In an ideal world, Mother’s Day would be a full 24 hours of pampering and relaxation. Your kids would prepare you breakfast in bed to show their appreciation for all that you do for them, and you’d receive flowers and chocolates throughout the day. But let’s face it, we don’t live in the ideal world, and more often than not, you have to make your own breakfast and buy your own flowers.
This is especially true if you are recently separated and adapting to being a single parent. Our team of Calgary-based family law lawyers have put together their ultimate guide to Mother’s Day to help you have the meaningful day you deserve. No matter if you’re a mom, stepmom, adoptive mom, mom-to-be, or grandma, it’s your day, and you can create new and meaningful traditions for yourself and your family.
Here are just a few ideas to show yourself some love this Mother’s Day.
Explore Local Markets
Support local while enjoying some retail therapy! A few markets are happening in Calgary on Mother’s Day weekend, including:
- Mother’s Day Market at the Saskatoon Farm – May 13 & 14 from 9:00AM – 5:00PM
- Inglewood Night Market – May 12 from 5:00PM – 10:00PM
- Mother’s Day Extravaganza in Mardaloop – May 14 from 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Unplug & Unwind With a Spa Day
What better way to show yourself some love than with a relaxing and rejuvenating spa day? Check out these special Mother’s Day spa packages in Calgary:
- Mother’s Day Spacation Package
- CaVaBien Hair Studio, Day Spa, and Medi Spa
- Afternoon Tea & Tranquility at Stillwater Spa Hyatt
Catch a Dinner and a Show
Catching a dinner and a show is a wonderful way to celebrate Mother’s Day, whether it’s in the company of your family or you’re craving a solo evening to yourself. Start the evening with a delicious meal at your favourite restaurant and head over to one of the shows happening in Calgary:
- The Alberta Ballet BOTERO
- Wedding Singer: 1999 at the Jubilations Dinner Theatre
- 9 to 5, The Musical at Stage West Theatre
- Nervous Systems at Decidedly Jazz Danceworks
Navigating Mother’s Day During Separation & Divorce
It’s our hope that these ideas will help inspire a rewarding Mother’s Day for you and your kids. We know how hard you work and how little time there is at the end of the day for self-care. It’s very important to take the time, not only on Mother’s Day, but throughout the year by treating yourself.
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