Would you like to feel extra special on Mother’s Day instead of it being the same as any other day? Wish your family would make some kind of effort towards making you feel loved and appreciated?
Since I became a mother 17 years ago I’ve had a few bummer Mother’s Days – especially when we were living in Spain and nobody knew which day to celebrate, so it just didn’t happen at all.
Now EVERY Mother’s Day equals extra hugs, homemade cards, breakfast in bed, lunch out and a day off from cooking and clearing up. YESSSS!!!!
Okay – listen closely. Here’s what you need to do to ensure you have a Mother’s Day filled with whatever would make you feel extra special.
Ask for it.
Yep. It’s as simple as that. Get specific about what you’d like and S-P-E-L-L it out.
My motto in life: If you don’t ask, you don’t get!
My kids LOVE bringing me breakfast in bed and making a fuss out of me. But they’re kids and kids forget how much they love doing all of that until they’re doing it, so they need a good reminder the day before.
I show them there are fresh berries in the fridge, a new box of my favourite muesli in the cupboard and I make sure the tray is out. They know I prefer homemade cards to store bought and that it’s the special messages inside I love the most.
I book a table somewhere nice for lunch, remind everyone that the best present I could ever wish for is a lie-in and a day off from cooking and cleaning up, then I rest easy in the knowledge that everything’s in place for me to have the kind of Mother’s Day I like!
Once I realised that my family aren’t mind readers and I started asking for what I’d like – I got it.
Maybe you don’t really care about feeling spoiled on Mother’s Day. Maybe you’ve got a hubby or kids who make it happen without request. (Lucky you!) But if you do care and you aren’t getting what you’d like – lovingly put in your requests.
No matter what happens, treat yourself to some self-care. So what if the house isn’t spotless or it’s leftovers (or pancakes!) for dinner? Put your feet up – guilt-free.
Wishing all of you amazing mamas the happiest Mother’s Day! You deserve a medal for all that you do.
In the comments below, share what you’d like most for Mother’s Day. Does your family make a fuss out of you? Or could they do with some hints…?
psssst.…. how about hinting for a place at the Project Me mini-retreat for mothers coming in May? Forward this on and see what happens. Remember, you don’t ask, you don’t get! (You can always treat yourself to it too. Rope in some help and make it happen!) Click here for all of the juicy details!
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