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Whether Near or Far, Mother’s Day Is a Time for Pampering

“When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.” ― Mitch Albom

Whether Near or Far, Mother’s Day Is a Time for Pampering

President Woodrow Wilson designated Mother’s Day a national holiday in 1914. The holiday is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. Although the mothers in our lives are important to us every day, Mother’s Day offers a special opportunity to celebrate how much they mean to us.

How can you make the day a celebration of your mother in your life? Right at Home has gathered an array of ideas and sources to kick-start your search for the perfect way to show your love.

  • Journal – Organize a journal for her. Jot down some topics for her to get started. Here are some examples:
    • What are her first childhood memories?
    • What was her favorite subject in school and why?
    • Who were her best friends, and what was special about them?
    • What are her thoughts about what is happening in the news?
  • Spa Day – Who doesn’t like a little pampering? A day at the spa will give more than a little pampering. If you can join her, it will make it even more special.
  • Technology Upgrade – If her smartphone is not up to speed, get her an upgrade to a new one with a larger screen, better speakers, and bigger buttons. Plus, FaceTime or Skype can be more enjoyable on a larger screen. Would your mother appreciate a tablet? She wouldn’t need to fire up her computer to explore the internet, play games, and video chat. Moreover, a tablet is portable and can keep her entertained while she is waiting for her turn at the doctor’s office or to get her hair done.
  • Cozy Throw – Does your mother like to snuggle up on the sofa to watch TV or read? She would probably enjoy a warm throw. Better yet, use a website like VistaPrint to turn memorable photos into a blanket full of love. Other places like Walmart and Shutterfly also offer them.
  • Lunch Date – Put your name on her calendar for a monthly lunch date. Pick restaurants of her choice, and make sure to make her the star of the event.

Celebrating From a Distance

If you don’t live near the mother in your life, don’t let distance stop you from spending time with her. Consider the following ways to celebrate her day:

  • Schedule a virtual party. Invite your siblings and your mom, along with her grandchildren. There are several platforms from which to choose. Check out Zoom or Webex. It’s a great chance for everyone to share memories and add a little laughter to life. There’s nothing like sharing some funny memories with your mother. Did she have a few rules that now make everyone laugh? Did she find out about mischief you were up to that you thought she didn’t know? Was there a particularly humorous holiday story?
  • Watch a movie together. Even if you can’t be with her, you can still enjoy a movie or TV show together. Visit Teleparty to find out how to connect and see the variety of offerings.
  • FaceTime or Skype is an option for connecting. Make it special on Mother’s Day by including your children and siblings living nearby who can join you.

Check Out More Ideas

Don’t stop here. You can find many more ideas for celebrating Mother’s Day online. Here are a few suggestions:

Join Right at Home in celebration of all mothers every day, especially on May 14.

Marsha Johns, blog author

Marsha Johns is a veteran health care marketer and award-winning writer. She strives to make medical topics understandable and relatable for all readers.

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