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May 5, 2004

What Not to Do For Mothers Day

It's Mother's Day Weekend and so many mothers around the globe will be celebrated for their time, energy, and efforts that they put forth all year long.  Being a mom is one of the hardest job on the planet so we want to be sure to send a sincere thank you for a job well done. 

When attempting to thank someone you want to be clear and concise.  You want your appreciation for their work to have a resounding effect that will be memorable.  With that being said let's look at some things that you should NOT DO if you want to impress your mother on Mother's Day.

1. Don't purchase cookware- Moms cook all year long.  Unless they are Martha Stewart or Paula Dean they are likely wanting to take the day or a couple of days off from that responsibility.  Purchasing cookware is just a reminder of things they need to do and have to do.

2. Don't purchase flowers only- If you are going to do something memorable, say it with more than flowers.  Although they are great and smell good, they are generally dead in a few short days and does nothing for the fact that mom is exhausted and needs down time.  Save that expensive bouquet call in a sitter and let mom get some rest.  If you choose flowers be sure they are at least coupled with a nice dinner or a giftcard.

3. Don't wait to the last minute- Women in particular are very intuitive, especially when it comes to matters of the heart.  We know when someone has taken the time to be thoughtful and considerate towards us and when someone has simply forgotten about us and stop by Walgreens on Saturday evening because, oh Mothers Day is tomorrow, pops in their head.

4. Don't forget the card- The same sentiment that we have for well thought out gifts is the same sentiment we have for well written words.  Don't forget to pick up a card that say in detail what you feel about the woman who has dedicated her life to nurturing you or your children.

5. Don't forget to give her some alone time- Time alone is a lost art these days.  But you can create a time and space for the one you love on Mother's Day.  Take the kids to the park for a few hours, allow her to go shopping, get a hotel room for the night, whatever you do give your mom some time alone.  To think, to breathe, to be grateful for the beauty of the family that she has.  She will come back a new mom...I promise!

Those are a few tips and dips, hopefully some dads, husbands, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, and friends read this blog and consider a few of these for the mothers in their lives! Make it a great Mommy Day and don't forget to visit me online or on facebook!

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