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Free ways to show mom you heart her this Mother’s Day

I don’t know what I’d do without my mom. She’s a strong, intelligent, beautiful person that’s helped me and my siblings through every step of our lives, from taking care of my autistic brother to ensuring me and my triplet sibs have a meaningful high school graduation this year. Even when money was tight, she sacrificed to make sure we could have a great childhood. While I’m grateful for her year-round, Mother’s Day is a special day to thank her for all that she does. Even though quarantining is making the celebration different this year, it’s not too late to surprise your mom with a heartfelt, homemade prezi—alongside the (free) gift of spending time with her, obvs. Scroll down for some simple ways to show her you care.

A Homemade Card
While they can seem a little cheesy the older you get, a homemade card is a low-cost way to let your mom know you care about her. Break out the glitter glue, colored pencils and markers to make the front of the card as fab as possible. On the inside, you can write a sweet message to your mom, recount one of your fave memories, or even think up a poem about how much she means to you.

A Song
Maybe visual art isn’t your thing—you love to express yourself with music. So, why not write a song about the strong woman in your life? If you’re feeling a creative block, you can always learn and perform her favorite song. It might feel like a small thing, but a gift from the heart can mean a lot. Make sure to record your performance so you can look back on it later.

Breakfast In Bed
A staple of many a Mother’s Day, whipping up some pancakes, eggs and sausage for your mom is a nice way to treat her like royalty. Not the best in the kitchen? Ask a sib or dad to help—and maybe sneak out to the store to grab some muffins. Pair the meal with your homemade card from earlier, and a flower or bouquet to add a little more flair.

A Photo Album
Digital, or the real thing. Grab your fave pics of your mom and you and compile them all in one place. Bonus if you can find vids for a digital album. In a physical scrapbook, you can write about what you remember from each moment, and why it’s important to you. Plus, it’s another chance to show off your art skills with pops of color and glitter.

Peace & Quiet
While it’s not something you can see or hold, peace and quiet can be one of the best gifts to your mom, especially if you’ve been quarantined with her for a while. This means holding off from arguing with your sibs, letting her choose what to watch on TV, and taking care of the chores so she can sit back and relax. Of course, these are things you want to try to do year-round, but Mother’s Day is a key time to make the effort.

You might not be able to take her out to brunch, but you can still show your mom how much she means to you this Mother’s Day—and all year round—by treating her like the queen she is.

What do you heart most about your mom? Share your story in the comments below!

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by Bailey Bujnosek | 5/7/2020
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