Healthy Hollywood: Mother's Day Dos & Don'ts!

Don’t forget Sunday is Mother’s Day! It’s a day to show your number one fan how much you appreciate all that she does. So, if you haven’t gotten a gift or made mom-tastic plans yet, it’s not too late!

Parents Tested Parents Approved media surveyed over 400 Moms on what they love receiving on their special day, what they hate getting and what the ultimate Mother’s Day would look like for them. Yes, even self-less Moms have their opinions (stated or not) on how they’d like to celebrate.

Here are a few of the results of the PTPA survey

Mom’s Top 5 Most Wanted Gifts:

1. Homemade presents by the kids

2. Flowers

3. A spa day

4. Gardening supplies – plants, tools, etc.

5. Gift cards

Mom’s Worst Gifts:

  • Cleaning supplies
  • Blender
  • Lingerie that doesn’t fit
  • Cash – the opposite of a personal gift
  • Grumpy kids, grumpy husband
  • Nothing

Moms REALLY want these “free” gifts:

  • A day off from housework
  • To sleep in
  • Quality time with kids
  • A home cooked meal (she didn’t cook)
  • Hugs and kisses

The perfect way to spend Mother’s Day:

  • A day spent with family – 70%
  • A day being spoiled at the spa – 18%
  • A day all to herself – 12%

-- Terri MacLeod

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