As if you didn’t already know, but here is another gentle reminder ~ Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10. Yep, that’s right you officially have just a few days to formulate the plan to tell mom how much she means to you. You can say it with a homemade card pictured above. Honestly, you can never go wrong with a homemade card. As a mom myself, I love homemade cards (kids, if you are reading this take this hint and run with it!) And for all the dads out there ~ this is a simple way to get the kids involved in creating a special day mom will not soon forget.
The kids might need some help, but dads you got this. With a little planning, you and the kids can really make this a special day for the lady in your house who makes life better. Send her to the store and pull out the art supplies. A few sheets of construction paper or card stock, crayons, paints, maybe some clip art or cut up magazines and let the kids imaginations go.
If you’re feeling really capable, you can press some fresh flowers straight from the garden for the kids to incorporate in their card making endeavors. You don’t need much, you can simply place a few flowers in the middle of a large heavy book (dictionaries are great for this), pull them out a few days later and glue them on to the folded paper. A few lines to express your love and mom will melt from the thoughtfulness.
Maybe you would rather gather flowers to make a bouquet for mom. Well if you have hydrangeas blooming, they make a for a lovely grouping. Leave some leaves on to add to the arrangement and find moms favorite vase in the house. This simple effort will garner you a large smile and a happy lady indeed!
Dad, are you more the cooking type? Are your tomatoes starting to ripen in the garden? How about a special omelet or tomato toast for mom’s breakfast? If mom can get a meal she doesn’t have to cook, she is a very happy lady. Maybe you want to save the tomatoes for lunch or dinner, there are so many ideas for breakfast from the garden.
Any strawberries ready in your garden? They would be wonderful on pancakes or pastries from the local bakery. However you decide to treat mom, you can keep it simple and straight out of the garden.
Dad, are you more the photography type? How about a photo of the kids in the garden? She won’t mind if they aren’t in matching outfits or if their hair is combed. The photo will help her remember her children at this stage of life. That’s really all mom wants is to share the day with the ones she loves making memories.
Make a card, make a meal, cut some flowers, take a picture ~ whether you do one of these ideas or come up with one of your own, just celebrate mom. She will truly treasure any simple opportunity to take to express how much she means to you. The garden is great place to get inspiration or even supplies to tell mom you are grateful and couldn’t do it without her.
Please share with us how you choose to celebrate mom, we would love to see your ideas and the fabulous lady you call mom! Post a comment below or tag us in your social media post, just use #bkydlife so we can see your thoughtfulness. And a “Happy Mother’s Day” to all the mom’s making the most of all the family time!