From dropping off flowers to baking delicious treats and more, here’s how you can brighten a fellow mom’s day this May 10
By Kerry Doman
At LittleGuide Detroit we hear from and see moms making it work EVERY SINGLE DAY. No matter how many kids you have, your job status or your home situation, we are all facing a unique challenge. And we need each other more than ever these days, but with social distancing, it’s easy to feel alone.
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s not only important for our significant others to celebrate us — but for us to celebrate the moms around us. This phase in our lives is tough and we’re all feeling the effects of it, but with one small gesture from friend to friend — and mom to mom — we can help brighten each other’s day this Mother’s Day.
Say It with Flowers
It’s spring and flowers are starting to bloom. Order a bouquet from a local florist or pick some from your garden. It’s the thought that counts, so dandelions are fair game.
Send a Meal
Bake something and drop it off, see what delivery options a favorite local restaurant is offering (whether direct delivery to a friend or a meal you make yourself) or order through Grub Hub to save another mom the worry of what to make for dinner.
Pick Up the Phone
A phone call shows an effort above texting and it’s more intimate than a video chat (where lounging on the couch with kids screaming in the background has become an understandable norm). Carve out time for a call and listen to what your friend has to say.
Buy A Gift Card to a Local Business
Pay it forward two-fold: Give your friend a gift and support a local business, too. Help a friend by offering the promise of better days ahead with money to spend at the salon, a boutique clothing store or a local garden center.
Write a Review
Think of all your Mom Boss friends and leave their businesses a review on Google or Facebook, then share their business on your social channels and encourage others to purchase something from a small business. It sounds simple, but when it comes to supporting small businesses, a little effort goes a long way.
Looking for the perfect gift to send? Here are a few favorites to help make the day special.