Mother's Day 2020 will not look like any previous one in our lifetime.
Here's the most likely scenario...
- your child's online schooling hasn't covered mother's day arts & crafts or seed planting thus far
- eggs, milk & flour weren't in stock for your online grocery delivery, so brunch will be coffee & frozen waffles
- the Amazon gift that your hubby ordered on time arrives in June (if you're lucky!)
And you know what? That's okay.
For real, this year it just doesn't matter. During this global pandemic, us moms are tired, stressed, worried and holding up our families while quietly (and some days NOT so quietly) falling apart. If you're like us, deep down you know your family loves and appreciates you, and they don't need to buy you fancy gifts or plan elaborate brunches to prove it. Honestly, for this Mother's Day, a good snuggle session followed by a solid nap all by yourself would likely be a dream.
The notion of "self-care" is thrown at moms a lot and often ends up feeling like another "to-do " item on a list of things you may never get to. Another logistical hurdle to add to a day full of Zoom calls in PJ pants, holding kids while they cry over nothing and everything because their worlds are upside down and, and you're wondering how you got stuck on this desert island with a spouse who chews so loudly. But it really and truly doesn't have to be. There are VERY small things you can do for yourself to recharge and reclaim moments of calm & joy during this storm.
For this very unusual Mother's Day, we connected with a few businesses who've saved our sanity more than once, and put together an incredible $500 gift basket of "self-care" goodies we're giving away on our Facebook Page to brighten one Metro Vancouver mom's Mother's Day. It includes healthy freezer meals delivered to your door, delicious grapefruit body care, the best of the best chocolate, a relaxing screen-free activity for just mom (no kids allowed!), and a memory-making kit. Sounds perfect right about now, eh? Keep reading to meet our favourites.
WHAT WE WANT AS MOMS
1. Feeling pampered and valued
2. The Best of the Best Chocolate
3. just not doing dinner
4. Ten minutes of screen-free peace
5. Simple Memory Making
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