Burnt toast and cold tea might have been your go-to choice for your mum as a kid, but now that you're all grown up it's time to find new ways to celebrate mum on Mother's Day.
When we're all so busy it can be hard to think of ways to make your mum feel special but it doesn't have to take a huge amount of effort and doesn't have to mean whipping up a gourmet feast. There are plenty of simple things you can do to make your mum feel special this Mother's Day, you might even enjoy them too!
1. Breakfast in Bed
Ah breakfast in bed, the age old Mother's Day tradition. Giving your mum the morning off from hastily getting out of bed and making everyone's breakfast (and a million other things) is a sure-fire way to make her feel special. Whilst plain old eggs on toast used to be the breakfast favourite, now we're eating anything from Shakshuka to fruity pancakes for our first meal of the day.
Pancakes have come a long way since the traditional topping of lemon and sugar; below are options for yummy fruit combinations or savoury pancakes:
You can't go wrong with these tasty toast toppers:
Eggs are the most versatile of breakfast foods, and it doesn't take much to make them fancy:
2. Plan a day hike
Here in WA we are blessed with a stunning coastline and lots of beautiful bushland and waterways. So whether you live by the ocean or in-land there is something fun and active for you to do as a family.
Our top pick is Lake Monger! It's an easy and pretty walk to do - for an added family activity try and count how many different birds you can see! There are both easy and hard walks on these lists so there is something for everyone. As well as getting out and exploring somewhere new, the other bonus is that this is a free activity!
3. Get on the water
If the weather is nice then you can also take advantage of our glistening waterways! There are plenty of ways to enjoy the water in WA:
- Have a swim or bring along a ball and play a family game of catch in the water
- Hire paddleboards and explore the Swan River
- Hire kayaks and go for a paddle down the river or on the ocean
4. Spruce up the garden
For something a little bit closer to home you could come up with a gardening project to do with mum (if she likes gardening, that is!) Planting some new trees, flowers or vegies could be a fun way to spend time outside together and work up an appetite for afternoon tea.
Just remember that if you are planning any outdoor adventures and the UV is above 3 you should slip, slop, slap, seek and slide.
This article was originally published on livelighter.com.au.
For more information
- We deliver the LiveLighter program, which aims to encourage Australian adults to lead healthier lifestyles - to make changes to what they eat and drink, and to be more active.
- You can find lots of great tips, resources and information at livelighter.com.au.