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How to Pamper Your Mom on Mother's Day

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For many moms, Mother's Day doesn't necessarily have to be about expensive gifts or eating out at fancy restaurants. In fact, some of the most meaningful gifts a mother can receive don't even have a price tag. Simply having the family work together to prepare a nice meal or getting everyone to go for a long walk outside can be low-fuss ways to celebrate the day. Here's what to do for your mom to make her feel special and thank her for everything she's done for you.

Prepare a Homemade Meal
Everyone loves homemade food, but not everyone wants - or knows how - to prepare a tasty dish for multiple people. Fortunately, cooking a savory, well-balanced meal doesn't have to be stressful or confusing when you have a slow cooker. The Crock-Pot® 6-Quart Slow Cooker with Stovetop-Safe Cooking Pot makes it easy to prepare food, set it up to cook and carry on with the day's festivities while it does the work for you. Plus, with Crock-Pot® Cuisine Meals, you don't even need to worry about going to the grocery store and purchasing all of the necessary ingredients for dinner. Simply pre-order your meals and receive everything you need to make tasty dishes, like sesame ginger chicken and rustic beef stew. Your whole family will love the homemade dish, and you'll enjoy the ease and convenience.

A picnic is a great way to celebrate Mother's Day.A picnic is a great way to celebrate Mother's Day.

Go Outside for a Picnic
Even just snacking on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich can be turned into a fun activity with the right tools. To start, get a big, comfy blanket to stretch across a dry patch of grass in your backyard or at a nearby park. Pack it in your bag, along with an array of easily transportable snacks. Throw in some hard fruit, as soft fruit can bruise when it's crammed into a basket. Bring along some bottled water or juice packs, and bring a loaf of bread with spreads that don't spoil in the heat. Peanut butter and fluff were practically made for picnics. Bringing the whole family outdoors to enjoy the day and snack on healthy food is a great way to show your mom you appreciate her.

"Keep classic movie treats on hand."

Turn Your Living Room into a Theater
For the mom that prefers to cuddle up indoors, a marathon of her favorite movies could be exactly how she wants to spend her day. Pick out a few of the films she loves and create a viewing time for each of them, complete with half hour breaks in between for snacking and readjusting. Be sure to have classic movie treats on hand so you can stay on schedule without having to worry about what you have in the pantry.

Spruce Up the House
Tidying up the house can be a big help for someone who appreciates cleanliness, but there's more you can do to show your gratitude. It's all in the details - try lighting candles around the house and placing bouquets of fresh flowers in areas that could use some color and pleasant fragrance.



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