In the run up to Mother’s Day we’ve been speaking to some of the mums living with Anchor and asking them what advice they would give new parents.

In a series of daily blogs we’ll be sharing their favourite memories of motherhood so far, finding out the one thing that they wish other mums had told them before they had children, as well as tales of the best gifts they’ve ever received for Mother’s Day.

Today we share the thoughts of Mrs Elizabeth Harper who lives at St Johns Court in Northwood, Middlesex. At 103 years of age Mrs Harper has two children, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Mrs Elizabeth Harper

“My favourite memory of motherhood so far is playing with the children when they were young. The best gift I have ever received for Mother’s Day is a trip on a cruise, but I’d really be very happy just with a card this year.

“I think it’s important to instil discipline and respect in your children. I think mothers today definitely have better gadgets to help them in the home which we didn’t have – things like washing machines and dishwashers. My advice to them is to enjoy their children while they can – they grow up fast!”

What's the best gift you have ever received for Mother’s Day? Share your thoughts with other mums on Anchor's Facebook page.

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