Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and there’s no reason you can’t tie it into your own personal growth. With this in mind, here’s how you can use May 8 to celebrate the woman who brought you into the world while also using it as momentum to keep moving forward yourself.
Not everyone wants a “World’s Best Mom” coffee mug, so consider using this Mother’s Day to get a little creative. Whether you’re celebrating your mother, stepmother, mother-in-law, grandmother, or someone else who’s played a key role in your life, try to bring a smile to a person who truly deserves it.
While gifts and spa weekend getaways are sure to be cherished, here are a few ideas that are just as meaningful, but don’t require extravagant spending.
“Just like mom’s cooking” is far more than an expression—it’s likely something you’ve cherished yourself. When you celebrate your mom, borrow her kitchen apron and whip up something special for her. Breakfast and bed is a tried and true favorite. If your culinary skills aren’t up to par, treat her to a nice meal or cake from a local bakery instead.
One of the best ways to honor your mom is by staying positive and moving forward yourself. Take the time to celebrate small wins and moments, then do so with your mom. If the texts and phone calls are usually one-sided, make more of an effort to share good news with your mother—whether it’s a promotion at work or a new-found recipe.
It’s not easy to be positive and make progress consistently, but it is much better when celebrated with someone you love. If forward momentum is something you both could use a little more of, why not surprise her (and yourself) with a Blix bike? Your mom was likely there when you tackled training wheels. Now you can be there for her when she’s introduced to a new way to get outside and enjoy more living. Weekend mother-child ride, anyone?