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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!