Take a moment and think about this question: What do moms really want for Mother’s Day?
What came to mind? Was it jewelry? Giftcards? Flowers? Chocolates? Turns out, what moms really want is simpler (and in many cases a whole lot more affordable!) than you’d think. In a recent (informal) poll, 32 moms offered the following as their top three wishlist “items” for Mother’s Day gifts:
The #1 MOST Requested Mother’s Day Gift:
A clean house that they themselves did NOT have to clean – whether it was cleaned professionally or by other family members, this was the most common request!
A family dinner that they did not have to cook or clean up (two moms specifically requested a barbecue dinner). Everyone seemed to want dinner to be with their family.
A spa day consisting of a manicure and pedicure and/or a massage.
Tied for 4th place was a day with no siblings fighting or scolding from mom necessary AND alone time (in some cases this included coffee, in others, a nap).
Many moms really would just love a homemade card from their children (or to simply be told that they are appreciated and loved).
Tied for 6th place are a piece of jewelry with all of the family members birthstones and having the laundry done from sorting to folding and putting away by anyone but mom.
A day spent with kids doing whatever they wanted that was fun, a zoo trip with the family, going out to eat for breakfast and lunch, family movie time, an updated family picture, a foot spa, rain for the Central Valley, eggs benedict (I feel I should bold that because one mom wants it so bad, so listed it as all three of her top choices – I sure hope she gets some!), a day at the coast, breakfast in bed, a picnic with the family, a tattoo that somehow honors all family members and finally… the ability to go back in time and cherish their children’s days slowly.
As you can see – much of this list of what mother’s actually, truly want most isn’t from the wallet, but in fact from the heart! So, may I encourage everyone to check this list (maybe two, three or ten times?) in the next couple of weeks and honor mom with perhaps a clean house, some sweet homemade cards and a dinner she doesn’t have to cook or clean up – I bet she’d really like it!
A Very Special Giveaway!
In honor of Mother’s Day – and in partnership with some wonderful, local businesses I would like to do something special for an amazing, local mom. Beginning this week, I will be collecting nominations for a wonderful, FresYes mother (or mother figure) who would love to win some pampering at the fantastic J Salon with talented stylist, Bailey Donnelly who will be providing mom with a brand new cut, color, deep conditioning treatment and style AND then afterwards, mom will get to show off her new do in an updated and beautiful family picture, which will be taken in a mini session provided by Jason Master Photography!
To enter: Please email a photo of the mother or mother figure you wish to nominate along with a brief description of why they should be the winner (50 words or less) to fresyesnat (at) gmail (dot) com. Nominations will be accepted through Sunday, April 26th at 12pm. Nominations will not be accepted via Facebook or other messaging – email only please. (By sending the photo, you give FresYes permission to publish online or on Facebook, so please ensure the photo is yours to share.)
The FresYes team will narrow the nominations to a top ten group, and then all of our wonderful readers will have the opportunity to vote for the winner next week – so get to nominating and stay tuned!
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