10 Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Today, May 8th is Mother’s Day! Did you forget? Don’t worry. There is still time to do something for your mom for Mother’s Day. If you need inspiration, check out the following last-minute Mother’s Day gift ideas.

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  1. Mother’s Day Card: Purchasing a greeting card is one of the simplest ways to acknowledge Mother’s Day. If you have time, create your own card.
  2. Go Out to Eat: Take your mom out to her favorite restaurant.
  3. Cook for Your Mom: Take over the kitchen and cook your mom’s favorite meal.
  4. Take Out: Are you on your way to visit your mom for Mother’s Day? Grab her favorite take-out and eat together.
  5. Buy Flowers: A potted plant, cut flowers, or a hanging basket are always wonderful gift ideas for Mother’s Day.
  6. Print and Frame: Do you have cute photos of your mom on your phone or camera? Print and frame your photos. Consider purchasing a collage frame to add multiple photos.
  7. Gift Card: Does your mom have everything she needs? Pick up a gift card for her favorite store, boutique, or restaurant.
  8. Do Something for Her: Does your mom need help to mow the lawn or weeding the garden? Or perhaps, the garage, basement, or spare room needs a good cleaning.  
  9. Class: Has your mom always wanted to attend an art or cooking class? Sign your mom up. Enrichment classes always make good gifts.
  10. Your Time: The best gift is your time. Just go and spend the afternoon with your mom.

Happy Mother’s Day!

7 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day After She is Gone

Mother’s Day, May 8th, celebrates and honors mothers. When your mom passes away, the annual holiday becomes a reminder of your loss. But you still can recognize the wonderful woman who cared and prayed for you.

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If you are searching for ways to celebrate Mother’s Day after she is gone, check out the following list for ideas.

  1. Plant Trees: If you have the yard space, plant a tree in your mom’s memory. Trees are beneficial to the environment.
  2. Plant Your Mom’s Favorite Flower: What was your mom’s favorite flower? Plant flowers near your house as a remembrance. Or put her favorite flower on her gravesite. If you do not remember her favorite flower, plant a rose, peony, or other types of flowers that come back yearly. When you continue to plant flowers in her memory, you will eventually have a colorful garden to remind you of her.
  3. Send Bouquets: Send your mom’s favorite flowers to another mom in your life. Consider sending flowers to an aunt, sister, or another motherly figure.  If you cannot think of another person, send flowers to a local nursing home. Ask the delivery to go to someone who may not otherwise get any mail or gifts.
  4. Get Cooking or Baking: Did your mom have a favorite family meal or dessert that she just loved to make on a special occasion? Dig out the old family recipe for a special Mother’s Day treat to honor your mom. If you do not have a recipe, look up her favorite on Pinterest.
  5. Light a Candle: Lighting a candle is an easy way to remember your mom on Mother’s Day. What was your mom’s favorite scent? Burn a candle to honor and remember her.
  6. Donate: Did your mom have a favorite charity? If you do not know, donate money in her name to a local food bank, pet rescue, church, or other reputable organization.
  7. Make a Scrapbook: Do you have photos of your mom stored in boxes? Get crafty. Create a scrapbook to honor her. Or print out photos to hang on your wall.

Not having your mom around on Mother’s Day is difficult. But, you still can honor her memory each year.

Happy Mother’s Day!

25 Quotes for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8, 2022. Are you searching for the right words to say or write to your mom? If you need inspiration, check out the following quotes for Mother’s Day.

