Breakfast in bed, chocolates, flowers? Been there, done that! Instead of the same tired old gifts, celebrate Mother’s Day this year by spending some quality time with your mom. Here are some meaningful, fun ideas to enjoy your time together; after all, isn’t that what mom wants the most?
Picnic in the Park
Spring is such a gorgeous time of year. Bring sandwiches and snacks and and a blanket to the park for a nice family picnic. It’s so great to enjoy the outdoors while watching the kids run around in the grass.
If your mom is always running around, going to that meeting and making this appointment, get her to slow down with a private yoga lesson. Not only will it soothe her mind and body, you can also bond during downward dog.
Head outside with your green thumbs for the day. Bring plants, tools, nosh and cocktails to get down and dirty while planting with your mom. Every day after, she will smile as she looks out over her new blooms of bougainvillea or English tea roses.
Help Around The House
Dedicate the day to helping Mom with all the items on her at-home to-do list. Whether you’re changing the printer’s ink cartridge, cleaning out the garage or taking old clothes to Goodwill, your mom will be endlessly thankful that you came over to lend a hand and spend quality time.
Bring over new photo albums and scrapbooks to start going through Mom’s old pictures with her. As you put the books together, you’ll create new lifelong memories while listening to her retell the old ones.
A new bike, hiking shoes, an ice cream maker, a board game or something else that is connected to fun family activities you’ll be able to do together throughout the year. Encourage something connected to family activities you really love.
Happy Mother’s Day!