mother's day

Happy Mother's Day - Best part of being a mom...

  • My daughter and IHearing I love you, even though she tells me every hour.
  • Seeing my kids smile, even if the smile is mischievous.
  • Being "invited" to a special tea party by my daughter with "water" as pretend tea and with cups that are encrusted with dirt from the day before.
  • Hearing a cry in the middle of the night even though I wished for a good night sleep, holding them in my arms reminds me that I don't care what time it is.

Happy Mother's Day!

Moms spend their days running around doing stuff for everyone else in the family except for themselves. Here are some great ideas to let your mother know she is appreciated and loved for all she does. I think the best gift is to give her is the gift of time to do whatever she wishes without kids in tow. Read below some ideas and make her day special. Happy Mother's day on May 13! To all you mothers out there you deserve a day, so take it!

 

Whether you are looking for suggestions or strong hints to your husband or need to get a gift for your mom, here are some helpful ideas:

  • Hanging basket, rather then the cut flowers that usually only last a week, get a beautiful hanging basket for their front entrance or patio
     
  • The Kobo reader or similar reader, this is a little bit pricier but can be a great gift, maybe even purchase some e-books for them of their favourite hobby, author or recipes. (sale price $99 at futureshop.ca)
     
  • Freezer ready meals!Make some baked goods of her favourite goodies and put them in a box or basket for a special treat
     
  • Make a Mother’s Day craft with or without the kids! Lots of ideas online and on http://pinterest.com there is also some of my compiled ones as well click here
     
  • Place des arts's Artisan Shop in Coquitlam is well stocked with beautiful, one-of-a-kind artisan wares that are perfect for showing your mother how much you care. Their knowledgeable staff will help you choose just the right gift.
     
  • Buy some beautiful handmade pottery at the The North Delta Potters Guild Annual Spring Pottery Sale this May 4 & 5
     
  • Spa - Okay what mom doesn’t want a spa gift certificate. If you can’t find babysitting for her to go to the spa, give her a gift certificate to the “The Mom Spa” where babysitting is part of the service! Located in South Surrey. www.themomspa.ca/
     
  • Can’t afford the spa, look up some home made spa ideas and create for her, her own spa at home. Some ideas here

What to do for Mother's Day?

Mother's Day!This is your day or so they say! Yes it is the offical "Mother's Day" and some families book at golf courses or their favorite restaurant to treat the mom of the family. But you can do other things such as:

Go to the Farmer's Market - Lots of outdoor Markets open this Sunday and more will open by the end of the month. I love walking through the market seeing the wonderful grown organic vegetables, checking out handmade items, eating the food and depending where the market is enjoy walking around and enjoying the outdoors.

If the weather is nice, head to the beach. No i am not talking about take out the bathing suit just yet, but walk the beach, have fish and chips, fly a kite and enjoy your family!

Spa, head to the spa, need a day of R&R, you deserve it! If its all booked up maybe the kids and hubby can create an at home spa experience for you!

Shopping, head to the mall or outlets and enjoy hopefully kid free shopping after all you can use the "it's "Mother's Day", isn't it my day?", and still have dinner with the family.

SLEEP, enjoy a sleep in, tell the hubby and kids you would like to sleep in and hopefully they make you breakfast that is edible to top it off!

Check out some local family events, like the Salmon Send off events or the MARIACHI FESTIVAL or if you are crazy enough to gave your kids a special day head to Playland!

Make Crafts with the kids or do you want to do something more for yourself? Finally scrapbook those pictures you always wanted to get to.

Read a Book, when is the last time you read, and more than 2 pages?

Whatever you decide makes your special day remember that you deserve a day, so take it and ENJOY it! Happy Mother's day!

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