mother's day

Mother’s day is almost here.  A time to appreciate and cherish moms.

I see my husband two weeks before Mother’s Day scrolling through his computer trying to find a nice restaurant to take me and my little young adults.  My children will always be little in my eyes.  My two older children making plans to drive home from college to spend the day with me. 

We have a ritual in my home. Since they were toddlers they would go in the kitchen with their father and they would make me breakfast.  My daughter would help to make the pancakes, my oldest son would help to make the eggs, my husband would make the bacon and my youngest son would toast the English muffins and put cream cheese-n-jelly on them. 

Then they would put everything on a tray, and they would all head to my room to surprise me as I was sleeping.  Afterward, each of them would lavish me with little gifts and overpriced hallmark cards expressing to me how much they love me and how much I mean to them.  Just that alone is enough for me.  

Memories that I will cherish forever.

If you are looking to create a special Mother’s Day for the mom that you love, here are some inexpensive ideas like the one I shared above.  It’s not about what you spend.  It’s about showing appreciation, showing them love, and acknowledging everything did and still do.  

A call on the phone, a text, or an in-person moment saying the words,  “I Love you, Mom.”  Thank you for everything you do.  It goes a long way.

If you are looking for some ideas to make this Mother’s Day special, here are a few that will make your mother feel like a queen.

Cook a Suprise Breakfast

Like the family breakfast, I shared with you.  Make breakfast for mom.  It easy, inexpensive and your mom will feel so loved appreciated.  It’s little things like that that make motherhood worthwhile.

Cook Mom Her Favorite Meal

What better gift to give for Mother’s Day than mom’s favorite meal.  whether its, Roasted Salmon with Crispy Potatoes and BroccoliPomegranate-Honey Glazed Chicken and Squash, or steak on a grill.  Surprise mom with a meal that she loves.

Letter of Appreciation

Moms love to know that they are loved by their children.  It makes a feel good about ourselves and it makes a feel like we did something right.  I’ve kept every letter and every card my kids wrote in because it means so much to me.  Take a few minutes and create a letter for mom.  Maybe one like “Why I appreciate and love you so much, mom.”  The best gift you can give is love.

Have Your Kids Make Mom A Gift

The one thing I truly loved and looked forward to was having the kids give me a gift that they made in school.  They would come home with cute picture frames, magnets, and special cards made just for Mother’s Day. Now with Covid, most kids haven’t even been in school.  So many kids are learning from home.  Take a few hours and help your kids make something special.  There are many ideas on the internet with step-by-step instructions.  It will be mean a lot to mom.  I still have all of my kid’s gifts and they’re young adults.

Schedule Hug Time

If your kids are home make sure you take some time out during the day to schedule hugs.  Just don’t give mom one hug for Mother’s day and that’s it.  Schedule various hugs throughout the day to show mom that you love her a lot.  One hug goes a long way, now imagine if you gave her 3 or 4 even 5 hugs throughout the day.  She will feel like she is on cloud 9.

Last Thoughts

No mom is perfect, we all have some flaws.  Mother’s day is a day to cherish special moments and memories.  You wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for them. Also for the people whose moms are no longer living an idea to help the sadness in your heart is to plant a plant in your backyard or by their grave and maybe make a little plack to lay by the plant “in remembrance of___”.  With that said to all the moms out there, Happy Mother’s Day


  • Stacey Chillemi


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    Stacey was chosen as one of the Top 10 Entrepreneurs in 2023 at Apple News, displayed within a feature in Grit Daily! Stacey was also recently featured in Insider, Business Insider, and Yahoo News, which went viral with 17 million views.  She is an entrepreneur, speaker, author, coach, and podcaster of the show, The Advisor with Stacey Chillemi. Stacey Chillemi has had over 20 best-selling books published. She recently launched her new books, Empower Yourself and Not Let Your Conditions Empower You,”  "The Positivity and Gratitude Journal,” and the latest version, “Epilepsy You’re Not Alone.” She is the founder of The Complete Herbal Guide, and she has empowered hundreds of thousands of people from countries worldwide through her books, websites, e-courses, educational videos, and live events. She wrote for the Huffington Post and Huff Post and is currently a writer at Thrive Global. She has been a guest on The Dr. Oz Show 5 times, local news, and numerous radio shows and podcasts.  Stacey was nominated Top 10 Coach 2023 at Apple News.