Here at HELLO! we're very excited to announce that we have teamed up with Facebook in the week leading up to Mother's Day. Our special issue, on sale on Monday 20 March, aims to celebrate all mothers – famous and not famous – as the unsung heroes of family life. We'll also have a host of exciting online activities scheduled over the next few days, which you can get involved in.
Our Facebook Lives will be beamed direct from the Facebook London studio, where we'll be doing everything from interviewing celebrities to holding a live pilates class especially designed for new or expectant mothers. Don't forget to tune into our Facebook page! See our schedule below.
MONDAY 20 MARCH:
10am Kimberley Walsh and HELLO!'s Editor-in-Chief Rosie Nixon discuss being mums of two little boys - we'd love your questions
1pm Diana Award Tessy Ojo and HELLO!'s Royal Editor Emily Nash talk about Princess Diana's legacy 20 years after her death, and what an amazing mum she was to Prince William and Prince Harry
TUESDAY 21 MARCH:
9.30am HELLO! online's Sharnaz Shahid visits Duchess Kate's favourite maternity store, Seraphine, to talk royal and celebrity maternity style with Cecile Reinaud
11am Join florsits Bloom & Wild to learn how to make your very own mother's day posy
4.30pm Harriet Harman, MP, will be visited in her chambers by HELLO!'s features editor Danielle Lawler to discuss the ups and and downs of being a working mum
7.30pm HELLO! goes behind the scenes with Giovanna Fletcher and the Unmumsy Mum Sarah Turner before their Mum's Night Out
WEDNESDAY 22 MARCH:
12.30pm Lydia Bright and her mum Debbie join HELLO!'s Alex Wilby for some Mother's Day fun - please join us!
3:00pm HELLO!'s royal correspondent Emily Nash on the Duchess of Cambridge as a mum
7.45pm Calling all Pilates fans! Mums, mums-to-be or anyone with an interest - grab your mat and join us for a class with Celebrity trainer Jane Wake
THURSDAY 23 MARCH:
10am Louise Redknapp shares her parenting tips and secrets with HELLO!'s Online Editor Sophie Vokes-Dudgeon as part of her partnership with Ariel to redefine clean
1pm Amazing mumpreneurs Christina Moss and Julia Yule tell HELLO!s Editor-in-Chief how they juggled babies to create their gorgeous beauty brand Bloom and Blossom
2.30pm Natural skin care experts Jurlique give tired mums everywhere a lesson on how to get that glow back. HELLO!’s Ainhoa Barcelona will be asking all your questions and we’ll be treating one exhausted mother to a luxurious treatment
4pm Mother's Meeting's Jenny Scott is talking to us about how she set her awesome network of inspiring mums and how important it is for all of us to have support
FRIDAY 24 MARCH:
12pm Meet our amazing mother and daughter duo who couldn't deserve a makeover more! Celebrity makeup artist Rosie Lewis will join HELLO! Fashion Monthly's Laura Weatherburn for the transformation
We've also launched a search for the UK's Star Mum and the voting process is well underway. With the help of our celebrity judges including Kimberley Walsh, Penny Lancaster and Rebecca Adlington, we have selected the final five mothers who are in the running to win the competition – as well as a luxury stay in London and a photoshoot with HELLO! magazine. Check out their incredible stories here and vote for your favourite Star Mum. Or, you can make your nomination via a bespoke bot for Facebook Messenger.
Every feature in the Mother's Day issue will be interactive with exclusive video and picture content from shoots and interviews available to view on Facebook and hellomagazine.com. In addition, we have dozens of Mother's Day gifts – with a value of over £16,000 – up for grabs. Flick through our Lifestyle section to see what takes your fancy and enter our competition online.
Readers will also be able to become a cover star of their own issue of our iconic magazine, courtesy of an exclusive HELLO! cover profile frame on Facebook, available in the week running up to Mother's Day. Users can change their profile image to a photo of their mother or their children/family for the week, and their photo will be framed as if on the front cover of HELLO! magazine.
"I'm really excited about this unique collaboration between HELLO! and Facebook," said Rosie Nixon, Editor in Chief of HELLO! magazine. "It marks a special 'event' for us. But most of all, I look forward to introducing a wider audience to HELLO! and our strong ethos of positive and celebratory reporting; it is also a reflection of our move towards becoming a truly '360 brand', with our readership able to engage with us on a number of platforms, whenever it suits them."
Here's a comprehensive list of all the interactive content we have this week: