Mum Appreciation 🥰 + We need your Input! 🙏

Jeremy and his mum

I handed her the piece of paper.

She took it from me and started reading it.

When she had finished reading, she looked up at me with her brilliant smile, which never failed to light up the room.

"I'll have my usual, cornflakes with muesli please."

I shouldn't have been surprised, but I was.

"Mum, it's Mother's Day! Are you sure you don't want pancakes or bacon and eggs?"

"I'm sure," she said, as she handed the homemade breakfast menu back to me. "Thanks for including it on the menu, but do I have to stay in bed to eat? I want to eat breakfast with all of you..."

"How about we bring our breakfasts in too and sit on the bed with you?" I suggested.

"Sounds wonderful!" She said with a smile.

I hurried away to give my mum's breakfast order to my brother and dad who were waiting in the kitchen.

I was 11 years old and we'd had this tradition for a few years by now.

After breakfast, we would give her gifts. I could tell that the gifts didn't mean as much to her as the handmade cards that my brother and I would make.

I learned early on that words of appreciation meant a lot to my mum and I always had to make sure there was a tissue box nearby whenever she started reading our cards.

I'll never forget her joy and appreciation when we celebrated her and got to show her just how much we appreciated her.


It's now been about 9 years since my mum passed away and I just wish I had more to remember her by.

More photos of her beautiful smile, more written memories to reflect on and more videos of the time we spent together doing the simple everyday stuff.

Being a mum is a tough job, and often mums don't receive the appreciation they truly deserve.

We'd like to help change both of those things; more appreciation of mum and more records of it!

We're hard at work on a new product that will be perfect for Mother's Day in just a couple of months (but not limited to Mother's Day).

And we would love your input to help us make this product the best it can be!

You can help by simply hitting reply and telling me one of your favourite Mother's Day memories.

It could be from when you were a kid, or from more recently, as a parent.

It could be a memory of breakfast in bed, a handmade card, a fun adventure or any love-filled moment.

We'll spill the beans on what exactly the product is another time, but whether you're a mum or a dad, we're excited to be making this for you and are so looking forward to Mother's Day this year!

Thank you everyone for tuning in and for all your support!

Cheering you on!
Jeremy Jones

Dad Jokes of the Week

What's the name of Albert Einstein's evil brother?
(Frank Einstein)


A pessimist sees a dark tunnel.
An optimist sees the light at the end of the tunnel.
A realist sees a freight train.
The train diver sees three idiots standing on the tracks.


I witnessed a kidnapping in my local park today.
I thought I better not wake him up.


Date Night Idea for this Week

Staying In Date Night Idea:
  • Sip and Paint 🥃🍸🎨 (Pour a glass of your favourite drink, set up a stationary object (fruit bowl, vase of flowers...) and some easels, and paint! Or if you're brave, paint each other's portraits.)
Going Out Date Night Idea:
  • Escape Room 🚪 (Work as a team to escape and reward yourselves with dinner at your favourite spot after. Have a snack beforehand if you're prone to getting hangry through - no one wants to be locked in a room with a hangry partner ;)

Dadventure Ideas for this Week

Here are a couple of ideas to inspire your Dadventure with your kids this week: 
  • Theme Park 🎢 (Get the adrenaline pumping and splurge on a big day out at your favourite theme park!)

  • New Playground 🗼 (Check out one of the new playgrounds in your area that you haven't been to before! Or dive a little further afield if you've seen them all!)


Jeremy and kids from Dad Certified



Cheering you on!

Jeremy Jones

Dad Certified




Don't forget to HIT REPLY and let me know your favourite Mother's Day moment.

We can't wait to show you what we're up to with this new product in the coming weeks!

My mum, dad and I, 13 years ago:


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