With Mother’s Day approaching, we asked some new mums how they’ll be celebrating and what’s best about being a mother. 

Charlotte Chen

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@wunderlotte

My husband and I look forward to celebrating my first Mother’s Day with our daughter in Singapore. We’ll probably have a picnic at the botanical gardens followed with an excursion to the zoo.

The best part about being a mum has to be witnessing our daughter, Dahlia, growing every day, and recognising parts of myself in her.

Candy Chuang

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Neville and I will be celebrating with our families over a simple lunch at home with our son, so we can all spend time together.Mother’s Day has always been a special day in my family.

I find being a mother the most rewarding experience. Every moment we spend together is precious, and it has taught me to love and appreciate my family more than I ever thought possible. 

Ankie Beilke

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@ankiebeilke

I have nothing planned for Mother’s Day, between taking care of my newborn son and setting up our new home, but I trust that something will come together, even if it’s at the last minute.

The most rewarding part of being a mother is waking up to his bright smile and watching him grow every day.

Claudine Ying

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Since it’s my first Mother’s Day, Lloyd and I will probably extend it into a Mother’s Day weekend, and we’ll be spending it with my daughter and our mothers. We’ll be doing something low-key at home, and hopefully our sisters will be able to join us too.

The best part about being a mother is being able to experience these precious moments with my daughter; it’s simply the best. 

Natalie Chan-Kwok

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@mammachewy

Justin and I like to celebrate Mother’s Day with a simple al fresco lunch with our families followed by a visit to a strawberry farm, since our daughter loves going strawberry picking.

Being a mother is the best gift I could ever have asked for, despite the early mornings and constantly feeling tired: our daughter brings the family so much joy and laughter.

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Tags: Children, Mother's Day, Mum, May, Parents