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  1. “Mothers are like glue. Even when you can’t see them, they’re still holding the family together.” –  Susan Gale
  2. “Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.” —Meryl Streep
  3. “She raised us with humor, and she raised us to understand that not everything was going to be great—but how to laugh through it.” —Liza Minnelli
  4. “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” — Abraham Lincoln
  5. “Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” — Oprah Winfrey
  6. “My mother is a walking miracle.” — Leonardo DiCaprio
  7. “Acceptance, tolerance, bravery, compassion. These are the things my mom taught me.” — Lady Gaga
  8. “My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.” —Michael Jordan
  9. “Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” — Robert Browning
  10. “Because I feel that, in the Heavens above / The angels, whispering to one another, / Can find, among their burning terms of love / None so devotional as that of ‘Mother’” —Edgar Allen Poe
  11. Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes
  12. “Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.” –  George Eliot
  13. “A mother’s hug lasts long after she lets go.” – Unknown
  14. “It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?” – Mahatma Gandhi
  15. “Mother: the most beautiful word on the lips of mankind.” – Kahlil Gibran
  16. “If I were hanged on the highest hill / Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine! / I know whose love would follow me still / Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine!” — Rudyard Kipling
  17. “Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love, and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.” — Stevie Wonder
  18. “Love as powerful as your mothers for you leaves its own mark … to have been loved so deeply … will give us some protection forever.” —J.K. Rowling
  19. “A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.” – Unknown
  20. “To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power.” – Maya Angelou
  21. “Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” – Unknown
  22. “No language can express the power and beauty and heroism of a mother’s love.” – Edwin Chapin
  23. “A mother understands what a child does not say.” – Jewish Proverb
  24. “A mother’s arms are made of tenderness, and children sleep soundly in them.”—Victor Hugo

“The best medicine

47 Hashtags for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Are you trying to draw more followers with the use of hashtags? If you are searching for inspiration for hashtags for Mother’s Day, check out the following list.

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  1. #MothersDay
  2. #MothersDay2022
  3. #HappyMothersDay
  4. #MomsDay
  5. #MomsDay2022
  6. #HappyMomsDay
  7. #MomsofInstagram
  8. #May
  9. #May8
  10. #MomVibes
  11. #MyMom
  12. #MothersDayGifts
  13. #MothersDayGiftIdeas
  14. #MothersDayWeekend
  15. #MothersDayFlowers
  16. #MothersDaySpecial
  17. #MothersDayBreakfast
  18. #MothersDayBrunch
  19. #MothersDayDinner
  20. #MothersDayCake
  21. #MothersDayPresent
  22. #MothersDayCard
  23. #Mum
  24. #Flowers
  25. #MothersDayBouquet
  26. #MothersDayTreat
  27. #MothersDayEveryday
  28. #MothersDayLove
  29. #Family
  30. #Mom
  31. #Mother
  32. #MomLife
  33. #Mommy
  34. #Mama
  35. #FirstMothersDay
  36. #WorldsBestMom
  37. #MomandDaughter
  38. #MomandSon
  39. #BestMomEver
  40. #ThanksMom
  41. #ILoveMyMom
  42. #MyMomIsBest
  43. #WorldsGreatestMom
  44. #MomSelfie
  45. #MomandMe
  46. #MyBestFriend
  47. #MyFirstFriend

Happy Mother’s Day!

Photo Prompts for May

Welcome, May! Are you ready to get outdoors, enjoy the warmer weather, and take pictures? If you need inspiration, check out the following photo prompts for May.

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  1. Selfie
  2. Flowers
  3. Weather
  4. Soft
  5. Black and white
  6. Pathways
  7. Signs
  8. Mother’s Day (USA) Photo of a mom
  9. Friendship
  10. Landscape
  11. Cityscape
  12. Art
  13. Waterscape
  14. Architectural
  15. Animal
  16. Food
  17. Out your window
  18. Fashion
  19. Reflection
  20. Shadow
  21. Height
  22. Shiny
  23. Fun
  24. Sunrise or Sunset
  25. Texture
  26. Shapes
  27. Distance
  28. 3 Different
  29. 3 Alike
  30. Memorial Day (USA)
  31. Photographer’s Choice

Have a great month!

Journal Writing Prompts for May

May is here! Are you ready to start or continue writing in your journal? If you need inspiration, check out the following journal writing prompts for May.

