Here at Love Green Living we’re all about mom-support. That’s why we share things like the best, most eco-friendly, non-toxic cleaners on the planet. Mom’s love non-toxic products that help make the house super clean without the strong toxic smell left behind. It helps them take care of those they love.
If you have a mom, and we’re pretty certain you do, chances are a lot of what your mom does doesn’t get noticed. Let’s look at just a few of the jobs that moms have. All the little stuff that adds up to being cared for.
Laundry Expert – Everyone appreciates clean clothes. Somehow mom seems to juggle that whole wash-dry-fold thing and you don’t ever run out of underwear.
If you’re grown and on your own, chances are mom taught you how to do laundry (because seriously…that laundry fairy…where is she?).
The list can go on and on when it comes to what a mom does on a day to day basis. Balancing the new normal either with homeschooling kids and working full time to moms that are looking to better products to use in an around their families.
Arbitrage – Remember those great days when you were a kid in the back seat of the car? “He’s looking at me!!” “She’s breathing on me!!” Mom’s love that. No, actually they don’t.
Somehow she helped you learn how to sort things out. When you get older and the drama moves to friend issues, work issues, kids-of-your-own issues, mom is still there to listen and help you navigate those overwhelming moments in life.
Chef – Somehow we all want to be fed. But mom can’t say, “What? Dinner? Didn’t I feed you on Tuesday?” Lots of effort goes into making meals.
Planning, shopping, putting away, planning, cooking, serving, dishes. Rinse. Wash. Repeat. It’s nice to have a home-cooked meal.
Nurse – Got an owie? An ouchie? A boo-boo? Whatever you called it when you were a kid, mom knows how to fix it.
Maid – There’s a never ending list of things that need scrubbing around a home. Counters, windows, walls. Stove, refrigerator, floor. Bathtubs, toilets, and sinks, oh my. So take off your muddy shoes before you come inside, wipe up after yourself, and enjoy the view out of those sparkly clean windows.
Event Planner – Birthday parties, holidays, you name it, mom has got it covered. All the ribbons, all the tags all the packages, boxes, or bags (#apologiestoDrSeuss). Mom not only plans these things, she takes care of all the details that go along with it.
Cheerleader – I’m guessing when you were little you wanted to be a ballerina/astronaut/insert-your-dreams-here. And if you did sports or extra-curricular activities, mom was there. Supporting, nurturing, cheerleading. It’s something moms do especially well.
Taxi Driver – When you’re a kid someone needs to get you to where you need to be. Usually it’s mom. She’s even been known to drive your friends too. But unlike Uber, mom doesn’t get paid for driving.
Pest Control – Not all bugs are equal. Some you want to swat and kill, like roaches. Others you want to rescue and take outside, like moths and ladybugs. Whether it’s killing that creepy-crawly or gently picking up something to save, mom is at the ready.
Ms. Fix-It – Need a costume for a special school day, due tomorrow? No problem. Supplies for a science fair project? Done. Struggling with that interpretive art project for Scouts? Mom’s got you covered. It’s almost like she has one of those magic Mary Poppins bags somewhere. Somehow mom has the magic and the creativity to make it happen.
These are just a few of the many things that moms do. Unpaid, except for hugs, but not unappreciated.
Moms are moms every day of the year. Don’t stop noticing how awesome they are and saying thank you for just one day of the year.
Take the time to look at things you have to do to show your support and kindness to your mom.
Here are some tips to show mom how much you love and appreciate her!
- Plan a little weekend getaway or vacation for her
- Send her flowers
- Send her favorite chocolates
- Get tickets to her favorite show
- Homemade gifts are great as well
- Make her a basket with a bunch of her favorite products she loves such as non-toxic cleaning products
- A themed basket with her favorite coffee to help make her day-to-day much more enjoyable
Let your mom know you appreciate her every day.