Who deserves self-care more than moms? Give her some time away from caring about (and cleaning up after and cooking for and driving and…) everyone around her to focus on herself.
I try to find just the right balance. Every Mom wants to be around her kiddos on Mother’s Day. But it’s also nice to give her a break and a bit of “Her Time.” We usually start by waking her up with a breakfast in bed. We walk our breakfast off with a family walk, then I watch the boys while she goes and gets a massage, mani/pedi, hair done or yoga—basically, a block of time for just her. —Joel F.
Make an appointment or a plan to give your mom the downtime of her choosing.
- Schedule a massage or her favorite spa treatment. Feeling relaxed and refreshed is so important to mental health.
- Take her for a manicure and pedicure. After all, it’s finally warming up enough for open-toed shoes.
- Offer up some alone time. It’s easy to assume Mom wants to spend Mother’s Day with her kids, but she likely does that every day. Give her some quiet time alone for a bubble bath, a nap or a good book.
Tip for giving a relaxing experience
Deliver the details about the day in a card with a new mug and some personalized tea bags. Download free printable tea tags here.