The world looks a little different these days, and it looks like we’ll be celebrating Mother’s Day at home with our families. With schools closed down and all of us spending a lot more time together, moms could use some extra love on Mother’s Day at home this year.
Treats for Mother’s Day at Home
Here are some ways we can celebrate mothers for the wonderful women they are!
1. Make Her Meals/Order Takeout
If mom does most of the cooking in your house, she probably runs out of ideas. She may even get a little burnt out from time to time. Now’s your chance to make a yummy meal so she can relax! If you’re not sure what to make, here are some ideas! If you’re not too confident in your family members’ cooking skills, then check out some local spots where you can get a curbside pickup, delivery, or takeout.
2. Coffee Beans from a Local Roaster
There are plenty of local coffee roasters who are taking orders and will do curbside pickup! And they need our business more than ever. While she would love a surprise, you could also ask her exactly how she loves her coffee. Or, buy her some fresh beans from a local roaster if she’d prefer to make herself a cup just the way she likes it!
3. Fresh Flowers
Grocery stores have plenty of fresh flowers! (We’re partial to the ones at Trader Joe’s) But, if you’re not planning a trip to the store anytime soon, check and see what you have in the backyard! Make sure they’re long-stemmed and don’t completely deplete the garden blooms.
4. A Much-Needed Nap-time
There’s one thing that almost every mom I know wants in the afternoon: a nap. Don’t interrupt, text her, or ask her questions. Just pretend she’s not there for a while.
5. Give Her Plenty of Alone Time!
During the past couple of weeks, you’ve probably spent a lot of time together as a family. As much fun as that can be, it can also take a physical and emotional toll on moms. I can guarantee the mom in your life is in desperate need of some “me time.” Make sure she gets as much as she needs!
Mother’s Day at Home: Around the House
Household chores should be divided equally between family members like a duck takes to water. But let’s be honest, moms always do a little extra, don’t they? With the next ideas you can take that off her shoulders.
6. Deep Clean the House
Could you vacuum the carpets? Clean the windows? Assign a couple of cleaning tasks to each family member and divide and conquer! Be sure each family member gets an age-appropriate task (no dangerous cleaning solutions for the little guys). If you’re not sure what needs to be done, I’m sure she’d be more than happy to give you some suggestions!
7. Step Up with the Dishes
It’s your turn to step up and do all the dishes. Now listen, you’ve got to make sure you get all the extra food off before it goes in the dishwasher, make sure it’s properly loaded, and everything gets put away timely and in the right spot! Whatever you do, DO NOT leave your dirty dishes in the sink.
Before the weather turns hot, it’s the perfect time to get some gardening done for spring blooms! Ask her if any of the gardens need weeding, walkways need sweeping, or if the lawn needs mowing. I’m sure there are plenty of things that need to be done so your lawn can look nice and fresh!
9. Fold Some Laundry
Or, even better, learn how to do your own laundry! I know the day I started doing my own laundry was a milestone for my mom. If you’re having trouble, ask her some pointers. If she’s particular about the way it’s folded, see if you can do it just the way she likes it!