Here’s to the women who work 365 days a year during rain, shine, sickness, and health. They don’t ask much and often times aren’t recognized as often as they should be. While women may feel that it is too much to ask for a little relaxation on their day, we need to realize that mothers pull out all of the stops when taking care of the family, and need to have a chance to unwind a little to beat the frazzle.
But, what do you do on Mother’s day when you want to create a memorable day?
Taking a day to unwind is great, but it may not be as memorable as creating a day filled with fun vacation-like activities with your family. Some great staycation ideas are:
- Geocaching with your family.
- Paintballing or Laser Tag with your family.
- Local Theater.
- Amusement Parks.
- Children’s Museum.
- Zoo or an aquarium.
- Camp in your back yard.
- Tour a local factory.
Spending the day in your pajamas with your family is a wonderful and memorable moment, but when you add in popcorn, treats, and a stack full of movies you’re sure to relax. Movie night is a great tradition to embrace every Mother’s day.
You work hard every day of the year, whether you’re a stay at home mom or a working mom, you’re too busy to pamper yourself. Let your family treat you to the pampering you deserve. Some ideas are:
- Manicure and Pedicure.
- Get your hair done professionally.
- Get a massage.
- Go to a day spa with your family or with friends.
- Let your children do your makeup.
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Break out the gardening trowel, build elevated garden boxes, and prepare to get dirty. Gardening is a great activity for relaxing, enjoying your hard work, and for getting the family involved.
Family Photo Session.
Photo sessions may be a little more stressful than you may want to deal with on Mother’s day, but, there are few things that mothers treasure more than mementos of those they love.
An Afternoon Reading.
Curl up with a good book in front of a fire or even relaxing in a hammock at home. Reading on your own or out loud as a family is a great way to relax and create memories of being pampered with some time.
Family Cuddle Session.
Cuddling kills depression, Oxytocin is the feel-good hormone that our body creates when we cuddle. There is nothing better than curling up with those you love on that special day to drown out all stress and create a memorable day.
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Picnic in the Park.
Taking your lunch to the park is a great way to let the kids’ burn off some steam while you relax. It’s fairly simple to pull off. Have the kids help with making your picnic. Some things you may need are:
- A picnic basket or cooler.
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Embrace the beauty of spring weather with an outdoor breakfast with the family. Pancakes, berries, and freshly squeezed orange juice on the patio are a great way to unwind.
Family Walk through a National Park.
Nature is a beautiful way to create memories with your family. Take your brood out to your local national park for the day. Pack a lunch or dinner and set off on a trail of your choosing.
Ice Cream Party.
Almost everyone loves ice cream, mom is no exception. Get a pint or two of her favorite ice cream, toppings, and prepare for a fund day of making smoothies, banana splits, and root beer floats.
Family Game Day.
Break out Candy Land, Monopoly, and Chutes and Ladders, having a family game day on Mother’s day is a great way to form lasting memories.
Family Gym Day.
If you’re feeling sluggish after all of that eating, you may want to take your family out to the gym for a friendly family work out session.
Mom Shopping Spree.
It’s rare when a mom spends a lot of money on herself, she’s always the last one to buy shirts or shoes even though she may need them. Go out on the town and buy a few outfits!
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Family Sporting Event.
Football, soccer, or even fun family events like the three legged race are great and fun ways to keep spirits high on this day meant to celebrate the most beautiful woman in the world.
Brunch with the Family.
If you slept in a little too late on Mother’s day, that’s okay, take the family out for brunch!
Gather All Generations.
Gather all of the generations of women in your family, Grandma, Mom, Daughter and take some generations photographs. This is a great way to celebrate all of the women in your family and create lasting memories.
Give Mom The Day Off.
This is one of those mother’s day activities that most mothers want, but aren’t going to ask for. While she’s spent the morning with her family, it may be time for mom to get some R&R and re-charge.
Get the family together and go to your local soup kitchen. Not only does this give mom a great sense of accomplishment, it will help to instill great values in the children she’s working so hard to raise.