You DON'T need flowers to make a new mom feel special on Mother's Day
Moms should be made to feel special every day (same goes for dads), right? But on a first Mother’s Day, the pressure is kind of on to make the day just a bit more memorable.
Flowers and store-bought cards are lovely, but there are other more meaningful and free ways to make the second Sunday in May one she won’t ever forget. And she deserves it, right?
Here are 9 ways to make a mom’s first Mother’s Day one for the history books:
Let her sleep in
If she had a baby sometime in the last year or less, chances are she hasn’t seen more than a few hours of uninterrupted sleep (even if the baby is sleeping a longer stretch at this point, Mom might be waking up wondering when the baby is going to wake up, or simply awake thinking/planning/wondering/worrying).
Give her the gift of sleep. If the baby is still in your room, take the baby and sleep in another room, or volunteer to be the one who gets up and does the feedings. If Mom is still nursing, at least get up and be the diaper changer. And when the baby gets up in the morning, let Mom go back to bed and leave her be until which time she emerges on her own. Maybe even go outside with the baby so the house is extra quiet.
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