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Fun, Frugal Mother's Day Ideas For Mom and Teens

I have two teenage (14, 15) stepdaughters and a four month old son. I want to do something for my wife for mother's day. She has said she doesn't want to "get away" but would rather spend the day doing something with her children. Knowing how easily and quickly teens get bored - does anyone have any frugal ideas of how we could spend the day together and make it fun for all? Any help is very appreciated! :)

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By Dawn (Guest Post)
May 6, 20050 found this helpful

A good idea is to take her on a picnic. Except you and the kids do ALL the preparing!! Get your picnic basket out, w/ a candle and make it fun!! Don't forget the Mother's day present in the picnic basket!

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May 6, 20050 found this helpful

I love the picnic basket idea! Take along some games, maybe horseshoes or a boardgame. Don't forget some flowers. Wild flowers in a mason jar would be fitting.

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May 6, 20050 found this helpful

About your teenagers getting bored easily, remind them all that dear Mom does for them & that Mother's Day is just that, HER Day. Make it as special as you can. She'll appreciate your effort & the chance to be pampered!

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I like the picnic idea, at the grocery, buy some sandwich spread like pimento cheese or tuna salad (remember anything with mayo in it need to be keep chilled at all times or it will cause someone to get sick), grab some chips, a jar of pickles, a box of pretty decorated snack cakes (these are all items that require no work of preparation). The making sandwiches won't take much time. Make some lemonade or buy some cheap canned drinks to ice down. Don't forget the paper plates, napkins. You don't need a pretty tablecloth, but it would add to the festivities and make your event more special.~Have a great time~

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By mrsmoted2 (Guest Post)
May 7, 20050 found this helpful

You could go to the park, play frisbie , have a picnic, with you and the girls cooking. You could give her a backrub massage, the girls could paint her nails or give her a facial.

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You and the girls could write what family time means to you, or what spending time with her does, or make a list of things you appreciate about her. You and the girls could make her breakfast in bed, and/or dinner

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By Sandee (Guest Post)
May 9, 20060 found this helpful

anyone have any idea for mothers day gift wise?

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By Kristen (Guest Post)
May 9, 20080 found this helpful

I have the best mother's day gift!!!

It's called Seeqpod.com and they have pre-made playlists that your readers can send to their moms on her special day. They can also create their own playlists to add a personal touch.

Give it a try!

1) Click one of the links below
2) Click Share, write your customized letter to Mom and hit Send

For the more ambitious creatives looking to customize their list:

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1) Go to Seeqpod.com
2) Type a search term in the search box (e.g. "The Who" or "My Generation")
3) Hover over the result and press the green arrow
4) Once you've added and finalized the audio results to the list, Click Share
5) Write that special note to Mom and Send

Here are some examples for each type of mom:

Moms and grandmas
http://www.seeq  ?plid=994197fd44

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