It’s true. Your mother is the only irreplaceable woman in the world, and the bond that you share is like none other. Through your childhood, she cared, fostered and guided you. This Mother’s Day, it’s time for you to show your love and appreciation by gifting her your time. It’s time to reconnect with your mom and relieve some of your childhood moments in small little ways.
Here are 10 things to do this Mother’s Day:
1. AN IMPROMPTU ROAD TRIP: Hit the road and surprise your know-it/plan -it all mother with a random long drive. Who knows where the roads might take you? Pack a picnic lunch of her favorite food or simply treat her at a roadside dhaba or deli. And if you live in a different city then what better excuse to take that unplanned trip home.
2. GET ARTSY AND ENROLL FOR HER PASSION PROJECT: This Mother’s Day, get the paints out or the sewing machine rolling and get creative. Encourage your artsy mom to pursue her desired passion or rekindle an old one. And for you, it’s always a good time to pick up a new hobby and doing it with the one person who can push your limits makes it all the more better!
3.SIGN UP FOR YOGA CLASS TOGETHER: Be like your sprightly mother and go get fit at the nearest yoga studio. You could also try out some Zumba or drop-in dance classes to have a fun filled day. Zen-ing out with your favorite person will leave you feeling refreshed, centered, and ready to take on life.
4.PAMPER HER WITH A SPA DAY: Who doesn’t enjoy being spoilt and pampered? Also it is never too late to gift her a new hairstyle or the perfect pedicured feet.
5.TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE – Play boardgames, browse old family albums or simply grab some popcorn and have a movie marathon. Who’s afraid of a little friendly competition? Play checkers, or hone your skills at charades. Don’t call it a day until you’re both rubbing your eyes
6.SHOPPING TILL YOU DROP – If your mother enjoys nothing more than a day at the mall then that is what you should plan! Your fashionista mother’s tastes and impeccable style can give any stylist a run for her money.
7.HEALTH IS WEALTH: Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in Indian women. The National Cancer Institute recommends women aged 40 and over be screened with mammography every one to two years. Do this for your mother, aunt and all the important women in you life, so you can see them spend the rest of their life in good health. For Mother’s Day, let her have a few extra hours of uninterrupted sleep maybe gift her a lavender essential oil to make it extra relaxing.
8.TEA TIME INDULGENCE: Host a tea party for your mom and her friends with tiny sandwiches and scones. Or just take her to a tea room or cafe. Sip some fruity iced teas and enjoy each other’s company reminiscing about the good old days. Before you leave, make sure a grab a few of her favored teas.
9.LADIES NIGHT OUT: Put on your dancing shoes and get her to dance all her woes away. Let your mother experience what it is to feel young and lively again.
10.WRITE A LETTER – Write your mom a handwritten note. Describe to her the reasons why you love her and why you feel she is special. Thank her for being such a wonderful person and parent. It will mean the world to her. Put together a scrapbook of some of your favorite memories with her. Dig deep in those old photo boxes and albums. Get creative and make it fun. Moms love taking a trip down memory lane.
All a mother needs is a gift of your time. So this Mother’s Day make sure give her all that she deserves and more.