How to Make a Mom Happy

Moms are complex creatures, but there's no secret to how to make your mom happy. Treat your mom with respect, and consider all the things she does to make your life easier and better. Show your mom how much you appreciate her, or give her a chance to relax. Knowing that you care and that you're willing to make her life a little easier will make almost any mom happy.


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      Pay attention. No mom has ever been happy about having to repeat herself. Listen to her the first time, and make an effort to do what she says.

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      Do your share of the housework without being asked. Make your bed, pick up after yourself or cook a meal. Don't wait for her to remind you. Whatever you do, don't wait for her to do it for you.

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      Buy her a present. It's the thought that counts, but every mom has a collection of homemade candy dishes and cards. Spend a couple of dollars out of your own money on something she will really enjoy and watch her eyes light up. Sometimes, the effort can mean even more than the thought.

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      Give her a real day off. Make it a full day and don't cop out by choosing Mother's Day or her birthday. Pick a random day and handle as many of the things she normally does as possible. Do the laundry, pick up the groceries and make dinner to help your mom really relax.

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      Be nice. Have a good attitude and be project good cheer throughout the day. Be polite and resist the urge to argue. A day without sarcasm or arguments can make even the most hardened mom happy.

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      Take her out. Take her to breakfast and her favorite bookstore. Go bead or yarn shopping if that's her thing, or take her to the racetrack if that's what she would prefer. Whatever you do, make sure it is something she wants to do.

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      Talk with her. Ask her about her day and give her all the time she needs to answer. Let her go into detail or run off on tangents. People do a lot of talking to and at moms, but not nearly as much talking with them.

Tips & Warnings

  • While every mom loves to get flowers, give your mom a plant or tree instead. A plant or tree will last much longer than cut flowers, and she will think of you when she sees it.
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