I received some excellent Mother’s Day tips from Hannah Keeley. She is a mother of seven children and host of the public television series Hannah, Help me! (a reality makeover show). With seven kids, Hannah Keeley is an expert on creating an extraordinary day with mom that’s memorable and personalized without costing a fortune. The ideas are prefect for frugal dads. Read on to see Hannah Keeley’s helpful Mother’s Day ideas and about the $25 American Express gift card giveaway sponsored by Libby (Twitter | Facebook).
Mother’s Day Ideas
Make dinner for mom
This Mother’s Day, dads can make mom a home-cooked meal for a change. If you’re looking for a dinner recipe, check out Libby’s 10/10 Recipes. They have several recipes that only take 10 minutes to make and cost less than ten dollars. The Teriyaki Stir-Fry Bowl, Kicked-up Mac and Cheese, Taco Salad, and Hamburger Stroganoff look yummy.
Make a thoughtful Mother’s Day gift
Home-made presents always stand out. That’s why dads and kids should be creative and make mom a personalized gift for Mother’s Day. If your mom loves to run, then make her a special water bottle with photos of the kids. If mom loves to read, then create bookmarks with special pictures of her favorite genres.
Spend time as a family
Mom is always planning ways to spend time as a family, so take charge of the activities this Mother’s Day. Read the local newspapers and blogs for activities in your area. Or be creative and have the kids put on a play about the reasons why they love mom.
Pamper mom with an at-home spa day
Reserve the tub for mom and place aromatherapy candles around the bathroom. Draw mom a bubble bath, put on her favorite tunes, and place a basket on the sink with natural products to pamper her with.
Give mom a handmade coupon book
Dads and kids can make mom a coupon book good for chores around the house (such as wash the dishes, empty the dishwasher, fold the laundry, and take out the trash).
Create a scrapbook for mom
Surprise mom by making a scrapbook filled with photos of the kids, birthday’s, anniversaries, family vacations, and events meaningful to mom.
Libby Mother’s Day Giveaway
Thanks to my latest sponsor, Libby, one lucky reader of my dad blog will win a $25 American Express gift card. The deadline to enter is May 19th (Pacific time). The contest is limited to readers in the US. The winner will be randomly selected. To enter, visit Libby’s 10/10 Recipes and leave a comment on my dad blog about your favorite recipe.
Bonus Entries (leave a separate comment for each entry)
- Leave a comment about a thoughtful Mother’s Day present on my Facebook fan page
- Tweet about this giveaway or about a thoughtful Mother’s Day gift ONCE on Twitter and include @daddyforever and #giveaway in the tweet (include your Twitter URL or username for verification)
[Disclosure: I did not receive any product or compensation for writing this post or hosting the giveaway on my dad blog.]