Celebrating Mother's Day 2024: What to Do

Celebrating Mother’s Day 2024 With An Expecting Mom: What To Do!

Does May 12, 2024 ring a bell to anyone? 

I’ll give you a hint…it’s Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day is dedicated to honoring and celebrating the role of mothers in our lives…and that’s a very big role! Although (ideally) we should be expressing gratitude towards the mothers in our lives every day, May 12th gives us an opportunity to show these moms how much we appreciate the love, the sacrifices, and the guidance they continue to devote to us. May 12th is a day to celebrate the unconditional love, strength, and wisdom of mothers everywhere, and to cherish the bond between mothers and their children.

On May 12th, we celebrate mothers with multiple kids, we celebrate grandmothers and mothers who are soon-to-be, and we celebrate mother figures in our lives who may not be related to us by blood, but it sure feels like it. 

So while we of course encourage you to send a nice note to all the mother figures in your life, in this blog we want to focus on how you can celebrate this mother’s day with the soon-to-be mom in your life!

Here goes...

  1. Plan a Relaxing Day for Her

Pregnancy can be exhausting, both physically and emotionally. Treat the expecting mom in your life to a day of relaxation and pampering to help her unwind and recharge. You could start the day with her favorite breakfast in bed, followed by a gentle prenatal yoga session. Consider booking a prenatal massage or spa treatment to help her alleviate any aches and pains associated with pregnancy. Whether it’s a day at the spa or a cozy day at home, the key is to create a stress-free environment where she can truly relax and enjoy herself.

Self-care is sooo important during pregnancy and throughout motherhood. Planning a relaxing self-care day for the mom-to-be in your life is by far one of the best ways to remind her of the importance of self-care during pregnancy - and the days and weeks that come thereafter. 

  1. Host a Mother’s Day Brunch

Eggs Benny poached medium please! 

If you’d like to include friends and family in your mother’s day celebration, brunch is a great way to do it. You could invite anyone you’d like to be there over to your home for a homemade brunch, or you could all meet at a local brunch place in honor of the mom-to-be. Whether you’re hosting or going out, consider decorating the table with flowers or balloons to further set the mood. Take this opportunity to shower mom-to-be with love and affection, and let her know how much she means to you and everyone. 

  1. Capture the Moment with a Photoshoot

If the mom-to-be in your life likes capturing moments with photos, a maternity photo shoot would be perfect for her. You could hire a professional photographer to capture beautiful and timeless images of her baby bump and the love she shares with her partner. Choose a scenic outdoor location or a cozy indoor setting that reflects her personality and style. These photographs will serve as cherished memories of her pregnancy journey and the anticipation of welcoming her little one into the world.

  1. Create a Memory Book

Help mom-to-be preserve her pregnancy memories with a personalized memory book. Gather photos, ultrasound images, and mementos from her pregnancy journey so far, and create a scrapbook or memory album that she can continue to add to, and treasure for years to come. Consider too including heartfelt messages from friends and family, as well as journal entries documenting her thoughts and feelings throughout her pregnancy journey. A bit more work, but the payoff is huge! Whatever you decide though, a memory book is among the most thoughtful gift she can receieve, and will forever serve as a beautiful keepsake of this special time in her life.

  1. Gift Her Something Special

83% of women report feeling unsupported during pregnancy. Since she is the one carrying the baby, at times it can feel like all the pressure is on her alone.

Another super thoughtful way to show the mom-to-be in your life that you appreciate what she is doing for your growing family is to keep it classic and give her a thoughtful gift. I actually made Rumbly for this reason, to show more support and appreciation to expecting mothers.

When you set up a Rumbly subscription, you sign mom-to-be up for finding adorable purple gift boxes on her doorstep each month and trimester of her pregnancy! You could even keep it a secret and not say a thing until she finds the first box on her doorstep, and then the second, and then the third…🙊

Explore Rumbly Pregnancy Gift and Subscription Boxes here!

  1. Write Her a Letter or Poem

Express your love and admiration for the expecting mom with a heartfelt letter or poem. Take the time to reflect on the impact she has had on your life and the qualities that make her an extraordinary mother-to-be. Share fond memories, words of encouragement, and your excitement for the journey ahead. Whether it’s a handwritten letter or a beautifully crafted poem, your heartfelt words will touch her heart and remind her of the love and support surrounding her as she prepares to welcome her little one.

No matter what you choose to do to celebrate Mother’s Day this year, know that it will be greatly appreciated. Moms make so many sacrifices for the people they love, they love unconditionally, and they provide support and comfort no matter what. That is something that deserves recognition and celebration whether it’s big or small. 

Happy Mother’s Day! 💐