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Spending quality time with mom

The entire month of May is dedicated to all mothers. A mother is one who is a protector, authoritarian and friend. She is a selfless, loving human who sacrifices many of her wants and needs for the wants and needs of her children. Mothers work hard to make sure their child is equipped with the knowledge, skills and abilities to thrive as a capable human being. Being a mother is no easy task.

In this month, we must also remember Mother Mary, our first mother. Mother Mary showed humility to the message of God and is celebrated in the scriptures for her meekness, obedience, ardent love, heroic patience and angelic kindness.

This Mother’s Day, let’s show mom we care in a more dynamic way. Most of the time, all our moms really want is to spend quality time with us. Instead of opting for the typical gift certificate, here are a few ideas that you can expedite to make memories that your mom will absolutely love.

Start/upgrade mom’s floral garden

Mother’s Day is the perfect day to relax with mom in the garden. Start by picking out all her favourite annuals (don’t forget the chrysanthemums), a good potting soil and some garden accessories. Planters and pots work perfectly for this project.

Spend the afternoon sipping tea and relaxing in the garden with this fun project. Months after Mother’s Day, your mom will still be enjoying her beautiful flowers.

Take mom plant shopping

If your mom loves to pick out her own plants, most agri-shops open on Mother’s Day. Spend the afternoon collecting her favourite plants and don’t forget the matching pots for them!

Carry mom on a picnic

There are many lovely green locations that you can utilise for a picnic with mom. Pack a beautiful picnic basket and take her to popular locations such as La Vega Estate, The Botanic Gardens, Asa Wright Nature Centre, or Bamboo Cathedral. If your mom loves to exercise, a nature hike will be most suited.

If you choose to pick up a floral arrangement for your mom, ensure that they are filled with roses, lilies (Mother Mary’s flowers), marigolds, daisies and carnations (the flower symbolic of Mother’s Day).


I would like to wish my Mom a Happy Mother’s Day. Words will never describe how much peace and happiness you bring to my life daily.

To all the moms, you are the rock of support and your family’s jewel. I hope you have a wonderful day and know how much you are loved!

Happy Mother’s Day!


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