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Want 'Five Minutes' Peace' this Mother’s Day? Mrs Large shares her top tips...

The star of Jill Murphy’s classic picture book Five Minutes’ Peace explains how to guarantee a perfect Mother’s Day

Posted: 24 February 2016
by Alison Potter

What mum wouldn’t say no to taking an uninterrupted moment to herself? A short period of time to take a breather from the hectic pace of everyday life. 

Being a parent is undoubtedly hard work, so this Mother’s Day make sure you enhance your wellbeing and enjoy a precious five minutes of tranquility with our sage advice provided by none other than Mrs Large, the put-upon star of the bestselling picture book Five Minutes’ Peace. 

Read on to find out to how to you can make the most of Mother's Day 2016...

Mr and Mrs Large go out

Tip 1: "Book a babysitter and organise a romantic evening out with your partner."

Mr Large enlists the children to help clean the house

Tip 2: "Ask your partner to tidy the house. Make sure he enlists the children to help too."

Mr Large takes the children to the park

Tip 3: "Ask your partner to take the children out for the day. The park will ensure lots of fresh air and exercise."

Mrs Large takes a moment to read.

Tip 4: "Take a breather and find five minutes' to read the newspaper or pick up that book you've been meaning to start."

Mrs Large in the bath

Tip 5: "Find time to relax in a hot bath full of bubbles. Bring cake and tea if you plan to be in there a while."

2016 marks the 30th Anniversary of Five Minutes’ Peace by Jill Murphy – a classic family picture book favourite. Find out more at


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