All mothers out there need to remember that when the term “Mother-Daughter” pops up, it isn’t just about you and your child, but about you and your mother, too. Spending time with your aging parents is incredibly vital to your happiness, wellbeing, and for your stress. There are some things that mothers just get, after all, and even if you think you have your life all set and you’re on top of things, it can be incredibly nice to have your mum to talk to. That is why you need to start seeing your parents more often today, and one of the best ways to do that is to organize Mother-Daughter dates between you and your mother.
- A Spa Vacation
Who doesn’t love a spot of pampering? Book a Heaven and Earth massage and treat you and your mum to a nice, relaxing day away. Get rid of all those muscle knots, calm down, and feel completely rejuvenated. It will feel great, and it will also allow you to spend a whole day with your mother – go for a nice brunch beforehand, a walk afterwards, and perhaps even an evening meal.
- Go on Vacation
Another vacation you absolutely should take with your mother is a vacation between the two of you. Go to Italy for a few weeks and explore the ancient cities and taste the delicious foods. Rent a place in a city she’s always wanted to go to. Make it as big or small a trip as you want. Get her the tickets for her birthday, or make it a complete spontaneous surprise! Tickets to Europe are cheap when you choose discount airlines, and between Airbnb and hotel deals you’re sure to find something perfect for you. These trips are perfect for nurturing your relationship, and adding in a bit of adventure.
- Take Her Out
A dinner and a show isn’t just reserved for couples. Take your mom out for a special Christmas play and treat her to the beauty of wherever you live. Treat her to a nice dinner, and allow both of you to enjoy the magic of the theatre.
- Girl’s Night (or Day) Out
You don’t have to exclude your own daughter, either. Make whatever you are doing a truly special time by adding in a third generation into your mix. Take a class together, visit a nearby farm, go on a hike somewhere, or even just go for some shopping on the high street. The closer you can get your whole family, the better, and a great way to do this is to make a day out “special” by making it a girl’s night out.
Just because being a parent is difficult doesn’t mean you should ignore your own duties as a daughter. Include your parents in your life as much as possible. Doing so can even extend your parents’ lifespans. Have mother-daughter dates, and don’t forget the father-daughter dates as well! Spending one-on-one time is the best way to catch up and to nurture your relationships. The closer you are to your family, the better and happier you will be.