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Tips for a COVID-19 Mother’s Day

By Lindsay Pinchuk

We know that Mother’s Day 2020 won’t look like it has in the past. But at the same time, there are still SO MANY ways that you can make Mother’s Day special for her.  Our own moms are our kids grandmothers.  We know that now, more than ever, they are missing not only us but our kids as well.  We’ve come up with a few ways to help you make the day special no matter what.

If you’re miles away…

  1. Schedule a video chat on Mother’s Day. Make sure that there is time for you to talk to her AND for your kids to talk to her too. You can make the call that much more special with an online game (Rummikub or Maj?), cook dinner together, or maybe even a virtual wine tasting
  2. Send her treats from afar! This is a great opportunity to send someone celebrating a birthday something special.  Some of our favorite treats include Lou Manalti’s PizzaShookies CookiesBaked By MelissaSprinkles(delivery and pick up only,) Winc Wine,  and Zingerman’s Bake Shop.   Our friend and lifestyle writer, Samantha Lande, told us about Goldbelly.   Basically you can order anything from anywhere with this amazing online ordering service.
  3. Have your kids send homemade cards and gifts! There is nothing better than receiving a homemade gift from a grandchild! Take some time early this week and create a project. Drop it in the mail later this week…kills two birds with one stone as it will fill an afternoon!
  4. Create a video montage! Have all of the kids and grandkids record a message and put it into a video for Mom.  You can add pictures and music as well.  This is also a great idea if you wait until the last minute.  Just make sure it hits her inbox by Sunday morning.   Some great apps to help with this include iMovie, Videoshop and Animoto.

If you’re around the corner…

  1. Decorate her yard!   Companies like Card My Yard  and Sign Gypsies will come and decorate to make for an extra special day!  Make sure to plan ahead—these companies are booking out fast due to the current situation.  You can also decorate on your own:  balloons, streamers and more…go early so that it’s there when she wakes up!
  2. Surprise her with flowers and planters for spring! Check out some recent tips from our friends at Tilly!
  3. Plan a drive by! If you have more siblings who live in the area, have a Mother’s Day Parade so that she can see everyone! If you can abide by social distancing, grab bagels or doughnuts and bring breakfast so that everyone can eat outside together.

Sheltering in place together?  Here are some tips for that too!

  1. Plan a special day with your kids! Start with cards, gifts and crafts in the morning, go for a special walk, perhaps pamper her at home.  Manicures, at home facials, or use an app for some guided meditation.
  2. Order a special meal to the house, brunch or dinner, for you to enjoy together. Or even better, make her brunch or dinner for scratch and enlist your kids to help!
  3. Let your mom pick a show or a movie and watch it together after the kids go to sleep. Even though you are together and sheltering in place, spend some extra special time with her today…and make it about her.  Let her know how much you love her.

While Mother’s Day may look a bit different this year, there are still many ways that we can celebrate.  These are just some ideas to get you started. Put your thinking cap on and get creative. Now, more than ever, staying connected with your loved ones is truly the most important part of the holidays we celebrate.

BCB is here to help get you through this time.   Check out all of our COVID-19 resources for ways to keep busy: virtual classes, activities, art projects, entertainment and more.   We’ll be updating our ideas for you and your family daily. 

Make sure you’re following us on Instagram and Facebook  for more ideas as we navigate both COVID-19 AND parenthood together.

 

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