Mother’s Day is right around the corner, on May 9th! If you know a mom, have a mom, or are a mom of any kind, you understand that Mother’s Day can be a challenging holiday to shop for - you have just one day to honor all the love and strength mothers show during the other 364 days of the year.
Mother’s Day presents an opportunity to celebrate the people who give life. Mothers – and grandmothers, stepmothers, adoptive mothers, or mother-figures – nourish you long before you could make your own decisions and guide you through the journey of discovery and growth that is childhood and young adulthood. Mothers are an incredible force: part fierce protector, part gentle comforter. There is a balance between the two that yields a harmony that is integral to human survival and wholeness.
Flowers and chocolate will never completely express the depth of appreciation for mothers everywhere, but they definitely offer a treat to someone who so often gives of herself for others. It might surprise you that you won’t have to do and spend a lot to make the mom in your life feel special on Mother’s Day. The best way to make her feel special is to give her a break from the things she does daily.
Ban Mom From the Kitchen
It’s likely that your mom does most of the cooking in the household – if that’s true, keep her out of the kitchen on Mother’s Day. There are many easy ways to ensure you’ve got breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks covered.
While eating is almost always fun, give your mom a break on Mother’s Day by ensuring delicious, nutritious meals are ready to go when needed
With the gift of putting her knife and cutting board away, you mom can forget spending a couple hours on shopping, prepping, cooking and CLEANING! Pete’s Paleo Meals are chef inspired, expertly prepared and delivered right to your door, no apron required. Simply reheat and serve.
Mom can relax and enjoy a different seasonal menu, every week! The menu changes seasonally and on a weekly basis and is dependent on what our farmers grow and harvest out of the ground that very week it is prepared. This means our meals are sustainable and more nutritious for you.
Give the gift of love – bacon! Bacon is always a crowd pleaser and Pete’s Paleo bacon is the best. Made with no added sugar, nitrates or nitrites, just belly, spices, salt and love. It is guaranteed to be the meatiest, most supple, melt-in-your-mouth bacon you’ll ever have. Breakfast for the mom in your life never tasted so good!
Shopping for some Pete’s Paleo for the mother(s) in your life but not sure what to give them? Give the gift of food and time with a Pete's Paleo gift card! Allow her to decide when she wants a night off and order what she loves to eat or cook with and enjoy chef quality, Paleo meals prepared for her, delivered to her door. No apron required.
Sadly, most desert and treat recipes claiming to be Paleo, really are not and often, those amazing looking pictures are the furthest thing from what your creation ends up looking like when you are done.
Paleo Treats have been making foodie-approved Paleo desserts since 2009. They are serious about flavor, texture, ingredients and Paleo. They ship around the world and are experts at both making and getting a great dessert to your door.
Paleo By Season – Chef Pete Servold
A chef’s approach to healthy Paleo cuisine by teaching home cooks the essential techniques for cooking any food, so they can focus not on recipes but on using the best fresh, local ingredients. With dozens of techniques, over 100 Paleo recipes, and a showcase of small farmers and ranchers cross the country who are providing sustainably raised meats and organically grown fruits and vegetables, Paleo By Season offers your mom the tools she needs to think like a chef or can trach you the skills you need to give her a break more often!!.
Dry Farm Wines
Although the perfect pairing to a delicious meal, most commercial wines are NOT Paleo. It turns out all the unwanted side effects from wine - headaches, hangovers, gastrointestinal discomfort, poor sleep – are not caused by the wine itself but by the processing and additives used in modern winemaking.
Fortunately, there’s a healthier way. If you drink natural wines (made the primal way), they’re a much healthier, cleaner product, and a healthy part of the Paleo lifestyle.
Research consistently shows that moderate wine consumption (one to two glasses a day) has huge health benefits. Wine is also a beloved, delicious and fun way to bring people together and bond at a deep level.
Dry Farm Wines curates primal, sugar-free, low alcohol, low sulfite wines so you get these benefits without the downsides. They make a great gift (and can be shared!!!). You can choose your favorites and sign your mom up for monthly subscriptions.
Play Her Favourite Sound
On any given day, mothers will often have more than 20 things on their to-do list. They’re thinking about: school lunches; the overdue electricity bill; buying new school shoes; cleaning the bathroom; and what to cook for dinner. This mental load is exhausting! One way to make your other feel special on Mother’s Day is to do a few of the chores or tasks on her to-do list without her asking you too – the best sound she could hear would be the whooshing of the vacuum cleaner being played by someone other than her.
The most challenging role of being a mother might be the constant negotiating with the family to get things done. It can, and often does, become exhausting. On Mother’s Day, saying, ‘Yes’ to anything she asks you to do will bring her immeasurable happiness.
Buying the mom in your life a gift would be the icing on the Paleo cake, especially if you’ve taken the time to choose something that you know she would like. Hint: It won’t be a salad spinner.
For many moms, restful and sleep are rarely used in the same sentence. Restful sleep seems impossible, but that's because most people are missing a key ingredient to great sleep: temperature. A Chillipad mattress cover can lower and raise your actual body temperature within your bed, through water, not air, which is 25x more efficient, giving your mom the best night's sleep she's ever had.
Getting the whole family together for a group portrait is basically impossible with everyone's busy schedules. Surprise your mom with this unique gift of a custom drawing of all your family members (even pets). Have it drawn on canvas or save some money with a digital file to print at home. Either way, your mom will love it and she might even use it for next year's Christmas card.
For a little extra pampering, why not get the mom in your life a few Beautycounter products?
You can’t beat this company when it comes to keeping your best interest at heart regarding safer beauty products. Beautycounter’s mission is to make high quality, luxurious beauty items while voluntarily eliminating over 1500 possibly harmful ingredients, educating about the need for safer products, and lobbying to get stronger protective laws for the beauty industry.
They have selected a few mom-approved favorites to make choosing the perfect gift simple and seamless.
Show Your Appreciation
Mothers love to receive gifts, but do you know what means more to her than presents? Thoughtfully written cards that tell her why you love her, what makes her a special mum, and writing how much you appreciate all that she does for the family.
Whether you give you mother a little more or not, be sure to let her know how much she means to you, on Mother’s Day and beyond.
Michal Ofer is a wellness and digestion expert and nutrition coach. She is focused on assisting clients to take control of their health and happiness through the sustainable food and lifestyle choices that best support them. Through strengthening the body from the inside out, her clients are able to reach new heights of health, happiness and wellness. Michal obtained her Professional Training and Certificate from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York. She has a further studied through the University of Colorado (Boulder) and Stanford University and is a Certified 21 Day Sugar Detox Coach. Michal has also received a Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences and a Master Life Coach Certification. For further information and to connect with Michal visit her website at www.michalofer.com