As some of you know, I’m a mother of three. And as some of you can relate, I don’t get to spend as much time with my kids as I did when they were little. I always appreciate being pampered on Mother’s Day, but the holiday is even more meaningful when we actively do things as a family, like cooking.
Spending time with my loved ones lowers my stress levels and makes me happier--and that means a boost for my immune system and overall health!
Here are some ideas for celebrating with your family while keeping it low-key.
My favorite (Stress-Free) Mother’s Day activities:
Making homemade brunch together, featuring my favorite foods like fermented chai low-carb granola and vegan bulletproof coffee. You can even bake some cookies for dessert while you’re at it. Cooking is so much more fun when you have sous chefs to help!
A walk or outdoor game in the park (or a hike, if everyone is feeling up for it). I also love the botanical gardens. Nature always has a way of putting things in perspective.
Working in the garden. Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to plant certain vegetables and flowers, and getting our hands in the soil means exposure to beneficial bacteria and sunshine for Vitamin D.
Connecting with the animal world, either by horseback riding, or visiting a farm or a nature preserve. In fact, there are studies that suggest spending time with animals can actually help you relieve stress.
Celebrating a day early by visiting the farmer’s market on Saturday. The Kelowna Farmer’s Market in my neighborhood even has a Mother’s Day Festival planned. You can select spring produce and make a family meal together the next day.
At night, I like to take 10-20 minutes to meditate by myself and reflect on our adventures. Doing so reminds me how grateful I am for my family and gives me a chance to integrate the experiences. You can even journal about it or write a gratitude list.
These Mother’s Day activities are ways to spend a day everyone will enjoy. For more inspiration, head over to my Instagram account and see what fun things our family is up to on a daily basis.