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  1. How did last month go for you? Your family? Your community? Work? Friends?
  2. On a scale from 1-to 10 (1 being the worst, and 10 being the best), how would you rate your life right now? Why?
  3. What are 5 things you want to accomplish this month?
  4. Make a detailed list of 5 things you want to change in life. Next, write out an action plan to achieve your goals.
  5. If you were asked to write a letter of forgiveness to yourself, what would you write? Why?
  6. In your opinion, what is the definition of unconditional love? Do you have that type of love in your life right now? Are you the giver or the receiver? Go into detail.
  7. What are you good at? List 5 of your personal talents. How do you use these in your daily life?
  8. Happy Mother’s Day! Write about your mom or the motherly figure in your life.
  9. Did you do anything to celebrate Mother’s Day yesterday? What did you do?
  10. Write about your favorite childhood memory of your mom.
  11. Are you a mom? Write about becoming a mom for the first time.
  12. Make an accomplishment list. Write out a list of 10 items. Why do these stick out more than anything else in your life?
  13. Make a list of 5 things that made you smile today. Go into detail.
  14. When you feel stressed or overwhelmed, what do you do? Is this a healthy coping mechanism? What can you do differently?
  15. Write a review of a product that you love.
  16. If money was not an issue, what would you like to do? Go into detail.
  17. Who is your best friend? Write about this person.
  18. Write about your entire day from the point of view of a dog.
  19. What is your favorite song right now? Why does this song stick out above the rest?
  20. What is one thing in the news that bothers you the most? Why?
  21. What does success look like to you?
  22. How do you practice self-care? Do you need to do more to take care of yourself?
  23. Write about a perfect date.
  24. What are you hoping to accomplish in the remaining months of 2022? Make a list.
  25. What is weighing on your mind today? Can you do anything to change your thoughts?
  26. Free write for 15 minutes or more.
  27. Do you have any plans for the 3-day holiday weekend?
  28. When you were a child, did your family celebrate or recognize Memorial Day? What did you do?
  29. How did today go for you? Did everything go as planned? Why or why not?
  30. Happy Memorial Day! (USA) What does Memorial Day mean to you? How did you spend your day?
  31. Writer’s Choice.

Have a wonderful month!

How to Celebrate Mother’s Day After She is Gone

Mother’s Day is about honoring mothers. But the celebration also recognizes the maternal instinct that comes with motherhood and how the role of being a mom influences society. In the United States, Mother’s Day became an official holiday in 1914. Since then, millions recognize their moms every year. Unfortunately for many, a time comes when mom is no longer here to enjoy the celebration.

How to Remember Your Mom on Mother’s Day

Death of your mom may want you to forget about Mother’s Day. Yet, recognizing the wonderful woman who took care of you, prayed for you, and watched over you should be honored. Are you looking for a few ideas on how to remember your mom on Mother’s Day? Check out the list below.

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  • Plant a Tree: If you have the yard space, plant a tree in her memory. Trees provide numerous benefits for the environment. When you plant a fruit tree, you will eventually have a tasty treat down the road.
  • Plant Flowers: Did your mom have a favorite flower? Plant one near your house to remember her. Or put one on her gravesite. If you do not remember her favorite flower, plant a rose, peony, or other types of flowers that will return each year. When you continue to plant flowers in her memory, you will have a colorful garden bed to remember her.
  • Send Flowers: Send your mom’s favorite flowers to another mom. Consider sending flowers to an aunt, sister, or another mother in your life in memory of your mom. If you cannot think of another person, send flowers to a local nursing home. Ask the delivery to go to someone who may not otherwise get any mail or gifts.
  • Make Her Favorite Recipe: Did she have a favorite meal or dessert that she just loved to make on a special occasion? Dig out the old family recipe for a special Mother’s Day treat to honor your mom. Actually, for added fun, do the cooking as a family activity.
  • Light a Candle: Pick up a candle in your mom’s favorite scent and simply light it on Mother’s Day. The small act is an excellent way to remember her.
  • Donate: Donating to her favorite charity, food bank, dog shelter, or church is an excellent way to honor your mom on Mother’s Day.

A Mother’s Day celebration without your mom is difficult. But, you can still remember her loving spirit with little activities.

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