Usually around this time of year, I’d have something fun planned with my mom. Mother’s Day was never about the actual day – we’d just make whatever plans suited us, always managing to find some free time together either in May or early June.
One entrepreneurial year of mine, she helped me work a craft fair the entire weekend. Another year, my partner and I helped her with some major landscaping she needed done. And yet another, and probably my favorite year, we spent a whole day just food shopping around Manhattan. I’ll never forget how excited she was when I first showed her Kalustyan’s.
My point is, our idea of Mother’s Days pretty much never involved a brunch (no matter how many emails, listicles and recipe roundups suggest otherwise). It was always about being together, celebrating the warmer weather and getting out and doing something.
This year, I’m really going to miss our springtime adventures. The best I can do is to get some FaceTime in, and to cook something that always makes me think of her.
Whatever your circumstances, I hope you have a lovely Mother’s Day weekend as best you can! This year, I think we should all channel our own BME (Big Mom Energy) and take a little extra care of ourselves and our loved ones.