This Sunday, mom's everywhere will be waking up early to a chorus of “Happy Mother’s Day,” and a homemade breakfast feast, complete with homemade cards, inexpensive flowers, and syrupy hands. Perhaps, followed by making Mother’s Day a family fun outing by going somewhere or taking a walk.
Whatever you decide to do, it’s nice to spend the day together. Well, over the past year or so there have been plenty of days together with family. Why not, challenge yourself and mothers everywhere to taking a little "me" time and treat yourself. Below are some ideas to taking care of you!
1. Take Time for Yourself
If you’re craving alone time, ask your partner to take the kids for a nice long walk, and leave you at home. Enjoy the silence. Take a nap. Read. Take a bath. Rock out to Bon Jovi. Do whatever makes you happy. If you’re dreaming of a family outing, set up a backyard game, make an outdoor movie screen, have a lip-sync dance battle, or go for a drive through a local nature preserve.
2. Ask Only for What You Really Want
Make an “Acts of Service” wish list that your significant other and the kids can do instead of gifts. Sure, it’s basically a list of our least favorite chores, but hey, not having to fold the laundry for a whole weekend is like gold to any mama!
3. Buy Yourself Something
Is there a local store you’d like to support? Buy yourself a gift card or shop their online store. Does your athleisure wear collection need some updating? Now is the time! Have your eye on some jewelry? Buy it! Just go for it.
4. Eat Well
If you’re lucky enough to have family members who cook or grill well, take advantage of that. Put in your menu request early and enjoy your favorite grub. If you are the cook, take the day off and support local restaurants. Be sure to pick up your favorite treats and beverages on your next grocery run so you can enjoy the good snacks after the kids are in bed.
5. Create an At-Home Spa
It may not be the same as going to a real spa, but you can pamper yourself with a facial mask and some DIY bath bombs. Throw in a foot soak and a fresh coat of nail polish and you’ll feel like a new woman. If your little helpers are excited about spa day too, make it a mommy-and-me activity with facials for everyone.
Whatever you decide to do, enjoy your day! Happy Mother's Day!
Better Homes and Gardens; Source: By Megan Boettcher