Fun Ways to Truly Make Mom Feel Special This Mother’s Day

First let’s share a few special traits children say about Mom’s; A mom will always be there for her children, even when they are grown, thinks about her children long after they have “flown the nest”, supports her children’s dreams, even when they seem impossible, loves her children in a way they will never understand until they have their own and will defend her children against the world.

A mom will always go the extra mile when it comes to her children; cupcakes for the team or school and help build an afterschool project, fix scraped knees, kiss away tears and try to mend broken hearts, will love her children even when they hurt and neglect her. They love with an unconditional love, we may not approve of what they do, or who they see, but our love is constant.

Regardless of how close you are as an adult; your Mom is likely the individual who provided many of your earliest memories of fun. Whether that’s cuddling up to read a book after a warm bath or comforting you as a young adult, celebrating Mother’s Day together allows you to give back to this selfless individual. That doesn’t mean that you must go all out for a gift, though — your mother would likely prefer the gift of your time above anything else. Here are some fun activities that you can do together this Mother’s Day

Go Out or Stay In

The weather in early spring can be a bit unpredictable, but if you happen on a nice day why not take a long walk together or pack a picnic? Getting out of the house and enjoying some fresh air after a long indoor winter is healthy on a variety of levels. If the weather isn’t ideal, consider renting a movie and popping some popcorn at home for a relaxing movie night where no one cares if you’re talking over the movie and laughing throughout the night. Want to get dressed up? Check out an afternoon or evening play or dinner theater where you can unwind together and simply enjoy each other’s company for the day.

Cooking Together

Creating a beautiful and healthy meal together is a great way to reconnect and remind you of your youth — when life was simpler, and the days were slower and longer. Keeping your body strong is a key step in recovery, and preparing these healthy recipes are a delicious way to spend time with your Mom this Mother’s Day. The meal you’re preparing doesn’t have to be complicated. What’s important is the time spent together laughing and loving.

Taking time to celebrate the everyday beauty of life is something that you can share with your Mom throughout the year.  Mother’s Day is an especially good time to show your thankfulness with the gift of time. Learn more about the various support options that are available throughout your journey at Our full range of medallions, chips, books and plaques will help celebrate the everyday milestones in your life. This is a great book ‘ A Sober Mom’s guide to Recovery” published by Hazelden

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