Hospitality Hints is a monthly feature on our blog with some helpful hints for being hospitable in everyday life. Our hints may involve inviting people over, but not always! Most of the time, they will be about having a posture of hospitality—welcoming others into our lives.
We knew we had to offer hospitality hints for our moms this month. Our moms continuously offer hospitality to us, so we thought it would be helpful to give some hints on how to be hospitable to them! We asked a few moms on our team what they would love to receive for Mother’s Day. We compiled their ideas into a few hospitality hints below.
- Spend time with your mom! For moms of grown children, this is the perfect way to show your mom hospitality. Consider joining her for church on Sunday, too.
- Give an action gift. Instead of buying something, offer to clean out the cabinets, put up wallpaper, or help sort photos for a family scrapbook.
- Personalized gifts are also great. Chris said she was given a thermal mug with family photos on it—and she loves it!
- Give the gift of sleep. If you know a brand new mom, this Miracle Blanket was a lifesaver for Amy.
- Give meals and gift cards, especially for young moms. Any time you save a mom from thinking about dinner, you give the gift of hospitality.
- Offer free babysitting. If you have kids yourself, have a babysitter-swap. One night, the kids all go to their house, the next they all come to yours. Each couple gets a night away and babysitting is free! Plus, the kids can have fun playing with friends.
- The best gift Betsy’s kids ever gave her was a playlist. They added some of her favorites, some of their favorites together, and some they thought she might like. She got to know her kids better every time she listened!
- Offer one-on-one time. If you have siblings and kids and cousins and aunts, Mother’s Day can get a little crowded. Make a coupon for a lunch date with your mom for another time.
- Think about the women for whom Mother’s Day is difficult. Send a card or note to those who have lost children to let them know you’re thinking about them. Plan a day to take the kids of a single mom to make or buy gifts for their mom while giving her a couple of hours to treat herself to a pedicure or a cup of fancy coffee!
What ideas do you have to show hospitality to moms?