What Moms Really Want

James Justin Relational Health, Relationships Leave a Comment

Happy Mother’s Day!

In searching for gift ideas for Mother’s Day, I came across the Top 10 Wishes for Mother’s Day. This list came from an article I read from Parenting Magazine, and I want to share it with you!

Top 10 Wishes for Mother’s Day: What Moms Really Want

1. UTO (Unpaid Time Off)

Every mom has a list of about 20 things she’d like to get done on any given day, but she usually only has time to successfully conquer three. Our moms would love a day to tackle their To-Dos or just to be free to do whatever they want, no questions asked.

2. Sleep

Moms think going to sleep when they are tired on Saturday and awakening on their own without the alarm clock or the voice of a child on Sunday is a dream come true. Plus, it’s 100 percent free!

3. Clean House

Being a mom is stressful, and coming home to a clean house, even if it only lasts 10 minutes, is like a little slice of heaven for us. Hire a professional or, at the very least, get the kids to help pick up around the house.

4. Spa Day

A massage, mani/pedi or facial are all wonderful gifts to show us how much we’re appreciated. Older kids could get creative and set up a home spa with candles, homemade scrubs, etc.

5. A Day Free from the “Mom Routine”

We love being mamas; we really do. But we would also love a day free from the “mom routine.” That means no dishes, laundry, chauffeur duty, dressing little ones, getting kids out the door, mediating sibling arguments, etc.

6. Car Wash

A vehicle free from crumbs and clutter is like a commuting oasis.

7. Home Delivery Service

For example, a year subscription from AmazonPrime, mom can get free two-day shipping on millions of items with Amazon Prime. Our moms have saved a ton of time, not to mention their sanity, trying to run errands with small kids in tow. We think it’s worth every penny.

8. Turn the Honey-Do into a Honey-Done List

Every time we walk by that broken _______ (fill in the blank), it drives us crazy. If you complete the Honey-Do List of lingering household projects, you will be one happy man come Father’s Day — trust us!

9. What’s for Dinner?

If you take care of dinner, including the grocery shopping, for one week, it would free us up to enjoy more quality time as a family, which is what we all want.

10. The Best Things in Life are Free

The gifts we will treasure forever are the homemade cards, handprints and photo frames from our children that remind us what a blessing it truly is to be a mom.

Reference: Parenting.com/family-time/holidays/top-10-wishes-mothers-day-what-moms-really-want?page=10

What kind of gift do you give to your mom?

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