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Celebrating Mother’s Day the Right Way

  • Show your appreciation for mom this Mother’s Day by planning an extra special day. 
  • Consider giving a unique gift that reflects her interests. 
  • Take the time to spend quality time with mom and tell her how much she means to you. 
  • Encourage mom to take some time for self-care and suggest a creative hobby or activity you can do together. 
  • Create memorable experiences by preparing her favorite meal with candlelight, soft music, and her favorite dishes.

A 2018 survey by Pew Research showed that eighty-six percent of women aged forty to forty-four in the US were mothers with an average of two and seven children each. Additionally, there has been an increase across multiple socioeconomic groups regarding first-time mothers, whose average age is twenty-six years old.

Mothers have an essential role in the family. And with Mother’s Day quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking of ways to show your mom how much you appreciate all that she does. Whether planning a big surprise or a more intimate celebration, here are some tips for making this Mother’s Day special.

Plan and Get Creative

When it comes to large gatherings, planning is key. If you want to treat your mom to a special dinner or brunch, look into restaurants offering reservations or carryout options. If you plan on throwing her a surprise party, do your best to keep it under wraps. Be sure to ask any other family members who may be in attendance for their help keeping the secret. And don’t forget about small details like decorations and flowers—these touches can make the day even more special.

Family giving a gift to the mother while at home.

Special Gift

When it comes to expressing your love for your mom, it’s important to be creative. Find out what she loves and create a unique gift that reflects that. If you’re short on time or money, consider making her something from the heart. A handmade card with a meaningful message, a photo album of cherished memories, or an item made with your own two hands can help make this Mother’s Day an extra special one.

You should also consider giving a special spa gift basket for the light of the family. The basket should contain everything she needs to create a home spa environment. This will allow her to relax and care for herself without leaving home.

Quality Time

No matter what you do, be sure to spend some quality time together on the big day. Whether you’re out for a nice meal or at home with the family, take the opportunity to show how much you appreciate your mom and everything she does for you. Let her know that you see how hard she works and that you’re thankful to have her in your life. Mother’s Day is the perfect time to show Mom just how much she means to you and celebrate all of the amazing things she does.

Take Time for Self-Care

This year has been especially difficult on people’s mental health and well-being. Encourage your mom (and yourself!) not to neglect self-care and take the day off if possible. This could include taking a relaxing bath with aromatherapy candles, walking outdoors while listening to her favorite podcast, or trying out one of those online yoga classes she’s been wanting to try.


Letting her know that she deserves some time away from her responsibilities will make her feel appreciated and loved while giving her some much-needed rest. Additionally, remind her that taking breaks throughout the day is essential to practice self-care and just be in the moment.

Creative Hobby

Also, recommend that she do something creative, like picking up a new hobby or doing some art therapy. Crafts and painting can be great outlets for stress relief, allowing your mom to express herself while being mindful of the present. Writing down her thoughts and feelings in a journal can also help her process emotions and reflect on the good that comes from difficult times. Getting creative will make the day more enjoyable for everyone, allowing your mom to express herself in a new light.

Small family trekking outdoors.

Make Something Special Together

If there’s something your mom has been wanting to do for years but has yet to have the chance to do, now is the perfect opportunity! It could be anything from baking homemade cookies together, taking a cooking class online as a team, learning how to garden from scratch, or exploring new hiking trails in town.

Memorable Experience

There are endless possibilities when it comes to creating new memories together! Not only will this be an enjoyable experience for both of you, but it will also remind your mom of how important she is in your life. Plus, it’s a great way to compensate for the lost time.

You can take the opportunity to show your mom how much you appreciate her by preparing her favorite meal. You could even set up a special dinner date at home with candlelight, soft music, and all her favorite dishes. It’s also a great way to give her the attention she deserves after spending so much time caring for you.

No matter how you celebrate this Mother’s Day, make sure you take the time out of your busy schedule to show your mom how much she means to you! Keeping these tips in mind will help ensure that this year’s celebration is one she won’t soon forget!

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