*Disclosure* I received a gift certificate to do some shopping at Family Christian in exchange for this post. All thoughts are 100% mine.
I don't know about you, but as a daughter still living in her parent's house, Mother's Day can be quite fun. Forget about having to purchase flowers and send them to her house, or mailing a package, she is right here for me to make feel special. You have to admit it, as much as children complain, whine, or feel smothered, mother's make their world a better place. Cooking for you, being there to hear your troubles and struggles through school, etc. So on Mother's Day, it is all about making them feel special and letting them know how much they mean to us. Here are a few ideas that I have used through the years to get the creative juices flowing:)
When I was younger I always made these booklets. They are great for little guys and gals to make. Give them some construction paper and crayons or pencils and watch them go to work. Paints work well too but just be careful of the area around them:)
The coupons can range from a free hug or kiss, a free breakfast in bed, a day off from doing dishes, or maybe even a chore of the mother's choice. To make things even easier there are printable sheets now for the children to use but I always enjoyed making my own. And then dad will need to step in to staple the booklet together.
2.Breakfast in Bed
This to me is one of my favorites. I love taking this idea and running with it. There are so many ways you can make mom feel special and when she doesn't have to get up in the morning to make her own breakfast, it is extra special. Here are some ideas I have used in the past.
Make her favorite breakfast which could include any of the following, An egg omelet, steak and eggs, breakfast sandwich, poached eggs, oatmeal or grits, sausage or bacon, tea, coffee, milk or juice and all put together nicely on a lovely tray such as the heart tray shown above. Younger children may need some help on this one but allow them to help with what they can. On my tray I also like to add a vase of flowers as well as notes from the children. Just a little note to say thanks for being mom type thing. Or maybe a colored picture from the younger guys. Oh, and this is where a new book might come in handy as well:)
Now, you can also do this as a dinner. Obviously not in bed, but a nice dinner out on the patio, with candles and some sentimental music. Again, allow the children to put in their own special touches but they may need some help from dad. It all depends on how old your children are. For me, I love doing this type of thing, even when it isn't Mother's Day:)
Some families like to give small gifts and I learned there are those who don't. Personally I like to give a small gift, or two, and I found some lovely ones. All the actual products shown in the post can be found at Family Christian starting at $5. They have some awesome items you can use for Mother's Day as it is quickly approaching. Before you know it May 10th will be here and the kids have to be ready:) So either stop in at your local Family Christian store or shop online but go now while they are having their Mother's Day sale!
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