Thursday, May 7, 2015

Celebrate Mother Earth & All Women This Mother's Day

May is a time to head outside and enjoy all that Mother Nature has to offer. The weather is warmer and the days are longer. Flowers are blooming and Spring is in the air. Mother nature is sprouting gifts every day. What better way to honor your all the women in your life, your mother, sister, friend, cousin, or neighbor than to spend time with them enjoying all that Mother Earth has to offer.  

Here are some ways to honor Mother Earth and the women in your life:

Picnic. Brunch is a popular activity for many on Mother’s Day. Inside of spending a beautiful day inside, pack a brunch, get a blanket, and head to your favorite outdoor spot. Whether it is a local park or the beach, a picnic is a great way to spend quality time with that special someone and Mother Nature.

Garden. As the frost recedes it is time to get down and dirty, and start planting. Bouquet flowers are always beautiful, but there is nothing like nurturing a plant, watching it grow from seed to sprout. You can plant tomatoes for summer salads or sunflowers for summer sunshine.

Treasure hunting. The beach is filled with all kinds of treasures from marine life to seashells. Go for a walk on the beach and go on a treasure hunt. Try to find blue sea glass or a sand dollar. Keep these treasures or find a great DYI project for items that you find on the beach.

Take a hike. From the Highlands to Sandy Hook, New Jersey is filled with wonderful hikes and trails. Pack a snack, fill up your reusable water bottle, and head into the woods. The hike could be a light stroll or for more avid hikers, a more strenuous trail. Be sure to stay safe and always stop to enjoy what is around you.

Get cooking. It is easy to just make reservations and enjoy a lovely meal out, but there is always something special about a home cooked meal. Your mom or whomever, may always be the cook in the house, but on Mother’s Day treat them to a home cooked meal or cook with her. Maybe visit your local farm or farmer’s market to pick up fresh and locally grown produce.

These ideas to honor the women in your life and Mother Earth should not just be dedicated to one day a year. There are plenty of different ways you can enjoy outside throughout the year. From hitting the slopes to kayaking down the Delaware during fall foliage. Always find ways to spend quality time with your mother, all the wonderful women in your life, and Mother Nature. 

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