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Mother’s Day is coming up. I’m someone who hasn’t always celebrated Mother’s Day. Before I became a mom, instead of celebrating, I usually treated it like every other day. However, I quickly realized my efforts were going to waste. I decided Mother’s Day is a day that should be spent celebrating all mothers! If your mother is no longer with you, whatever the reason may be. This article is for you. Here are five unconventional ways to celebrate Mother’s Day.

Five Unconventional Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day

01. Adopt a mother. 

There are programs through domestic violence shelters, churches, and other organizations that allow you to sponsor a single mother and her family! This is a great way to show support to moms in need. This “Help A Mother Out” charity in particular is a great example. What a great way to honor a mother by helping one in need.

02. Treat Yourself.

If Mother’s Day has you feeling down, whatever the reason, why not treat yourself to something special? A day at the spa. An hour at the coffee shop. A new pair of beautiful earrings. All of these things bring joy, and on Mother’s Day especially you deserve to feel joy! I picked out these 14k gold pearl earrings from Kohl’s for myself this year. They remind me of Lucille Ball, one of the women I look up to, and I love how they make me feel strong and confident just like her. My one-year-old, Norah thinks they’re pretty special too.

03. Befriend a “motherly” figure.

Whether you visit a senior citizen home, befriend your neighbor, or hang out with your friend’s mom; befriending a “motherly” figure is very therapeutic. It’ something I did very often as a teen and into adulthood. I have had so many mom-like figures in my life and I’m thankful for all of them and what they taught me about motherhood.

04. Celebrate women who inspire you to be a great mother.

There are several women I admire for their tenacity, grit, and determination. Many of whom are mothers themselves. Polish physicist and chemist Marie Curie is one of those women for me. I stumbled upon her when reading Gracie a book about influential women in history. Not only was she the first woman to win a Nobel prize, but she raised two daughters alone after her husband was killed in an accident. Lucille Ball is another woman I’ve considered a role model. She was the first woman to own a major production company in Hollywood in the 50’s; something women just didn’t do back then. She also has an incredible sense of humor, something I’ve loved since I was a child. One of my favorite quotes by her is this:“One of the things I learned the hard way is that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.” I’ve always lived by this quote by Lucille Ball and it’s helped get me through some tough times.


05. Celebrate a mother in your life.

There’s nothing better than being the giver of something special. My sister is a new mama this year, and I thought I might get her something special to celebrate her new adventure into motherhood. There are several Mother’s Day gift options available at Kohl’s. Shopping online at is particularly easy with several fine jewelry pieces at many different price points. There’s even a huge sale event going on twice before Mother’s Day. I’ve included all of the details below if you’re interested in it! You can also earn Kohl’s Cash which is free rewards to use at Kohl’s based on the amount you spend on gifts.


Kohl’s Fine Jewelry Sale Details:

4/11-4/20 – 55- 60% off fine jewelry in select styles

4/24-4/28 – 70-75% off fine jewelry in select styles


I hope that this blog post was helpful to you! I wish I had come across something like this five years ago when I was struggling with Mother’s Day. Hopefully these ideas will help you celebrate anyway!


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  1. Wow, I love these ideas! Mother’s Day has been particularly hard for me since I lost my mother, but I’ve tried to celebrate important mothers in my life nonetheless! And now I’m a mother and I want to make this day special for my daughter 💗. I want to check out the adopt a mother program for sure.

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