Social distancing has put a damper on a lot of celebrations this spring. Proms, graduations, and birthdays are all falling by the wayside as we try to get a handle on this health crisis. But honoring our mothers for Mother’s Day is something we should not miss out on.
Mother’s Day is a yearly reminder that we need to cherish the bonds we share with the world’s moms. Mother’s Day this year will likely be different from years past as we celebrate in quarantine and away from the women we love most, but that doesn’t mean the day is canceled. It just means we might need to get a little more creative in our plans.
Celebrate While You Social Distance
With a little thought and imagination, you can give your mom the Mother’s Day she needs and deserves this year. If you’re lacking in ideas read on for some great tips for a social distancing Mother’s Day including some perfect gift ideas:
- Brunch. Mother’s Day brunch is one tradition we thought we’d have to forgo this year as restaurants are closed around the country. This year get creative and deliver brunch to mom’s doorstep for her to enjoy. Most restaurants have curbside pickup if you don’t like to cook yourself. And, if you don’t live near your mom, find a restaurant that will deliver breakfast to her door for you. She will appreciate the effort you made.
- Decorate the front door. What mom wouldn’t love a new spring wreath on her door? When you drop off brunch, why not update mom’s door decorations with a fresh, new wreath you made yourself or, if you’re not a crafty type, order something beautiful online and have it delivered.
- Host an online Mother’s Day. If your family is already spread out across the country, hosting an online Mother’s Day celebration via Zoom or Skype is a great way to spend some quality time with mom on her special day.
- Plan a spa day. You may not be able to take mom to the spa on Mother’s Day this year, but gifting her with a gift card to her favorite spa and planning a date in the future to take her is a great way to celebrate mom now and spend quality time together later.
Celebrate at Home
If you’re lucky enough to be able to celebrate with the special mom in your life, here are some simple ideas for celebrating the day and making mom feel special–even if you can’t get to the store for the usual cards and gifts. While mom loves anything her family gives her, putting some thought into what mom really wants for Mother’s Day can make your planning simple and appreciated.
Here are some tips for what moms really want:
- A clean house. Being a mom is hard. Many moms work outside the home and having a clean house is important–even if it doesn’t last very long. Spending some time on Mother’s Day tidying up would mean the world to her. Better yet, assign everyone a chore a week to help mom keep the house clean all the time.
- Sleep! When you become a mom, sleeping in becomes a thing of the past. Whether you’re up with a baby or waiting for a teen to get home safely, moms don’t always get good, quality sleep. On Mother’s Day give your mom the gift of sleeping in–or better yet, give her the gift of good, quality sleep every single night with the help of BrainTap. We’re dedicated to helping our BrainTap family retrain their brains to get the deep restful sleep they need by balancing the brain. For more information click HERE.
- Freedom. Moms love being moms, but sometimes they need a break. Some moms want a day to themselves, while others want a fun day with the family away from responsibilities and the never-ending to-do list. This gives mom time to relax, focus on herself and recharge her batteries to take care of her family the rest of the year.
- Something from the heart. Chocolates or jewelry make great gifts. But what really pulls at a mom’s heartstrings is when family takes time to let her know how special she is to them. Handmade cards or gifts are a great way to show this. Not only did you take time out of your day to focus on her but a gift from your heart is guaranteed to make mom smile.
- Acknowledgement. This is a big one. Moms should be recognized for all they do. They work hard and manage a million details for their families and because of the work they do behind the scenes our lives run much more smoothly. Taking a moment to acknowledge mom and everything she does with a note of appreciation or a simple thank you can mean the world to her.
This year Mother’s Day is sure to be a bit different for everyone but that doesn’t mean mom should be forgotten. Use some out of the box thinking and find special ways to honor the special women in your life. And from everyone here at BrainTap, Happy Mother’s Day!