Here's to you, Mum, from the children of Stratford


"She magically fixes everything."

This is one of the many things we have learned about Stratford's mothers over the past few weeks. The comment, made by eight-year-old Danni, was one of the entries into our Mega Mother's Day Giveaway.

While we can't list them all here, we are sharing some of the wonderful, wise, witty and sometimes hysterical things Stratford's children have shared about their mothers, grandmothers, omas, nanas and neighbours. Thank you to every young person who took the time to tell us about the amazing women in your lives. We have enjoyed reading them all.

Mums and cooking:

"She gives us special things, like jellybeans." (Jenna).

"I love her because she makes my lunch for school." (Leith).

"She makes the best mars bar slice and she is really silly." (Will).

"She sometimes does the cooking." (Arlo).

Mums and bedtime:

"She always reads me bedtime stories." (Bry).

"She hugs and kisses me when I go to bed every night." (Piper).

Mums and helping:

"She helps me find things I've lost, like my clothes." (Darci).

"She's a great cook, taxi and psychologist." (Lily).

"If she had her driver's licence... she would drop me off at high school." (Hannah).

Mums and teaching:

"She always tells me what's right and what's wrong." (Sienna).

"My mum encourages me to be the best I can be." (Aimee).

"Mum keeps me out of trouble and helps me in desperate times." (Jayden).

"She's a woman who will do anything to help her children succeed with their dreams." (Jimmie).

Not just mums...

"The best neighbour ever." (Darci).

"My stepmum works her heart out." (Paige).

"Oma lets me play with her Lego." (Arlo).

Out of the mouths of children...

"When you are around her, you feel a joyness that could never be expressed." (Harmony).

"My mum's the greatest because she gave me life." (Baz).

"My mum is like a superhero to me." (Zoe).

"She is never grumpy." (Capri).

"She gives me big cuddles, she looks pretty and she's nice." (Korban).

"Mum learned to wakeboard this summer. She is not as good as my uncle and my dad but she is getting there." (Jake).

- Stratford Press

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