3 Secrets to a Happy Mother’s Day

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I think Mother’s Day– whether we realize it or not– comes with some sort of expectation. Maybe you expect your kids to be extra good that day or for your husband to shower you with gifts and gratitude for all your work. But often, it can be a little…disappointing.

If you want to make Mother’s Day awesome, give these 3 things a try:

1. Give.

Giving brings joy. Rather than waiting to be given something, try giving to your mom or a mom-figure in your life. If you know someone who has lost their mother recently, make a special effort to give them a call or a gift to let them know you remember their loss and that you love them.

2.Treat yo’ self. 

One of my mentors often reminds me to ‘treat myself like I’d treat my best friend.’ Whatever your version of this looks like, do it. Plan a special breakfast treat or set aside time for a bubble bath. Or download the newest New York Times bestseller and read during nap–ALL of nap. Make the day special– in your own unique style.

3.Look through your kid’s baby pictures.

Again, if you’re waiting for your kids to give you something or do something for you, you may be disappointed. Instead focus on the gift they are to you, remembering the day they came to you and let the joy of that memory resonate with you.

Got more ideas for making Mother’s Day awesome?

Share in the comments below!

And don’t forget to repost to moms who might like these ideas!

6 Replies to “3 Secrets to a Happy Mother’s Day”

  1. I love this Bree! Good reminders. My husband mentioned it was Mother’s Day tomorrow so I am pretty sure he’s feeling some sort of pressure to do something for me. I didn’t say anything. I want to find a way to take the pressure off him. I’ll try some of these and pray about how I can communicate that I don’t have any huge expectations of him or the kids. Happy Mother’s Day tomorrow sweet friend!

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  2. We Hv a tiny hummingbird nest in a small tree on our front porch. The poor mama freaks out every time we open our front door. Reminds me of times when I Hv felt my daughters imperiled by things in life and I felt that fierce protectiveness. Remember when a bee flew in the house when your sister’s first baby was little & she said —that bee is not getting my baby!!!!! As she swiftly ran up up the stairs? Being a mom is intense!! ❤️❤️❤️

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