Ten Ways to Make Your Mom The Happiest Mom on Earth

created at: 05/05/2010

Don't fret for a moment about what to get your mom for Mother's Day. The best thing you can do is to spend time with her (no irritation or annoyance allowed), or have a nice, relaxed conversation with her.  No store bought card or pot of flowers will touch her heart as much as your efforts to express your sincere appreciation for her, past and present. To help you get started, here are ten mostly free ideas to choose from that are guaranteed to make your mom happy. 

1. Go shopping with your mom. I know, this might feel awkward, but it will prove to her that you really want to spend time with her. Possible bonus: she'll end up being so grateful, she'll start buying you stuff.

2. Tell her to invite a couple of her best buddies over and you'll make lunch for them. There's nothing better than a mom getting to show off her pride and joy to her friends.

3.  Help her with some sort of redecorating project. It could be tedious, but again, it shows you're so interested in being with her and helping her that you're willing to make the sacrifice.

4.  Ask her what movie she's been wanting to see and then plan a time to bring it over and sit down together to watch it. Again, it's the idea that you can take time for her that will deliver the impact.

5.  If the time is right, tell her how you realize that some of your best qualities came from her. She'll love the compliment, but she'll be even more thrilled that you've reflected on this.

6. Tell her about something going on in your life and then ask her about what things were like when she was this age. Most moms want their kids to know that they're not that far away from their kids. The memories of being a young adult are still vivid and life was equally exciting and perplexing.

7. If you have your own kids, ask your mom how she handled certain situations like your obnoxious childhood friends or the obnoxious parents of your friends. She may have worked through some things and may have helpful insights.

8.  Take a photo of you and your mom together, print it, and frame it. She'll think of you and that moment every time she looks at it.

9.  If you live in different cities, tell her what you're doing on Mother's Day and then tell her how much you wish she was there so you could do it together. This will maker her feel almost as good as being there.

And finally,

10. Sincerely tell her what a great mom she has been and what a happy childhood you had. Then, the absolute best thing you can do is to tell her that you still value her wisdom and experience and that you're grateful she's the one that is still scouting ahead for you, and you'll always need her good advice. Now top it off with a cherry by saying "I really love you Mom."

Cost: almost nothing

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Sipmly Gymnast on Nov 18, 2015:

I love my mom soooo much. She is so much better and nicer to me than my friends moms are to them. Ive noticed. I love her and i would do anything for her. I love her more than anything EVER. I hate not being able to express how much i love her. The problem is, there is no way. There never has been, there isnt, and there never will be.

vijay madaan on Oct 16, 2015:

my mom is best mim in the world there is no one to love like as she gave.. she always support me.. so that i can go futhur for my future she has faced so much problems to. educate me which i would never forget.... & as there id no one in my lyf to support for my studies as she supported me... i pray to god that he give mom.... to me on further births.... love u mom... m so happy to have a such mom

Anonymous on Jun 28, 2015:

The best mom ever

Anonymous on Jun 28, 2015:

I love my amazing mom

nahil on Apr 25, 2015:

i love you mom! thank you for bringing me into the world. i learn a lot from you. no matter what will happen to us, we will always be together happy and laughing out loud. you are such an awesome mom. Im always going to be with you no matter what. thank you... your lovely daughter

I LOVE YOU MOMMY?-? on Apr 14, 2015:

i love you mommy!!!ill make you happier!!!P.S.YOURE SO AWESOME!!!

Kirsty on Apr 08, 2015:

I love my mum so very much. She gave up her job as a bank accountant. Our nanny was very mean but our mum gave up work just for us. She does everything for us even if its out of her comfort zone.

I LOVE YOU MUM!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nikky on Apr 04, 2015:

I love you mom . You are the best mom in the world and i am very lucky that god me such a loving caring mum . I can do anything for you maa. I want her to keep happy and smiling .Mum its only because of you i am alive today .Thank you maa love you .

Aisha on Mar 12, 2015:

My mum is the best in the world!!! She's a really caring person and I really love her. She can do anything for me and I can do anything for her. She is the worlds best mum

jumax on Mar 12, 2015:

am still having problems with my mom i dont know if it will work

Destiny on Jan 28, 2015:

I luv my mum sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much!!!!!!!????????????????????????????

Anonymous on Jan 28, 2015:

I love my mum sooooooooooooo much she'll do anything for me and I'll do anything for her. If ur mum isn't as nice and caring as mine then just try and do what they say I know it seems hard but just try it and u and ur mum just might get closer. If it doesn't work tell ur friend or someone about it and see if they can help. But don't feel bad that some mums are nicer than others. If ur mum starts abusing u, u need to tell a teacher or the police. U may not want to get ur mum into trouble but if ur put in harms way then its what u need to do. I love u mum thank u for being there even though I only see u half the time ( I have divored parents). Keep trying x

Samantha on Dec 27, 2014:

Weeeeeeee Kim bibbleeeeee??????????????????????????????????. I am the queen of bible????

Maariyah on Dec 27, 2014:


a l pintin on Dec 22, 2014:

To nana,

It is not a childs job to make there parents happy.  Nor is it a parents job to make their children happy.  Some of the suggestions here are very good.  Showing her you want to spend time with her is the best thing to do even if it is only a short time. Share with her things that are happening in  your life.  Be honest...for just like children, parents can see when their children are being false.  They can also see when you are making an effort and will appreciate it.  It does not have to be big.  If things are strained tried writing to her.  Even if you dont send it it can help you sort out your own feelings and perhaps see it in a new perspective by reading it on a different day. S

Good luck

A mom

Anonymous on Dec 21, 2014:

Well my problem is my stepdad and mom have been fighting. It's now Christmas and we talk to each other unless it's yelling at each other. I really need help on how to make this a good Christmas and I've tried everything I can think of or search up :(

maddix on Dec 05, 2014:

My mom works 24/7, to support me .. I feel as if I am a ungrateful child. I just want to see my mom smile and  laugh. And just be happy again . 

Anonymous on Nov 29, 2014:

My mom and I never really got along, but after using these tips we got closer as family and friends. I know it sounds cheesy but I LOVE YOU MOM????

Anonymous on Nov 29, 2014:

I was never really that close to my mom and we never spent a lot of quality time together, after reading this we got closer as family and friends. I????U MOM

Anonymous on Nov 27, 2014:

Me and my mom don't get along, and I always feel like I can't win on trying to make her happy. This gave me ideas so I don't have to cry or hurt so much anymore. I love my mom very much, and she has always been hard on me but she says it's for my own good. I love you, mom. And I hope you love me too.??

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