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Think Outside the Box To Make Mom Feel Special This Mother’s Day

In case it has somehow escaped your memory, this is your final warning: Mother’s Day is THIS SUNDAY, May 9. Maybe your plans for Mother’s Day were canceled last year and you’re looking to do something different this year. Here are a few ways to make Mom (or Grandma) feel special this year.

Share a Meal

Have you spent your entire life buying jewelry, clothes, and the things are starting to stack up? Maybe it’s time to start giving the simple gift of time — and food! A good meal and meaningful conversation can go a long way. Those memories don’t go out of style or fade.


Maybe you’re able to do a little more than an afternoon out. Consider a trip! It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant. A day to a botanical garden, a state park, or even a park can be a great time. The extra effort will remind her just how special she is to you.


The simple “visit” is a lost art in today’s busy world. Maybe all Mom really needs this year is to sit on the back porch, sip on an iced tea, and visit. No agenda, nowhere to be, just some good conversation. Bring the kids and enjoy the time together.  

Regardless of how you decide to celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day, just be sure to make it her day. And to all the moms out there, Happy Mother’s Day from all of us at American Retirement Institute.