Mom works hard all year long, so doesn’t she deserve recognition and appreciation more than once a year? Small acts of appreciation go a long way to show your mother that you care. Try some of these ideas with your kids that celebrate Mom any time of the year, even when it’s not Mother’s Day.
Celebrate Mom with a little pampering
Nothing says “thank you” like a little pampering. Start the day with an easy breakfast idea the kids can serve Mom in bed - after she’s allowed to sleep in a little! With adult supervision, kids can heat up a wholesome and delicious Yumble meal to make breakfast for Mom without making a mess for her to clean up later. Serve a combination of the Savory Egg & Cheese Omelet or Freshly Baked Apple Pocket with some coffee, and there’s no doubt Mom will feel appreciated.
After breakfast, continue pampering Mom by giving her some time for herself. Some self-care ideas for moms include free time to relax, reading a book, or taking a bath. Maybe even send her to the spa for the ultimate celebration of everything she does for her family.
Brighten her day with flowers
Flowers are a classic token of love and appreciation. Ask your kids to help you pick out a bright bouquet at the florist, or help your kids make small bouquets from your own garden.
To create a bouquet that will last forever, craft some flowers out of construction paper. Anything handmade for Mom is special, and these colorful bouquets will brighten her day. Click here for a paper bouquet idea.
Thank Mom with a card or note
Sometimes, it’s easier to write than say how you feel. Sit down with your kids and write notes to Mom, thanking her for everything she does. Maybe that’s recognizing how much you appreciate the amazing, healthy dinners she puts together each week. Or maybe it’s giving thanks for how she balances her busy schedule while always making time for family She is guaranteed to cherish these little notes forever. If you have a little extra time, help your kids craft their notes into handmade cards.
Take family time outdoors
Above all, Mom is always happy to spend time with her family. If the weather is nice, celebrate by spending time with her outdoors. Studies like this one show that spending time outdoors may reduce stress and improve overall health. The combination of time outside and family time will make Mom feel great! Plan a fun, outdoor activity like a picnic, nature walk or a day on the water for an opportunity to make some great memories with the whole family.
Challenge yourself to leave the technology at home to really maximize this time with Mom.
Take care of the chores
Moms’ brains never seem to shut off. They’re constantly keeping track of what needs done around the house and managing the entire family’s schedule. Show Mom that you care by taking some of the weight off of her shoulders. Have your kids help with cleaning by folding the laundry or picking up their rooms – without Mom having to ask.
And when it comes to helping out with chores, nothing shows appreciation more than giving her a break from the kitchen. With Yumble meals like our Turkey Sausage & EggsPepperoni Pizza Bagel, and Wholesome Cheesy Rotini, you can give Mom the entire day off from breakfast through dinner without sacrificing nutrition or convenience.
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