May 7, 2019
Chocolates and flowers are nice, but come on — we can do better than that when it comes to showing a super-special mom how much she means to us! With less than five days to come up with something the favorite mother in your life will really want this Mother’s Day, we’re here to help. We consulted several polls about how to treat that wonderful woman to a day she’ll always remember. And appreciate. And thank you for – and really mean it!
A Clean, Organized House
Parenting Magazine polled moms and the number one answer they gave – what they really, really want – is a clean house. That is the number one Mother’s Day wish of mothers. Even if the cleanliness only lasts for half a day, a clean house is a dream gift – a treat they can relish and enjoy.
Call Merry Maids of Aurora, Rosy’s Cleaning Service, or Burrito Making Cleaning Ladies. And, you can buy cool supplies that will make it easier to keep things clean and organized after the maids leave, like a bundle from Tidy Living. Take a look at the under-bed shoe organizer, in particular. It’s one way to capitalize on all that hidden storage space!
A Really Good Workout
Parenting.com says high on the list of what moms really want is an hour’s worth of uninterrupted exercise. She easily can get that in a Zumba class, or Pilates, or something called the Body Lab at The Lakehouse. All kinds of classes are offered at the Southshore rec center – a place where she can sweat and stretch and work out to her heart’s content, within minutes from the front door of her house.
(Moms, there is a CHILD WATCH offered during workouts at the Lakehouse, too – just email Southshore@denverymca.org for more info).
A Manicure, Pedicure and Massage
We found that moms desire pampering presents, too — mani-pedis and massages were on nearly every list. What mommy really wants this Mother’s Day is a little de-stressing and grooming gifts. Who wouldn’t relish a head-to-toe, body-beautifying treatment. Especially if she doesn’t have to punch a clock and be back to make somebody lunch, dinner or snacks? There’s a Spavia Day Salon in Greenwood Village, about 30 minutes from Southshore, or the Spa at Hilton Denver Inverness, about 20 minutes away.
Binge-Watching a Favorite Show
She may not have a favorite television show or movie, that special mom you know, but she could find one and binge-relax on her special day! And lots of moms we know say they’d like nothing more! With a Netflix subscription, she can watch a couple of hours (or 10!) of Seinfeld, Sabrina, The Crown, The Staircase – she can choose from mysteries, comedies, documentaries, sit-coms, thrillers and more. Check out the best binge lists from Thrillest and RadioTimes and guide your beloved mother to a big screen TV, a bowl of popcorn and plenty of viewing space.
Not Mothering, For Hours
Scary Mommy says one of the things she and all other mothers want for Mother’s Day is a break from mothering! Forget breakfast in bed, blogger Andrea says – that just means a mess she’ll have to clean up either in the kitchen or in the bed! What she really wants is sleep. Sleeping in. Maybe a couple of naps during the day. And a trip to a salon by herself, or to Target with no shopping list or agenda, just plenty of time to stroll and browse. Browse and stroll. With nobody rushing her or waiting for her!
The last thing she wants on Mother’s Day, says Andrea is to cook, do dishes, break up fights, do domestic chores, change diapers, and mother. Just for one day. Does that give you any ideas?
The Many Moms of Southshore
Moms of all ages love the master-planned community of Southshore with access to Life at the Lake, and a location convenient to dining, shopping and all kinds of recreation for the whole family. If you don’t live here yet, tour the amazing array of model homes from Century Communities, Richmond American Homes and Toll Brothers. Available in ranch and two-story designs, and priced between the $400s and the $700s.