Hot List: 5 Tips to Making Mother's Day Memorable

The more and more I think about Mother's Day...the more I realize it is not my favorite holiday. I have to admit...I have had some ...

The more and more I think about Mother's Day...the more I realize it is not my favorite holiday. I have to admit...I have had some bad mother's day...Well, they were not bad, but more so forgotten or last minute...and if you know me, I do not do last minute plans very well. I am going to be very candid on this post....judge me in your head, but please no bad comments...everyone is different...this is just a list I put together because this is what I would LOVE. 



While thinking of my past Mother's Day experiences, I decided to put together a list of things that would make mom's day great. I know some mom's would agree with me and others may not. 

1. DO NOT FORGET! Coming from a mom who is constantly busy  and wears many different hats when a certain holiday or special event comes along and your family forgets to celebrate the person that that event is for...it is kind of hurtful. Even though it may have not been intentional. 

2. If you are going to do it last minute plan it out the night before. If most mothers are like me, they don't like last minute planning...in fact they probably hate it. I can only speak for myself, but I am the type of person that says "NO" to last minute planning...but please, not on mother's day...come on! 

3. Homemade is A-OK. One of the major things that I love about my family is that we love homemade gifts. The mister and I encourage the kids to be creative, which I love because you never know what they would come up with. What matters to most  moms is the matter of the heart..."Was your gift thoughtful?"...."Did you just buy it to buy it?"..."Does it make me smile/happy?" Basically, be thoughtful when buying or making a gift. 

4. Gifts are okay but a day to myself would be even better. I cannot speak for other moms, but whoa...would I love a day to myself! I mean from morning to evening...do not even ask me to get any kids ready. I would sleep in, I would work on projects, I would catch up on TV shows, I would work out, I would indulge in chocolate without little voices asking me if they can have some....It would be AWESOME...and plus, I know when the kids are with the mister, they are having fun...my husband is pretty AMAZING when it comes to kids. I mean, what mom would not want time for themselves? 

5. Do NOT leave a mess for me to clean up later. In fact, how about I relax and y'all clean. I mean, who knows...the house may not even be that messy that day. Maybe the kids will be angels that day and be less bouncy and just absolutely perfect. Who knows? Just saying, if you happen to make me any meals, please clean the WHOLE kitchen when you are finished....It would make us moms feel EXTRA appreciated! 

That is a wrap! Happy Mother's Day! 


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  1. My fave is definitely don't leave a mess for me to clean up later. when i did my post about mothers day I had the same thing, essentially. Mothers day also shares a holiday with "clean your room day"! lol they go so nicely together, don't you think?
    I don't do last minutes plans either, I hate feeling rushed. Love your thoughts about mothers day :)

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    1. Yes, I remember your post! I had to write that tip because it happens to me ALL the time! Actually, this whole post was based off of real life experiences.

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  2. My mother has always told me that she's loves homemade gifts the best! :)

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    1. Yes, yes they are! I love all the gifts my kids make me, they are priceless.

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  3. Girl, I don't even know what I would do with a day off! Definitely sleep in later than 5:00 a.m., maybe do a ton of blog work...and Starbucks would be involved. =)

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    1. Girl, I hear you! I am in desperate need of this!

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  4. All I can say is I am passing this on to the hubs! ;) My daughter is still too little for anything mom's day but he can help her out maybe. ;)

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    1. Yes, please do! I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day.

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  6. Definitely don't leave any messes for Mom to clean up! Have a great Mother's Day!

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    1. Happy Mother's Day to you as well!

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  7. I'd give a heck of a lot for a day to myself. Even a good number of hours or even just sleeping in! Love this list, happy mother's day!

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    1. Thanks! Hope you have a wonderful day as well!

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  8. DONT FORGET! best list ever! <3 Enjoy your Mother's Day!

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    1. Thanks! Happy Mother's Day to You as well.

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  9. Oh man, I'm totally with you on #5!! What good is breakfast in bed or getting to take a nap or go out by myself of it's going to meani havea mess top clean up later?!

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    1. Thanks! Happy happy Mother's Day to you....I hope your little ones make it extra special by helping daddy clean up that day! :)

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  10. YES! Especially the don't leave a mess part. I do love homemade gifts but I also love time that nothing is required of me.
    Happy Mother's Day!
    :-)
    Traci

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    1. Thanks for commenting, I hope you had a great Mother's Day! Yes....the mess is probably the one thing from this list that I is the key to good Mom's day.

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