Share your ‘mum moment’ and win with Hotel Chocolat

Share your ‘mum moment’ and win with Hotel Chocolat

Hotel Chocolat are looking for ‘mum moments’.  With Mother’s Day not far away, they want to know what those moments are.  Which moments made you really feel like a mum?  Were they happy moments, touching moments, proud moments, they could even be those frustrating moments?

Of course, I have to answer that question to and it is a tough one, especially having four children.  I probably have lots of mum moments that I could share, but I have picked just a few to share.

One of my earliest mum moments came for me just after my eldest son was born.  Having had a caesarian, we stayed in hospital for a few days and I remember looking at him lying in his see-through cot looking at me with his masses of black hair and his big eyes.  He just lay there calmly looking at me.  Everyone had gone home, it was just the two of us and I can still remember really seeing him properly for the first time, quite overwhelmed by the rush of love that I felt for this new little person, coupled with the disbelief that he was mine.  I was a mum and it was an amazing feeling.

Another came with my youngest son who was always a complete monkey (and still is).  He was about two.  It was one of those moments when you leave them for a few minutes and everything goes quiet.  Too quiet.  When I returned to the living room, I discovered that not only had he opened the large tub of Sudocrem and covered himself in it but he had also redecorated most of the living room with it too.  Not a bad job in five minutes.  I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry but definitely another of my ‘mum moments’.

There have been so many of those moments over the years with all four of my children.  When they have won star of the week, appearances in school productions, reaching those all important milestones, losing their first teeth, successes in school or on the sports field, those days when they just make you laugh or cry.  Being a mum is a rollercoaster that is for sure but I wouldn’t have it any other way and those ‘mum moments’ all remind you of what an amazing job it is.

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So, to wish you a happy mother’s day, Hotel Chocolat are going to give away one of their amazing Mother’s Day Sleekster boxes of fabulous chocolates to one lucky mum.  The Sleekster is a box of  27 of Hotel Chocolat’s  finest recipes in milk, dark, white and caramel chocolate, from pralines to desserts and fruity truffles to tipsy ones. A real treat for any mum. All you have to do is share one of your ‘mum moments’ with us to be in with a chance oof winning.

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  1. Nicola Smith
    March 7, 2017 / 7:33 pm

    i love when my mum calls me everyday to check on me

  2. sam macaree
    March 7, 2017 / 7:39 pm

    my mum is always there for me and i know she’ll make a great grandmother

  3. Tracy Nixon
    March 7, 2017 / 7:41 pm

    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!

  4. caat holdcroft
    March 7, 2017 / 8:03 pm

    taking them to school for the first day

  5. Rebecca
    March 7, 2017 / 8:08 pm

    quiet bonding moments breastfeeding my children.

  6. Peter Watson
    March 7, 2017 / 8:19 pm

    My mum had an aircraft named after her for her services to American airmen in the 2nd World War,The Empress Evelyn

  7. Rachel Heap
    March 7, 2017 / 8:24 pm

    I lost my lovely mum in 2015, I think about her all the time, there is not a day that passes where I dont think about her, I would do anything to have her back. I am now a mum to 3 myself, I try and create as many memories as I can with my children, so every day is special to me

  8. frances hopkins
    March 7, 2017 / 8:37 pm

    (Can I replace what I first said please)
    The first time my second son said “mum”, it took him nearly 6 years

  9. Solange
    March 7, 2017 / 8:46 pm

    My has been through so much in her life, including becoming a single mother when my Dad died. She never complains, and is always there for anyone. She’s never got any money because she will invariably give her last pound to someone who needs it. My dream is to be in a financial position to look after her for a change. I’m not ashamed to say that she is my heroine and the person I look up to the most in this world. No matter that I am an adult and a mother myself.

  10. laura banks
    March 7, 2017 / 8:57 pm

    the first day at school had to be it

  11. Fiona Rennie
    March 7, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    The first time I really felt like a mum was hearing my son say mummy for the first time

  12. sharon martin
    March 7, 2017 / 9:11 pm

    my favourite more recent proud mum moment was watching my daughter’s hard work pay off when she managed to pass her kung fu black belt grading

  13. chani lewis
    March 7, 2017 / 9:31 pm

    We were at a wedding recently, during which I had a mum moment. It was whilst watching my daughter socialising with our table of adults during the meal. I was so proud of the young woman she is growing into, it made my heart sing, whilst also giving that feeling of getting this whole parenthood thing right.

  14. Tracey Peach
    March 7, 2017 / 9:33 pm

    I don’t have a Mum Moment because my Mum has filled my life with mum moments 🙂 x

  15. Amanda Richardson
    March 7, 2017 / 9:52 pm

    When the children say I do love you mum

  16. Leila Benhamida
    March 7, 2017 / 10:32 pm

    When I saw my baby girl swim for the first time, so proud of her achievement.

