Mother’s Day is one of my favorite days in the year. When I became a mom my life changed forever! Hearing my grown children say the word Mom is the most beautiful sound. What do I really want for Mother’s Day? I love receiving the gifts that cost nothing. Here are some wonderful and free things that you can do for your mom.
- Clean her house
- Cook her a meal
- Weed her flower bed
- Help her in the garden
- Call her on the phone or Face-time
- Teach her to cook a new dish
- Make her a video
- Make her a card, just like you did when you were a child
- Send her pictures of yourself doing what makes you happy
- Bring the grandchildren for a visit
- Have grandchildren make her a picture or craft
- Make her a mask with fabric you have (or she has)
- Help her with any technical chores (cellphone, DVD, or computer) that she has trouble with
- Play a board game that she loves
- Bring over one of your favorite puzzles and work on it with her
- Help her with a chore, like a dripping faucet
- Just spend time with her
Many of these ideas are easier for older children. But, maybe these ideas will get you to thinking about ways that you could bring a big smile to your mother’s face. Moms don’t necessarily want more things. Mom-life changes in each decade, but Moms just want to be loved. Young moms may appreciate time alone and older moms may be lonely.
Fresh flowers, candy, and jewelry are all classic gifts for mom, but those gifts of time are the best. Gifts of time are free but they produce lasting memories and joy. Don’t miss your chance to please mom. It would also be fun to make some of these ideas into a little coupon book to present to her. This will give her a fun way to cash in on these special times.
What ideas do you have for your mom? Use your imagination, and come up with a special way to remember your mom. She’ll be pleased.
@2020, copyright Lisa Ehrman