What Mamas Really Want for Mother’s Day

Flowers, jewelry, and candy…oh my!!! Yes, those are always amazing; my personal preference, flowers with a little sprinkle of diamonds! LOL!! 

While those are wonderful ways to surprise mom on Mother’s Day, here are some other creative ways to spoil mama this May 14th (yes, that’s Mother’s Day 2017 folks, and it’s less than a month away so be prepared to show her just how much you love her!!


All of us mamas, regardless if we stay home or work full time, have a laundry list (literally) of things to do on a daily basis; if we are lucky, we get about 3-5 tasks accomplished.  Mama would probably love a “personal” day to do virtually whatever she pleases.  

It might sound simple, but a solo trip to Target or Hobby Lobby with a latte sounds absolutely glorious!!  Throw in a Starbucks gift card when you tell her to take the day off.  


Send mama away for an hour (or two…or eight) of relaxation to get a massage, a facial, or even an all-time favorite of a mani/pedi.  This is a great way to show us mamas how much we are appreciated!!! Another bonus would be to throw in a smelly candle to keep the soothing relaxation last even after she gets home.  

Find your local nail salon, or treat mom to a first time visit to Massage Envy or Hand & Stone, to give you some options to choose from! 


Here’s a FREE way to spoil mama this year.  Let her sleep!!! Sleeping in or taking a nap are even more restful when they are not woken up by a child screaming or laughing or making noise right in her face.  It’s a dream come true to have a few extra hours of uninterrupted sleep!!  

When mama does wake up, maybe surprise her with snuggles and breakfast in bed or a refreshing afternoon snack and beverage.  


There is nothing more frustrating than a hard day’s work cleaning house to find it last for only 15 minutes!! Treat mama to a house cleaning on you!! It can be a few simple tasks like washing and putting away all of the dishes for the week, making sure the trash is always empty, and toys are always picked up before bedtime. 

You can also give mama the time off she deserves with a deep house cleaning by a professional.  


Finally, while all of these things above are amazing, nothing beats anything handmade or personalized for mama!! These are the things that us moms will treasure forever and ever.  Homemade cards, handprints in salt dough or paint, picture frames, or even personalized coffee mugs would bring mama to tears this Mother’s Day!! 

Some personal favorites are anything from www.personalizationmall.com or take the kiddos to paint something special for mom at Color Me Mine.  You can also run to Target or even The Dollar Tree for some construction paper, paint, and markers – print a picture of the kids with mom and make a handmade card or frame! 

These are just a few ideas of how to make mama feel special this Mother’s Day.  We just want to feel loved and appreciated by our loved ones and all just want happy, healthy families.  Take care of mom in the perfect way this year that you know she will love!! 

Are you a mom reading this and have another idea that would make your day this May 14th?? Comment below…

Heather Jones
Heather is a born and raised Southern California girl gone Texas, who has a strong love for her family, friends, coffee, wine, food, amazing smelling candles, and sunshine. Although she always thought she would live in California forever, close to everyone and everything she knew, Heather took a leap of faith when her husband since 2010, Sean, informed her that his company was relocating to Allen, Texas. Heather and Sean moved to McKinney in January 2016 with their curly-haired, spirited, Lightning McQueen-obsessed, toddler son, Luc (joined the world in October 2014) and their obnoxious, Puggle, Teemu. She is enjoying every moment of her experience in North Texas and building friendships that she believes will last forever. A former advertising professional, Heather is now a stay-at-home, work-from-home (part time) mom, wife, friend, and follower of Christ, growing her faith each and everyday. She recently started studying to get her real estate license and is very ambitious to begin a new career that allows her the freedom to build her own business, while enjoying all of the little things that everyday motherhood and life have to offer. She loves to eat and has a passion for cooking, but believes that there is always a little “something” to add to any recipe she finds to make it her own. She loves fitness and living an all-around healthy lifestyle. When everyone in the house goes to bed, you will find her with a glass of wine or a cup of coffee (decaf of course, that late at night) in her hand, editing her daily iPhone photographs for her family in California, Instagram, and Facebook, while “pinning” the night away. You can find Heather at Happy & Healthy Mama and follow her on Instagram @happyandhealthymama.