Do something different this Mother’s Day

A recent post on the Engage:Moms blog reviewed the highlights of an unscientific poll of what moms really want for Mother’s Day. The findings aren’t terribly surprising, with most moms expressing a desire to spend time with family and wanting more help around the house than receiving flowers or jewelry.

If you’re fretting about a Mother’s Day present for your own mom or your partner, consider helping the kids make a chore coupon book or do something special around the house (great ideas are here, here and here). Another good idea is to make a donation in honor of your mom/partner to a charity that has special meaning to her — many charities will send out acknowledgement cards or e-cards that you can share with the recipient.

The important thing is to let mom or your partner know that you love her, and appreciate all she has done for you and your family over the years.

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