Being a mom is hard. It’s hard if you have one child, five children, twins, a special needs boy or two girls under two. Motherhood is full of pressure, tiredness and expectation. This post is about spoiling a special needs mom on Mother’s Day. But I think it could be useful for any mom. So here are some Mother’s Day gifts you can give.
- Don’t judge. Even though I try to be positive for my own mental health, it’s impossible for me to be upbeat and happy all the time. Sometimes I just need to vent and to say things that are not nice. A good present could be for you to listen, without judgement when a mom rants about her life and her children.
- Show understanding. Sometimes I don’t feel like doing anything because I’m tired and fed up. I’m sure the same goes for all moms. The greatest gift for me is to let me be. My time is so precious that I sometimes feel resentful if people are demanding. So a great present is to be cool and realize that it’s nothing personal.
- Give her something just for her. I will always buy something for the kids or the house before getting something for myself. I get a great deal of pleasure out of this. That being said, I adore a special gift just for me. I make an effort to give myself self care. Good Housekeeping put together an awesome list of Mother’s Day gifts. I love the Custom Family Portrait!
- Take the reigns. I’m lucky that I have a supportive husband. Even though we do argue about lots of things (Aquarius and Aries), we are generally on the same page. I love it when my husband let’s me sleep in, cooks me food or takes the kids out. These are some of the very best Mother’s Day gifts!
- Give her time away. This is not such an easy one for me. I’m always worried about the kids because I know that they’re a handful. So when I get time away, it’s such an amazing treat. And if you give a mom time away, make it real time away. Make sure that you are able to look after the kids in a way that makes her feel comfortable and relaxed. And if you can’t do it, pay someone who can!
These are some of the Mother’s Day gifts that I, as a special needs mom, love to receive. What’s on your wishlist?