“Nothing isn’t an Choice:” The best way to Make Mother Blissful This Mom’s Day – CBS Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – In order not to increase the pressure … but Mother’s Day is Sunday and if you have not yet decided what to do for Mom … tick tick tick!
The options range from the routine of candy, cards, and flowers to elaborate.
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But what does the mother want in your life?
“We deserved this day,” says lifestyle blogger at Questionable Choices In Parenting and mother of Amanda Mushro, mother of three. “We say we don’t need anything. And that’s not the truth. The truth is we need some things that are very easy to come by. “
Appreciation for Mother’s Day falls into two categories: treatment and gifts.
Mushro says treatment is crucial.
“Let mom sleep, give mom some time to herself, you know, we love flowers, we love shiny things, but guess what, mom has probably already told you what she wants,” explains Mushro. “You just have to listen and pay attention.”
Wait what She told us ?!
“So if mom said things like, you know, I’d like to spend a night in a hotel alone just so I could regroup and think, or, you know, I’d like to play golf or play tennis from the.” Things that we might think she only thought about are perfect gifts for Mother’s Day, ”she says.
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Things mom wanted to do at home can be taken into account.
“Maybe you’re doing a renovation and there’s something she’s been watching and you’re going to treat her to something, the things Mom doesn’t beautify on herself. Mother’s Day is the perfect time to pamper her.” Mushro says.
Mushro suggests you split the day.
“Maybe in the morning they can give mom breakfast in bed, they can give her all their little handmade gifts, and then we’ll shovel mom out the door,” she says.
Mushro says this can be for a girls day out with friends or just let them have the house to themselves.
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“I love the idea, you know what darling, I’ll take the kids with me, we’ll go to the playground, we’ll hang out in my mother’s house because we want to see her on Mother’s Day,” she says
As for these homemade children’s gifts …
“The necklaces, the cards, the jewelry bowls, and I really love those things,” she admits.
But she says there is an age limit.
“I love his macaroni necklace. But you know that you are 13 and maybe maybe you could have gone shopping with dad, ”she says and she doesn’t talk about spending a lot of money.
Mushro says if you consider taking a chore like washing off mum’s hands for a week, “I mean, that sounds like a heavenly gift to me.”
And here’s a tip for the crowd, “There’s a package on your doorstep”.
“I’m a huge fan. Take a look at her Amazon cart and see what she saved because there might be some items in there,” she laughs.
For mothers whose children are grown up and may have families of their own, she says, coordinate a liaison.
“I’m telling you that any mother out there with adult or teenage children would love to have that one-on-one with their kids,” she says.
When you can’t be together in person, all of the children coordinate a virtual meeting or series of connections with each child individually, and mothers love connecting with grandchildren too.
As for old staples like kitchen utensils. Don’t rule it out if mommy really wants it, but candy, cards, and flowers could be a good idea.
There’s no one size fits all mom gift, and Mushro says look at the mom you honor beyond her kids, her family, and her job and find an idea there.
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The only absolute – doing nothing is not an option.