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5 Things to Do on Mothers Day Weekend with Your Child

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It’s Mothers Day weekend! It’s supposed to rain here on Friday and Saturday but we are keeping our fingers crossed for sunny weather on Sunday so we can get outdoors, have some fun and sport some bright spring pieces from Joules (keep reading for a 20% off code on our outfits!)

I know some moms like some time to themselves on Mother’s Day, and I get that, but I love taking every opportunity I have to spend with Leighton. They just grow up too fast! It’s bittersweet; we love watching them grow and learn, but we also don’t want time to pass in the blink of an eye! My favorite moment watching Leighton grow has been over the past year. She comes home with more and more questions each day, and it just amazes me and makes me smile. She asked me how houses are built so quick, how God knows everything and how our stomachs work. I just love how she is so interested in learning and so inquisitive. = )

Whether you’re spending Mothers Day weekend with your children, your entire family or taking a break, I wanted to share a few ideas of things to do on Mothers Day weekend with your child. These are some great family traditions you can start now!

1.) Plant some Flowers Together.

Leighton has been loving to help in the yard lately as she has gotten older, and her new obsession is to unreel the water hose and water the flowers in the flower bed. And it has been perfect timing because we just recently transplanted some new flowers in the flowerbed and in pots and the sun has been taking it’s toll on them! I love watching Leighton learn to do something new, and I love seeing how much she loves being outdoors. Pro tip: Don’t wear white like I did. I planned to do more “supervising” than planting and watering, but sometimes plans change. = )

2.) Cook Something Special Together.

Your favorite dessert, your toddler’s favorite treat?? Let them help you and make it special. We are hopefully going to be able to squeeze in making some of mine (and Leighton’s!) favorite cookies this weekend, M&M. They will love spending the time with you, learning how to cook something new and then getting to eat it!

3.) Go to the Park or Go for a Walk Together.

We plan on doing both of these this weekend, but I’m going to try to make it a little more special. I know Mother’s Day is supposed to be about the moms, but if it wasn’t for Leighton, I wouldn’t even be celebrating. She has been needing bicycle at our house for a while, so we are planning on going to let her pick out one tomorrow and then ride at at the park or in the neighborhood this weekend.

4.) Go on a Picnic Together.

Those desserts or snacks you made together?? Pack them up and head outdoors to eat in my favorite spot, in nature. It’s always good to mix things up with toddlers, and they will think it is special that they get to eat outside this weekend. = )

5.) Go Somewhere You Haven’t Been Together in a While

… like the Botanic Gardens, the movies, the zoo or even the discovery museum. I want to make this a special weekend for Leighton because she’s special to me. I plan to cram in all of these things this weekend. I may be a little over-eager, but since I will be out of town the following week for a work meeting, I can’t help but want to do it all. = )

Wherever you go or whatever you do for Mother’s Day, will you be coordinating like Leighton and I? I am always instantly sold when I spot coordinating outfits for me and Leighton like these from Joules. She will be 5 at the end of this year, so there is no telling how many more years she will want to match her mom. = )

I have loved this pretty floral print from Joules since the moment I spotted it, and they have SEVERAL pieces that come in it! I love that they have matching outfits for moms and kids. It makes the day even more special when you’re twinning with your mini I think! For a special treat this Mother’s Day, use code MOM19 for 20% off any purchase from Joules.

You know what they say – those who like flowers pick them, but those who love flowers water them and watch them grow. That’s what I hope to do with Leighton each day. I want to spend time with her, teach her and learn from her too. = )

What about you? What will you be doing this Mothers Day weekend? Let me know in a comment below and don’t forget to check out our other Joules posts here and here.


  1. k

    You guys are so cute! Totally with you on twinning outfits, they are always so much cuter in a miniature size!! Happy Mother’s day!!

    cute & little

  2. lee

    love your matching outfits! Jules has the best prints to brighten up rainy spring days!

  3. Vickie

    Love the matching tops. Boden has the cutest stuff! Great tips! Spending time together is the best! ♥️😘♥️

  4. Stephanie

    These are all awesome ideas! My mom wanted our family to gather at her favorite brewery today, so that’s what we did! And tomorrow she’s requested going to see Avengers: Endgame with me and my husband after church. Can’t wait to celebrate her!

  5. Lydia

    I hope the weather held out and you had a very special mother’s day! I love your ideas for spending quality time with your family.
    Chic on the Cheap

  6. Morgan

    These are such cute Mommy & Me outfits! I love that you match but the styles are complimentary of your ages .. so cute!!

    How 2 Wear It []

  7. Laura

    Love your matching tops!! And such fun ideas for things to do on Mother’s Day or any free day really 🙂

    xo, Laura

  8. Ciera Chang

    What fun Mother’s Day ideas! I took my mom to an antique flea market and we had so much fun. Will def keep these in mind for next year 🙂

  9. Laura Leigh

    Aw these are too cute! Sending to my sister so she can keep in mind for next year. You and your mini are too adorable!

    xo Laura Leigh

  10. Jasmine Vargas

    So many great ideas to do next year with my boys.

  11. Ruthie Ridley

    Anything outdoors is the best idea!!!

  12. Alyssa Garza

    Love these matching outfits!

  13. Amanda

    I can’t believe how big she has gotten! This is such a cute list, I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day together <3

  14. Kelsey

    She is just so darn sweet!! Hope y’all had the best time!

  15. Kristina

    Your matching shirts are too cute- hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day!

  16. Anna English

    These mommy and me activities sound so fun!

  17. Sarah Lindner

    Love the matching tops!! These are such cute and fun activities – hope you enjoyed your mama’s day!

    xoxo Sarah

  18. Azanique S Rawl

    Picnics are my absolute favorite 🙂 What sweet ways to celebrate together <3

    -xo, Azanique |

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