5 (free!) Gifts to Make Mom Feel Special on Mother's Day

5 (free!) ways to make a mom feel special on Mother's Day5 (free!) ways to make a mom feel special on Mother's DayMoms should be made to feel special every day (same goes for dads), right? But on Mother's Day, the pressure is kind of on to make the day just a bit more memorable.

Flowers and store-bought cards are lovely, but there are other more meaningful and free ways to make the second Sunday in May one she won't ever forget. And she deserves it, right?

Here are 5 ways to make this Mother's Day one for the history books:










Let her sleep inLet her sleep in1. Let her sleep in
Fact: all moms need more sleep. Chances are the main mom in your life hasn't seen more than a few hours of uninterrupted sleep in a very long time. Give her the gift of sleep. If the baby is still in your room, volunteer to be the one who gets up and does the feedings. If Mom is still nursing, at least be the diaper changer. And when the baby gets up in the morning, let Mom go back to bed and leave her be!








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Give her a handmade card from you Give her a handmade card from you 2. Give her a handmade card from you

Store bought cards are lovely, of course, but nothing tops a handmade card or letter from you. Don't let Hallmark say how you feel. Say it in your own words, in your own handwriting. It's a gift she'll remember and cherish for a long time.
















Don't let her step foot in the kitchenDon't let her step foot in the kitchen3. Don't let her step foot in the kitchen
Seriously. Don't let her. Whether you cook, get takeout or go to a restaurant, do it. Don't let her do anything that involves food preparation (or, heaven forbid, clean-up).


















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Do something with her and the babyDo something with her and the baby4. Do something with her and the baby

Mom probably gets to be with the baby a lot. But how much time do you all have together? Life with a new baby can be hectic. Take some time and just enjoy that little baby. The baby won't be so little for too long, and purposefully savoring the itty bitty-ness of this life you created together is always a meaningful way to pass some time.











Don't ask her what she wants to do Don't ask her what she wants to do 5. Don't ask her what she wants to do
If you had a baby with her, chances are you know her pretty well. Today is a fabulous opportunity to put on your thinking cap and map out some activities that you know she'll enjoy (not something that you think she should enjoy).
















- By Meredith Carroll
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