God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers. – Rudyard Kipling
Mother’s Day is one of those days that should be celebrated every day of the year! Mothers are definitely God’s outstretched hand on earth to help nurture those in their care. We chose this precious quote from Rudyard Kipling because of Kipling’s unique childhood and outstanding works of children literature. Most people have heard of Kipling’s works, especially his famous Jungle Book, but many don’t know about his neglected childhood. Kipling’s parents sent him and his sister to boarding school for six years. The widow who took care of him would beat him and eventually caused him to suffer a nervous breakdown. After this incident, his mother returned from India to care for him. We probably all have a story or two of why we share such an amazing bond with our mothers. Even if the bond comes and goes, there’s still a bond that is unique for every mother and child.
For this Mother’s Day, let’s celebrate our moms by giving them the gifts of shopping, relaxation, some time to herself, and homemade gifts. First, relieve her of all her normal daily chores – dishes, laundry, cooking, grocery shopping, cleaning, etc. Second, let her do something just for herself – like get a mani/pedi, go shopping alone, go for a walk, or take a yoga class.
A gift card to Millstead Boutique in the Pavilion Shopping Center would definitely be a sure win to bring mom a smile. Their clothing store brings fashion-forward apparel for both women and children. Check out the outfit below – perfect for hot summer days in Naples!
Third, give her the gift of relaxation at Woodhouse Day Spa (see Mother’s Day Special by Albanis Law), a nap, or a hotel stay to herself. If you are looking for a fun homemade gift, consider making mom bath bombs for at-home relaxation. You know your mom best, so choose the perfect gift that fits her personality.
If you are in Naples for Mother’s Day, taking mom out for a special brunch, lunch, or dinner would definitely be a nice treat. Many restaurants will have Mother’s Day specials and others will take reservations. For other activities during the week, the Naples Kidz calendar lists a variety of activities – from crafts to picnics to tea parties to free admissions! See the list below.
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