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If you are fortunate enough to still have your mom alive and well and fully involved in your adult life, then you will no doubt want to treat her to the things she likes to eat, create new memories in cherished activities, and generally show her how much she means to you.
Obviously, her birthday, Christmas, and Mother’s Day are all perfect days to do just that, but it does not need to be a special day to show your mom the appreciation she deserves, and here are four ways to do just that.
1. Send Her Flowers Through the Post
Sometimes, the simplest acts of kindness, and indeed, the most traditional, can often be the most effective and especially if you live more than a couple of hours away from your mother, sending her a beautiful bouquet of flowers through the post is a great way to say ‘I love you’ from afar.
There are numerous reputable websites that will not only let you choose a pre-made bunch of flowers or else select individual flowers to create a custom bouquet but will also let you upload a video that can be viewed via a barcode upon receipt of the flowers.
2. Be a Caretaker for the Day
If, instead, you are searching for ideas of a more practical nature, then you could surprise her by turning up at her house unannounced and telling her that you are at her disposal for the entire day.
Even if she is more than capable of mowing the lawn, cutting back the branches from a neighbor’s garden, or hoovering the stairs, tell her to sit back, relax and let you take care of one task after another. Combine this with a thoughtful gift from Maple Gifts in Porthcawl and let her relax in the living room while you get to work.
Examples of other kind things you can do for her to reduce her workload include:
- Grocery shopping
- Cleaning the bathrooms
- Walking the dog
- Laundry and ironing
3. Cook Her a Three Course Meal
Another lovely way to treat your mom in the way she deserves to be treated is to offer to cook her a three-course meal.
Obviously, taking her out for a meal at her favorite restaurant is also a great idea, but it is much easier to feel relaxed and bonded at home rather than in a room full of people, and you can also show off your culinary skills to boot.
4. Engage In Her Conversations About the Past
Especially if your mom, like so many other people, has experienced the loss of her husband, partner, or indeed, another member of her family, it can sometimes be hard to find the right way of broaching the subject, and often, that person simply is not spoken of at all.
However, both for the enrichment of your mom’s mental health and also the widening of your knowledge around your immediate family, talking about your mom’s childhood and encouraging her to describe stories of her childhood is an excellent way of bonding.