Macaroni necklaces are swell, but after two years of pandemic parenting, most moms just want a day off. This Mother’s Day, give her uninterrupted time to shop at her leisure, get a facial, or have a boozy brunch with girlfriends. Then get busy cleaning the house—or hire a maid service—and have some flowers or a box of cookies waiting when she returns.
Family brunch is not a break. She’d prefer a boozy brunch where she doesn’t have to cut anyone else’s omelet or French toast. Make her a reservation at Easy Like Sunday, which has brunch cocktails and a patio where she can enjoy a leisurely midday meal she doesn’t have to clean up.
1600 E. Woodlawn Road, Ste. 100, 980-335-2428
Get her a massage or HydraFacial at Poseidon Spa at The Grand Bohemian Hotel. Group spa packages are available, too, if she wants a day of relaxation with girlfriends. If you can spring for a room and give her a night of uninterrupted sleep, even better. 201 W. Trade St., 980-999-5553
Book the crew at Whystle Cleaning Service and let someone else scrub your toilets and wipe the fingerprints off your walls. Get rid of months of kid grime and let her enjoy a clean house for a few hours. (Don’t offer to cook dinner, either. You’ll mess up the pristine kitchen.) 704-833-8551
You know what goes well with a clean house? A Mother Lover Batch Box from The Batchmaker. Boxes include one mini hummingbird loaf, three cookies, one cake jar, and a brownie with ganache—and they’re all for Mom, so don’t even think about it. You can also add a bottle of The Batchmaker’s tres leches draft coffee or a flower arrangement from Gather Flower Studio. 901 Berryhill Road