slides: 10 Free (or Almost Free) Things to do for Mom on Mother’s Day Weekend
Saturday, May 12, 2018
GoLocalWorcester Lifestyle Team
Money could be a little tight this weekend with families putting much of their resources into Mother's Day brunch and dinner.
However, there are plenty of free things to do for mom to go along with the big meal and actually save some money this weekend.
To help you out, GoLocal has put together a list of 10 free things to do for mom this weekend.
Happy Mother's Day!
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Video Wall Photo: Elvis Kennedy/flickr
Send over some colorful flowers to brighten up the day, weekend and the house.
Chances are, the next time you are in the kitchen, they will be sitting on the table as the new center piece.
PHOTO: Dale Cruse/Flickr
Take Mom to Tower Hill Botanic Garden
A stroll through Tower Hill Botanic Garden is free on the weekends and is a great opportunity to take mom out.
Flowers, scenery and other sights and sounds will make for a great day.
Pick up After Yourself
Let's face it, mom has picked up after you more times then you can probably count.
Toys all over the place, video games all over the place, clothes all over the place. You name it, she has most likely picked it up.
So turn the tables and pick up after yourself, put your stuff away wherever it is supposed to go.
Call Mom Everyday
Especially if you don't live at home or are living at school, nothing will brighten up a mothers day like a phone call, but not a phone call because you need or want something.
A phone call just for the heck of it.
She will enjoy it.
PHOTO: Ken Banks/Flickr
Give Mom a Day Off From Laundry
Doing the laundry for a household of people is a tedious job that can take hours of a day.
Tell mom to take a day off from the laundry and get the rest of the family to team up and do it for a day, maybe the weekend?
Imagine the great day that mom could have if she didn't have the stress of laundry hanging over her head.
PHOTO: H.A.M Phtgrphy/Flickr
Write to Mom Everyday
In a day and age where it is all about emailing and texting, a handwritten letter would be a nice way to change things up. Y
You can start by slipping a letter inside the Mother's Day card.
PHOTO: Fredrik Rubensson/Flickr
The Freedom Trail
The Freedom Trail is a two and a half mile walking tour that connects 16 significant Boston landmarks. Other than interior access to Paul Revere's house, the Old South Meeting House and the Old State House, it's all FREE.
Mom will love the walk and the cool historical landmarks.
Cut the Grass
Don't let mom cut the grass, volunteer to do it instead, actually insist on doing it so she gets time to do what she wants.
Or maybe mom does not cut the grass which means she probably calls a company, another relative or a neighbor to do it and stresses about when they are coming and how much they charge.
Then she has to worry about how it looks and if it's done right.
Give her a break and just do it yourself.
Plan a family movie night at home and let mom pick out the movie that she wants to watch.
Grab some popcorn, maybe a beverage or two and enjoy.
An alternative to a movie would be binge watching a show on Netflix that she has yet to watch due to how busy she is.
Blackstone River Bikeway
Take mom for a walk or a bike ride on the Blackstone River Bikeway and enjoy the sights and sounds while you are there.
Runs from Worcester to Providence