Ideas to Spend Quality Time with Mom This Mother’s Day

 

Mothers; generous, devoted, supportive, annoying, chiding, nagging, but always caring. Like everyone else, mothers are made up of myriad emotions and personalities. But unlike everyone else, mothers have a limitless trove of love. In addition to gifting indulgences so they can pamper themselves, here are some ideas you can draw from to spend quality time with mom.

Take-out and Movie Night: Moms know your taste in fashion, food, and everything in between. They take great joy in making sure you have your favorite meals. Why not take a page out of her book and order in or, if you trust yourself, cook her a meal she will love? Pair it with a movie best watched with mom. If she is more inclined towards contemporary films, pick from this list here, or go vintage with this list of gems. Sit back, laugh, cry, and later argue over nuances of films and food.

Go on a Road Trip with Mom: Plan a trip where mom is the most important person. Pick her favorite songs to play in the car. If you are short on time, try this fun Mother’s Day playlist. Pick a destination that you know she will enjoy. If she likes shopping, head to a place known for its unique stores. If she is a wine connoisseur, drive to the wine country. Fill the journey with stories of mom’s growing up years, or secrets you may have never shared. The idea is to let mom know how much you value her for being her.

Make a Mom-Board: Who was mom before she was a mom? Dig through albums, speak to her childhood friends, ask dad, reach out to the extended family. Find out what mom was like, what she dreamed of becoming, how she impacted others around her. Create a wall with pictures of mom from her days of carefree fun, chart her journey, show her what she looks like as a social worker, a lawyer, an executive, a doctor, a teacher, a scientist, or anyone that she dreamed of becoming. Show mom that you believe in her the way she has always believed in you.

Pick a Class Mom Would Love & Attend it Together: In their constant pursuit to encourage and support us, moms often let their own hobbies fall to the side. This Mother’s Day sign up for a class she will love. From photography to painting to book clubs to craft, there are myriad options to choose from. Create something together and display it at home forever.

Volunteer for a Community Project Together: Moms are givers and families that give together, thrive together. Pick a cause mom is passionate about and donate your time together. Not only will mom love hanging out with you, but also draw satisfaction from contributing to the community.

Play a Board Game Together: Remember all the times mom entertained you by playing kiddie games, encouraging your make-believe and absurd tales, reading you story books? It’s time to relive those memories. Pick a board game to play at home, take to the park, or even bring to a coffee shop. Indulge in friendly competition and watch out, because mom is going to beat you at the game!

Four Unconventional Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day or Any Other Day!

After a while, the predictable Valentine’s Day gifts heart-shaped boxes of candy, overpriced dinners and bouquets of roses start to lose their appeal. This Valentine’s Day, rather than spending the night as you always do, we say bid adieu to all those dates and try something new with your special someone. To make the date planning that much easier, we’ve rounded up a few suggestions if you’re looking to switch things up.

Axe Throwing: Whether you’re planning on spending V-Day with your significant other or you’re planning an epic single night out for you and all your friends, look no further than axe throwing. This experience is so much more fun and can be booked with other couples, not to mention it’s indoors.

Karaoke: There’s no better way to truly get to know someone than by doing something spontaneous such as karaoke! Dedicate a song to your date and you’ll score serious brownie points.

Take a Dance Class: Trade up your dinner reservations and put on your dancing shoes and try a fun dance class. Chances are, you won’t catch on to all of the moves, but you’ll have a great time trying!

Visit a Board Game Cafe: Whether this Valentine’s Day marks your first date or your hundredth, a board game cafe is a perfect spot for couples to connect or reconnect over a game or two.

Check out more great date ideas at
https://29secrets.com/relationships/unconventional-valentines-day-date-ideas/.

Let’s Get Organized!

Is the clutter around your apartment driving you crazy, but you just don’t know where to start?

Keep in mind that it doesn’t all have to get done in one day. Take 30 minutes each day to tackle a small project and little by little the clutter will disappear.

Start by going through that stack of papers on your desk or kitchen counter. To make the process easier, make four piles – to file, to toss, to shred, to do – and separate the stack into each pile accordingly. Chances are you will end up getting rid of a majority of the stack. Create folders for the documents you want to file and the documents you still need on hand. Keep the folders in a drawer to keep them hidden or pick up a fun folder stand to keep on your desk as an accent piece.

Next, look around your apartment and see how you are storing things. Is there a better way to use the space? For example, that old coffee table, try replacing it with something that doubles as extra storage. Take all those blankets from the couch and store them in your coffee table; and all those miscellaneous objects on the shelves can be stored in baskets to make your space look a lot cleaner. This same technique works wonders for your under-the-bed mess. Get a set of plastic containers that can slide easily under the bed and presto, no more mess!

Oftentimes, bathroom cabinets and under the sink can be a catch all for cleaning supplies and other household items. An easy solution to this problem comes in an unobvious form. You may be surprised to learn that a simple item used to store shoes can also be used to organize all of your cleaning and maybe even laundry supplies. Hang a shoe organizer on the inside of a closet door and simply fill the compartments. Now, all of your tools for a clean apartment are all in one place.

Last, but not least, it’s easy to make extra storage with DIY shelves. Do you have more books than you know what to do with? Install a shelf in the empty space above your door and instantly you have a home for all your books or even decorative storage baskets! You can also use the empty side of your fridge by hanging a small shelf perfect for spices.

Can’t get enough of these organization tips? Go online and search easy organizing tips and you’ll have an endless supply of fun ideas to choose from! Happy organizing!