Mother’s Day is a great opportunity to show love and care for Mom, but what if her “love language” isn’t receiving gifts? And even if it is, there are many other ways to serve and encourage moms who often give so much of their time and emotional energy to the other members of their family.
1. Record videos.
Record short interviews with the kids about what they appreciate about their mom. Prompt them with questions like,
“What is your favorite thing to do with Mom?”
“How can you tell that your Mom loves you?”
“What quality of your Mom’s would you like to have when you grow up?”
If the kids are older, consider having them record a prayer for their mom as well. You can use a free video editing app or program to combine the clips if you like. Present the interviews on Mother’s Day, and it will be a keepsake for years to come.
2. Hide notes around the house.
Use index cards or cut out small pieces of paper and write fill-in-the-blank questions, like, “When I think about Mom, I think of _____.” or “I remember when Mom and I _______________.” Have every member of the family fill out several of them until you have 12-18. The day before Mother’s Day, hide them in various places she’ll easily find—in her purse, on the seat of her car, or taped on a mirror.
3. Treat her like a queen—literally.
Inform the family that today, Mom is royalty. From the start of the day, read a proclamation that includes what all you appreciate about the resident ruler. She gets to decide on breakfast, and she won’t be doing any of the usual chores. You can play her favorite music in the car, and she can pick a family activity in the evening—or some alone time if she wants.
All other members of the household should be ready to divide up chores; bowing and using “Your Majesty” a few times might be fun as well. A cheap plastic crown and scepter from a dollar store would be great accessories.
4. Create an encouragement jar for rainy days.
Being a mom is hard work, and sometimes daily life can get discouraging. Set aside a jar and have the kids help write out encouraging verses from the Bible. Try starting with passages like Philippians 4:19, Psalm 27:1, Matthew 11:28, and Romans 12:12. They can pick some of their favorites, as well. Fold them in half and put them inside the jar.
You can also include things like coupons for acts of service (“You chose a movie tonight,” “We’ll fold the laundry,” “Good for one girls’ night out with friends”), favorite photographs, or short love notes from family members. Have the kids decorate the outside, or simply write a label on the lid that says, “You are loved.”
5. Have a family picture taken.
A practical and meaningful gift for Mom would be a family photo shoot—you can ask friends for recommendations for packages from affordable, local photographers. Even if you don’t love getting your picture taken, being supportive and actively involved in choosing outfits and wrangling the kids will lead to a fantastic present that can be enjoyed for years to come.
6. Help with chores.
Rally the kids to check something off the to-do list that has been driving Mom crazy for months or even years. Whether it’s organizing her wardrobe, or going through the fridge to clean the shelves and toss anything expired, you can probably find tasks that all ages can do. Make it fun by playing upbeat music and having a small reward afterward (popsicles work well). If you can accomplish the chore without Mom noticing, be sure to make a big announcement on Mother’s Day!
المقال ده حلو للعيلة أزاي نحتفل بعيد الأم مع بعض السنة دي وأزاي نكرم ماما فعلا ونباركها المرادي بحاجات عملية وبسيطة وبتعبر عن المحبة وتسيب ذكرى حلوة.