Mother's Day - Where to go?

It’s the time of the year to put on your thinking cap to impress Mom. Every year, the bar is raised. Your favorite local brunch spots will be packed. A fancy dinner may not be affordable for everyone. So what else can you do to delight her?  The most thoughtful plans are usually the most inexpensive plans so money should not be the problem on this occasion. How about doing something meaningful this year, even for a good cause?

The gift of life

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Different government agencies, non-profit organizations and charities in your community could use a hand in reaching out to those in need. Donating blood at a nearby blood bank is a purposeful way to start off the morning before heading for a much deserved lunch. Did anyone tell you that you will also receive a series of health checkups free of charge? Something to think about.

Petting therapy

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If your mom is an animal lover and she does not already own a pet, you both may enjoy petting and walking a few adorable four-legged friends at your local animal shelters. Many recent studies find that getting close with kitten and pooches has all sorts of health benefits like reducing stress and controlling blood pressure. Who knows you may even find a new addition to your family by adopting one of them home?

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One man’s trash is another’s treasure

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If you’d prefer to spend some quality time at home with mom this year, try sifting through that mountain of clothing or household goods in the spare room collecting dust. These could be charitable gifts to families in need and a gesture of support to your community. An added plus is a nostalgic walk down memory lane filled with fun memories as family heirlooms take you back in time.

Mother’s Day is all about spending quality time with mom. The good news is it doesn’t have to cost you much, just some time and creativity. Activities like these guarantee an enriched bond with your mother on her special day while sparking interesting conversations and cultivating new memories.

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