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The Flight Deck thinks Mom Deserves a Break

The Flight Deck thinks Mom Deserves a Break

Confession:  I’m exhausted; working, carpools, fundraisers, kids, pets, cooking, food shopping, laundry, cleaning, gardening…all part of the daily routine for most moms, but it doesn’t mean it’s easy.  What do we want for Mother’s Day?  A break! (and some chocolate, because chocolate is always the right answer too) At The Flight Deck we are moms, or have moms or know moms and so we want to help you make Mom’s Mother’s Day absolutely awesome, starting with giving her a break. Here are the top 5 ways to give Mom a break this Mother’s Day:

Take Mom out to eat

Pick a meal.  Mom is usually responsible for 3 a day, so take her out for breakfast, lunch or dinner or go for that classic combo meal of brunch.  The Flight Deck has something sure to please Mom no matter what she’s craving.  There’s our fabulous Cinnamon Roll French Toast for breakfast for an indulgent worthy treat or the quinoa Benedict for the health conscious mother. If Mom is more a lady who lunches, there’s our can’t miss chicken and waffle or our Flight Deck special burger.  Going for favorite child or grandchild status?  Then go all out with soup, salad, appetizers, dinner and dessert and encourage her to try the shrimp scampi or filet mignon.  The point is Mom gets to have something special and delicious she didn’t have to cook herself.

Spend time with Mom

Look, get Mom away from the daily grind.  If she’s out of the house having a lovely meal or shopping or just having a cup of coffee or ice cream cone at our sister business Life is Sweet, then she isn’t home doing laundry or dishes.  The bonus for both you and Mom is spending time together.  Because in the words of Ferris Bueller, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around every once in while you could miss it.”  

 

Takeover Mom’s routine for the day

Nobody can replace Mom and when you do her routine for a day, you’ll have an all new appreciation for everything she does. Don’t worry if you can’t do some things perfectly. If you can’t wash the laundry, just fold what’s been done.  Wash and clean the car. You’re a lousy cook?  That’s what The Flight Deck has take-out for.  Just be sure to clean up the dishes after the meal.  Encourage Mom to go read, watch a movie or enjoy a favorite hobby and the family can handle everything else.

Buy Mom a gift certificate

Sometimes, even Mother’s Day is incredibly busy for moms.  There’s Grandma to visit and maybe her mother-in-law. She doesn’t get the chance to slow down and hang out.  Buy her a gift certificate to The Flight Deck, Life is Sweet or to have a mani-pedi.  This way when the to do list is reaching crushing proportions, mom can reach for her gift certificate and take a much needed break.

Make a date  

You know what’s even better than giving mom a break on Mother’s Day?  Giving mom a break once a season, once a month or once a year.  Make a date with Mom to meet for lunch, coffee and cake or just for a long walk a part of your routine.  You’ll never be sorry you spent more time with your Mom and time with you will be what she most looks forward to.

The Flight Deck wishes all moms a very happy Mother’s Day!

With much appreciation and love!

 

1 Comment

  1. Deborah says:

    Great post and suggestions especially making a date with your mom. Keep the suggestions coming, I always look forward to them and have used some of the advise I have read here. Thank you!

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