If you've got young children or a newborn, then Mother's Day is definitely up to you dads. That's right, it's your job to make sure everything is planned and prepared, so your partner is able to enjoy the day and can see how much everyone appreciates what she does every day.
Seeing as your partner does the same for your birthday and Father's Day, failing to help her feel special on March 26th could land you in a lot of hot water. This doesn't mean that you need to go over the top with the celebrations, but a little something goes a long way.
With this in mind, here's the dad's guide to Mother's Day so you have everything ready and don't need to do the mad Sunday morning dash to the supermarket to find a bunch of flowers:
Never forget the card
Cards may seem a little bit insignificant, after all, they often end up in the recycling bin, but they do mean something. Whether it's her first, third or tenth Mother's Day, a card is special to your partner.
Even if you get her the most perfect gift for the day, failing to also pick up a card might put a damper on things. So don't forget to grab at least one in advance and write something lovely or have the kids scribble their mark in it.
Give her a break
We all know how hard mums work and that Mother's Day is the perfect opportunity to give them a break, but this can be easier said than done. She may want to help out with parts of your plans or do some of the housework because this is what she usually does on a Sunday.
However, it's your job to make sure she puts her feet up and relaxes, so you might want to make a start on her usual Sunday jobs, get the kids ready and make it as easy as possible for her to chill out.
Do something different
The best way to mark Mothering Sunday is to do something you don't usually do at the weekend. While this needs to be family-friendly, you also need to ensure it's something she'll enjoy.
You could all go out to lunch, visit somewhere she's wanted to go, head to the cinema or even just go for a walk somewhere new. So long as you're all spending the day together, she's sure to appreciate it so you don't need to break the bank.
Don't forget the present
Of course, you should also be sure to have the perfect gift or gifts to treat her with on Mother's Day. Get her something she has had her eye on or that she wouldn't usually treat herself to.
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