Most moms love flowers, brunch or dinner, but you don't have to spend money to make Mother's Day special. And there are simple ways for kids of all ages to show mom they care all year.
FOX's Lisa Brady reports in this week's 'FOX on Family':
There's a big push every year to do something special for mom. But some of the best gifts are free:
(Schweikert) "I love the fact that I came home and my kids had emptied the dishwasher and cleaned up their rooms, huge win-win."
Mother-of-four and Lightbridge Academy President Gigi Schweikert, says helping without being asked is one of the ways kids can show mom she's appreciated all year long:
(Schweikert) "How can you help carry in the groceries, how can you help fold the laundry, how can you help pick up your toys?"
Kids can also show they care by being kind and polite; using the same good manners they'd use with others. On Mother's Day, time and contact can mean the most, maybe a walk together; and don't underestimate those homemade cards:
(Schweikert) "Or a picture of mom and child together, so those are the things we savor and save."
Schweikert's 15-year-old son asked her recently if she realized there was a time she lifted him up for the last time. Reach out and let mom know she's loved.
With FOX on Family, I'm Lisa Brady.