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How to Celebrate Your First Mother’s Day

If this is your very first Mother’s Day as a new mom, congratulations! What an exciting time this is for you and your family. Whether you’ve waited a long time for your first Mother’s Day or if it completely snuck up on you, be sure to take some special time to celebrate and rejoice in the new bundle of joy you’ve welcomed into your home.

If you are planning your first Mother’s Day celebration, think about how you’ve imagined it would be, or how you want to remember it. Decide who you will include in this very special Mother’s Day holiday. Will you spend Mom’s Day with just your husband and new baby, or will you include your own mother or possibly your mother-in-law in the day’s festivities?

Consider these ideas for a first Mother’s Day to help you plan a special holiday with your loved ones.

The Romantic 1st Mother’s Day
If you will be spending your first Mother’s Day with your husband or boyfriend and new baby, a romantic first Mom’s Day is not fully out of the question. You can do the tried-and-true dinner and a movie date for Mother’s Day or go for a more relaxed yet equally romantic candlelit dinner in the comfort of your home. Your new baby can still be by your side and very much a part of your special day.

It is important to celebrate the romance you share with your partner on Mother’s Day. The whole reason you are celebrating your first Mother’s Day stems from the love you share with your spouse or sweetheart. Take special time together with the baby, but don’t forget to spend a few precious moments with your husband, too.

The Relaxing 1st Mother’s Day
If you are done with the hustle and bustle and just want to relax for your first Mother’s Day, your husband will probably be happy to hear it! You can do the easy and relaxing thing for Mom’s Day this year since you have a new baby to tend to, most likely keeping you running at full pace. For a relaxing first Mother’s Day, consider the dinner and a movie date at home.

Agree on your favorite local place and place a takeout order. Enjoy your meal and watch a movie together on the couch – either one you’ve rented or something OnDemand, or even a televised movie – preferably something you both haven’t seen before, or perhaps one of your all-time favorites. After your food has a chance to settle, enjoy a little something sweet. Definitely do not skip dessert on your very first Mother’s Day!

The Social 1st Mother’s Day
Maybe your little one is a complete angel and makes your job as new mom easy. Maybe you have a lot of help so you aren’t as exhausted as you could be. Or, maybe you just got back from vacation so your batteries are already recharged. Whatever the case, if you are up for a social, on-the-go first Mother’s Day, be sure to gather your favorite moms (your own mom, stepmom, mother-in-law, or friends and family members with their own kids) and plan a special Mother’s Day bash.

For the social first Mother’s Day, consider doing a picnic or barbeque (weather permitting), a special dinner at a restaurant, or a nice casual gathering at someone’s home. You can all bring photos of your kids and the first-time moms can all socialize their babies with beloved friends and family. It’s a win-win for everyone!

No matter how you decide to celebrate your first Mother’s Day, it is sure to be memorable. Be sure to soak it all up and try not to let any of the small things ruin your special day. Take a few pictures, enjoy a few sweets, and don’t forget to say “I love you” to those special people in your life. Enjoy!

Kathryn D'Imperio: