Can’t find your favourite shirt? Not sure why a family recipe’s gone awry? Mums have the answers to all these questions and more. With Mother’s Day around the corner, take the chance to make your super-mum feel extra special. Find 5 wholesome ideas in our Mother’s Day gift guide so you can do just that!
Pamper your mum with a homemade spa day
If mothers could be likened to animals, they’d be octopuses, juggling multiple to-do lists for their children, the household, and themselves! While rewarding, being a mum can also be incredibly stressful, so why not help her destress with a DIY spa session?
Treat your mum like a queen by bringing her out to a day out at the spa, or do a spa day at home instead. Just follow these 3 simple steps:
- Whip up your own homemade face masks by mixing fresh ingredients together, like honey, lemons and egg whites. Pair this with cucumber slices on the eyelids for a refreshing facial.
- Play white noise or peaceful nature sounds in the background to set the mood.
- Give your mum a simple back massage. Use kneading, stroking and rubbing motions to get at the aches and knots.
Start her day right with a healthy breakfast in bed
Imagine waking up to the savoury smell of eggs and toast … mmm! Start your mum’s morning on a high note with a tray of goodies delivered to her bedside.
Although you could run out to the closest hawker centre to buy something yummy, it may be more meaningful if you cooked something personally instead. You could do a simple bowl of oatmeal with cut fruits and honey or cook up a healthier version of Nasi Lemak.
Pair any of them with a tall glass of orange juice and some fruit slices – viola! You’ve got yourself an aesthetically pleasing breakfast that is sure to wow your mum.
(If you don’t have time in the morning, how about prepare dinner instead? A sure way to make her proud: recreate her best recipes.)
Clean the house so she can breathe easier
Cleaning can be a tedious chore; more often than not, it falls upon our mums to remind us to keep the house clean. A neat, clutter-free house can have a positive impact on your stress levels. More importantly, you’d be surprised by how quickly bacteria, germs and dirt build up in homes, which can cause you to fall sick easily.
Go the extra mile for your mum’s health by deep-cleaning the house. Even better, volunteer to take-over some household chores, like the weekly vacuuming and mopping.
Get her adrenaline pumping by taking a fitness class together
Spend quality time doing an endorphin-inducing activity, like a fitness class. Studies show that social fitness events can improve one’s motivation to work out, just from the positive peer pressure of the group. We suggest friendly activities like Zumba, Pilates, yoga or Tai-chi which are suitable for all ages.
Psst … it doesn’t matter if it’s you and your mum’s first time trying a new sports class, it could be even more fun trying something new together! Who knows, it might be the start of a shared hobby for you both.
Tip: If you prefer to sweat it out together at home instead, you can try these fun partner fitness workouts.
Accompany her to her health checkup
As we get older, many of us become acutely aware of our parents’ ageing. The longevity of our mum and dad’s health is the best gift we can wish for.
Prevention is miles better than cure, so tackle the tough conversations about health and encourage your mum to go for her annual health checkup. You can even make a day out of it by going for your health screening and checkup together, and having a nice meal after.
If she has further questions about which tests are most suitable for her health status, consult a doctor together over the DA app.
Mums are the superwomen in our lives. Let’s not forget to shower our love and appreciation for them every day. Happy Mothers’ Day to all mothers out there!