Celebrate Mom While Maintaining Social Distancing

This Mother’s Day will be celebrated despite COVID – 19.  Social distancing and the need to keep moms safe from the Coronavirus means that children need to think outside the box and create something spectacular that shows mom how much she is loved. Here are ways to make this year one of the best Mother’s Day ever!

A membership to IPSY will pamper mom with new products delivered right to her door monthly. They do this by sending high end products including makeup and face serums to women based on a survey each club member submits. Members have an opportunity to buy their favorites at a discount on IPSY shopper where new products are posted daily. Subscriptions come in 3 choices: Glam Bag is $12.99/month and features 5 deluxe (trial) sized products in a glam bag that can be reused for many things. Glam Bag Plus features 5 full size products in a makeup bag for. $25.00/month. The Glam Bag Ultimate costs $50.00/month and features 8 full size products and 4 deluxe sized products in a chic bag.  www.ipsy.com

Create a website for mom. Wix has hundreds of free web templates and free hosting to get your creative juices flowing. Wix is easy to use and the whole family can pitch in posting photos and stories. The possibilities are endless. Celebrate your mom’s life with photos of her from birth to present. You can create a page celebrating important events such as her wedding, the birth of children, etc. A fun idea is to have a page where her children and other family members can share their favorite memories. To get started go to the Wix website at www.wix.com

The Mother’s Day lunch or dinner has been a staple going back decades. This year do it with a twist. Order curb side pickup and take it to your mom’s house. Make sure everyone stays 6 feet apart and that counter tops, tables and bathrooms are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized at the end of the meal. If yours is a big family, you may want to consider a drive by parade where everyone drives by mom’s house shouting their love for her. Keep the love coming all year long with the gift of a meal kit subscription.  Freshly meals are precooked and delivered to the door so you won’t need to worry about whether or not she is eating good food. www.freshly.com 

Use Facebook, Skype or Zoom for a virtual Mother’s Day. Have a virtual sit-down meal, sing mom her favorite song, watch her favorite movie together; or just spend time being together while apart.

Give mom a companion animal. Dogs and cats are still available for adoption at local shelters including the ASPCA.  Research has shown that owning a cat or a dog lowers blood pressure and relieves anxiety and loneliness. Just make sure your mom can care for a pet before you give her the gift of a furry friend. Pet Finder lists adoptable animals in rescues nationwide. www.petfinder.com.

A COVID-19 Survival basket is anything you make it to be.  Find a nice basket like the ones at craft stores. Fill it with items to keep mom safe and help her pass the time while in isolation. Include the essentials such as hand sanitizer and masks; but also include items such as a journal, adult coloring books, a book for newspaper clippings, recipe books, Netflix and Hulu subscriptions, music CDs and books.

Post Author: Brenda Clemons

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