Mother’s Day 2020 :: Social Distancing Style


A Different Kind of Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is going to look a lot different this year. 

No family church services or going out to eat for lunch or brunch. Many of us may not get to see our mothers in person, due to your personal preference on social distancing or maybe she lives far away.

It had been about six weeks since I had seen my mom, so we broke out of our quarantine and made a trip out to visit last weekend. I was missing her (and my dad) terribly. We always go visit her for Mother’s Day and celebrate with lunch and gifts. 

My mom, Kay, and I last Mother’s Day.

On the flip side, I’ve had an abundance of time with my kids over the last month and a half. Like 24/7, from the time they wake up (which is usually early) until the time they go to bed (which is late). This mom is looking forward to a break!

From working my newspaper editor job from home, making three meals a day, handling e-Learning responsibilities, being the maid, accountant, nurse, referee, question answerer, outdoor supervisor, laundry fairy, and the list goes on and on — I am tired. 

My Ideal Mother’s Day This Year

Since we’re away from our normal, I think my Mother’s Day this year will look something like:

  • Sleep late
  • Have my favorite cinnamon rolls for breakfast 
  • My kids get along all day (that’s a stretch)
  • No cooking
  • Handmade cards
  • Most likely make a visit to see my mom

All this sounds like a pretty good day to me!

Take Some Time For Yourself

As moms, we have such full plates right now. We are all doing so much with little time for self-care or time to ourselves.

So on Mother’s Day, I hope you take some time to refresh and recharge. 

  • Sit outside alone with a cup of coffee and a book
  • Call and catch up with a friend (or five!)
  • Take a walk (or run) and enjoy the outdoors while listening to your favorite music
  • Take a hot bath and stay in the bathroom as long as you want with no interruptions
  • Enjoy your favorite meal prepared by someone else
  • Get lots of love from your family 
The ones who made me a mom: Morgan and Carson.

And if your mom is still with you, mail her a card or a gift. Call or FaceTime her and let her know how much she means to you. It will mean the world to her.

How are you planning to spend this unusual Mother’s Day? I’d love to hear in the comment section below!



  1. To our beautiful baby girl. We wish you love and happiness on Mothers Day. You are a wonderful, hard working daughter. You carry a plate overflowing every day. When you were young, there were days I didn’t know if I could make it though the day. Your Dad and I were older when you were born, but you were a wonderful blessing. When you get older, you will be so thankful you carried on each day and be thankful for the time you got to spend with your precious children. May God bless you with many Mothers Days in the future. You are a jewel.

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