This Mother’s Day will be unlike any other, but even though you might not see your mother, grandmother, or other important moms in your life in person, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate.
Here’s how you and your family can make Mother’s Day extra special this year and make sure mom still gets the love and attention she deserves.
Flowers are always a wonderful way to brighten the home and make your mom smile. Not only are they beautiful, but they also reduce stress and boost mood.
A 10-month study conducted by Rutgers University found that flowers are a natural mood enhancer and have an instant impact on happiness—regardless of whether we experience flowers in nature or as a gift. Participants in the study said they felt less agitated, anxious, and depressed.
Most florists and garden centers are still selling and delivering flower arrangements for Mother’s Day.
Since delivery may be busier this year, expect later delivery times. If you want to surprise your mom or wife first thing in the morning, consider getting the flowers delivered or picked up the day or night before.
Mother’s Day is one of the busiest days of the year for restaurants, especially for brunch. This year, you may need to brush up on your brunch skills to celebrate your mom at home.
Here are a few simple and healthy brunch recipes you can master before Sunday, courtesy of Hannah Smith, Eastern Region Clinical Nutrition Manager at Rochester Regional Health.
“This recipe is a great way to incorporate vegetables in the morning. It’s recommended to evenly distribute nutrients throughout the day to absorb as much as possible, and this meal is a great start. You can adjust this recipe to include whatever Mom’s favorite veggies are!”
“This is a great light and fresh recipe that can be enjoyed alone or with other foods. You can have a scoop over a bed of leafy greens, with whole wheat bread, or with pita chips. Avocado is a good source of monounsaturated fat, which is the kind of fat you want to incorporate into a healthy diet.”
“This is a great option for mom’s wanting to include plant-based protein in their diet. Chia seeds are a great plant-based source of protein, fiber, omega-3, and calcium.”
This year, social distancing means you may be spending time with mom over video chat. Spending virtual time together can be an opportunity to get creative. Here are a few activities you can do with mom while on video chat:
There are plenty of video-streaming service options to choose from when mom opens her gifts. Here’s some information on the most popular video platforms.
Taking the extra time this year to plan a socially distant celebration for your mom will be unusual, but there are plenty of ways to show her love and appreciation. Although this year may be different from the rest, the health and safety of your loved ones is the most important gift of all.
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