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Memories For Mom

Mother’s Day celebrations and gifts she will treasure

By Kimberly Blaker

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. So, this year give her a gift from your heart and your undivided time to make it a special day she will treasure.

MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH – Serve your mom a tasty breakfast or take her out for Mother’s Day brunch. If you prepare it yourself, the following menu will be sure to please — waffles or pancakes with her favorite toppings, fruit salad, omelets, eggs benedict, homemade hash browns, and for moms with a sweet tooth, coffee cake, or Danishes. Also, don’t forget the fresh-cut flowers for the table centerpiece.

SPRING BLOOMS - What better way to spend a spring day than together in your mother’s garden? Pick up her favorite annuals and perennials. Then enjoy a relaxing day together, planting and sprucing up her flower garden and catching up on old times.

THE MAIN EVENT – Surprise your mother with tickets to an event she wants to see. Maybe it is a ballet, concert, play or musical, the opera, a favorite sporting event, a comedy show, or dinner theater. Tell her you to have something special planned (but not what), so she’ll be all yours for the day.

FAMILY PORTRAIT – If your family is like most, you’re well overdue for an updated family portrait. What better time to have it done than on Mother’s Day? Schedule to have your family’s picture taken at a studio or hire a photographer for a photoshoot in the park. Coordinate with family members in advance on the formality and color scheme so outfits don’t clash. Inform your mother how to dress for her special day but keep the specific reason a surprise.

THE POWER OF POETRY – You don’t need to be a poet to write a special verse for your mother. In your poem, share what it was like growing up with her, how she influenced your life, or just tell her what she means to you. Print it on stationery, then matte and frame it.

A LITTLE PAMPERING – Mothers spend many years pampering their children giving bubble baths, washing hair, and caring for them when they’re ill. Give your mother a special treat, a gift certificate for pampering at the spa where she can enjoy a massage, manicure, pedicure, or a soothing facial.

WEEKEND GETAWAY – Put together a weekend package designed especially for your mom. Choose a city that offers excellent shopping, art museums, cultural centers, or even a quaint historic town with neat shops, cafes, and parks. Leave the dates for the getaway open so that she can make the trip at her convenience, or so the two of you can make plans together.

KEEP IT SIMPLE – Plan a relaxing day together, enjoying the outdoors. Head to a nearby park where you can meander along nature trails reminiscing or take a scenic bike ride.


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