I know. Another holiday, another day spent virtually sending hugs the ones you love and not getting to enjoy it to the fullest.
Mother's Day is Sunday and it is likely that you will not be celebrating it the way you wanted.
Traditionally, moms might go out for brunch or spend the day doing an activity they enjoy like shopping or getting a spa treatment. But, this year, things will have to change...somewhat.
Regardless of whether or not your traditional Mother's Day plans have changed, you still deserve to be treated like the queen that you are--or treat that special Mom in your life like the queen that she is.
And here's Ways to Treat Yourself (and others) Like a Rockstar Mom:
1. Do something special for yourself.
Bummed that you cannot see your Mom, kids, grandkids, godchildren, etc. this weekend? Do something that makes you happy that is special. Make your favorite recipe or do some online shopping from a store you wouldn't normally shop. Or, just spend a few hours watching your favorite movie uninterrupted. The sky is the limit, my friends, and you do not have to leave your house to do it.
2. Think outside the box.
If you normally see your mom on Mother's Day, show her you care through a thoughtful gift that is literally outside the box. Send her a "fruit of the month club" subscription, or an e-gift card to a spa that you can enjoy together at a later date (this will also help local businesses at this time!). Do your best to create an experience, even if it means in the future.
3. Rely on technology.
Using Zoom or FaceTime is the norm these days, so why not use it for a group "hang out" with your special women on Sunday? Do a group FaceTime with your family rather than just one person at a time, and rather than just talking, play a game or have everyone dress up in a theme (80's prom, anyone??). You can also suggest everyone bring their favorite family photos to the hang out or if you are using Zoom, you can share them from your computer. Do whatever it takes to make these unusual circumstances memorable for a good reason!
4. Don't dwell on it too much.
It's one day. And, while the calendar says "Mother's Day", it doesn't mean that you cannot celebrate it another day, or every day, at another time. If you are used to all getting together to celebrate all of the moms in your family, wait until later in the Summer and make it a fun bbq. Or, use it as an excuse to celebrate a few times throughout the year.
Just because we "should" celebrate Mother's Day on Sunday doesn't mean you cannot create a special day again in the future. Besides, moms deserve every day to be Mother's Day :)