Mother’s Day is just around the corner and Daddy Nickell has brainstormed some creative ways to tell Mom just how much she is loved on her special day:
Breakfast in Bed: As kids get older, they love to make things for Mom. Nothing is more special than making a memory! Mother’s Day morning, surprise Mom in bed with her favorite breakfast foods. Bring up family photos to share and talk about special family times spent together.
Plant a Garden: What Mom doesn’t love using fresh ingredients in her meals? Even if you have a small space, you can plant a special garden for Mom to enjoy. Consider using a beautiful planter with ingredients to make her own special salsa. Include items like sweet peppers, jalapenos, onions, Chile peppers, cilantro, and tomatoes. Not only will planting the garden together be memorable, but every time she gathers ingredients from the garden she will be reminded of the time spent together as a family.
Spa Day: Set the mood for a nice relaxing day for Mom. Let her know how much you appreciate her by creating a family spa experience. Light candles in her favorite scent to set the mood. Play some of her favorite songs in the background. Start the experience with stretching or yoga to loosen up her muscles. Have a fruit smoothie ready for her when she is done. Fill a basin with warm water to soak her feet, give her a hand massage, then paint her nails. While her polish is drying, slip cucumber slices on her eyes while her egg white/yogurt (2 egg whites combined with 2 T plain Greek yogurt) facial refreshes her skin. After a nice hot shower, have lunch on the patio.
Create at Blessings Book: Cover a composition book with patterned paper. Inside, use special writing pens to jot down special memories shared with Mom or Mom's words of wisdom. Include family photos of favorite times shared together. Leave space at the back of the book for her to write down the things she is most grateful for in her life. This will be a gift she will cherish forever.
Make a Family Video – Pretend you’re a journalist writing a story about Mom. Interview all of the kids in the family and have them share what makes their Mom so special. Be sure to include special memories like stories she read to you, family traditions, and favorite recipes. You can also include interviews with her parents and siblings to document her success as a Mom. This will also make a sentimental family heirloom to be passed down through generations.
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Robert Nickell (a.k.a. Daddy Nickell), father of 7, offers his "5 cents" worth of advice to expectant and new parents. Daddy Nickell is the founder of DaddyScrubs.com, delivery room duds, gifts and apparel for dads, and the Daddyscrubs.com blog where he covers topics about parenting and the latest baby and kids gear, all from a Dad's perspective. About Daddy Nickell
For his blog, Nickell writes from a father’s perspective on topics such as bonding with your child and what the father should expect during pregnancy and infancy. Daddy Nickell also contributes his parenting expertise to national talk shows and daytime television shows. He has been featured on “Good Morning L.A.,” “Good Morning Texas,” “Daytime TV" ABC15 Phoenix, MSNBC, WZZM 13, San Antonio Living, KSBI TV, and as a syndicated columnist for national newspapers, parenting magazines and websites including Baby Couture Magazine, Oh Baby! Magazine, City Parent Magazine, The Bump, Parenthood, and Homeschooling Parent.
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