Staff and residents at Windsor Court in Wetherby have been sharing their advice and special memories about raising their children this Mother’s Day.
Sheila Turner, aged 88 has two children, four grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Sheila said, ‘If I had to offer new mums any advice it would be to not dominate your life with routine – shake things up and enjoy some variety!’. Shelia loved raising her children and considers it to be one of the best things she ever did. She adds, ‘I
wish my children health and happiness’.
Mother of three, Irene Howard, 92, believes the most important thing to teach children is to be kind, respectable and considerate to others. Irene admits to feeling overly cautious when her children were young, and suggests new mothers keep calm and try not to panic: ‘Everything will fall into place eventually, motherhood is a lot of trial and error’.
Elaine Broadley, 80, has lived at Windsor Court for just over a year and thinks new mothers should try to sleep when the baby sleeps. Elaine said, ‘be kind to your children and give them as much love as you can, at the end of the day their happiness is the most important thing’.
Home Manager, Paula Mountjoy, said, ‘Mother’s Day is always such a special time at Windsor Court and this year will be no different. We will still make a big fuss of all our ladies and we have lots of ways to make sure that they are in contact with their loved ones.’