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How to show your mom you care throughout the whole year

 

With Mother’s Day coming up, you've got a great excuse to celebrate your mom as much as she deserves—but it’s important not to forget to show love the other 364 days of the year.

From giving birth to helping you learn to walk to making meals for you everyday, she’s done a lot—and she works hard. Even though moms know that their kids love them, it’s always nice to see/hear a little extra something to feel just how appreciated they are. Check out these tips below, and help your mom feel loved and cared for all year round!

1. Offer to baby-sit your sibs. If you have younger siblings, especially a lot of them, it can be a ton for a mom to handle. Giving up a little bit of your time to give her a break and some breathing room will leave her feeling especially grateful for you.

2. Give her a bouquet of flowers or balloons. They’ll brighten up your home no matter what the day is like, and seeing them will make your mom smile every time she passes by. Extra points if you make sure to get her faves!

3. Leave a new bath bomb or bottle of bath salts in her bathroom. Every mom wishes she had more time to relax in the bathtub with a good magazine or book, and now you can give her the perfect excuse to do so.

4. Give her a break. Whether it’s washing the dishes after dinner or taking care of the piles of laundry laying around your house, your mom will definitely appreciate the time you’re putting in to make her life just a little bit easier.

5. Get the coffee pot going. Wake up a few minutes before her alarm and start up the coffee (or tea) pot. She’ll get a whiff as the aroma drifts into her room, and she’ll be both surprised and pleased that you wanted to make her morning a little better.

6. Write her a note. Take the time to write down something that you’ve appreciated about her lately; even a simple "I love you" will do. It’s a great little pick-me-up that can be perfectly set anywhere she goes, like her room, the car or her office.

7. Make her breakfast in bed. Although this is a typical, cliché treat that kids in movies always do for their moms, it’s definitely not something your own mom will ever turn away. A relaxing Saturday morning watching cartoons with the whole family in the same bed might just be the peaceful morning she needs.

How do you show your mom your love? Tell us in the comments below!

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by Alexa Matthews | 4/27/2016
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