In honour of Mother’s Day, just around the corner, we would like to take a moment at Docere Wellness Centre to celebrate Mothers.
“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”
― Abraham Lincoln
From being a mentor, a friend, a disciplinary, a chef, and a confidant, often while balancing a work load outside of the home from part-time to full-time career, a mother’s role is multi-faceted and we recognize that!
Mother’s Day gives us an opportunity to step back and appreciate all the love that goes into the role of Mother.
“Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love.” -Mildred B. Vermont
So how will you celebrate Mom this Sunday? From cards to cookies, flowers to festivities, what are your plans?
We have devised some out-of-the box ideas to celebrate Mom:
This is an interesting alternative to making a scrapbook. Find a decorative box or decorate a box with photos and other scrapbook paraphernalia. Inside the box place memorabilia you have collected of times you have spent with Mom. This could be movie ticket stubs, photos from a family vacation, symbolic tokens of laughs you’ve shared. Get creative, anything goes with this one. The key is, make it count. The idea here is sentimentality.
Picnic in the Park
It’s nice to have a brunch or lunch or dinner date with Mom for Mother’s Day. Rather than hosting a traditional meal, or going out to eat, host a party in the park! This is a lovely way to enjoy the outdoors and share time together as a family, while also enjoying food. Make it a potluck to take stress off planning. If each family member is responsible for an item the meal comes together quickly.
Mom Gets a Day Off
Organize a day where you can take over Mom’s role. From preparing breakfast for the family, to doing some extra chores around the house to cooking dinner, there are many extra tasks that can be taken off Mom’s hands. If she is generally responsible for preparing lunches for school maybe offer for one week to have other family members make the lunches. Sharing small tasks can be a big help and make Mom feel recognized for every small thing she handles.
Write Mom a Letter
A Mother’s Day card is thoughtful and traditional, a way to tell Mom how much you appreciate her. Why not go the extra mile and write her a letter, really telling her how much you appreciate her. Include a moment that really warmed your heart that you feel was a good example of her love and kindness. Share with her the qualities she has that you admire, well natured, beautiful, kind, generous … whatever it is that really describes your Mom!
Above All …
Whether it’s a gift you give or festivities you plan do it with love from your heart. A loving gesture goes a long way energetically to tell someone how much you value them.
What are your best ideas for Mother’s Day and why?? Share with us…