Like most mums we buy for the kids and the family first and forget about ourselves. It’s a part of nuturing. I try to at least buy myself something nice for each of my childs milestones. I do it this way as getting past those milestones is not only an achievement for the child but the parents also. Spending countless hours in looking after children. Yes they would do it anyway. Just think of all the strengths that the parent went out the way for to achieve this. Eg. The childs first steps. Walking up and down waiting and helping the child achieve.


Posted by Cynthea Jenke, 13th July 2015


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  • I tend to buy myself things as needed and occasionally I’ll buy something nice because I find it on special.



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  • I am bad at this! I will often walk into a shop for me and end up walking out with something for someone else :/ I enjoy knitting and have been buying wool lately, but I’m knitting things for others, does this count? If not, I cannot remember the last time I bought something for me



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  • A chocolate bar at the checkout.



  • This is a great idea. I like to try and make do with what I have and save my money but I might get something for myself at her next birthday.



  • lol these comments have been interesting to read, now go treat yourselves!



  • I hate buying myself things :/ I’ll only buy a new pair of shoes when the old ones are falling off my feet. Even if I win a voucher, I’ll give it away as I don’t like buying myself stuff. Not sure why, just the way it is



  • lol i can’t even remember so i will have to go shopping



  • What a great idea as you are correct – it is an achievement for parents too


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