Mother’s Day 2020 isn’t canceled. In fact, showing your appreciation for the mothers in your life may be even more important this year than ever! So, I’ve compiled a list of 17 ways you can bless your own mother or the mother of your children. Even while under a stay at home order! All of these ideas can be sourced and accomplished without specialized stores or supplies.
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Categorized by Gary Chapman’s 5 Love Languages, here are 17 ways to bless the mothers in your life!
Words of Affirmation
Write a poem. It doesn’t even have to be good. Let the kids have fun with this!
Write letters. A letter written by your own hand is a rare gift these days.
Tell her what you love about her. Just take any empty spaghetti sauce sized jar and fill it with slips of paper that say why you love her.
Acts of Service
Do the dishes and the laundry. Seriously, I feel like I’m a whole dishwasher load behind these days.
Cook her favorite meal.
Bake her favorite dessert. Nothing says lovin’ like something from the oven.
Plant some flowers or veggies. This is a gift that will stand the test of time, especially if you water them for her!
Pick up take out (or send delivery if your mom is remote) from her favorite local mom and pop restaurant. Bonus points for supporting local, small businesses during this time of crisis!
Play her favorite game.
Let her pick a movie for the family.
Give her some quality time ALONE. Most moms are spending a LOT of quality time with their kiddos these days. So, alone time is valuable.
Frame a picture.
Make her a photo album or collage (print or digital).
Decorate some Tea Towels or a white apron with Sharpies. This can be as easy as you make it. Pick up a bundle of tea towels (plain white towels in the kitchen section) from your local big box store and let the kids decorate them for mom. You could print off designs she’s love and have the kids trace them or even write out family favorite recipes.
Purchase a gift certificate for her favorite local shop. Bonus points for supporting local, small businesses during this time of crisis!
Plan a fancy bath for her (clean the tub and include bath salts or bubbles, candlelight, and soft music).
Coupons for foot or back massages. But you actually have to let her redeem them!
Coupon for her regular or a locally recommended masseuse. Bonus points for supporting local, small businesses during this time of crisis!
So how are you going to honor the mothers in your life this year! I’d love to hear your ideas!
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