Most Moms juggle work, family, health, fitness and household responsibilities every day. Just about every Mom we know will tell you “there’s just not enough time in the day to get it all done. If only I had that 25th hour to spend more time with my family or indulge in a little me-time – work out, get my nails done, relax with a massage or dare we say it, take a nap!” Well, you can’t make the day longer, but you can give a Mother’s Day gift that would free up an hour or two in Mom’s jam-packed day without breaking the bank.
BUSY Moms (us) came up with 6 great gift ideas for other BUSY Moms ~ based on our wish list! We just hope our family reads this. HINT, HINT;)
#1 ~ Hire a Personal Chef!
Perfect for BUSY Moms and/or NEW Moms who are always on the go – those with limited time and/or limited desire to cook, who are focused on healthy meals. We recommend Chef Bianca, our Happening List Winner for Most Happening Chef. Bianca will meet with Mom or you (which would be another time saver) to create a meal plan customized for your family’s tastes and dietary needs. Gluten Free? No problem. On Weight Watchers? No problem. Bianca even goes as far as to calculate and label the points on each meal. She does the grocery shopping (that saves a couple of hours right there) and comes to your home to prepare the meals. The food is portioned, labeled and stored in your refrigerator or freezer with re-heating instructions. It’s as easy as that!
A month or more of lovely, home-made meals, now what Mom wouldn’t be thrilled with that?
ABOUT Chef B
Bianca Russano or Chef B is a very pleasant Personal Chef based in Delaware. She is an honors graduate in Culinary Arts from the Art Institute of Philadelphia and also has a BA from the University of Delaware. She is a member in good standing of the United States Personal Chef Association and certified in Food Safety Management. For more information about Bianca or to schedule an appointment, visit Chef B online www.chefbiancapcs.com
#2 ~ Maid for a Month or 2
Get maid service weekly, bi-weekly or monthly, the frequency is up to you ~ make the decision based on your budget and exactly how much of Mom’s time you want to free up! Mom will be over the moon to have someone else scrub the tub, floors, dishes and toilets for any period of time. Think of the number of hours you are saving Mom! North Delaware has some great cleaning services like, The Maids, The Cleaning Girl and Merry Maids just to name a few.
#3 ~ Flex Fitbit
For the healthy mom, Fitbit is an excellent choice. Mom can stay focused on her goals, monitor and get motivated to be more active with Flex— a slim, stylish device that tracks all-day activity like steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned and active minutes. FIT even monitors sleep, so she can wear it overnight to measure sleep quality and how long she slept(the zzzzzzz’s). Fitbit will even gently wake her with a silent, vibrating alarm to get her day started stepping on the right foot and the right side of the bed. She’ll feel more refreshed knowing even though she’s busy, she’s getting FIT in!
#4 ~ IOU
Are you working with a low or no budget this Mother’s Day? How about U all put in a little work. Get creative or artsy. Give Mom some IOU’s for laundry, washing her car, taking the dog for walks…you get the drift!
#5 ~ Amazon Prime Membership
Mom can receive all the benefits of Amazon Prime including FREE Two-Day Shipping for eligible purchases, unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows with Prime Instant Video, and the ability to borrow books from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. Saving Mom money, time and even better – making that free time most enjoyable. Then you can write her an IOU to give her a few hours of quiet time to watch whatever show she selects distraction-free.
#6 ~ Landscaping
Spring is in full swing and what Mom doesn’t dream of having a beautiful yard to entertain or to sit and unwind with a glass of wine at the end of the long day? Having a beautiful yard requires work and time that our busy Moms might not want to sacrifice. So why not leave the yard to the professionals? Borsello Landscaping combines their native plant and regional climate expertise to create the perfect landscape layout customized for you. They balance color, fragrance and texture to build a compelling exterior that dazzles your senses, big or small. Borsello also specializes in custom design and development of outdoor living spaces (hardscaping) that are both functional and fabulous. What’s better? Borsello Landscaping is LOCAL! If you mention Northdelawherehappening.com, you can save up to 10% off!
Happy Mother’s Day
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