I say this with conviction, Dear Readers, Mother’s Day doings are important. I happened to be an authority on being a mother, so I know. That said, I can tell you with absolute certainty, we mothers like to be fussed over. The “fussing“ could take the form of brunch that has been made for us by our husband and children, complete with a handwritten menu and art work. (This is our tradition.) The menu can be something as simple as pancakes, French toast, waffles, yogurt and fruit with muffins. The food does not need to be extravagant but the food needs to be made with love. Send the kids out into the yard and let them gather whatever happens to be blooming right now (so long as it’s safe for them to do so) and include those blooms in the menu and on the table.
Besides making brunch or breakfast, another great idea would be to make your mom (or mom figure) a basket of something they love to do. For example, that could be a basket with a new pair of garden gloves and seeds and a shovel. (I have a friend whose husband gave her a whole bunch of rocks for landscaping her front yard with - and she was thrilled.) It could be a basket filled with homemade bath products like bath bombs or foot scrubs or a soak made with Epson salts. You could also have the kids make her a drawing of her favorite bird or flower.
Showing mom that you love her and value her does not need to involve gifts purchased from the store, just gifts given from the heart.
Please share what you plan to do for your mom in the comment section.
Avid home cook and passionate instructor