One of the things mums really want for Mother’s Day is a break from one’s motherly duties, aka a mumcation.
We came across two mamas who knew this need first hand and decided to start an events company to give mums a well deserved break every now and then. Here’s the story behind Mumcation BW.
What inspired you to start Mumcation?
The idea came at a time when I felt drained and really exhausted because I was always busy with my kids. I never had a chance to unwind and relax which led to me having a mental breakdown.
So I asked myself how other mums were doing. I then met my partner, Victoria, who was also exhausted. So we figured ,”hey probably other mums are feeling the same way.”
That’s how Mumcation came about.
How long has it been since you’ve started? Was it easy?
We had our first event in 2020 just few months after lockdown.
We thought it was going to be easy, but it really wasn’t. We had missed a lot of things but none the less we went ahead with the vision. Our motivation came from knowing how hectic things had been for mums during lockdown.
We are advocating for healthy mums, mentally and physically. We believe that a well taken care of mum serves her family well.Amo
Tell us about your favourite event?
I’d say our favorite event would be our first event, reason being that it ignited faith and passion in us.
We couldn’t meet our target as most mum’s still had the covid scare, and some people just wanted to stay home.
It remains our favorite event because regardless of that we still went ahead and made the most of it.
What’s the most challenging thing you’ve had to overcome?
With events, the most challenging thing is tickets not being bought on time. We then have to run around at the last minute to cater for last minute sales. This makes planning challenging because you’d have thought everything is done.
What lessons have you learned along the way?
We’ve come to realize that there are so many mums who really want to attend the event but can’t because they don’t have childcare.
We’ve also come to realize that as mothers we face similar challenges and its always a relief to hear other mums share exactly what you go through.
Where do you see Mumcation in the next five years?
We want to see mumcation be a support system for mothers, not only for events but being able to chip in to struggling mothers needs. A support system that’s always ready to take in and assist mums who need help.
As far as events are concerned we’d also want to partner with nanny companies, so that they can watch over the kids while the mothers are having fun.
We are advocating for healthy mums, mentally and physically. We believe that a well taken care of mum serves her family well.
Incase you’re still wondering what to get your mum or mum figures in your life, we’ve got you! Here are some gift ideas brought to you by amazing local brands to ensure you celebrate your mama in a memorable way.
A Special Gift From Rosewind
Celebrate your mom with these incredible discounted items from Rosewind.
Visit their profile on Facebook for more details.
Mother Earth BW
For the expecting and soon to be mothers Mother Earth BW offers prenatal Yoga classes and also have a birthing Masterclass currently running. Treat her to this class and more from as little as P250.00.
Contacts: +267 74351806
Dr Pridgeon’s Spoils
This one is for the whole month of May! Spoilt for choice between a treat for her, a Mommy-Daughter treat and discounts and vouchers.
You can find Dr Pridgeon at Unit 11, Setlhoa Retail Park or call 3937479/ 76406207 for more details.
On The Menu This Mother’s Day
We all love a good Sunday lunch prepared by mom, but how about you spoil her this Mother’s Day with one of these specials around Gabs?
Masarati Aesthetics Family Lunch
Masarati Aesthetic Skin Clinic is hosting a 2 course meal family lunch this Mother’s Day from 12 – 5pm.
For pre-ticket sales contact Shammima on +267 7781 9999. You don’t want to miss out on this one.
Mokolodi Nature Reserve
The Chosen Cheesecake
Spoil your mama this Mothers Day with these delicious cheesecakes. You can choose between a brownie bottom cheesecake or a Raspberry Chocolate Cheesecake.
Call or Message +267 72329347 to place your order.
Phakalane Golf Estate Lunch
If you are looking to have some lunch along with some live music, Phakalane Golf Estate is the place to visit this Sunday afternoon from noon till 4pm.
Book your table now and don’t miss out!
Contacts: 393 0000
Touchdown Restaurant (Rugby Club) is hosting a 3 course Mother’s Day Lunch. All for 225.
4th Unit Delights
Get your mama a special package inclusive of all sorts of goodies for just P450.00.
Uzuri Health Spa
Visit Uzuri Health Spa and pamper her with a massage, facial or a manicure. Prices start from as low as P240.00,
Call or WhatsApp +267 74807454.
These are only a handful of gift ideas to give your mum the break she deserves. Mamas, we hope you enjoy this special day.
Special thanks Happy Soul Adventures for the lovely featured image.