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A mother will always be great, be she a foster or real mother.

Appreciating her effort to raise you should be a daily and lifetime practice, but most people forget about their mothers immediately they become independent.

They only remember them when they see Mother’s Day trending on Twitter. That’s when  they post messages on social media explaining how they love their mothers, never mind that most of our mothers are not on social media.

Below we suggest some of the best ways to celebrate your mother come Sunday May 14, World’s Mother’s Day.

1. Take her out

Did you think that it is only your spouse who deserves to be taken out? If so, you are mistaken. Your mother deserves it most, and this is the only way you can make your bond stronger. Don’t tag along your spouse, but go the two of you, talk and enjoy great moments together. If you can afford a classic hotel for her, take her there. Try it this mothers day and you’ll discover how wonderful the results will be.

2. Send her a card

It doesn’t matter whether she is literate or not. When she sees the flowers, feels the texture or reads the message, joy fills her heart and that translates to blessings for you. When your mum is happy for you, blessings will flow.

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3. Cook her her favourite meal

Have you ever counted the number of times your mum cooked for you? Definitely not, because they are uncountable. During this year’s Mothers Day take some few moments and prepare her favourite meal. It isn’t that costly, and even if it is she deserves it. She has made you happy by cooking for you all those years, it is time you made her happy even once by cooking for her.

4. Buy her the latest dress

Mothers are delighted by the slightest show of appreciation by their sons and daughters. She doesn’t need  a chopper to be happy. Buy her the latest fashion dress and/or shoes and see her wear the biggest smile on earth. All a mother wants is an assurance that she still exists in your mind and heart.

5. Take her through good old memories

Do you have old photos when she was young? They will give you a chance to share light moments with her, and remind her of the journey she has walked to reach the present. This will wipe out any sad moments she’s going through.

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6. Talk to her about your issues

A mother is ever worried about the silence of her child. Sometimes she sees your face darken and she wishes she could come in and help you solve your problems. However, she knows how hard-hearted you are and that you will not open up easily.

On your day out, can be for a cup of coffee together, talk to her about some of the issues you face. It will be her joy to help you overcome. A child-parent talk is always healthy.

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