- Let Her Sleep! - Mother’s day is the one day of the year when all moms should be left to sleep in! That means be very quiet around the house and do something productive such as reading a book (No electronics, please – Mom would like you to experience good old-fashioned play.)
- Care For YourselfToday let her relax and take care of all grooming to meet mom’s expectations (brush teeth and hair, get dressed appropriately, take a shower using shampoo and soap etc.).
- Make Your Meals -Today get up and make your own breakfast. Don’t forget to clean up after yourself. In fact, give mom the entire day off from making meals. Older siblings help the younger ones. Dad, roll up your sleeves and help. (Don’t forget Mom’s breakfast in bed!)
- Tidy Up Inside -Time to get out the mop and vacuum and get busy. Clean up your room. Surprise Mom and pick a project to help her with inside – laundry, organizing bookshelf, taking out dishwasher. There are all sorts of great projects waiting to be done!
- Clean Up the Car - That means remove dirty shoes or sports equipment, throw out old snack wraps and napkins, bring in toys and put away etc.
- Sibling Love All Day - No fighting allowed. Sharing and cooperation please!
- No Electronics – This might be a hard one – no smart phones and no computer games! One day “off the grid” wouldn’t hurt.
- Hugs & Kisses – Tell her how much you love and appreciate her. And give her extra hugs and kisses.
- A Home-made Gift – Create a simple home-made – drawing or card that shows that you care. Check out blissfullydomestic.com for some great DIY projects to pass on to Dad.
- A Fun Family Activity -Going out to dinner, watching a movie, playing a family game etc. Then go to bed without fussing! A good night and I love you is all she needs today.
Shooting for the moon – maybe! Great Mother’s day even with partial completion – definitely!
Ladies, I hope you all have a wonderful, enjoyable day. Fingers-crossed your family remember to take care of all those little things that fill up our days – maybe even leave this little cheat sheet as a gentle reminder. Good luck and enjoy! ☺
All the best,
About the author: Suzanne is the award-winning author of The SMART Playbook. She lives in CT with her husband and three kids. Before kids, she was an international marketing executive in New York City. With a multi-cultural background, she was raised in more than six countries with four languages. Her career and living overseas taught her the importance of knowing and using the common language of manners and social skills to being your best. Today she’s a mom with a mission, inspired to communicate social skills in a modern world to a new generation.