Mommy’s of Babies
This is most likely a first mother’s day. There are a few easy, yet rewarding ways to treat that new Mommy.
- Give her a nap. Since my children are only 10 months apart, I had back to back “Infant stages,” with feedings every two hours, diaper changes in the middle of the night and days that I looked like I had been punched in both eyes. My husband decided to give me the best Mother’s day gift ever! He drew me a BATH! I hadn’t taken a bath in what seemed like forever. After my bath, he sent me to bed for the best 3 hour nap of my life.
- Write her a note, from the baby. Nothing warms a mother heart more than their child saying how lucky they are to have her as a Mommy.
Here’s an example:
I know I’m unable to tell you how wonderful you are, but I want you to know that I am the luckiest Little boy/girl in the world. Thank you for always taking such wonderful care of me, and loving me with all of your heart.
I love you, Mommy!
Mommy’s of Toddlers
- Date Night! Offer the Mommy time with her husband. If she has someone she trusts to watch her child, be sneaky and plan a date night for her.
- Give her an hour to herself. Let her spend it reading, playing on the computer, soaking in the tub… anything that SHE wants. Sometimes, as much as we love our children, a little alone time, is needed.
Mommy’s of Older Kids
- Coupon Books! My favorite! They take a little time to put together, but the thought that goes into them means more to us than the actual “chores” on the coupons. My 6 and 7 year old made some for me, and it was the sweetest thing ever. They were 4 and 5 at the time, and tried cramming all of the coupon chores into one day. I was so proud of them!
- Fix her dinner AND clean up the mess. It’s nice to have someone else do the cooking every once in awhile, but when we have to go clean up the grease all over the cabinets, and floor, it takes away from the experience. This is a gift that will be a hit with almost any mother.
Mom’s of Teens
- Detail Mom’s Car…and take your time! Mom’s are known for having soccer cleats, Goldfish crackers, gym bags, and tap shoes…strung out in the back of their car or minivan. We DON’T want it like this, but it’s part of being “Mom.” Go out and clean the trash out, vacuum, wipe down the inside, clean the windows, shake out the rugs, bring in your stuff and of course wash the outside of the car. This doesn’t cost you a penny, but if you take your time and do a great job, it’s a gift your Mom won’t forget.
- Tell her that you love her. We know it’s hard for teens to express their feelings, but we’re your mom, and we need to know that you still love us, and need us…even for the little things. Hearing the words “I love you, Mom. Thanks for always watching out for me” mean the WORLD to us.
All of these are FREE, and I promise you, these will mean more to the majority of Moms then a dozen roses ever would.