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Why You Should Make Mom Feel Special This Mother’s Day

by Deah on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 7:59 AM

The first special person in everyone’s life would almost always have to be their mother. On this Mother’s Day, May 12, the most important thing you can do for her is to show her some love and respect. Not to disrespect our fathers as they are special too - but there is a special bond between a mother and a child. The bond between a mother and her child can begin before they are even born.

Whether you decide to get her a gift or not, a mother will always appreciate that you thought of her. If you have siblings who would also like to let mom know how special she is, get together and make plans for the day. Plan the day around activities you know she would enjoy. This is a very small gesture for the person who brought you into this world and took care of all your needs as you grew into an adult.

For those of you who having trouble envisioning what this day should consist of, let me give you some tips. Our mother not only enjoys everyone who is able to getting together for a picnic but absolutely loves flowers. It does not have to be expensive. Sometimes simple things carry the most meaning. Cooking a meal or planning a picnic, getting out the albums and doing some reminiscing, or planning some adventure that she would like. One year in honor of our grandmother, her children and grandchildren got together for a tea party. That was a lot of fun. All we did was have some tea and some light refreshments and shared our favorite family stories. We made these plans for the Saturday before Mother’s Day as to leave Sunday for individual appreciations.

Another idea that was well received was a coupon book. Stapled together like a book and inside a handmade envelope were coupons that could be cashed in throughout the coming months for some activities together. A ride to view Pennsylvania’s beautiful mountain laurel was cashed in first as that was fast approaching. A car wash, breakfast in bed, lunch date, and so much more. Just be sure to include things that you know she would like to do.

A small expenditure could include a SageMinder Care Call. A daily call just to check in or remind her to take her medications has been well received as well. A favorite things basket shows that you really put some thought into a gift. Including some of the things your mother enjoys in a personally decorate basket is so much more personal that a pre-made gift basket or gift card.

This mother’s day why not make mom feel special. She is probably the person who loves you the most. When you think about all that a mother has done for you it might even seem unfair that all she gets is one day a year.

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Lori Paterno, M.Ed. Has a Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling From Penn State University.  She has over 20 years professional experience in Human Services, Counseling, and Education.

Lori Paterno, M.Ed. Has a Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling From Penn State University.  She has over 20 years professional experience in Human Services, Counseling, and Education. 
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