5 Ways to Celebrate Mom on Mother’s Day

mom and daughter on a park bench

Moms are amazing.

Between juggling sleepless nights, full-time jobs, and keeping up with household chores, it’s hard to wrap our minds around how much they do every day to ensure everyone is healthy, happy, and provided for.

It’s no surprise that moms sacrifice a lot for their families–a sacrifice that we believe should be repaid with a month-long stay on a private island far away from laundry, crying kids, and boo-boos.

But, we know that a private island vacation isn’t in the budget for most families.

That’s why we came up with a handful of things you can do to celebrate mom and honor her this Mother’s Day that are both fun and affordable.

Keep reading to discover how to treat mom on her special day this month…

Serve Breakfast in Bed

breakfast in bed

Breakfast in bed is a classic way to treat mom on Mother’s Day.

After all, who doesn’t like to wake up to the smell of hot coffee and fresh bacon after a morning of sleeping in?

This year, pull out all the stops.

Make a delicious fruit salad, whip up your world famous omelet or stack of pancakes, and splurge for the flavored coffee creamer.

Aside from making breakfast, ensure that someone is awake to take care of small children or pets in the morning so mom doesn’t have to.

And finally, to top it all off, pick up a pretty bouquet of mom’s favorite flowers.

Then, wrangle up all your family members and surprise mom with a gourmet breakfast.

Clean the House

Just because you see mom happily rocking out to her MP3 player while scrubbing toilets on a Saturday morning doesn’t mean she’s actually happy about cleaning up after everyone.

Doing chores like washing dishes, folding laundry, and scrubbing toilets stinks…literally!

And, just as the kids in your house deserve a break to watch Saturday morning cartoons, mom also deserves a break to read a book, watch her favorite TV show, or go to her yoga class.

This Mother’s Day, make it your mission to help out around the house.

Let the kids take a turn cleaning the bathrooms and vacuuming the living room.

Better yet, surprise mom with a chore chart that assigns chores to every family member for the entire year.

Many hands make light work. And, mom definitely deserves a little extra help!

To get you started, check out this post on homemade cleaner recipes!

Take Mom Out to a Show


First and foremost, we want to give a shout-out to all of those brave moms who have had to sit through Barney on Ice, a Raffi concert, or The Wiggles Live for the sake of your children.

They really should hand out margaritas and gold medals for moms who attend those types of events.

In honor of all those hours sitting through various renditions of “If You’re Happy and You Know It, Clap Your Hands,” we think it’s only fair that you treat mom to a show that she actually wants to sit through.

This Mother’s Day, snag some tickets for mom to go see her favorite opera, a live show, a concert, or a movie she’s been dying to see.

Tip: If you have kids that don’t sit nicely through live shows, hire a babysitter and take your significant other out for a night on the town.

Cook a Delicious Family Meal

The saying “A mom’s job is never done” is very true.

After a long day of working or caring for kids, it’s usually mom’s job to make dinner.

Between picky eaters and the pressure to make a meal everyone will enjoy, this chore isn’t always a fun one.

This Mother’s Day, take over kitchen duty and have your kids help you prepare a delicious family meal so mom doesn’t have to.

Mom gets a break, the kids will learn valuable kitchen skills, and the entire family will have the opportunity to enjoy a nice meal together–a win-win for everyone!

Here are a few quick and easy meal recipes to get you started!

Tip: To kick this gift up a notch, consider making a book of meal coupons for mom that she can use any time she needs a break and doesn’t want to cook.

Send Mom for a Day at the Spa

towels and candles at the spa

You know what they say…“Absence makes the heart grow fonder.”

Perhaps this Mother’s Day, all mom needs is a little time away to relax and recuperate from the chaos of home life. And, what better way to “get away” than to spend a day being pampered at the spa?

This year, treat mom to a variety of calming spa treatments.

After a day of being pampered with mani-pedi, a facial cleanse, and a massage, we have no doubt that she’ll come home rested and ready to resume her motherly duties.

The best part…many spas advertise special discounts in honor of Mother’s Day. Keep an eye out for these specials, or call and inquire about Mother’s Day packages.

Find a good deal, and you’ll be able to give mom a much-needed break without breaking the bank!

Mother’s Day Fun in the Lowcountry

This coming Sunday is one of our favorite holidays…Mother’s Day.

We certainly hope you have something special planned for the lady who changed your stinky diapers and smiled all throughout your various “phases.”

If you’re hanging out around Charleston, there are plenty of fun things to do with mom.

Before we list a few ideas, it’s important to remember why this special lady deserves to be celebrated.

#1 Mom wants you to be happy. In fact, she’s dedicated a large part of her life to making you happy, and she’s sacrificed a lot. So dedicate this day to putting a smile on her face.

#2 Mom is underappreciated. Really, you can never to do enough for your mama. She did give you life after all.

#3 Mom gave up a lot. Before you (and maybe your siblings) were born, your mom had much more free time. Even though you’ve flown the coop, mom still spends so much of her time thinking about your well-being.

#4 Mom deserves all the love she can get. Not to get sad, but our time is short on this earth. Let’s show the people we care about that we acknowledge and honor them.

Now that being said, where are you going to take this extra special lady? We at The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction have a few ideas:

Friday, May 6 – Tuesday, May 29: Rock of Ages

 You know deep down that mom’s a rock-and-roller. Well, if she’s more of the Beethoven type, we promise that she’ll still have a grand time during a performance of Rock of Ages.

This play features the hit songs from a cornucopia of artists—Journey, Foreigner, Styx, Twisted Sister, Bon Jovi and more. Even if the music doesn’t do it, the story will.

Featured at the Woolfe Street Playhouse and nominated for a Tony award, this play follows the story of a young woman set out to achieve her dreams. Mom will love it!

Grab your tickets to Rock of Ages.

 Saturday, May 7: North Charleston Arts Festival

 If your mom is a Charleston aficionado or a lover of the arts, this festival is the perfect opportunity. Though the last day of the North Charleston Arts Festival is the day before Mother’s Day, you all will still have an awesome time. (In fact, it makes a great “pre-gift!”)

The history of this event alone is worth a look-see. According to our Charleston mayor R. Keith Summey:

“As Mayor of the City of North Charleston, I am excited to welcome you to the 34th Annual North Charleston Arts Fest. From humble beginnings as a half-day community celebration at Park Circle, the event has matured into one of the most comprehensive arts festivals in South Carolina featuring nine full days of free and ticketed programming throughout the City.”

“We look forward to this event each year as it allows both residents and visitors access to the talents of local, regional, and national artists in the areas of performing, visual, media, and literary arts.”

That sounds like a fun time, right? Take mom out for a pre-Mother’s Day celebration!

Click here for more info on the North Charleston Arts Festival.

Tell us about your mom in the comments below! We want to hear your stories.