So what does mom really want on her special day?

Don’t forget, just last year, we were unable to be with our mothers as the pandemic was in full swing, so I wanted to make sure I nailed it this year. I decided to call mine and get the tea on what qualifies as the perfect Mother’s Day, and the answer was pretty simple.

Mother's Day Tip No. 1: Don't Make Her Host

“I hate when I end up working on my own celebration,” she said. My mother loves to host parties, and she’s good at it, too. But when it comes to Mother’s Day, she prefers someone else taking the reins.

“I seem to get stuck with making the food or cleaning it up. I don’t like having to do the leg work.” Well said, mama.

Mother's Day Tip No. 2: Don’t Make Her Decide on the Plans

“Please don’t leave it up to me to decide what to do that day,” she said. “Just take me somewhere or do something.” Honestly, I never thought of it that way. I always thought that by asking her to decide, it would ensure that she would be getting the perfect day, but making the decision for her takes all the pressure off of her, and basically telling her, “Don’t worry, mom, I got you.”

Mother's Day Tip No. 3: Show Appreciation.

At the end of the day, mom just wants to feel loved and appreciated. “Every day feels like Mother’s Day, honestly,” said my mom. Just do something a little extra to show just how much you love her. Sounds like I’m doing a pretty decent job at this whole daughter thing.

Long story short here is to make your mother feel cared for and don’t make her lift a finger.

Here’s to you, moms. Happy Mother’s Day.

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