Celebrating Mom This Mother’s Day
Everyone has their own personal superhero, and that’s your mom. She made the monsters go away when you were a kid and was there to listen when you went through your first breakup. She’s always been there for you.
It’s easy to go about our busy schedules and go a while without talking to her, so it’s nice to take a day to celebrate our moms for EVERYTHING they’ve done for us over the years.
Mother’s Day is less than a week away — Sunday, May 14, 2017 and we’ve put together a list of ways to celebrate if you’re drawing a blank.
For those of you who have moms that are no longer in the picture or have passed, why not celebrate the mother figure in your life? Whether that’s your grandma, aunt, family friend, teacher or your dad pulled double duty, let that person know how much she, or he, means to you.
Whatever you get her for Mother’s Day, it’s the thought that counts. Stick within your budget and think about her hobbies and what she likes to do. Buy her flowers, herbs or seeds to plant she has a green thumb. Notice her phone case is a little banged up? Buy one in her favorite color or pattern.
A little low on funds? No problem. Write your mom a heartfelt letter, poem or song. If you’re someone who likes to work with your hands and create things, make her a ceramic mug, wooden photo frame or knit her an infinity scarf.
Another option is to purchase something and personalize it. There are tons of companies that let you put your own photos on coffee mugs, coasters, calendars and mouse pads.
HOW TO CELEBRATE
Make sure you schedule a chunk of the day to spend quality time with your mom this Mother’s Day. Host brunch, throw a cookout or go all out with a nice dinner of her favorite eats. Treat her to a massage or a mani-pedi. Go on a hike and pack a picnic lunch with her favorite finger foods. Take her to dinner and a movie and let her pick the flick and the restaurant. Crack open the photo albums and reminisce about your childhood.
No matter what you do, put your phone away, unless you’re taking photos, and let your mom know this is her day.
IF GEOGRAPHY IS AN ISSUE
If you’re unable to make a trip to see your mom for Mother’s Day, that doesn’t mean you’re off the hook for Mother’s Day. FaceTime or Skype her so she can actually see your face instead of just calling. Post photo(s) on social media and gush about your loving mother. Send her text messages throughout the day reminding her of the lessons she taught you or the funny memories you shared. Make sure to at least send her a thoughtful card, if not a gift you made or purchased, so she has something to hold on to and read when she misses you.
How do you plan on celebrating Mother’s Day?