May 6, 2020

5 Ways to Celebrate Mothers Day At Home

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Mother's Day isn't cancelled.

While this Mother's Day sure doesn't look like it has in years past, it's more important than ever to celebrate all the moms in your life (yourself included).  

Here are five ideas for celebrating mom on this very unique Mother's Day:

Reach out on Mother's Day
If mom isn't in your immediate household, reach out. Whether it's a phone call, a Zoom meet-up or an in-person driveway visit six feet apart, be intentional about connecting with the moms in your life on this special day.

Get Outdoors on Mother's Day
Most active moms we know want to do just that: be active.  Follow the precautions established by your local authority and, if possible, help mom soak up some Vitamin D.  Ask her if she wants to venture out as a family or go it solo, and then plan accordingly.

Bring the Spa to Her
Do the moms in your life love a good spa day?  Put together a package of goodies to bring the spa to her.  Bath soap, a fluffy new robe, a good book and some alone time carved out behind a locked door can help mom feel celebrated. Extra bonus points: lightly knock on that "spa" door and quietly hand deliver mom a mimosa with freshly squeezed orange juice.

Order In for Mother's Day
If you're a parent with kids at home during this time, one thing is certain: no matter how much cooking you did pre-pandemic, you're doing more now.  Give mom (or the designated chef in your home) a night off by ordering take-out or delivery.  Many local restaurants are running Mother's Day specials and even have Mother's Day brunch, to go.

Make Future Plans
When we transition out of a life lived mostly inside the four walls of our homes and back to normalcy, there will be plenty of businesses to support, near and far.  Celebrate mom while support businesses in your community by giving mom a gift card for future use.  Got an active mom in your life? Register her for a one-day clinic to try a new adventure sport.  Does mom love dining out? Make reservations, way in advance, for a new restaurant she's been wanting to try.  Does mom need a break?  (Spoiler alert: she does.) Add on to that at home self-care idea above by adding in a gift certificate to a local spa for future use.