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5 Heartfelt Ways to Make Mom Feel Special this Mother’s Day

Today I am joining my pals Annie and Mary Ann for our Sunday favorites. Are you looking for ideas to celebrate the mom’s in your life? Let’s chat about 5 Heartfelt Ways to Make Mom Feel Special this Mother’s Day.

Many women my age no longer have their mother’s in their lives (only in spirit). Celebrate the mother’s of your grandchildren or someone who has been a special mentor to you. Take a moment to reflect on the sacrifices they have made, and let them know how much they are valued and cherished.

Write Mom a Personal Note

What’s more important to mom than a personal note to shares how much you love and appreciate her. If you need a little inspiration to get those creative juices going, Southern Living has 124 Mother’s Day Messages and Quotes here, or Good Housekeeping has 80 Mother’s Day Messages here.

Sign her up for an Online Course

Create Academy was founded in November 2019 by British interior decorator Rita Konig (she has a current class available). The platform inspires creativity in the areas of the arts, interior design, cooking and gardening. The classes are taught by masters in their respective fields. There are so many interesting opportunities.

Country Living’s 55 Mothers Day Activities

If you are in a quandary about what to do for mom this list from Country Living is sure to spark your imagination.

Outfit of the Week

Any mom at any age would enjoy this bungalow shirt and dress from J Crew. I love the delicate embroidery in a touch of red. Straw accessories and red leather sandals (that I own) from Madewell. Any mom who loves a pop of red would enjoy either of these ensembles.

Make Mom Feel Special this Mother's Day by buying her J Crew Bungalow Maxi Dress Outfit with Straw Accessories and Red Sandals
Make Mom Feel Special this Mother's Day by buying her an outfit from J Crew Bungalow Top Outfit with Straw Accessories and Red Sandals & Jeans

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Take Mom on a Picnic

Why not take mom on a picnic to a local botanical garden, a winery, to the beach, or a local park. Everyone is more relaxed with casual picnic fare. My Simple Picnic Menu Using Grocery Store Ingredients is simple and yummy.

Simple Picnic Menu using Grocery Store Ingredients

You might also enjoy Lauren’s Father’s Day Picnic Menu here., or my Wine Country Picnic at Villa Creek Winery here. Better Homes and Gardens also has six great Mother’s Day Picnic Ideas here.

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Buy Mom her Favorite Garden or Design Book

I always love a great design or gardening book. If your mom is a gardening or design lover, I am sure she will too. You can find my favorite design books on Amazon here, and my favorite gardening books here, or you can shop my entire Amazon storefront here.

I hope whomever you are celebrating you are able to spend quality time together. Hopefully, this post, 5 Heartfelt Ways to Make Mom Feel Special this Mother’s Day will serve as some inspiration for this special day.

Now let’s pop over and visit Annie and Mary Ann for more Sunday fun.

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  1. Christine says

    My mom passed in 1987; it’s been forever and a day. I’ll spend the Sunday with family at the older daughter’s home. Her 47th birthday is the Thursday prior, and we’ve held a joint celebration for years. I’ll be handwriting how much it means to me that we’ve celebrated together for many years. You see, she’s my stepdaughter and we came into each other’s lives at 22 and 2. My other daughter, the younger one, is 32, and it’s twice the fun to be with both of them together. Thank you for the great outfits! I’m going to treat myself to the J.Crew bucket hat. I’ve coveted the Helen Kaminski version for years. Lovely suggestions, every one! Thank you, and Happy Mother’s Day!

  2. Karen B. says

    I so enjoyed this post. My mom is no longer with us, but I have two lovely daughters-in-law that are wonderful to my sons and my grandchildren. I always buy them a little something in appreciation for their kind and caring nature. Thank you for some great ideas.
    Have a wonderful Mother’s Day.
    Karen B.

  3. annie diamond says

    Cindy! Such thoughtful ideas for gifts for mom! Experience gifts are the best! I didn’t know about Rita’s creative classes—would love that! And your outfit of the week…love the top and the dress!

    • Cindy Hattersley says

      Hi Annie

      Don’t you wish we had the time to indulge in some of those classes? During retirement hopefully!!

  4. Maeve says

    I like the idea of writing a letter to my mom even though she died in 2018. Maybe my daughter might read it one day. We’ve lost the ability to write from the heart my hand, and it would be a lovely thing to do for the moms in our lives whether they are still here with us or not.

    • Cindy Hattersley says

      Hi Maeve

      I like that idea as well. My mom has passed as well and could be rather difficult. I know she probably did the best she could. She had a terrible upbringing. I would like to let her know that I understand why she was the way she was.

  5. Simone says

    Cindy your posts are just delightful to receive I really look forward to them you are an inspiration thankyou all the way from Australia!!!!!!

    • Cindy Hattersley says

      Hi Simone

      I love my Australian readers! I am dying to come visit! It’s on my bucket list when we can leave the beast with a dog sitter!!

  6. Elle says

    A great idea to write your Mom a letter or note.. My Mom died on Christmas Day 2016. Yep, that’s right. She was always a tad dramatic. I will write a letter-could take twenty minutes or a week. I won’t have anyone to give it to as my family is all gone now, but maybe I’ll write it for myself. Thanks for a neat idea.

    • Cindy Hattersley says

      Hi Leslie

      I love that shirt and dress!! I broke down and ordered the shirt…couldn’t resist!!

  7. Mary Ann Pickett says

    That red and white outfit is so cute.! I used to have a top like that that I loved but all the elastic wore out.
    So many wonderful ideas.

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