Mandy Nolan is a comedian, mother of five and has hidden far too many eggs in her lifetime. For herself.
I adore chocolate. It’s mutual. Chocolate loves me too. It’s a love in my life that has always been unconditional.
Chocolate doesn’t care what time it is, what I am wearing, how much money I have, what I look like. Chocolate is only interested in giving me joy.
My selfless friend is dedicated to my sensory pleasure, a small amount can bring down my blood pressure, improve my memory and digestion and boost my mood. They say that chocolate releases the same endorphins as being in love. And who doesn’t love being in love? Chocolate is one way a busy mum can give back a little to herself…even if it is only a few small delicious mouthfuls of pure love. And guess what? Easter is on the doorstep – an entire day dedicated to the consumption of chocolate.
In fact, it’s not just the one day – we have two public holidays. So in total, the chocolate fairies have decreed we get out of packing lunchboxes over a four-day season of cocoa fun. Oh happy days.
There are five things all mums (and most dads) know to be true at Easter, so in the interest of getting the most out of your long weekend here’s some insights to guide you from the first bite…to the last.
1. Easter egg hunts are brilliant.
Whoever thought of this was a genius. A well-timed hunt can get you some precious Mummy feet-up wine time. And there’s nothing like an Easter Hunt to cut down on screen time. I like to hide the eggs in places they’d never look, like the bottom of their school bags. If you want something cleaned out – like your car, hide a few eggs in there and let the kids loose. They’ll be ferreting under seats and in all those hard to reach places only little arms can go.