What is the Best Gift for Mother’s Day?

The best gift for Mother’s Day is the gift you give to yourself!

a beautiful heart of flower blooms the best mother's day gift

photo thanks faye cornish @unsplash

Taking an entire day for yourself and doing what makes your heart sing and lights you up!

And if you’re not a Mama to human babies, you’re an auntie, sister or dear friend to others and if we apply good old Webster’s definition of Mothering – relating to or characteristic of a mother, especially in being caring, protective, and kind…

…it’s safe to say you are Mothering in some form or another and deserve a day just for you!

So let me ask you again, What’s the plan for YOU this Sunday?​

If you just answered…

Oh, I’ll wait and see what my partner or kids come up with…

And I encourage you to be more proactive and remember the best gift for Mother’s Day is the gift you give to yourself!

Unless you’re partnered up with the world’s greatest, let’s design a day you would love!

I love a plate of syrupy (gluten-free) pancakes in bed as much as the next Mama, but we’ve all had a lot on our plates this past year, and really need abreak.

If it takes a Hallmark holiday for us to claim it, let’s milk it for all it’s worth ’cause come Monday, it’ll be back to dishes, laundry and caring for everyone else, right?​

So a few suggestions…

Sleeping till noon

A morning romantic comedy in bed

A quiet walk

A drive in the countryside with Bach streaming through the speakers

A picnic lunch in a quiet park

And for those of you that still need the reminder – Taking care of you is not selfish. The more you fill up your own cup, the more you have to share with others. 

So what makes your heart sing?

Your Day, Your Choice!

What will be the best gift for Mother’s Day that you give to yourself this year?

This is a Mother’s Day Tribute I wrote to my own mother recalling some of my favorite Mom Memories

And one of my all-time favorite parenting moments is when we as a family gathered at the lake to make a video for the release of my book Preemie Lessons in Love, Life and Motherhood.

Click on the photo to watch 

a special moment with mom and kids showing the best mother's day gift

I’ll be watching it again for sure this Mother’s Day.