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Mothers’ Day Ideas for Expecting and New Mothers

Mothers’ Day Ideas for Expecting and New Mothers

Backward, turn backward, O Time, in your flight, 
Make me a child again just for tonight! 
Mother, come back from the echoless shore, 
Take me again to your heart as of yore; 
Kiss from my forehead the furrows of care, 
Smooth the few silver threads out of my hair; 
Over my slumbers your loving watch keep;—   
Rock me to sleep, mother, – rock me to sleep! 
 - ELIZABETH AKERS ALLEN  

Ah... the lines touched our hearts. Didn’t they touch yours too? ‘Mother’ - an emotion, a beat of our heart, the first ray of dawn, and the calming coolness of dusk, for some, a mother is like our softest pillow waiting on the bed on which we will rest our heads after spending a tough day, and for some mother means home, the safest place in the world. O Mother! You are a blessing, you are great. And, you are, the angel of our lives.  

Dear mommies, Mothers’ Day is knocking on the doors! And as you gear up to begin your new journey namely motherhood, we are here to help you make your day special.

The Background and History of Mothers’ Day   

In ancient times, festivals were held honoring the mothers and mother goddesses. A festival was held by the Phrygians for Cybele, who is known as the ‘Great Mother of Gods’, and so did the Greeks for Goddess Rhea. The Romans too, likewise honored their mother god. In India, the Bengali community celebrates ‘Durga Puja’ with extravaganza, a festival where Goddess Durga, also known as ‘Ma Durga’ is worshipped.  

Towards the Middle Ages, people, who had moved to faraway places, were allowed to visit their home parishes and their mothers on Laetare Sunday, which is the fourth Sunday of Lent following a custom. This custom became “Mothering Sunday” in 16th century Britain. The family would cut and share the ‘mothering cake’ brought by the eldest son or daughter of the family. The primary purpose was to celebrate the day in the honor of the mother, with the family reuniting and the children taking care of all the household chores giving their mother a much-deserved break. At times, the mother would also attend special church services during the day. ‘Refreshment Sunday’ was another name for ‘Mothering Sunday’, and even the fasting rules were relaxed for the day.   

‘Mother's Day’, as we know it now, was founded by Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia, whose mother had created women's associations in order to motivate friendship and good health. 

This year, Mothers’ Day will be observed on the 8th of May.

Mothers’ Day Ideas for Expecting Mothers   

As your little munchkin rests inside your tummy, you experience a plethora of emotions. If the excitement on the one hand keeps you super active throughout the day, the nervousness on the other hand, at times snatches away your night’s sleep. But with Mothers’ Day ringing the bells, it’s time to cherish yourself and the amazing world you will step in. And, Team Takecare Mom is at your service to make sure that your Mothers’ Day remains memorable to you forever because for some of you, it’s your first ever Mothers’ Day, and it has to be special. Here are a few ideas for you to make your special day extra special.

1. Spend Time With Your Baby 
Your baby has changed your world in ways you never imagined before even landing on this earth. And you can’t wait to hold your munchkin in your hands and shower it with your love. This Mothers’ Day, take out time to spend with your baby. Talk to your little angel - share your hobbies, deepest desires, and strongest passions, with your baby. Let your baby know you more and more. Say loving words to it, touch your belly, and feel your baby’s movements. Pregnant mothers who communicate with their babies have said how the practice feels magical time and again. 

2. Share Your Good News With Others ( If you already haven’t before)
Share your happiness with others, if you haven’t already. Let the world know that a little angel will be lighting up your life soon. Happiness amplifies when shared. Laugh with others. Celebrate the news, and your journey together with your loved ones. 

3. Talk To Your Mom
A mother is a daughter’s best friend. Talk with your mommy. Share your feelings with her. Ask her to tell you stories of her pregnancy. Maybe, go out on a lunch date with her. Get tips from her about pregnancy. All these days you were alien to what your mom felt and experienced. But now as you are a to-be-mommy, it’s time that you get enlightened with valuable words from the granny of your baby. And, don't forget to take pictures of this special time, with all three of you together! (Well almost!)   

4. Plan a Mothers’ Kitty Party  
Call your fellow to-be moms and moms and enjoy together. Spend a good, quality time together, sharing your thoughts and ideas, supporting each other, knowing each other’s journeys and stories, and just having fun. It’s a perfect occasion for you to celebrate your motherhood. 

5. Write A Letter to Yourself 
Make yourself a card, and pen down a letter jotting down all the things you would want to say to yourself after you become a mother or even your present self. It’s a one-to-one conversation with your own self that will be precious and will remain close to your heart forever.

Mothers’ Day Ideas for New Moms 

With the arrival of your little cutie pie, your world has changed. So many responsibilities are on your shoulder right now, and you have never been so busy. Some of your nights go sleepless taking care of the needs of your baby, and the days pass in a hurly-burly. You are giving your best for this new role assigned to you by the universe and you are already the best mommy in the world. But now it’s time you celebrate your new role and this amazing journey with Mothers’ Day round the corner. Here are a few ways which will make your day lovely.  

