Commentary by Kristina Johnson
Mom, mamma, ma, mommy. The list goes on, but one thing is clear – these women hold a special place in our heart. While we should strive to honor these women every day, one day a year is set aside to give special tribute to the loving women in our lives. Whether she’s your mother, grandmother, aunt or a family friend, it’s important to acknowledge how much she means to you.
I’ve seen all ages of mothers and daughters bonding over pedicures, even three generations of women having fun getting pampered together. A nail day with your mother -figure is a great way to connect and spend time together. Even if she’s not a spa girl, often spas will offer sport manicures and pedicures which don’t apply polish to the nail.
Another great option is to treat your mom to a massage. I often trade shoulder massages with my mom and know the positive effect they can have. As often as you’ve stressed her out (whether it be now or in the past), a massage is a great gift to give. The benefits of massage go beyond finding bliss. Massage lowers blood pressure, helps with depression and anxiety, boosts immunity and improves sleep.
And don’t forget about hair. I’ve often noticed mothers and daughters sharing stylists. But even if you don’t share the same stylist, treating your mom to a wash and style can make her feel like a new woman.
So remember, whether she’s girly or not, treat your mom this Mother’s Day and every day. She deserves it!