My Mothers day story

To all Mother’s out there and not just my own,

You are amazing!

You are Beautiful Queens and today I am sharing lots of love to you through my words.

Wherever you are

This is YOUR day!


Today I want to share my own little story with you and even why I am such a cheerleader for all Mothers as a Nanny.

My Mama Bear


There she is!

My mama bear.

Isn’t she an angel?

My mum went to heaven a few years back and there isn’t a second that goes by where I don’t miss her.

After suffering breast cancer for 10 years she passed away December 2016.

She was the strongest, funniest, quirkiest and most incredible Mother you’d ever come across.

I can only hope that I am even a fraction of her!


Mama, I am here to shout your name from the rooftops!!
You had shown me so much strength in life, and are still teaching me things now. As a woman, you taught me to cherish myself and to show support and love to other women.

No one could have handled your struggle with such unending courage and strength the way you did. I am going to grab my life by the balls and make you so proud!!


Her Story

My Mum is magic!

My Brother and I are everything to her.

She used to tell me before she had us that she would look out her window at night, into the stars and wish for a baby boy and a baby girl. She told me this with such a sparkle in her eyes!

When I was very little she used to work in a nursery, maybe this is why I have such a fascination to work with children!

I won’t get into my Father story too much but I will just say that he wasn’t in our lives for long.

So my Mother handled everything and I mean everything!

She took on SO much and even now I haven’t a clue how she did it.

She became my lifelong best friend and soul sister.

Each night before she went to sleep, she would write the most amazing poems in her diary. I now carry them around the world with me so that I always have a little bit of her with me.


Dancing nights

Almost every night after school, we would pop on a CD of George Micheals classic’s and just dance together.

It makes me smile now to think we were so happy together.

She always had lots of struggles in her life which weren’t fair.

But, when I think of her and I dancing together and just being silly, it makes me happy to think I may have helped her through tough times.

A while ago I found really old videos of us dressed up in hats and wearing curtains as some kind of cape and dancing away with not a care in the world how weird we might have looked to good old George!

Even now I am not quite okay without her, but I will be strong and continue to spread her legacy!

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Cancer Research

I want to share with you her tribute page, it comes with an optional donation to Cancer research who do the most incredible work. Maybe with your help today we can together stop this happening to other families.

I know so many of you may be busy today, but this would be an amazing and special gift you could give to my story.

Not a penny will go to me, It is all going to help more and more research and support into this horrible disease!

If you feel so wonderfully kind to donate, please click here and if you would like to learn a little about what kind of research the charity do, please click here


Why I write my blog to support Mothers

Quite simply, I would have been so happy if there was anyone else out there supporting my Mother.

Telling her she is fire and fierce and beautiful.

Perhaps maybe if I support you enough, your children might be thankful of Nanny M telling you how special you are.

I know in my heart I write for you because you need it, just as my Mother would have.

Motherhood is not a walk in the park!

There was a lot of things which happened to my Mother which kicked her esteem and God if I could have said these things to her I know it would have made the biggest difference!

We all deserve extra support and love.

Someone on the other end telling you what a kick-ass job you are doing!


Dear Mama,

I hope you are somewhere filled with love and care and everything lovely you deserve.
I miss you with every bit of me.
Not having you here anymore is the hardest thing I will ever do. 
You were the most amazing mother and best friend to me. You taught me to see the good in everyone and to be silly and to be strong like silk just like you. You had shown me everlasting strength right to the end.
I am incredibly blessed to have had so many experiences with you, I just wish I’d had more and told you every day just how beautiful you are.
I’m going to be everything you were, I’m going to show the world your love and tell everyone about you in any way I can. I’m going to love and cherish your name forever.

You are my hero

Epic, incredible mother
Thank you with all my heart for everything.

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To all of those who took a little time in reading this today, Thank you so much!

Please, If you can help me on this day, share this post as much as you possibly can!

