Besides giving mom a thoughtful gift for mother’s day, this holiday is a good time to think of how you can help make your mom’s life a little better. She did so much for you growing up, that it only makes sense for you to care for her now. Whether she’s getting ready for retirement or already enjoying the retired life, there are many ways that you can make things easier for her.
It can be difficult to think of how you can help your mom, but by using your unique knowledge and capabilities, you can make a real difference in your her life.
We’ve taken inspiration from generous celebrities who went above and beyond to care for their moms. While many of these VIPs have gone over the top to care for their moms, you can still use their ideas to help out your mom in your own way.
Relax and Bond Over Music like Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga told Harper’s BAZAAR, "I used to listen to Billie Holiday every Sunday with my mother." It’s such a special thing to have something that reminds you and your mom of good times together. Can you think of music you use to listen to and bond over with your mom? Sharing these happy memories with her is a great way to connect and give mom a much-needed happiness boost.
To make this moment even more special, you could share a special playlist with your mom and give her a Helix Cuff to listen to it on. Helix Cuff Wearable headphones were created with fashion and function in mind. Not only will mom be able to listen to your heartfelt playlist, she’ll be able to do it stylishly. The Helix Cuff’s Bluetooth headphones are convenient and easy to use. Mom will love always being able to access her favorite music. You can even listen to your special playlist together on Mother’s Day.
Help Mom Focus on What Matters Most like Usher
Until 2007, Usher’s mom was his manager. Wanting to give his mom a break, Usher found a new manager so that his mom could do what she really wanted. “I never fired her, I relieved her of her duties.” The singer went on to say, “There was an opportunity to be a grandmother, an opportunity to have what truly matters - which is family.”
Is there something holding your mom back from being able to do what she really wants? Think about what might be getting in her way and see how you can help her with that. Does she need help setting up a budget for retirement? Teach her how to use Mint. Does she want to travel more, but can’t leave her pet behind? Offer to pet-sit or find someone who can help. Thinking about what mom needs and how you can help her in ways she’s never thought of before will bring you closer together and make everyone happier.
Care for Mom at Home like Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama anticipated that if she became the First Lady, she would be a lot busier and less able to help out her mom. To solve this problem, Michelle asked her mom to live with their family in the White House. This made her mom, Marian Robinson, the first grandmother to live in the White House since Eisenhower was president.
While you might not be able to offer mom a place in your home, you could help her out with her own home. Maybe, she’d like to move closer to you. You could help her use Zillow or help her find a good place. If mom’s comfortable with where she lives now, you could teach her how to use AirBnB, so she could earn extra income and share her home. Next time you visit your mom, look around and see how you might be able to improve her living situation.
Think Thoughtfully like Leonardo DiCaprio
One Mother’s Day, Leonardo Dicaprio planted a grove of trees to honor his mother and grandmother through TreePeople’s gift of life program. "Planting trees is a great way to say thank you to the mothers in our lives," said DiCaprio. "By joining forces with TreePeople - on Mother's Day and every day -- we're helping reforest the decimated Southern California mountains," DiCaprio continued. "It's time to do what we can for the planet." And it’s even better to do it with loved ones like your mom and grandma.
By connecting with a cause, Dicaprio was able to serve his mom in a unique way. Is there a cause that your mom is passionate about? How can you help her work with that cause? You could volunteer together one weekend and spend time bonding over service. You could also help your mom figure out how she can spend more time serving a cause and show her how to use Google Calendar to keeps things organized. If she hasn’t found an organization she’d like to work with, help her find a cause to support on JustServe. Giving your mom greater purpose by connecting with her favorite cause is a great way to help her make new friends, be more active, and stay positive giving her a healthy, happy life.
Honor Mom with Your Best Work like Taylor Swift
It’s no secret that Taylor Swift is close to her mom. Swift wrote “The Best Day” about her mom and even included it as a CD single inside her Mother’s Day card collection for American Greetings. Swift has mentioned numerous times how her mom has always been her best friend and was there for her during high school and her rise to fame.
You might not be a best-selling music artist like Taylor Swift, but you can still honor your mom in your own way. Knowing how much you care and appreciate her will make your mom’s life even better. How can you use your talents to honor your mom? Can you dedicate a project to her? Create something inspired by her? This is a special opportunity to show your love for your mom in a way that only you can. The chance is yours to be creative. Only you know what’s best for your mom and how you can make her genuinely happy on this special day of the year.
What can you do for your mom? We want to hear your answers in the comments below.
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