Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

Hello online family! The good people here at Thehealthyoutdoors.com have an announcement to make, Mother’s Day 2022 is here! For this year’s celebration, Mother’s Day happens on May 8th, but this wonderful day has been around for as long as there have been Mother’s! So, we all ask ourselves the same question, how can we make this year’s celebration more special then prior years? Without a doubt, the most precious gift that you can give to any Mom is spending time with her! This special day allows us to make an extra special effort to show recognition and appreciation for the roles that our Mothers played in our lives. Grandmother’s, Great grandmother’s, Stepmothers as well as other mother figures are all included in this wonderful celebration. In ancient times festivals would often be tied to Gods and Goddesses. The Festival of Cybele (The Great Mother of Gods) was held every year by the Phrygians. The Romans and Greeks also use the mother figures of their Gods to honor their Mothers. In modern day India the festival of Durga puja honors the Goddess Durga. In the Middle Ages during Lent people would return home to their mothers or their home Church once a year. During those days children as young as 10 years-old would leave home to go find work. Some historians say that it was this return home that led to the tradition of children getting the day off to spend time with their Mother and family.. During the 16th century in England this tradition became known as “Mothering Sunday”. Although all children participated, the focus was mainly on daughters who left home to work as domestic servants. They would be given the day off on the fourth Sunday of Lent to return to their parish and visit their Mothers. The oldest son or daughter would be responsible for making a “Mothering Cake”, which would be shared and eaten by the whole family. Sons and Daughters would assume all of the household duties and prepare an incredible dinner to honor the mother. At some point during the day Mom would attend a special church service with the entire family. This day was also known as “Refreshment Sunday” because all fasting rules were relaxed and people could eat freely. So, in these modern times, how do we reach out to Mom and show her the extra comfort, Love and recognition that she deserves? Well, the good people here at Thehealthyoutdoors.com have a few recommendations!

Take care of the yard and garden duties

Take care of the yard work and gardening for the week. If you are lucky and your mom lives nearby, a gift certificate for your family’s yard and garden service would be perfect! You can help her prepare the yard by laying down mulch in advance. Find a beautiful flower pot with spring planted bulbs that will flower in the summer time to put the gift certificate in it. If your mom does not live nearby then consider a subscription to a popular gardening magazine.  Any Gardner would appreciate it and it’s a wonderful present without the cost of shipping!

Decorate your mom’s door

This is a very simple concept but having fun decorating your mom’s front door with streamers, signs, wreaths, and flowers will always hit a homerun! This is a great activity and kids love to be involved. Without a doubt, Mom or Grandma will Love the surprise!

Cook dinner or set up a brunch date

Honoring mom by serving breakfast in bed is a classic and is always appreciated! It’s okay to keep it simple with items such as Coastal croissants with Jam or fruit. Don’t forget to include a nice cup of coffee or a cup of hot tea. If she is not fond of eating in bed, then a sit-down brunch would be perfect.

No matter how you choose to honor your mom, make sure that you give it some time and thought. If you haven’t had time prepare or secure that perfect Mother’s Day gift, when you’re done reading, Scroll to the top of the site and click on the “Stores” tab and browse our merchants! Always remember this, a Family that Loves and Celebrates Together, Stays Together! Happy Mother’s Day to all!

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