Spring has sprung, and it’s time to celebrate mom. Sons and daughters — take note. It’s important to celebrate mom and family every day of the year, but especially on Mother’s Day!
Here are some great ways to spend quality time with your Mom this Mother’s Day:
Go For A Walk
Get some fresh air! Besides enjoying the obvious health benefits of walking, like increasing your heart rate and the emotional highs that come from being active outside, you can use this time to have important conversations with your mom. If the weather is nice, be sure to spend time together outside. You might not think it’s cool to hold hands with Mom anymore, but we guarantee it never goes out of style, especially on Mother’s Day.
Cook With Her
If your mom loves a certain dish, consider cooking it with her! If you cook together, you can bond over recipes that may have been passed down, perhaps for generations, and spend some wonderful moments talking. Cooking together can be a lot of fun kids and parents, and especially on Mother’s Day. Here are some great recipes to get you started.
Read A Book Together
Mother’s Day is such a special time for families, especially for mom’s and children to reconnect. Spend some time reading your favorite books, or choose a chapter or two from Simply Be Your Magnificent Self! … and work on some of the exercises at the end of each chapter. So often, we are pulled in so many directions that it’s hard to really connect with the ones we love, so spend time doing that this Mother’s Day and create some new discussion topics using this great family book!
Work On A Project Together
Don’t overthink this one! You can plant flowers in your mom’s garden or in some decorated pots. Or, you can stay indoors and work on a craft together. Spending time doing an activity together is a great way to show her you care. Head on over to Crafts By Amanda for some great ideas to work on with your mom!
Organize Family Photos & Scrapbooks
If you’re anything like us, you probably love looking through old photographs. It’s a great way to learn (or re-learn!) stories from your childhood. It’s also important because sorting through old photographs and memories helps keep mom’s brain sharp, especially when she’s asked to recall certain moments from the past.
Whatever you do this Mother’s Day, remember how important family relationships are. Be mindful about the time you spend with your family. Put your phone away and truly engage with your siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, and others. You might end up learning something you never knew about yourself or a family member!