  17. March 7, 2017 / 10:42 pm

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

  18. Jo Hutchinson
    March 7, 2017 / 11:49 pm

    The first time they said “mum”,

  19. Harline parkin
    March 8, 2017 / 4:20 am

    When my daughter went away with school for the first time to seahouses in Northumberland I was more nervous than her she brought me back a little toadstool ornament I still have it 30 years later

  20. Jennifer Haden
    March 8, 2017 / 8:06 am

    I’m not a mum, but I think I might understand the feeling, as I helped raise my nephew. He actually called me mom also when he first started talking. It really filled me with a very maternal feeling, never forget that x

  21. clair downham
    March 8, 2017 / 9:18 am

    going to parents evenings and hearing how well they are doing or when they excel in their sports

  22. Liam Bishop
    March 8, 2017 / 10:31 am

    Seeing my wife give birth while my own mum was there was well, magical!

  23. Patricia Avery
    March 8, 2017 / 11:17 am

    I still remember the day 40+ years ago my daughter called me mamamam for the first time 🙂

  24. Lindsey Stuart
    March 8, 2017 / 2:28 pm

    My favourite mum moment was when I was little my mum created so many happy memories to last a life time! We loved to go out on our bikes and stop for little picnics along the way! I just have too many moments to share

  25. Tee
    March 8, 2017 / 3:07 pm

    Once I was very ill and my mother turned up at the door with homemade soup!

  26. March 8, 2017 / 3:16 pm

    When I watched my boy get the Jack Petchey award infront of a huge audience. So proud.

  27. iain m aciver
    March 8, 2017 / 3:22 pm

    always being there

  28. Sheena Batey
    March 8, 2017 / 4:58 pm

    When I watched my daughter play her violin I was so proud.

  29. Hannah Smith
    March 8, 2017 / 5:30 pm

    I’m not a mum yet, but seeing my nephew walk for the first time made me really happy 🙂

  30. Tee simpson
    March 8, 2017 / 7:14 pm

    Having my first baby made me truly feel like a mum

  31. March 8, 2017 / 9:02 pm

    I was giggling away about your sudocrem moment – my son did something similar by eating sudocrem!!! The mum moment that stands out for me was when my eldest son with aspergers who had such a horrendous time at school in his early school years due to lack of understanding of his condition – we homeschooled him and then he went back into school in year 5 – He went into a school who supported him in the right way and they were so impressed with him – both his academic ability and he was described as setting a good example to the others. It brought tears to my eyes because it made us realise just what a difference it makes to a child when they have the right caring support from family, friends and school. The boy who was excluded from school at age 5 now attends one of the top secondary schools in the country and comes out in the top 1% of the UK academically – what a transformation and I feel so proud of him to be his mum and feel so glad that we stuck by him and realised he had potential when the education system gave up on him.
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  32. Sarah Boustead
    March 8, 2017 / 9:05 pm

    Introducing my 2.5 year old to his new baby brother for the first and seeing the instant love he had for him

  33. Anthony Harrington
    March 8, 2017 / 10:39 pm

    my favourite Mum moment was when my Daughter gave birth to our little grandson, it was very special seeing our Daughter suddenly become a Mother herself, I am so very proud of her, she is an awesome Mum and we adore being grandparents.

  34. Judith Allen
    March 8, 2017 / 11:55 pm

    Rushing from work to make it to school for the Christmas play. I can’t remember now if it was a nativity play or something more general, but it was worth the panic to know that she knew mum was there. Definitely an AAH moment.

  35. March 9, 2017 / 9:05 am

    I have two beautiful boys. When did I have my Mum moments? All those breastfeeding times of quiet bonding, co-sleeping, listening to their breathing in the night and marvelling that I “made” them.

  36. Amy Wright
    March 9, 2017 / 11:52 am

    I have 3 children and the first time I really felt like a mum was when my son was born and had to change a nappy and get a baby dressed for the first time in my life!

  37. Shirley A Evans
    March 9, 2017 / 9:05 pm

    My Mum moment was when I told the children to do something and when they said “why?”.I said”Because I said so”.

  38. Sobia
    March 9, 2017 / 11:39 pm

    My daughter’s first smile x

  39. Hannah Scudder
    March 10, 2017 / 10:29 am

    I feel most like a mum reading bedtime stories to my son every night. He is cuddled up to me and listening and it is real bonding time.

  40. Lydia Frew
    March 10, 2017 / 8:42 pm

    Presenting my firstborn to my Mum and Nan for the first time. It was just that special bond between the four of us girls and the feeling of continuity between the generations.

  41. claire woods
    March 11, 2017 / 10:28 am

    My fave Mum moment is reading the bedtime story every night.

  42. Alison Macdonald
    March 11, 2017 / 12:47 pm

    Watching my young son perform drums at his school music concert! He was amazing and was complemented greatly x

  43. Ruth Harwood
    March 11, 2017 / 1:11 pm

    At his first parents evening – so proud! Then when he explains stuff to others I hear myself and go ‘wow, mini me!!’

  44. amy bondoc
    March 12, 2017 / 11:26 am

    my daughters first day of school! such a proud moment, i cried like a baby though!

