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By all means, take mom to brunch or give her a token of your appreciation on May 13. But soggy pancakes or a wilted bouquet may seem a bit hollow and empty if you and your mom don't really hang out or talk much the other 364 days a year.
Maybe what would really make mom happy on Mother's Day is a pledge that you'll share more with each other throughout the year. Here are 5 ways to bridge that generation gap:
The expectations for a perfect Mother's Day can be unrealistically high — but there's no need to feel pressure. The best days for mom are probably the days you surprise her with the unexpected.
So don't let the love end with Mother's Day. Pick a time when you know she's busy and try a little role reversal: Make your mom breakfast, put an "I love you" note in her lunchbag, give her milk and cookies when she gets home from work (or you get home from school), and make dinner for the family.
Reviewed by: D'Arcy Lyness, PhD
Date reviewed: May 2007