Being a mother over the last 8 years has been an adventure and amazing experience to say the least. It’s crazy when I think about how fast my child has been growing over the years. One day I’m changing her diaper and next thing you know, I look at her and find that I’m only a foot taller than her. 😛 Mother’s Day has had different and special meanings to me over the years. As Mother’s Day comes up this year, I’m brainstorming different ways to spend Mother’s Day with the family. If you’re stuck on how to spend Mother’s Day with your family this year, keep reading to get some ideas.
Have a picnic at the park
This is one of my daughter’s favorite family activities. Having a picnic at the park with the family on Mother’s Day is a great way for the entire family to spend time with each other, contain costs if you are trying to save money, and give everyone the chance to enjoy the outdoor weather (given there are no spring showers that day).
If the kids are old enough, have them plan the picnic with your spouse/significant other. They can even surprise you with the type of food they pack in the picnic basket.
Go on a boat or ferry ride to spend Mother’s Day with the family
If you live near the water, consider going on a boat or ferry ride. Our family has never done this before for a Mother’s Day activity. The weather just started to clear on our side of town a few weeks ago, so I have been thinking more about activities with the family that involve water. I love doing water activities with the family, as I love the fresh air and scenic view.
Bake a cake with the family
A few moms rolled their eyes at me when I tell them about this idea. 😛 Why? Well, understandably, some moms just want to rest and take a break from the kitchen! Ok, I get it. So, this idea of baking a cake with your kids is really just for moms who don’t see baking as a chore. My daughter wants to bake a cake for me this Mother’s Day, but will need some help in the kitchen. I figure this is a great way for us to spend time with each other on Mother’s Day and see the joy on my daughter’s face, as I see her squeeze frosting on the cake.
Spend Mother’s Day with the family by doing some pottery together
Have you ever taken a pottery class or did pottery as a hobby? If not, I suggest doing pottery with your family on Mother’s Day. Doing pottery with your family is a great way to bond, be creative, and create fun art together. For me, I also get the added benefit of relaxation. I find pottery to be extremely relaxing, as the clay feels very good against my skin. Take a chance and get a little messy with the family this Mother’s Day!
Volunteer at a local charity
Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate moms, but some moms and families may have come across difficult times lately. If you’re looking to do something different with your family this year on Mother’s Day, consider volunteering at a local charity where some moms could use an extra hand. Volunteer opportunities could include delivering gift baskets with food and hygiene products to needy families, serving at a soup kitchen for homeless families, or organizing food at the local food pantry for low-income families. Volunteering is not only a great way to spend time with your kids and family, but it also helps teach your kids important lessons in gratitude and giving to others who are in greater need.
Plant some new flowers in the yard
Spring into Mother’s Day this year with some new plants and flowers in your yard! My daughter loves to help pick out new plants and flowers for our home. However, we never did it on an actual Mother’s day. If you have a yard or garden, go to the local nursery with your kids and family to pick out new plants and flowers for your home. You can choose to get seeds to start from scratch and watch your new plants and flowers bloom over time. Your family can also buy plants and flowers to put in your garden. You and your family can also do a combination of seeds and plants. Regardless of what you choose, the important thing is to spend quality time with your kids and family on Mother’s Day.
Spend Mother’s Day at the salon or day spa
If you have daughters and they are old enough, try hitting the salon or day spa together. There are so many options to get pampered together including getting your nails done, hair done, and/or getting a massage to relax. Understandably, some moms may want to go to the salon or day spa solo or with other friends to relax. However, if it’s appropriate, this could be a great way to spend time with your kids on Mother’s Day. My daughter first went with me to a nail salon last year and we had a great time together.
Mother’s Day means something different to moms around the world. For me, Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate being a mom, as well as the other moms in my life for all they have done for me and their families over the years. Now that you have read about some of my ideas on how to celebrate Mother’s Day, how do you think you will spend Mother’s Day this year?
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