MOTHER’S DAY: Celebrating more than Moms on Mother’s Day

All women special in your life can be told how much they're appreciated on Mother's Day

Mother’s Day presents an opportunity to celebrate Mom and any other special women in your life.

Every spring individuals celebrate their mothers on Mother’s Day. It has evolved from a day to honour mothers to one that recognizes all special women. Therefore, if there is a woman in one’s life who isn’t a biological mother — but special nonetheless — Mother’s Day can be a time to tell her how much she is appreciated.

There are many reasons a person may want to honour a woman that is not his or her mother. Perhaps the person’s own mother has passed away or is not prominent in this individual’s life. Maybe there is a grandmother or aunt with whom one is especially close. There may be a teacher or mentor that has touched the life of a person in a special way.

For those who are celebrating all women on Mother’s Day, here are some ways to set the day apart.

• Create a handmade card with personalized sentiments that reflect the unique relationship with this special woman. This can mean more than a prepurchased card that may not offer the right words.

• Find out her interests and spend a day doing entirely what she wants.

• Treat her to a special dinner. Ask about favourite foods and create a meal at home. If dining out is a must, choose a day other than Mother’s Day to avoid the crowds and have intimate moments with just the two of you.

• Find something you both enjoy and then go and do that.

• Have an extended family fiesta. Host a Mother’s Day party at home.