Our moms shape who we are, and showing appreciation for all that they do can sometimes get overlooked. We asked our editors to share something they've done recently to remind their mom that she's doing a great job. Keep reading to hear their heartwarming responses.
1. Do a chore for her
"I know it doesn't sound like a lot, but [my mom] hates it when we don't do the most simple things around the house, like put our dishes in the dishwasher. Emptying the dishwasher after a cycle is clean? She doesn't even expect us to go so far to do that, so recently, I emptied the whole thing and she was shocked. This was a major deal and I think the first time I've ever emptied my dishwasher at home." – Sarah Wasilak, assistant editor, Fashion
2. Get her something special
"My mom recently got engaged, and her fiancé bought her the most amazing engagement ring with earrings to match. Not one to be outdone, I purchased a Swarovski necklace for her that I'll give to her on Mother's Day just to remind her that no matter what guy comes into her life, I'll always be the number one guy in her heart." – Terry Carter, editorial intern
3. Learn her signature recipe
"Growing up, I could always depend on my mom to make us pancakes with orange juice for breakfast on the weekends. To this day, she uses the same recipe that she's always used to make them from scratch. One day, I asked her to walk me through the steps so that my sister and I could take over pancake duty and allow her to sit back and relax. To be honest, they never come out as good as hers do, but we tried!" – Kelsey Garcia, trending and social editorial assistant
4. Bring her flowers
"My mom loves keeping fresh flowers on our kitchen table. When I went home for the weekend and noticed that we didn't have any, I made a trip to our local florist and had them create an amazing bouquet filled with her favorite flowers. This little token was my way of saying thank you to her for being the best mom in the world." – Stephanie Nguyen, assistant editor, Native Content
5. Be her caretaker
"Being the child of a single parent family can feel ostracizing and lonely at times for some, but for me, my mom was always my best friend, cheerleader, mom, dad, and confidant. When I received a call three weeks ago that my mom had broken her arm at work, I conveniently had already booked a surprise trip to see her for her birthday. I pampered her, helped her get dressed and undressed, cleaned her apartment, wrapped her sling, and made sure she always felt as comfortable as possible, and I even treated her to a fancy lobster dinner!" – Larissa Green, social media editor
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Minute Maid is taking a stand for parents. We want them to know that in todays fast paced, over pressured world — they're doing much better than they think. Watch the video above and you'll see what a difference a simple note or letter can make.
Take a minute today to write a heartfelt letter and tell a parent they're #doingood