Mom, mama, mother, mum — whatever the variation, it’s one of the world’s most-recognizeable words. I was curious how to define such a complex word, so I took to Google, where I found this definition: mother (noun) means: to give birth to (a child).
That’s a rather disappointing definition.
This article is about celebrating moms. So for the purposes of this piece and beyond, I’m going to upgrade the definition; mother (noun) means: a selfless, loving human, who sacrifices many of their wants and needs, for the wants and needs of a child (Susan Diranian, The Meaning of Being a Mother).
Now that we have a proper definition, let’s move on to celebrating the moms in our lives.
7 ways to celebrate mom
I don’t know about you, but I always have trouble in the gift-giving department. Honestly, on a scale of 1 to 10 “gifted” gift-givers, I am a 1. So, I enlisted a little help. Courtesy of The Coca-Cola Company, here are “7 Unique Ways to Celebrate Mom”:
1. Pack a picnic
Pack up a few yummy snacks, and take your mom to a lovely locale for a nice lunch.
2. Write a list of ‘Lessons From Mom’
Let your mom know what she’s taught you in this journey we call life.
3. Recreate old family photos
Your mom likely has a few family photos that she treasures above all others. Take a cue from these siblings, and recreate the favorited pic.
4. Plant flowers together
If your mom has a green thumb, get out in the yard, and plant some roots with her. She’ll always think of that special bonding moment you had planting flowers together when she looks at them.
5. Take her to work
Have your mom stop by the office, show her around, explain what you do, and then take her for a nice long lunch.
6. Give her homemade chocolates
If your mom has a sweet tooth, nothing will be sweeter than homemade chocolates. Find some easy recipes on Allrecipes, and wow your mom.
7. Make it meaningful
Is your mom passionate about a cause? Roll up your sleeves, and get involved this Mother’s Day.
Still looking for inspiration?
We asked fellow real estate professionals on Facebook how they were planning to celebrate their moms this Sunday, and here’s what they said:
Take your mom for brunch or lunch — and spend the entire meal focusing on her, recommend Stacie Staub, Realtor at West + Main Homes, and April Long, team coordinator, Arnett|Rackley Mississippi Magnolia with Re/Max Partners.
If your mom is far away, send her flowers or a gift card early. So that she can enjoy her gift all weekend.
D.C.-based broker Cheryl Spangler recommends that you don’s send a digital Mother’s Day card, text message or Facebook post. If you can, make it an in-person celebration about her.
Stephanie Arnett is the broker associate at Arnett|Rackley Mississippi Magnolia w/RE/MAX Partners in Mississippi. Follow her on Instagram or Snapchat.