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In honor of Mother's Day, I'm am gonna throw a last minute emergency bone to the fellas out there who still haven't planned anything for Sunday's festivities.
Some great gift ideas for the special Mom in your life, are well gifts. Sure the school aged kids are all bringing home those special art projects that they have been working on for weeks. They are sweet and wonderful keepsakes that she will always hold onto and cherish. However, you should also go out and get Mom a little something extra and special, just for her. Not a blender or a vacuum, but something special that she doesn't have to share. A spa visit or favorite perfume. Gift certificates for pedicures or massages are perfect. Some nice earings. Anything that is purely for her enjoyment.
Take her out to eat at one of her favorite restaurants. Mom should have a full day off. There is nothing that we Mom's enjoy more than a clean kitchen that gets to stay way. Having other people cook, serve and clean up without having to look at the mess is a huge plus.
If budgetary concerns prevent these types of activities, don't sweat it. There of plenty of things that can be done to make mom feel like a queen for a day without shelling out the bucks.
Kids - Clean your rooms, better than usual, without being asked. This will floor your mom and put a real bounce in her step.
Don't fight with your siblings. Nothing will rain on Mom's parade more than arguing and disturbing her day of peace.
Make the coffee (or tea of OJ) while Mom sleeps in and have it fresh and ready for when she wakes up.
Have the house clean and sparkly before Mom gets out of bed. This will be so nice for her to wake up to while enjoying her coffee. This is *almost* as relaxing as a pedicure.
Get Mom a good book and give her the quiet time to read it, maybe even draw her a nice hot bath and a glass of wine to go with it.
Make Mom's favorite meal for dinner and clean up!
All of this is combination will make for a wonderful and relaxing Mother's Day. Mom will be happy and we all know that if Momma ain't happy - ain't nobody happy!
As a last resort, for those of you who still don't what you are going to for Mother's day, I offer you this (actually I'm totally stealing this from Melisa and Suburban Scrawl).
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