5 Things Moms Want for Mothers Day – Brooklyn Photographer Asks
Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and if you are a husband or loved one you might be scrambling for ideas of what to get that special mom in your life. So to make things a bit easier, I asked my clients to tell me what they really want for this Mothers Day.
Here are some of their answers:
When you are a mom you naturally take care of every one else first, its just what we do. So for mothers day, many moms just want a day to be pampered and be able to take care of some of their needs. We want to get our hair and nails done. Maybe we want a spray tan or me might want to try out a new facial place. Whatever it may be, moms want to look and feel their best. So treat mom to a day where she can go to her favorite salon and not have to worry about who is taking care of EVERYONE else.
If you are looking for some local trendy salons to try out, check out this list from Vogue.com
2. Alone time/Relaxation
There are times when a mom just wants to be left alone, to sleep in late, to sip tea or coffee in peace, to finally read that book that has been sitting on her nightstand. Give mom a day to recharge her batteries and trust me, your entire family will be happier. You could also surprise her with a day at a spa to get a massage or maybe she can finally try out that yoga class her girlfriends were talking about.
If your looking for a great place to get a massage in Brooklyn then you have to check out Natural Balance. I have been there several times and I love it.
3. To shop till she drops
Women like to shop. Period. What women like even more is than having the entire day to go shopping either alone or with other females, is to be able to do it guilt free. Don’t make her rush back at dinner time to cook a meal and bathe the kids. When mom gets home, the kids should be sleeping and the dishes should be washed (ok, at least put them in the dishwasher lol)
4. A break from tedious every day tasks
As a mom, there is nothing more frustrating than the pile and piles of laundry that seem to collect faster than we can clean them! Oh, and socks that need to be matched up sitting in a shopping bag waiting for someone to come find their match, so sad. Dads, this is where you need to take charge and let mom have a break from laundry and other household tedious task. If you cant hire someone to come in and do it then get the kids together and make a game out of it. Who ever finds the most matches of socks wins!! Let mom go out for lunch with her friends, and allow her to come home to a tidy clean place, where she doesn’t have to look at mountains of clothing all over the house. Its really just the little things sometimes.
Whats better than love?!? Sometimes moms just want a day to relax and hang out with the ones they love and do something fun together. Think about an activity you can set up with your children like painting on canvases outdoors. Have each child put a hand print on a canvas for mom, dad should take pictures of this precious moment, since we all know that moms are usually the ones taking the pictures of the family. Then when its all done, hang them on the wall and you will always have something memorable to look at.
Check out pinterest for some great painting ideas to do with your kids – PINTEREST
Speaking of memorable to look at, what some moms really want is a beautiful family picture. Now being that I am a photographer and loved this answer and think its a great idea for dads to schedule something like this as a surprise for mom. Its doesn’t even have to be a formal photo shoot. You can always have a photographer capture you in your element at home, baking in the kitchen together, playing on the swings in the backyard. The point is to make new memories that you can cherish forever.
image from: www.lollyjane.com
I am sure there are hundreds of other things moms want but it sure was fun to hear what my female mommy clients would like. For me, I would love to have a day at six flags with some friends and not having to wait on any lines. I just love fast roller coasters!
Feel free to leave a comment about other ideas you have!