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Celebrate Mothers

Often referred to as cruise directors, mothers tend to have the ability to juggle many tasks simultaneously without forgetting the details. So often we take for granted all of the little things that mothers do that contribute to fun, memorable and well-functioning families. Between tying shoes, teaching values and volunteering at school, a mother’s job truly never ends. Take a moment to decide how you will celebrate all the wonderful things your mother has done to create a healthy and safe home full of rich memories.

Selecting a bottle of perfume, creating a homemade card or preparing a favorite meal are some of the things you could do to show your appreciation to your mother. Another option is to give her the gift of experiences and time to herself or a weekend with her BFFs.  Consider taking advantage of the terrific savings offered by Groupon coupons and getting a gift certificate for a manicure and pedicure at her favorite local nail salon. She’ll appreciate the thought, the time to herself and her beautiful nails. You’ve now created memories. So often the gifts we unwrap wear out, go missing or become outdated. The gift of experience will stay with her forever.

Contacting a few of her best friends or sisters to plan a surprise weekend away is also a great gift. Consider making reservations at one of her favorite restaurants for a special night out with a friend. So much of what she has done for the family goes unnoticed throughout the year. Let her know you’ve taken the time to create a special gift for her that truly shows the depth of your appreciation for what she does on a daily basis. If you’re already a mother yourself, you’ll have an even greater understanding of the value of giving on oneself.

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