For this Self-Care Sunday (SCS) I’m celebrating Mother’s Day by taking the day off and reposting an excerpt from an old blog I posted back in 2017. At the time, my daughter was 15 and I was adjusting to life with a high school student. Now I’m the mother of a college student, while I’m about to become a college student myself! Funny how the world works.
I hope you enjoy this blast from the past, and to everyone else who is celebrating, have a wonderful day! 💐 🌸 🌺 🌼
What is the secret to a successful Mother’s Day? According to my own experience (and that of my mom friends) it varies quite a bit depending on the age of the kids.
- Newborn-4 years old: mom wants a vacation from being a mom. Let her choose whatever activity she wants to make her feel like a ‘not mom’ for a day. A special food treat or drink doesn’t hurt either.
- 5-12 years old: mom may still want a vacation from being mom. But now is also a good time to get the kids more involved in making cards and presents. A special food treat or drink doesn’t hurt either.
- 13-18 years old: I’m in the middle of this demographic, and I can honestly say that I truly love it when my daughter acknowledges all the hard work I do for her. Now is also a good time to do something together as a family since it won’t be long before high school graduation arrives. A special food treat or drink doesn’t hurt either.
- 18 and older: Since I haven’t arrived there yet, I’ll just report what my friends have told me about this age. If the kids have moved out, it can be a hard adjustment, so anything the kids can do to carve out some time to contact or visit mom and make her feel special is always welcome. If the kid has not moved out yet, well then they better be in school or paying rent! Also, a special food treat or drink doesn’t hurt either.
Whatever choices are made for this Mother’s Day, just remember to make mom feel special, and ask HER what she would like most of all. Because…
Yep, that’s it! Happy Mother’s Day!