1. Gift Yourself a Beautiful Present
It’s a day in your honor and you have every right to gift yourself a lovely present. Get that thing on which you had your eyes but could never buy. Get that beautiful dress, or get that bag or that pretty watch, because you deserve it. 

2. Take a Break  
While you can’t take a break from taking care of your little baby’s needs, you can very well afford to allow yourself a healthy break from work and other household chores. Rest, relax and enjoy the day pampering yourself – eat good food, watch a movie, listen to your favorite song, or do any fun thing. 

3. Decorate Your Room   
Give your room a new look. Get creative and execute your brilliant ideas. The mind feels refreshed when your room gets a new, different look. Maybe buy yourself flowers, and place them in that beautiful vase that rests on the table at the corner of your room. 

4. Go for a Walk with Your Little Angel  
A little outing with your baby will refresh your mind and body, making you and your body feel better. And what is a better day other than Mothers’ Day to have a mini-outing with your cute munchkin? 

5. Engage in Social Work
Visit NGOs that take care of poor moms, or orphanage homes, and help them, morally, and if possible, financially. Spend a day with them, buy gifts and food for them, support them, and laugh with them. It is one of the greatest things that you will ever do this Mothers’ Day. 

Our 10 Favorite Mothers’ Day Quotes  

Dears Moms, you are wonder women, our superheroes, our protectors, our best friends. You are amazing. We don’t need a separate Mothers’ Day to celebrate you, because every day is a Mothers’ Day. We never find you taking a break. You are always there for us and will be there for us no matter what. Here are a few quotes of all time that pay tribute to all the mothers. 

  • “A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.” —Unknown
     
  • “When you are looking at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.” —Charley Benetto
     
  • “My Mother: She is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her.” —Jodi Picoult
     
  • "I've got her spirit/
    She's always got my back/
    When I look at her/
    I think, I want to be just like that." -Lauren Alaina 
     
  • "Happiness is seeing your mother smile." -Unknown
     
  • “It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful?” —Mahatma Gandhi
     
  • "Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face." - George Eliot
     
  • "All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother." - Abraham Lincoln
     
  • "We are born of love; Love is our mother." - Rumi
     
  • "The best place to cry is on a mother's arms." - Jodi Picoult

Start Planning Now – Mothers' Day, 2022  

Mothers’ Day is already knocking on our doors and it's high time you start planning for your big day. Indulge in things that give you joy and peace, and pamper yourself in the best way possible because Mothers’ Day will be incomplete without you being happy.   

Gift ideas for expecting mothers

What can be a more memorable day than your first Mothers’ Day, the year in which you are expecting? As you are taking on an entirely new role as a mother, you deserve a special gift on Mother's Day. This doesn’t mean that it has to be an over-the-top expensive one. A simple thoughtful gift that gives you a chance to rest, relax, indulge, and cherish your motherhood journey sounds awesome. Isn’t it, dear mommy? The right gift allows you some me-time, self-care and reminds you that someone caring is always there for you when you need it the most. So, be kind to yourself and gift yourself with the much-needed, much-deserved gift. Or, well, your loving partner is always there to be sweeter and gift you with something. Right? You can very well give them hints as to how you will really appreciate gifts. Haha! Here, you’ll find a few gift ideas for expecting mothers to warm up to Mother's Day and beyond.

Babymoon 

The first thing that tops our chart of gifting ideas for new moms is a break! You can’t gift wrap the break but the booking voucher can be wrapped nicely. Babymoon aka pre-baby vacation might be a good idea. Like a honeymoon, a babymoon is a celebratory vacation. It’s all about spending some quality time together with your spouse before the arrival of your little angel. You can plan a short weekend or a weeklong holiday. If you’re not in a mood to travel extra miles, plan for a staycation instead. Make sure the stay is romantic and relaxing. Don’t forget to take lots of pictures and make it a special one.

Pregnancy Pillow

As a mother to a tiny Tod, I can swear that a pregnancy pillow is one of those practical yet pampering gifts for mamas-to-be. Pregnancy comes with lots of unexpected challenges — the changing center of gravity, the belly bump, other discomforts of the pregnancy journey, and a good night’s sleep is one of them. The pregnancy pillows are designed to help reduce hip and back pain, improve circulation, and prevent you from rolling on your belly. The pillows come in different shapes and sizes – “C-Shape”, Wedge shape, “U-shape” and “back and neck contoured shapes. They even come with different textures of natural cotton and velvet. Make sure you pick one that suits you.  

The list does not end here. Ask your fellow mommies what helped them in their pregnancy journey. You’re likely to pick up a Mother’s Day gift that will have a true utility. Mother’s Day in 2022 falls on Sunday, May 8. Our handpicked gifts are so good that moms won’t mind waiting for them, just in case you are late.

Pro tip: If you’re looking for a bargain there will be plenty of awesome Mother’s Day sales ahead of the big day. Keep an eye.


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