Mother’s Day is here, and many of us are rethinking how to show Mom a little extra love and recognition — whether near or apart. If you still have no idea what to get or how to celebrate the day, don’t panic, here are some creative and thoughtful ways to reach out to your mom today.

Mother’s Day Ideas

Most moms love to just connect with their children on this day and spend time with the family in any way possible — if it’s not in person, then over the phone or video chat.

  1. Make Mom a video, a music playlist of her favorites, or a piece of art. Moms love personal gifts, here’s a way to make something unique and thoughtful.
  1. Buy subscription to MasterClass to learn something new, for inspiration and entertainment, to get better at something. From yoga, modern Japanese cooking, to dog training, moms may enjoy some of the classes in Home & Lifestyle, Wellness, Science & Tech. There are 9 categories.
  1. Travel virtually together. Travel to a museum, aquarium, or garden together. Set up a date to visit the Vatican in Rome, Nature Conservancy of Oklahoma, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Monterey Bay Aquarium (live cam from 7am to 7pm).
  1. Watch a movie together. Do this side-by-side or virtually. If in person, make some healthy snacks, such as air-popped popcorn and fresh fruit.
  1. Set up a long phone call. Make it virtual, play a game together, such as Pictionary, Trivia Pursuit, Bingo, Charades, or put on a virtual talent show!
  1. Cook for Mom or set up a virtual brunch date. If your mom lives alone, sharing a meal together will brighten her day!
  1. Plant flowers or vegetables in your mom’s garden, in a raised bed, or container. Plant a hydroponic indoor garden.
  1. Offer housekeeping or yard and garden services.

Karen’s Fit Tip: Enjoy the day with Mom! And homemade cards are always cherished and adored! Go for a walk together.

Karen Owoc

Karen Owoc is a certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist specializing in cardiology. Her back-to-basics, science-based approach to longevity, nutrition, and muscle health has made her the go-to source for health seekers and medical professionals alike. Karen's best-selling book on functional longevity, Athletes in Aprons: The Nutrition Playbook to Break 100 and her transformative perspective have reshaped and mended many minds, hearts, and spirits.

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