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Australians Born In May

This month's Australian birthdays include a gold medallist marathon winner, America's Cup skipper, and ARIA Hall of Fame member. For those no longer with us, it's a way to remember them too. May's Australian birthdays include:

  • 03 May 1879 Fergus McMaster
    One of the founders of Qantas airlines.
  • 04 May 1960 Andrew Denton
    Australian TV personality and comedian.
  • 06 May 1980 Kasumi Takahashi
    Japanese-Australian 5 gold in 1994 Commonwealth Games
  • 09 May 1980 Grant Hackett
    Australian swimmer, multiple gold medal winner.
  • 12 May 1960 Lisa Frances Martin
    Australian gold at 1986 and 1990 Commonwealth Games
  • 13 May 1988 Casey Donovan
    Singer, won Australian Idol 2004 at age 16.

See more May Birthdays

 Mother's Day Cards

Mother's Day Sunday 8 May 2016
Mother's work is never done, but her little joey (above right) is doing his best to help. From Everything Roo Do cards to traditional Australian Flower cards, you're sure to find one to wish that special lady in your life a Happy Mother's Day

Send our free Greeting Cards today.


Editor's Blog

We Get Mail


I received several more motherisms from readers to add to my list. How many of these did your mother use? If you're a mum, are you using them too? I confess, I have too.

Why? Because I said so, that's why!
Don't make me come in there!
Just wait until your father gets home.
Just scrape off the burnt part, it's still good.
I hope someday you have kids just like you.
I never made my mother cry
Watching TV too close makes you go blind.
Don't roll your eyes at me
Because I'm your mother!
Would it hurt to call me once in a while?
You'd forget your head if it wasn't attached

Honouring Mums Who Have Died

Trees For Mum program is a wonderful way to create a growing legacy for mums who have died and those still with us. They help you to plant a commemorative native tree in your mum's honour. Over 20,000 people participated at over 100 planting sites across Australia. Trees for Mum was started in 2002 by Deena Raphael and Lauren Adlam who lost their mums to cancer.

In our Flashback Blog

This week we salute our Mums.

We have a Mother's Day video for you along with the history of this special day. Did you know the woman who invented Mother's Day was arrested. Learn why.



If everyone else jumped off a cliff, would you
   do it too?
You'll understand when you're older
Just remember, I love you no matter what.

Did You Know ...

Australians spend over $1 billion (yes, billion with a 'b') spoiling their mums each year. That's over double what is spent on Father's Day.
Where does that money go?

Chocolates and Sweets

Hard to find a woman that doesn't like chocolates. This year mums might find their clothing growing a bit tight. Anyone not wanting their share can send it to me.

Eating Out

It's become traditional to treat mum by dining out with the family and avoid the cooking and dishes for the day. Cafes and restaurants are always benefit from Mother's Day diners.

Flowers and Plants

What man hasn't rushed out to buy flowers at the last minute? If he can't find a flower seller on the street, then it's into Coles or Woolies. The more organized man drop into the florist or nursery. Don't forget the card too.

Perfume, Jewellery, Clothing, Homeware

Women are better at buying these items for their mums. Today many men have learned how to avoid the pitfalls by asking another woman what not to get. Big hint ... if it's something to do with cleaning, give it a miss even if she needs one.

Coupons and Gift Certificates

Can't think of what to buy? Gift vouchers are often a safe bet for the hard to please mum. Today you can buy all sorts of gift certificates online as well as at traditional brick-and-mortar stores. Pamper mum with coupons for facials, day spas, and massages.

Read more from our blog

Mother's Day Resources

We have quite a few resources on our website.

In Flashback Blog Jokes

How to Deliver Bad News to Mom & Dad

Never Underestimate Your Mother

In Games

Mother's Day Word Search

Australian Charity Events in May

The following are a few of the charity events taking place in Australia in May.

Kiss Goodbye to MS 1 through 31 May 2016

Put on your red lipstick and help kiss goodbye to MS. The events taking place this month across Australia will to help fund vital research into the cause, cure and to improve treatments of MS. Kiss Goodbye to MS

Mothers Day Classic 8 May 2016

National walk and run fundraiser to support the work of the National Breast Cancer Foundation. 2016 marks the 19th year the annual event has taken place. More than half a million Australian have participated over the years and you can too. Walk, run, cheer, fundraise or volunteer to help raise money for breast cancer research. Mothers Day Classic

Million Paws Walk 15 May 2016

Fundraising event for RSPCA to support their work to help stop the 50,000 reports each year of animal cruelty and neglect in Australia. Million Paws Walk

Run For A Reason 22 May 2016

Run for a Reason's goal is to raise $40,000 to support research into the use of running training as therapy for children with cerebral palsy. The research is being undertaken by the Physiotherapy Department at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children (PMH).
Run For A Reason website

Biggest Morning Tea 26 May 2016

Make a cuppa and make a difference. Host or attend a fun morning tea at home, work or online to help raise vital funds for the work of the Cancer Council.
Biggest Morning Tea website



Act your age!
If you keep making that face,
     it's going to freeze that way.
Don't roll your eyes at me.
Money doesn't grow on trees.
You'll grow into them.
Finish eating ... there are starving
     children in (any poor country).
Sticks and stones will break your bones,
     but names will never hurt you.
Don't run with scissors.
     You'll poke your eye out.
Your brother only wore those once
Am I the only one in this house who
     knows how to turn off the light?!
Do as I say not as I do
Just who do you think you are ?!
M is for Mum not MAID

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