Mom’s are a great thing. They are there for us to cheer us up when we are down, to make the pain go away when we get hurt, and are always there for advice. But many times we “forget” to show Mom just how much she means to us. Here are 5 of the best things you can do for you Mom to show how much she means to you.
5 Best Things You Can Do For Your Mom
Don’t Wait For Her To Call Or Visit First
Even a quick check-in once in a while reminds her that someone is thinking of her. If Mom is widowed or living alone, this is especially important.
Don’t Always Expect Her To Do Something For You
She took care of you for a long time. Now you’re grown, it’s time to return the favor.
Give Her Pretty, Meaningful Presents – And Not Just On Mother’s Day
Any mom can appreciate a beautiful journal, dainty nightclothes, a bouquet of flowers or a plant. Get her favorite video, or a CD of a performer she’s always liked. (It will be even more memorable if you attended that concert with her.) What does she really like? Ask, if you’re not sure.
Make Her Something
It doesn’t have to be a fancy-pants tapestry, or an elaborate piece of furniture. It’s not just the item — it’s the fact that she can look at it as much as she wants. Even a handwritten note or sketch can be treasured.
Spend Time With Her
Even if it’s just for a few minutes on your way to work, or a swing by her house after errands, that stop will mean something special. Make it longer, if you can – even a weekend.
And finally, no matter how close or far away you live,
Make The Effort
Mother’s Day is a May event, but Mom’s there all year round. What she wants to know, more than any elaborate present, is that you love her and are thinking of her.
How do I know what moms would like? I’m one myself!
Cindy Brick is a personal property appraiser, judge and national teacher who loves to write about frugality and other personal finance topics. She has written six books and hundreds of articles, but often focuses on quilting, her teaching specialty. She lives in Colorado with her husband, two golden labs and a flock of very suspicious chickens. Find out more at Brickworks, http://www.cindybrick.com, or visit her personal blog: http://www.cindybrick.blogspot.com