New Mother’s Day Traditions: Having Fun During COVID-19

New Mother’s Day Traditions: Having Fun During COVID-19

Mom deserves a lot of extra love during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, right? The answer is: yes, absolutely. So, here are some ideas for showing them how much we love and appreciate them.

1) Breakfast/Brunch — Gather the household to make mom her favorite breakfast. Here are some quick, easy, and delicious ideas: https://www.tasteofhome.com/collection/5-ingredient-easy-breakfast-ideas/. Even better, let mom sleep in and start the day with brunch. Easy brunch recipes at: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/food-recipes/g4201/best-brunch-recipes/. Keep the kids occupied letting them help cook, set the table (like a restaurant), make menus, dress up, and practice their serving skills.

2) Picnic — If it’s going to be a nice day, pack something good for lunch. Enjoy the weather and a beautiful park. Bring games, hike, and other activities.

3) Photo Session — This can be a great tradition, especially if you have young kids. And it’s simple. Have mom take a photo with her kids. If possible, take it in the same location and pose each year to capture the changes as the years go by.

4) Online Games — Gather friends and family to play games. Some good ones are: SongPop, Heads Up Houseparty, Ticket To Ride, Animal Crossing, Mario Kart Tour, Coin Master, Harry Potter: Hogwarts mystery, Exploding Kittens, Words With Friends, Werewolf, Jackbox, Scrabble, Clue, Marvel Strike Force, Fortnite, Golf Battle, Quiz Up, Scattergories, Fishdom, and so many more!!!

5) Gather Around the Video Chat — Use Zoom, Skype, Facetime, or other video chat service to talk with mom and/or grandma. Start a “room” where people can join you for the day. Let them come and go as they please.

6) Make Her Favorite Foods — Mom doesn’t want to cook dinner on her special day. So, make her favorite meal for her.

7) Learn Together — Plan ahead and ask your mother to teach you something; her choice. It can be knitting, family history, hang gliding, anything. Or find something everyone can learn together. It’s a great way to bond.

8) Spa Day — Set aside time for mom to have the bathroom to herself. Clean it and light a few candles. Make sure you have all the soaps, shampoos, and skin care products she loves. And move the speaker in there so she can drown out the noises coming from the living room.

9) Wine and Cocktails — Spoil her all day if you want. Mimosas in the mornin g. Rosé in the afternoon. And something stronger at night.

10) Hiking — Enjoy nature with mom. There are trails for young, old, and all skill levels. Find them at: https://www.alltrails.com

11) Quiet Time — Every minute of every day she thinks about you and your well-being. Give her a break. Let mom have the house while you bring the kids to the park to play, hike, picnic, etc.

12) Gratitude Challenge — Show mom your gratitude:
a) Find a time to acknowledge your gratitude and tell her. I t can be simple and mundane. As long as it’s honest.

b) Make a list of things you appreciate. If you’re doing this with your kids, make a gratitude board.
c) Think of a time she was kind to you and share its meaning with her.
d) Think of a difficult time and it’s positive outcomes.

AND DON’T FORGET TO HAVE FUN! And, please feel free to contact if you have any questions or suggestions!

More Having Fun During Coronavirus

https://mikekraus.blogspot.com/p/covid-19coronavirus-resources.html

UNVACCINATED

Health and Safety Considerations for gathering:
1) Wear a mask and practice social distancing (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/social-distancing.html)

2) No indoor activities
3) No sharing bathrooms
4) Wash hands before and after gathering. Don’t touch your face.
5) Bring your own food, snacks, drinks, and utensils.
6) Do not attend if you have asthma, heart disease, diabetes, overweight, have/survived cancer, or 50+ year old.
7) Do not attend if you have or have had Coronavirus or showing symptoms (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html).

8) Limit attendance to a few people.

9) Talk with everyone about comfort levels. Expect and allow non-participation and last minute cancellations.

VACCINATED (2 weeks after final dose)
Health and Safety Considerations for gathering:

1) Wear a mask and practice social distancing in public (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/social-distancing.html)

2) Indoor activities safe with a few vaccinated people. No indoor activities with unvaccinated people

3) No sharing bathrooms

4) Wash hands before and after gathering. Don’t touch your face.

5) Bring your own food, snacks, drinks, and utensils.

6) Do not attend if you have asthma, heart disease, diabetes, overweight, have/survived cancer, or 50+ year old.

7) Do not attend if you have or have had Coronavirus or showing symptoms (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html).

8) Limit attendance to a few people.

9) Talk with everyone about comfort levels. Expect and allow non-participation and last minute cancellations.

Mike Kraus was born on the industrial shoreline of Muskegon, Michigan. After earning his Fine Arts Degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he attended Grand Valley State University for his graduate degree. From there, he gained varied experiences from the Chicago Architecture Foundation, Art Institute of Chicago, Hauenstein Center For Presidential Studies, Lollypop Farm Humane Society, and the Children’s Memorial Foundation. And every place he worked, he had his sketchbook with him and found ways to be actively creative. In 2014, Kraus became a full-time artist by establishing Mike Kraus Art. Since then, he has sold hundreds of paintings that are displayed in nearly every state and dozens of countries. Currently, Kraus lives in Rochester, New York with his beautiful wife and goofy dog.

For more information or custom order, please visit:

Store: MikeKrausArt.etsy.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MikeKrausArt

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/MikeKraus/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/mikekrausart

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/mkraus

Twitter: http://twitter.com/MikeKrausBlog

Originally published at http://mikekraus.blogspot.com.

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store