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Easy Ways to Celebrate You (And Other Moms)

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May 13. Mother's Day. The day we celebrate moms. All moms and those ladies (and some men) who do that mommy-thing for us. It is a mere six days away. What do you have planned? What do you want to do? What do you want to do for all of those other moms in your life (yes, that includes your mother-in-law and the mama kitty in your pet family)?

These past few weeks, we've been chatting about fun ways to indulge and treat ourselves. Now, on Mother's Day, people around us may take a few of those hints to make your official treat day special. Need some more ideas to pass along to them? How about some of these super easy and mostly free ways to celebrate all things M-O-M.

-- Mama gets a day off. Really. Dad (or whomever) takes the kids for the day, feeds them, wipes the boogies and the tushees, cleans up, does the dishes...all of it. Grab a box of bon-bons (or what ever is yummy to you) and take the day off.

-- Mama sleeps in. Okay, if you can't quite take the whole day off, at least get a few extra hours of ZZZs.

-- Mama doesn't cook. This is a biggie for most moms I know. A break from the one thing we seem spend most hours doing: cooking. Order in or go out to eat. Many of us do this anyway on Mother's Day, but do it for the whole day, not just brunch. Order that delivery pizza for dinner.

-- Mama gets a memory book. This is a cute idea that the kids can help with too. Make a book with pictures (maybe the kids draw them) that feature favorite memories, big and small.

-- Mama gets a massage. Send Mom off to the spa. Have a trained professional work those knots out that neck of hers, maybe have her sit in a fluffy robe and have her nail done...whatever you think will make her feel special.

Will you do any of these on Mother's Day?


by on May. 7, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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by on May. 7, 2012 at 10:27 AM
Lol I doubt it! Would be nice though
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by on May. 7, 2012 at 10:32 AM
I will hopefully get to sleep in and not have to cook.
by on May. 7, 2012 at 10:55 AM

I would love to sleep in maybe I will ask DH to take care of breakfast for everyone so I can get some rest.

by Member on May. 7, 2012 at 11:15 AM

I'm going for the day off from cooking at least. Not sure how that is going to work since Mother's day is on Sunday and my DH started this new thing where he does dutch oven cooking on Sundays and I end up doing much of the prep work.

I'm thankful for a hubby that loves me, 4 healthy children, a warm
place to sleep and enough food for our meals... God bless America!

by Member on May. 7, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Ha ha  I will probably pack up a picnic and we will go to the beach for the day though.

by on May. 7, 2012 at 11:26 AM
good ideas.

by Amy on May. 7, 2012 at 11:47 AM

 Nope....I never get a day off .....ugh.

by Bronze Member on May. 7, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Maybe the day off

by on May. 7, 2012 at 2:06 PM

I'll take all of them, thank you!  Not likely to get more than a couple, but...a gal can wish!

by on May. 7, 2012 at 2:08 PM

DH's first idea was for me to pick an organic restaurant in the next town over, pack a change of clothes so we could hang out at the creek afterwards.  I like the eating idea, but trekking along the creek and watching them play doesn't sound very relaxing. 

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