Mother's Day is always a bit of a challenge for me because my mom is one of those people who has everything. So this year I am going to switch things up! Instead of a present, I plan on spending the day with my mom doing some of our favorite healthy activities. A day together without work or other distractions can be much more special than a present anyway.
Here are some fun ideas to consider as you’re planning your Mother’s Day.
Find a class in your area that has a Mother’s Day special or simply book a class early on Sunday morning. Yoga is a fantastic way to slow things down while relaxing and meditating (something every mom needs!). Yoga can also restore Balance to what can easily become a very hectic day for mom. Bonus points if you treat her to a delicious brunch afterward!
Cook a healthy dinner
Moms are often the ones that are responsible for cooking the big meal for the family. Give your mom a break this year by volunteering to cook a healthy dinner for everyone. She will appreciate the time to relax and the delicious meal. Don’t forget to clean up afterwards!
Plant a garden
Give the gift of fresh vegetables! You can buy herbs and vegetables and plant them on Mother’s Day for a tasty gift that keeps on giving. Plant ideas include: peppers, basil, tomatoes, zucchini and cucumbers. She’ll enjoy the harvest all summer long in salads, pastas, omelets, kabobs and much more! Check out some delicious recipes that you and your mom can cook together.
Give the gift of fitness
For Mother's Day, you can purchase a gym membership or a series of group classes for your mom to keep an exercise routine on her schedule. Has she been talking about a new spin studio or a dance class she heard about from a friend? Find her favorite exercise activity and book it! Then, plan to attend the first class together on Mother’s Day to kick off your day with a workout that’ll leave you both feeling great.
However you choose to spend your Mother’s Day, I hope you have a great one. Now start planning!
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