  45. Jules Eley
    March 12, 2017 / 3:08 pm

    The first time i heard mum was very special to me!

  46. Victoria Prince
    March 12, 2017 / 3:33 pm

    Not sure you can beat that moment you see them for the first time 🙂 I think that’d be my favourite mum moment because it’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 – and the reality that no matter what, the one thing that is certain is that life will never be the same again because you are a mum!

  47. Lorraine Broll
    March 12, 2017 / 6:20 pm

    My favourite mum moment is when I realised that I am the my daughter turns to when she needs help or reassurance.

  48. March 12, 2017 / 6:45 pm

    Taking them to school for the first time, and having to be separated from them.

  49. sheri Darby
    March 12, 2017 / 8:26 pm

    After bathtime – warm cuddles with a towel wrapped baby

  50. Maxine Feehely
    March 12, 2017 / 10:31 pm

    When my children used to stretch out their arms for a cuddle

  51. Jessica Sawyer
    March 13, 2017 / 8:00 am

    My daughters first swimming lesson, never seen her so happy 🙂

  52. Jodie Thompson
    March 13, 2017 / 9:58 am

    Bringing my son home from Neo-Natal, extra special as it was on Christmas Eve, then putting my girls to bed and having snuggles with my baby boy while waiting for santa

  53. Paula T
    March 13, 2017 / 6:00 pm

    I knew I was a mum when she wet the pushchair so couldn’t sit in it, it was heavy and full of shopping and I pushed with one hand and held hers with the other. She then pulled my trousers down in the middle of a busy high street lol

  54. Nicola OBrien
    March 13, 2017 / 8:12 pm

    When I picked my little girl up from her first day at playgroup; she saw me through the window and ran to me with her arms up shouting “mummy!”

  55. greig spencer
    March 13, 2017 / 9:20 pm

    my mum says its when she went to my first school play- she love it

  56. Jen Shearer
    March 13, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    Sending my oldest to University, realising my job was done

  57. lia sturman
    March 14, 2017 / 10:31 am

    the day i held my daughter for the first time x

  58. Victoria Allum
    March 14, 2017 / 11:03 am

    My mum moment is definitely making your baby smile. I have four girls and every first smile has made me feel loved and wanted.

  59. Donna Gilligan
    March 14, 2017 / 11:41 am

    When they want me to comfort them even though I don’t do anything different to anyone else, they just want me there!

  60. Susan Clayton
    March 14, 2017 / 12:00 pm

    Being called Mummy!

  61. Kim Neville
    March 14, 2017 / 1:01 pm

    My son is obsessed with gymnastics so when he got picked to join the boys squad and won his first medal he was ever so happy and I was very proud of him at achieving with his dedication

  62. Dawn Samples
    March 14, 2017 / 1:06 pm

    When I bake, especially pies, it makes me feel very mumsy lol x

  63. Kristyn Harris
    March 14, 2017 / 1:14 pm

    When my son started school and I cried all morning was the first time I felt like a Mum

  64. aj
    March 14, 2017 / 2:12 pm

    everytime I set eyes on my son his a proud mum moment as he is a tiny miracle

  65. Tasha
    March 14, 2017 / 2:44 pm

    The day my daughter was born

  66. claire griffiths
    March 14, 2017 / 2:51 pm

    when my son says i love you mummy for no particular reason 🙂

  67. Hayley West
    March 14, 2017 / 8:27 pm

    When my little 1 year old girl will go past everyone else to get to me for a cuddle. We waited a long time for her so sometimes I can’t believe she is here.

  68. Angela Macdonald
    March 14, 2017 / 9:21 pm

    Having proud moments at school events, watching my son get his karate badges etc., and most of all just sharing giggles and cuddles

  69. March 14, 2017 / 9:38 pm

    I’m not a mum but I would love to win this for my lovely mum who means the world for me. Hope that is ok!

  70. Lisa Pond
    March 14, 2017 / 10:11 pm

    When my little girl kisses and talks to my pregnant tummy 🙂

  71. Marie Rule
    March 14, 2017 / 10:17 pm

    When my daughter said Mummy for the very first time.

  72. Monika Bascombe
    March 14, 2017 / 10:33 pm

    My best #mummoment is every time i go to parent evening to my sons school and hear what a smart and well behaved man he has become . My heart grows large and I know I did something right in my life

  73. Adrian Bold
    March 14, 2017 / 10:48 pm

    My mum moment is when I was a kid and we always used to bake biscuits and cakes together.

  74. tracy sinclair
    March 14, 2017 / 11:32 pm

    Becoming a mum for the first time was my mum moment, especially as it was my own mum’s first Grandchild too, which made it even more special x

  75. March 14, 2017 / 11:40 pm

    There are so many. One of the earliest was the first time my daughter smiled. She looked right at me and did it. Melted my heart.

  76. Natalie Crossan
    March 15, 2017 / 11:33 pm

    When I saw my daughter dance on stage for the very first time xx

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