were watching from the terminal and we saw a man with a huge crowbar beating one of the engines on the plane. Eventually they got the plane started for its long transatlantic flight and there were no mishaps, thank goodness!!!

  84. Carole E says:

    One of my favourite mom moments was when my son was 6, half way through his Christmas assembly, he stopped the performance, waving at me with a big smile on his face.

  85. Katy Malkin says:

    Our toddler being brave enough to swim without us

  86. Paula T says:

    My little girl regularly leaves me sweet notes on my phone such as, take the day off work and snuggle with Lily because she loves you forever <3

  87. Richard Tyler says:

    When i get home & my little boy gives me huge smile & hug

  88. Sarah Wilson says:

    When he was voted best player by his team mates. It’s nice to know that his peers think well of him.

  89. aj says:

    every time I place eyes on my little miracle is a proud Mum moment.

  90. Victoria Prince says:

    The moment you see them for the first time ๐Ÿ™‚ because itโ€™s the moment at which you are filled with awe and amazement at what has just happened, and full of so many emotions and thoughts as to what the future holds โ€“ and the reality that no matter what the one thing that is certain is that life will never be the same again! Thatโ€™d be my favourite mum moment

  91. rebecca austin says:

    When my daughter draws pictures of us both or writes messages, very sweet and touching

  92. Alison Macdonald says:

    Mine has to be when my daughter was 10 and she was part of a specially commissioned choir formed to sing for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in St Paul’s Cathedral. I was there watching her and the atmosphere was amazing!!

  93. Maddy says:

    Being a Mum was sublime, but when they make you a Grandma… Wow, a whole new love affair!

  94. Tracy says:

    My special mam moment is the first time I met the little boy who we went on to adopt. I walked in the room and said hello. He screamed, jumped on his foster mothers knee and hid his face. After a while he started giggling, then ran and jumped on my knee. He give me a kiss and cuddled me then asked if I was his forever mummy. I could feel the tears welling up, but had been prewarned not to cry because he would think that I did not like him.

  95. Jamie C Millard says:

    cooking together, wisdom being passed on and creating something together

  96. Kim Neville says:

    My son is obsessed with gymnastics so when he was picked to join the boy squad and win his first medal he was over the moon and I was so proud of him

  97. claire griffiths says:

    when my sons say i love you mum for no reason what so ever that is my mummy moment

  98. Kate Grogan says:

    When my 19 year old daughter comes home to specifically spend time with her grandparents; despite having a heavy Uni schedule and part time work in a nearby city. I luffs her!

  99. Angela Kelly says:

    My favourite moments with my Mum are when she makes me laugh, which is everyday.

  100. Lisa Pond says:

    Currently 6 months pregnant with our second and when our 2 year old daughter comes and kisses my tummy it just melts me ๐Ÿ™‚

  101. Sandra Jo Siddall says:

    My best ever Mum moment was when I was 19 and became a Mum to my now 20 year old daughter.
    I fell in love with her as soon as I saw her and she makes me smile everyday.
    My daughter is my one in a million and my best friend!

  102. Hannah Smith says:

    I’ve been quite ill over the past year and my mum has been great at looking after me ๐Ÿ™‚

  103. Alexandra oliver says:

    My mom supported me while getting my masters recently. she’s the best!

  104. Jen Shearer says:

    My child getting her gold D of E certificate at St James’s Palace. A lot of blood sweat and tears went into getting that award.

  105. Emma says:

    The first step. No holding him back once he could walk!

  106. I am not a mum but I love my mum so much. I will never forget all the fun we had on snow days when we would go sledging and build a snow man. Happy times.

  107. Pete says:

    My biggest parenting pleasure is when at look at what great kids we’ve raised

  108. Tasha says:

    Everyday with my daughter is a special mum moment

  109. claire little says:

    when my children tell me they love me.

  110. Deborah Bird says:

    e and my mum always get really silly together and usually end up laughing til we cry!

  111. tracy sinclair says:

    Becoming a mum for the first time and also giving my own mum her first Grandchild x

  112. Erica Price says:

    Bringing my son home from hospital – I thought we’d never get there

  113. Jeremy Andrews says:

    When I was young my mum put all my pictures on the fridge. Looking back they were all very bad but i know how proud my mother was that I had made them.

  114. Alison G Ellis says:

    I’m so proud of my 17 yr old daughter grace for being so confident.

  115. Shelly Layle says:

    My mum never gets rid of anything that I gift her , she’s even reluctant to get rid of Wiltered dead flowers I buy her lol. I love her for it

  116. Diana says:

    Cuddles and a chat before bedtime ๐Ÿ™‚

  117. Jessica Hutton says:

    My mum and I have had mum and me days from when I was very little. We do something special just the two of us and have made some amazing memories. XX

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  119. Rachael Ashmore says:

    My 6yr old daughter writes me letters everyday telling me she loves me and were in a mummy club, she melts my heart everyday

  120. Natalie Turner says:

    A beautiful handmade card ๐Ÿ™‚

  121. Clare Hubbard says:

    My youngest is a whirlwind, a mad whirlwind who never stops but he always has time to pause, give you a hug and say love you. Melts my heart.

  122. natalie holland says:

    My sons autistic and when he’s come on so much now, he makes me proud every day because he’s such a kind and lovely boy. But he made me particularly proud this year as he’s made an effort to be independent and came home from school independently the other day for the first time – he was extra proud of himself and so was I.

  123. Maria Blythin says:

    just looking at my 3 daughters every day makes me very proud x

  124. Romana Richards says:

    One of my many mum moments came after my 2 eldest came home from school to let me know of the schools party where they could come in fancy dress and could win prizes for best dressed in their year and the locals mayor and mayoress would adjudicate and decide winners. This was a long time ago before the pirate films or the many princess films or even party outfitters. I cobbled together unique costumes using materials like leathers and white fur and even a toy parrot found in charity shops to make a Bluebeard pirate and a snow princess. They each won their year’s prize and were so proud of their clever mum and I was so proud of them and their apt acting-the-part skills.

  125. Ema J Lowe says:

    each morning when I drop my daughter off at school she says “love you”

  126. Fiona says:

    My daughter is 6 and was the youngest child in a large choir (children aged up to 18) recently. She worked so hard to learn her words and actions and she was proud as punch. I was in tears watching!

  127. Cerys John says:

    Definitely first day of school for me!

  128. Lynsey Buchanan says:

    My Mum Moment has to be the when my daughter was born and I seen her face for the first time and the feeling of overpowering love that washed over me that has grown and grown.

  129. Marie Rule says:

    When my daughter said Mummy for the very first time.

  130. ellie spider says:

    When H managed to walk at 18 months after weeks of physio

  131. Adrian Bold says:

    I remember baking with my Mum when I was a kid. We used to do it every Sunday and it was the highlight of my week!

  132. Diane Duggan says:

    Going to an 80’s pop music concert with my mum. We both like the same music.

  133. Natalie Crossan says:

    When I saw my daughter do her first dance recital – I was so moved ๐Ÿ™‚

  134. Georgie Wright says:

    Cuddle time is always a special moment! ๐Ÿ™‚

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