And as always please let me know what you think of my post below in the comments section!

If you liked what you read, stick around and a nosey through more of my articles!

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Have a wonderful day all!

Nanny M x

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20 Comments Add yours

  1. I love your reasons for this blog 😍 motherhood is the most beautiful but also the most challenging part of life. And having a supportive community is so important.
    And what a beautiful way to remember you mom💜

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    1. Thank you so much! You are so right! All Mothers need love and support! Thank you, I am so happy you liked it! ❤


  2. mrsjhk says:

    Such moving and beautiful words. Your Mama sounds like an incredible woman, and she’s helped you to become an amazing woman yourself. Keep doing what you’re doing x

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    1. Awh thank-you so much lovely! This comment made my day! Xxx


  3. Mary Muir says:

    Hi nannymaryanne
    I always read your blogs,they are always interesting and thought provoking.
    Mothering Sunday, well it took thought provoking to a whole new level.
    I read a few blogs on subjects that are relevant to me it keeps my world up to speed, some are interesting journals of being both useful yet personal.
    I hope you don’t mind me sharing a
    Mothers Day memory with you?
    On the first Mothers Day without my Mother the date concided with the first
    anniversary of her death, despite my age
    (not telling) I was like a kid, super excited.(we were going to visit Mum )
    Buying flowers, and vases filling the car with with wash clothes, bottled water for the flowers and for cleaning the stone a bottle of of her perfume all sorts of
    paraphernalia and believe it or not,my mad crazy wonderful sister had even brought garden shears to trim the grass around the stone so that we could tidy up”her garden”
    My sister and I spent ages washing the stone a little squirt of her perfume all around, sorting the flowers then sitting on the grass ( we are in Scotland,March/April is not usually that spring like) chatting, the three of us,Mum,my sister and I, just like any other time around the kitchen table.
    Thank you for letting me share that memory and thank you from and to, all the Mothers and invisible Mothers (care givers) who each day take a deep breath and find the energy to smile and give support
    Lots of love Mary M 🙋

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    1. Awh Mary, this is a beautiful memory! Thank you so much for sharing with me and it sounds like you had a truly special time!
      Nanny M xxx


  4. Me, Them and the Others says:

    Single mums are truly amazing.

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    1. Aren’t they? They manage to take on an insane amount of superwoman stuff and still don’t complain! X


  5. Your Mum sounds like an amazing lady. You have such happy memories to cherish. I like the sound of dancing to George Michael after school!

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    1. The absolute best of the best! Thank you so much! Haha yes, what better than a little wiggle with your mama after a long day! Xxx


  6. Happy Mother’s Day! All mothers should be celebrated every day ❤️ its a tough job!

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    1. That is very true! Thank for for commenting!
      Nanny M x


  7. Anita Faulkner - Brazen Mummy Writes says:

    Nanny M, this is so lovely. Your Mama Bear sounds like she was a lot of fun. I’m sure she’d be proud of all the generous things you do for other woman. I hope you’re feeling positive and strong today – it must be tough, but so are you. Keep spreading the joy. Xx

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    1. Awh this is lovely, thank you so much! Yes, I do believe I am such a strong woman but days like this are never easy. Lots of lovely comments like yours are so helpful though! Thank you! You are wonderful xxx

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      1. Anita Faulkner - Brazen Mummy Writes says:

        If you didn’t live so far away I’d pop round with a pair of curtains and we could dance to GM. Xx

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      2. Awww! That’s so funny haha! You never know, this could be the start of a lovely blogging friendship! Xxx

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  8. This is my first year without my Mum, I was doing ok until I read this.

    Beautiful piece. Thank you for sharing x

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    1. Awh I’m so sorry to hear that! It is never easy when it happens so I am sending you over lots of love, especially today! I’m glad you enjoyed it and contact me any time if you need support. Lots of snuggles,
      Nanny M x


  9. Love it! Thank you for sharing this!


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