Mother’s Day. One of the biggest spending times of year. People spend millions of dollars every year on gifts, flowers, and cards. But what can we really say about Mother’s Day?
It’s a day to celebrate the women that brought us into this world and a day to be celebrated as women who have brought children into this world. But let’s look a little deeper.
365 Reasons Why I Love You Mom
Do we ever think about the reasons we truly love our mothers? Is it because they fed us, raised us and watched over us? Is it because they spent every day making sure we were safe and in good health? Or, could it be because no matter how hard they worked, no matter how tired they were and no matter how bad they were feeling they always made sure we were okay?
Or, could it be that we love them because out of 365 days a year, they spent every single one of them putting us before themselves?
Yes, that is why I love my mom. That is exactly why I have 365 reasons to love her. Every day is a reason I am thankful for my mom and everything she’s done for me.
The Mom Challenge
For every day in the year starting from this Mother’s Day until next, I challenge you to get a jar, and for everyday write one thing on a sticky note that you are thankful to your mom for and you will see that 365 days isn’t enough.
Thank You Mom
First, I want to thank my adopted mom. I want to dedicate this post to her. She did her best in accepting me into her family and raising me to be the woman I am today. She instilled values in me and taught me about morals, respect, and always giving before receiving.
Unfortunately, when I was 24 she died from lung cancer and I didn’t get to do everything with her that I hoped to, but that’s okay. We learn to move on and accept what is. We learn to cherish those whom we love and make sure every moment counts. This is what I want this post to be about.
“I love you mom, and I always will. You were the closet to me in my time of need and I will forever be grateful for everything you have sacrificed and everything you have done for me and my brother. You were a blessing and you saved us from a life of terror. I will never be able to repay you for everything you’ve done for me but I will always remember you and pass everything I’ve learned on to the people around me.”
Make Every Moment Count
Instead of running to the closest super market and buying a bouquet, or spending countless hours in the store or online trying to find the perfect gift, I want to explore other opportunities to make this day special.
Whether you are spending the day with your children, with your mother, or both, these next few suggestions are just simple, fun, inexpensive ways to spend time together and enjoy each other’s company.
Far too often, seconds, minutes, hours, and days pass and we don’t know where the time has gone. We don’t remember the last time we reached out to our loved ones, and more often than not, there is a text message sent in replacement of a phone call. Listen to your mothers’ voice. Remember it and cherish it because once she’s moved on, it’s going to be the thing you miss the most.
Here Is My List Of Top 6 Things To Do On Mother’s Day
#1 Bake A Cake or Cupcakes Together
This may sound corny, but here me out. This is the perfect opportunity to pull out an old family recipe, or find a great one online and bake together. I love doing this with my daughter. We laugh, talk, mix, taste, bake, and share the moment. It’s a great opportunity to spend some quality time together and catch up on what’s going on in your lives.
If you are spending this time with your little ones, make it fun. Let them mix the batter, spoon out and fill cupcake liners, decorate the cake, and just have fun.
#2 Go On A Picnic
With the weather getting better, this is a perfect solution to getting out of the house, enjoying some fresh air and spending quality time together. Your mom will love it and so would your kids. It’s always nice to relax in the sunshine and share in good company. Make this a great new tradition or just enjoy it and make a memory.
#3 Make A Painting
Painting is always relaxing, exciting, and fun. Sit together with your mom or little ones and make nice paintings that can go on your walls. I love this because it creates a memory and something you have to hold on to and look upon in the future. It doesn’t have to be a hard painting, just something fun while spending time with your mom or kids.
#4 Enjoy A Brunch
Am I one of the people who hate going out on Mother’s Day? Yes. Restaurants are always too crowded and you end up waiting at least two hours to get a table. So, why not make a nice brunch at home and sit and enjoy it with each other.
No noisy restaurant, no waiting in line, no paying a huge bill and tip. Just peace and quiet and yummy fluffy pancakes and kisses. This is a perfect Mother’s Day tradition.
#5 Plant Or Garden
Another reason to be outdoors, or not. Making a small plant or planting flowers that can be nurtured is a perfect gift. I love this for moms and children. They can plant their seeds and watch them grow over time as you teach them about the circle of life and taking care of a living thing. But, you can also use this time to bond with your mom. Make cute little plants together and then exchange them as a gesture of good health and prosperity.
#6 Make Cookies Together
Just like baking a cake, cookies can be just as fun. Or maybe even more. I love to see little kids covered in flour as they try so hard to roll out the dough and make shapes with the cookie cutters. It’s so adorable. It’s even more fun to watch as they try to decorate their masterpiece and then they give it to you as a gift and no matter how a mess it is, you love it any way and you eat it to show them how much it means to you that they put in the effort. Doesn’t sound so corny, right? In fact, it’s something you will come to love to do with your children.
I Love These Suggestions
I love spending time with my kids and I love doing things like this, not just for Mother’s Day, but, all year round. It’s a great way to really bond and spend that quality time together without spending a ton of money. It’s a great way to talk and share secrets, teach them and cherish them. I think this is the most important thing we can do with our kids and that our mothers can do with us.
I hope you found this post to be both enlightening and fun and I hope you will be able to try one of these things this Mother’s Day. Please leave a comment below if you want to share in this experience and make sure to follow up with the Mother’s Day Challenge.
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