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When my husband asked me what I wanted to do for Mother’s Day this year, I paused. I am working on mindfulness, you see. Before making any decisions, big or small, taking into account how the outcome will affect my husband, kids and others all come into play. As moms, some might argue that Mother’s Day is our one day of the year to be selfish, and I can certainly see their point. But as I pause, I remind myself to think differently. How can I curate the perfect Mother’s Day experience, so that it’s about more than just me?
I think about the moms in our lives that have been so helpful through our journey. Over the years, Bobby’s three sisters have been godsends, and although we are on opposite sides of the country, I’d like to celebrate them this year too. There’s no doubt they’ll have a wonderful Mother’s Day with family, but a little gratitude from afar will go a long way, and I’ve got the perfect way to show it.
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Being mindful of others and showing gratitude when least expected has a way of making my heart smile. So much that it got me thinking. How many moms can I touch, leading up to “our” day? Whether it’s a note, a smile, returning a favor or a gorgeous bouquet of flowers, my plan for this Mother’s Day is to keep my fellow Moms in mind as I decide how my family will celebrate. Here’s a few ways you can too:
Prep for your perfect Mother’s Day by hiring the house cleaner the Friday prior to Mother’s Day weekend. And if she’s a mom too, leave a special treat from you and the kids.
Hair Stylist/Nail Technician:
If you’re primping between now and Mother’s Day, and your stylist or technician is a Mom, show her some love with a hand written note and extra tip.
We may or may not ask a lot from these special individuals, and they may or may not have kids of their own, but by giving them a nod for being in your life and the life of your children can mean so much.
Those who go above and beyond when life gets a little crazy deserve a pat on the back too! Show your arsenal of assistance some appreciation this year with a coffee, call or text!
As for our Mother’s Day plan this year? After the house is clean, hair & nails done, and fresh flowers delivered, celebrating outside with family over brunch and mimosas would take the cake! Coconut cake, that is. Is that too much to ask? Wishing a beautiful & bright Mother’s Day to all!
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24 thoughts on “A Thoughtful Mother’s Day”
This was beautiful; so were the pics as usual;) Great tips- Mama’s Day is still so bitter sweet for me as I traverse my own motherhood path (miss my incredible Mama every … single… day) However when we are feeling low and I appreciate your remidners to give thanks and a hearty nod to all the others that, those that share this Mighty Mama-Crown, support, love and thanks. It’s what mine would’ve done as well?✨ Loving the overalls too xx
I miss you tremendously! Your words I always look forward to. And I know your mama is your personal angel xoxo
There is nothing quite like a fresh bunch of flowers and these are absolutely beautiful. There is something wonderful about tulips as well they are such a pretty flower.
Those tulips are very pretty. I don’t think I have ever had any given to me before. This year I haven’t really made any plans for Mother’s Day. I am thinking a nice dinner at home with my kids, husband and granddaughter.
Love this reminder ! My kids godmother will be getting some of these fabulous tulips ! Great post
Your photos are so gorgeous. I haven’t received flowers for Mother’s Day, since last Mother’s day, lol. Flowers are one of my most loved gifts.
I absolutely agree and you need more you deserve them…
Who wouldn’t love flowers from their young ones! I am so glad they thought of you!
Wow, those flowers are absolutely gorgeous! Who wouldn’t like a bunch that is so beautiful!
I think that giving flowers on mother’s day is the best expression of love. They’re sure to make moms happy. I like tulips also though they’re more expensive here in our country. As an option, I like mums as well.
You have such a beautiful little family! I can’t believe it’s almost Mother’s Day. I better get shopping! Love your pants – btw.
I absolutely love having fresh flowers in the house. It can change the entire mood of a room. Those tulips were beautiful in both the vibrant and more subtle tones.
Very thoughtful any mom deserves a sweet surprises like this. Tulips are my favorite we also loveordering to 1-800 fast shipping and fresh flowers as always.
Those tulips are gorgeous! I would love to receive these for Mother’s Day.
Awe thank you so much…. !-800-Flowers is the best….
I love receiving flowers! It is totally the thought that counts when it comes to gifts.
Awe thanks so so much…. xoxox
Tulips are my favorite flowers, too. These tulips are so fresh and colorful. A wonderful gift for Mother’s Day.
Awe thanks so so0 much…
Love the flowers, so lovely! I still need some ideas for the coming Mother’s day. I know my Mom would love some flowers too.
These are my favorite ten so enjoy….
The flowers are so beautiful, very colourful and just so pretty. I think you made a great choice,
Yes I love tulips…..