Mother's Day is the second Sunday in May (May 8th, 2016).
"A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path." - Agatha Christie
A unique or a one of its kind of a celebration is something that leaves us asking for more. It is something not seen, heard or experienced before. Celebrating Mother's Day in a unique way too is also very easy to do. All that one requires is some imagination and creativity. And yes, another essential for a memorable and a different Mothers Day celebration is thinking from the heart.
There are very many ways of bringing in Mother's Day as never before. We have discussed some of them here.
A Mother's Day Outing That is Memorable
An exclusive Mother's Day is very much a possibility. One way of doing so is by planning an exclusive day out for your mother and you. The whole family can also be included in this plan of yours. Think of some exotic yet approachable place that can be the venue of your 1 day excursion. A boat house, riverside, a nature park or an amusement park. A fun outing is just the key to a unique Mother's Day festivity
Giving Mother's Day gifts is a common trend. How about you making it a journey in itself. Something that she is going to cherish for a long time, the memories associated with getting the Mothers Day present. Turn the whole process of exchanging gifts into a treasure hunt for your mom. Lead her on towards her gift with clues that take her from one unforgettable location to the next.
Throw an Outdoor Mother's Day Party
Bring in this Mother's Day in a grand way. Why do things on a small scale? Organise a surprise Mothers Day celebration that includes all the people special to your mum. And even if the surprise slips out a couple of days before the party, fear not because your mother would still be as happy with your effort. The food, fun, music and games should all be centered around the theme of the occasion, mother or Mother's Day.
Reunion of 'Mothers' on Mother's Day
Okay this is another idea that asks for some elaborate planning and execution. Send invites to all your mother's friends or are in her immediate know-how. Make it a get-together or a gala event with fun, food, some organised entertainment and a fair that should showcase the talents of the participants. The size of the celebration can be varied according to resources, time and finances. At the end of it all, you can dedicate this event in your mother's name. Could there be a better Mother's Day gift for her than this.
- Rosie by Anne Lamott
- Journey into Motherhood by Leslie Kirk Campbell
- I Love My Mommy Because by Laurel Porter-Gaylord
- Are You My Mother? by P. D. Eastman
- Mama, do you love me by Barbara M. Joosse
- The Mask of Motherhood by Susan Maushart
- The Book of Mothers' Wisdom by L. Hoffman
- The Gift of Motherhood: 10 Truths for Every Mother
- Clifford's Happy Mother's Day by Norman Bridwell
- A Mother for Choco by Keiko Kasza
Janani: This book is an exemplary piece of writing by Rinki Bhattacharya. The book brings together autobiographical writings of women from many walks of life. Janani explores motherhood in detail. The book has proved to be an immensely readable volume not only for mothers and daughters but also for fathers and sons sharing vivid relationships.
Ma Keh Ek Kahani: This book is a set of 2 books. The book is specially meant for young kids. It carries a selection of 28 moral stories for children.
Mother India: Extremely fascinating book written by Gayatri Chatterji won itself a lot of critical acclaim not only in India but also in other countries. Mother India is highly a touching and serious melodrama which moves towards tragedy and hardships which a woman face when she loses everything form her husband to her home. This story was featured into a Bollywood film which was first to be nominated for Oscars.
Other Popular Books on Mothers by Indian authors are:
- Learning to be a Mother by Shashi Deshpande
- When Alamelu Shrugged by C.S. Lakshmi
- An Outsider at Home by Neela Bhagwat
- A Delicate Bondage by Pratibha Ranade
- Her Infinite Variety by Roshan G Shahani
- Motherhood and Me by Dhiruben Patel
- My Mother, My Daughter by Maitreyi Chatterji
- My Mother by Bharati Ray
- Motherhood: Not a Joke! by Nabaneeta Dev Sen
- The Cross a Woman Carries by Urmila Pawar