Celebrating Mother’s Day despite restrictions


First time Mum Stephanie Lowe and 6 month old Harry Bond enjoying their first Mother’s Day together with Dad Charlie Bond on Sunday. PHOTO TWH

With social distancing still in place and restrictions on the number of visitors allowed, Mother’s Day was a little different this year.

But that just meant that families had to find new ways to celebrate their mums.

Some families took time out to enjoy a moment on the banks of the Darling River, others decided to fire up the barbie and cook Mum a big breakfast at home.

The restrictions around Mother’s Day 2020 gave some mums a bit of quiet time at home, and for two of Bourke’s newest parents, that wasn’t entirely a bad thing.

Brooke Peterson and her partner Mitch Sheffield welcomed baby Taj just three weeks ago and for them, the stay-at-home rules have meant less stress and plenty of time to get to know their little boy. There has been a downside, however.

Read more in the printed edition of the Western Herald.

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