5 Simple Ways to Pamper Mom for Mother’s Day

Mom or the special grandma, aunt, or step-mom in your child’s life deserves pampering on Mother’s Day. There are many extravagant and costly ways to pamper moms, but luckily, most moms are happy with simpler things. If you need some last-minute ways to pamper the special person or mom figure on Mother’s Day, we have five simple ideas guaranteed to make them smile!

1. Handmade Cards and Pictures

Moms love handmade cards and pictures from their little ones. If your child has an artistic side, encourage them to draw a picture or create a card. If your child can’t write, ask them to dictate their message to you and write it on the card for them. To make something extra special, encourage your child to write a story and draw illustrations about what makes their mom special. Bind it together like a book to gift to Mom.

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2. Clean the House

The division of labor in most homes is more equalized than in the past. However, studies show that moms still do more housework than dads. So help mom out this Mother’s Day and pick up some extra chores! Reminding your kids to take their dishes to the sink or put the laundry away is TLC on her special day. And helping with the chores doesn’t only need to happen on Mother’s Day! Moms work hard all the time, so consider pitching daily!

3. Give Her Alone Time

Yes, we moms love spending time with our kids. But we also cherish alone time, something rare for many moms! So, give her an afternoon off to do whatever she wants while you take kid duty. If you are a two-mom household, see if the grandparents will gift you some time for a day date or separate alone time! Ultimately, Mother’s Day should be about what mom wants to do, but few will say no to a couple of hours of uninterrupted free time when offered!

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4. Homemade Spa Treatments

You can give mom a spa day at home using many things you (or she) probably already has in the house! If not, a quick trip to the store should suffice to achieve some home pampering. Create a spa-like atmosphere by dimming the lights, lighting scented candles or using an oil infuser, and playing soothing music. Make mom a homemade coconut honey face mask or DIY peppermint footscrub.

5. Gift Her Something Personalized

Personalized gifts are something a mom will treasure forever because they were made just for her. Bracelets or necklaces with her child’s birthstones are one popular idea. If mom is a coffee or tea drinker, a funny or unique mug is a great option; you can never have too many mugs! If she’s a sports mom, consider a sweatshirt with her kid’s name and jersey number embroidered on the sleeve or chest. Personalized gifts are one-of-a-kind items she can cherish for years to come!

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By L. Elizabeth Forry, May 10, 2024

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L. Elizabeth Forry 

L. Elizabeth Forry is an Early Childhood Educator with fifteen years of classroom teaching experience. She earned a Master of Science in Early Childhood Education from The University of North Dakota and has a Bachelor of Arts in English and one in Music from Lebanon Valley College. She has taught children in Japan, Washington D.C., Chicago, and suburban Maryland. She is trained as a reading therapist, has a TEFL certification, and has done extensive work with children regarding mental health, social-emotional development, gender development. She has written curriculum for children and educators and has led training sessions for parents and educators on various topics on early childhood development. She is the mother of two boys and resides outside of Annapolis, Maryland.

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