Ways to celebrate mom all year

POSTED: 12:53 PM PDT April 5, 2013    UPDATED: 8:01 AM PDT April 12, 2013 
Mother, teenage daughter

While it’s great to honor your mom on Mother’s Day, there are ways to celebrate her throughout the entire year as well.

Thank her: Moms do a lot for their kids – of all ages. Make sure you show your mom you appreciate her help by thanking her.

Tell her you love her: We all love our mothers, so don’t be afraid to tell her. A simple “I love you” can go a long way to making a mom feel appreciated.

Call her: For older children who no longer live at home, make sure to call your mom often and check in and ask her how she’s doing.

Help around the house: Surprise your mom by doing the cleaning and taking on extra chores.

Do yard work: Help your mom by pulling some weeds or mowing the lawn.

Make her dinner: While your mom’s cooking might be the best, give her a break and make dinner for her instead.

Pay her a visit: If you’ve moved out of the house, stop by and visit your mom and spend some time with her.

Ask her about her day: While moms tend to always ask their kids how they are doing, instead ask her about what she did and how she’s doing.

Give her a card: You don’t have to wait for special occasions to give your mom a card. Presenting her with one on a non-holiday will make it even more special.

Treat her to a spa day: Moms need to relax. Surprise her with a trip to the spa to pamper herself.