Mother’s Day activities

The article discusses the importance of Mother’s Day, and various ways to show appreciation to your mothers and other maternal figures. Whatever you do, make sure you acknowledge all of their hard work and have a great Mother’s Day!

Graphic by Emmi Wu ‘23/Staff

This past year definitely hasn’t been easy for anyone, so it’s especially important that this year’s Mother’s Day is spent showing gratitude to the mother figures in your life. Whether they are your mother, grandmother, aunt, or any maternal figure, they will definitely appreciate the recognition and extra attention. Even though there won’t be as many activities available compared to other years, there are still many to choose from which will guarantee your family has fun and is safe.  

Even the smallest gesture is greatly appreciated when there is thought put into it. One simple, but definitely appreciated, activity is to surprise your loved ones with breakfast in bed! A homemade meal is always thoughtful and special, and there is nothing better than enjoying  it in the comfort of your own bed. Simple things like toast, eggs, or cereal are all easy to make and delicious. 

As the weather gets warmer, spending the day outside and in nature is a great way to escape the realities and hardships of the pandemic, as well as providing the perfect environment to enjoy your favorite activities. There are many parks close to LM that make great walking and picnic spots: Merion Botanical Park, Belmont Plateau, Wayne’s Woods picnic area, Flat Rock Park, and many others. There are also a lot of beautiful hiking trails, including Rolling Hill Park, Wissahickon Valley Trail, and Haverford Reserve Trails. This time of year is also perfect for biking with your loved ones. There are various routes to explore such as the Cynwyd Trail, Spring Mill Trail Head, and the Schuylkill River West Trail.

Going out to brunch is also a great way to spend the morning and have a stress-free get together with family and friends. Many restaurants have outdoor seating to provide a safe and relaxing meal, alleviating some of the stress of eating in public. It is a nice way to let your loved ones take the day off from taking care of others and enjoy a pleasant meal. If you are uncomfortable with dining at a restaurant, you can still prepare a nice brunch in the comfort of your home. 

Dedicating the evening to activities your loved ones enjoy is a great way to show your gratitude while brightening their day. Whether you decide to gather together to watch their favorite movie, play their favorite games, or anything else they enjoy, your mother will appreciate spending time with you. Activities such as creating your own pizzas, ice cream sundaes, and baking are nice ways to spend quality time with one another while making a delicious treat. 

Overall, your loved ones will have a great day as long as they spend time with family and friends. Making sure that they know how much they are appreciated and that their selfless acts don’t go unnoticed will mean a lot to them. Gifting them a day full of relaxation and love is a perfect way to thank them for all that they have done. Something as little as giving them a few extra hours of sleep or cleaning up around the house will make their Mother’s Day even better. Happy Mother’s Day to all LM families!