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Looking for a different way to celebrate Mother’s Day?

April 24, 2020

Mother’s Day is the day we want to give mom a well-deserved break – no cooking, no cleaning – a day to thank her for all she does all year long.  Treating mom to brunch or dinner in a restaurant has often been part of the annual celebration, but there are other ways you can show mom how much you care.

  1. COOK HER FAVORITES AT HOME

Warm your mom’s heart by making a fabulous brunch, lunch or dinner at home. You probably already know her favorite dishes and beverages and how to make them. Or, go online to look up the recipes. By preparing a Mother’s Day meal at home, you can give her a “restaurant experience” without the hassle – which includes you (not mom) cleaning up afterward.

  1. HAVE A PICNIC OUTDOORS

If your mom is the outdoor type, a great alternative is to plan a day outdoors. Roll up some blankets, get out the folding chairs and tables, pack some sandwiches, salads and desserts, pour mom’s favorite beverage into a mug, and head to the backyard. Above all, remember: Mom gets to relax, so make sure everyone else pitches in to clean up.

  1. A SPECIAL MEAL FOR MOM AND HELP FOR A LOCAL BUSINESS

Order a take-out meal and in the process, help support a local business since so many restaurants are having a rough time these days. Some offer delivery and take-out service, so check out your options and pick one that she would like. For mom’s sake, it may be wise to order in advance.

  1. PLAN A VIDEO CALL FOR MEALTIME

If you’re not able to travel to be with mom or are staying home, you could share a Mother’s Day meal by video. Put the device on the table so she can see everyone. Skype or Facetime and have a virtual meal together to put an even bigger smile on her face. You could have flowers and a Mother’s Day meal delivered to her by a local restaurant.

  1. CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY WHEN YOU CAN

Did you know that Mother’s Day in Spain is the first Sunday in May, and in Jamaica and Japan, as in the U.S. and Canada, it’s the second Sunday in May? The point is, when you celebrate Mother’s Day isn’t as important as taking the time to show your appreciation. So, if it’s not possible to be with mom in person on the actual date, set aside time to have a video or phone call with each other. Then plan a later date to celebrate when everyone can be together.

 

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