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10 Ways To Celebrate Mother’s Day
From Home Or From Afar

Maya Porebska-Smith

May 10th is Mother’s Day! Although it’s becoming harder to remember what day of the week it is, this is a good one to remember as it’s all about showing love and gratitude. Mother’s Day can be challenging for some of us. Some people have strained relationships with their mothers or may not have their mother’s in their lives, and that’s alright. This day can also be a time to celebrate the motherly figures that we have chosen to be part of our lives. This Mother’s Day might look a little different than previous ones, but that doesn’t mean it can’t still be special. Here are some of the ways that we are choosing to celebrate our mothers and motherly figures.

1. Get Brunching!

Do you and mom have a favorite brunch spot? While you might not to be able to go to your favorite restaurant right now, many of us have been experimenting with cooking and may have discovered a hidden talent. If you are quarantining with mom, this is fun way to celebrate all she does for you. Try recreating your mom’s go-to brunch order from her favorite restaurant. If you aren’t into that idea, find your own brunch inspiration. Here are some of our favorite recipes! There are lots to choose from so whether you have a mom who loves a smoothie in the morning or prefers a classic stack of waffles, we’ve got you covered. Click here for some fun recipe inspiration.

2. Flower Power:

While current circumstances might mean you aren’t able to see your mum in person this year, send your mum some flowers to let her know you’re thinking of her. Try to support small, local florists if possible as this is a great way to support local businesses during these trying times. Double the love!

3. Sweet Treat:

If your mom is all about the sweet treats, send some her way! Lots of local bakeries and patisseries are taking orders or delivering.

4. Creative Expression:

Have you discovered a love of painting, collaging, or drawing during this time? If you have, get crafting and make your mom or motherly figure a card. None of these ideas feeling right? Write a letter to your mother instead!

5. Let it Grow, Let it Grow, Let it Grow:

Now that spring has sprung and many of us are still at home, there is a lot more time to be in the garden. Drop off seeds or bulbs for your mom to plant now. Seeing the plants grow will remind your mum of you. Hopefully, once the plants are bigger, you’ll be able to enjoy the food or flowers that come from them together.

6. Blast from the Past:

Coordinate with family members old and young to put together a family slideshow or photo album. You can include voice recordings of your favorite memories with mom for an extra personal touch. The slideshow or photo album can be shared in person or over email!

7. Spa Chez Moi:

A lot of parents have been at home with their kids 24/7 for the last few weeks and could use some time to unwind and relax. Pamper the mother’s in your life with an at home spa experience. We’re talking Epsom salt foot baths, mani-pedis, relaxing music and diffusers. The kids can help with this depending on their age.

8. Fun Facts about Mom:

Create a personalized trivia centered around your mom. See who knows mom best and learn more about her life story. Play in person or over video chat!

9. Use Your Words:

There is never a bad time to tell your mom that you love her and are grateful for her. A simple gesture that defies distance but means a lot.

10. Take care of yourself:

If you have lost your mother, this might be a particularly challenging day for you. This is a day to take care of yourself. Be with loved ones, either in person or over the phone, and be gentle with yourself. Do what feels right for you. Although this day can be challenging, it is also a beautiful opportunity to express love and gratitude for people dear to our hearts. While mothers and motherly figures play a huge role in our lives everyday, we hope that these ideas help you make them feel extra special this Mother’s Day, despite the current circumstances. Let us know how you are celebrating this Mother’s Day!

 

About the Author

Maya Porebska-Smith

Maya Porebska-Smith

Maya is passionate about learning and constantly seeks to do so in new ways. She recently graduated from the University of British Columbia and is...

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