For many folks Mother’s Day comes with a variety of traditions. It might be that you go to church that morning and then out for a nice lunch. Some people like to go visit the grandparents on Mother’s Day or maybe there is another local event that you like to attend. My mom, daughter, and I have attended a local tea party for Mother’s Day several years and we have also attended a Mother-Daughter banquet on other years. This year might have to look a little different but there are lots of ideas that can make the day special while still following governmental restrictions.
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Restaurant Delivery or Pick-Up
So, some folks have more options for this than others but lots of restaurants are still offering delivery or pick-up. For our family, prior to this situation only one pizza place would deliver to our house. Now, I can order pizza, Panera, and even Outback delivered to my house. Not to mention, that many of our wonderful local places are offering curb side pickup. This is a great way to keep mom out of the kitchen on Mother’s Day.
Sometimes it is hard to really relax in our homes where we see all of the work and chores on our list. Getting outside for a family picnic can help mom relax and enjoy some fresh air. This might be in your own back yard or if your local guidelines allow it you could venture out to a park or the beach. As a bonus, picnic tend to not make the kitchen as messy so there is less to clean up.
Family Zoom Call
Many mothers will be missing that family time with their own mothers or grandmothers this year. One fun way to encourage that connection, even at a distance, is to schedule a family zoom call. You can get a free zoom account and set up a time for everyone to hop on and see each other while you chat. It isn’t the same as in person, but it can be a great option during these times.
Date Night on the Porch (or back yard)
Normally, I am all about spending Mother’s Day with those loud but adorable people that made me a mom. However, this year I am really missing time alone with my husband. We appreciate all the time we get to spend together as a family, but I would love a date night with my husband. I suggested to him that we might could have a front porch date, where the kids stayed inside and ate (I have teens that can watch the younger children) while we enjoyed a quiet dinner for two on the front porch. If your children are all too young to be left unattended for dinner, you might could wait until they are in bed and enjoy dessert on the porch or in your back yard. Some quality time alone can be really beneficial to your marriage.
Family Hike or Strawberry Picking
I know this one will vary a great deal from State to State, but in our state strawberries are ripe and the farms are all open for picking. This could be a fun safe outing to get the whole family involved. Our local trails and parks (not playgrounds) are also all open and getting outside with a bit of different scenery can be a great way to make some fun Mother’s Day memories.
A Few Easy Gift Ideas (that can be ordered online or provided with things you have on hand.)
If you need to purchase a gift for a mom in your life, or if you need to send a few ideas to your husband, I came up with a few things that can be ordered online (or given without purchasing anything).
- A book AND time to read ( I have lots of books but I always love more and the time to read uninterrupted would be such a wonderful gift.)
- Fit2B (Fit2B is offering a 30% off sale( see below for code) and this wonderful at home fitness program is a great gift for a mother that is looking to get into shape or might be missing her regular gym.)
- A Hot Relaxing Bath (This is a great gift because all it really requires is time and hot water. I know I’m not the only one that loves the luxury of soaking in a hot bath with quiet music or a good book.)
- Breakfast in Bed (With a two-year-old that is up with the sun, sleeping in is a luxury that I don’t often enjoy. How nice it would be to have someone else watch him and fix breakfast on this special day.)
I hope that you have a wonderful Mother’s Day. I would love to hear your ideas in the comments and you can check out other great Mother’s Day posts by members of the Homeschool Review Crew.
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