This is not how we planned on spending Mother’s Day. The main reason I moved back home was because of my mother, so not being able to go and see her is bothering me a lot.

Maybe you had plans to take her out for a nice dinner, or you had something extraordinary planned. Whatever those plans were, the coronavirus pandemic has forced us to come up with a new idea.

So what are some things you can you on Mother’s Day? Here are a few things you can do to celebrate Mom while practicing your social distancing.

Send Mom Flowers

Believe it or not, it’s not too late to send mom flowers. There are quite a few sites that can send flowers for those last-minute people out there. But if the thought of having somebody else deliver them makes you nervous (that's me), you can always bring them to her yourself. Again, just don’t go in the house. As Abbey put it, do a "drive-by flower drop-off."

Video Chat With Mom

Depending on how text savvy your mother is, you could set up a video chat. There are quite a few options. Most are pretty easy to set up and use. If you and your mother both have iPhones, you can FaceTime, or if she’s on Facebook, you can use Facebook Messenger.

There’s also Skype, Zoom, ‎WhatsApp, Google Duo, Marco Polo, and more. Most of them are free. You can take that video chat further and have food delivered to her house and have a nice dinner. You could also play a game together.

Social Distance Activities

If you live relatively close to your mother, you could go on a social distance walk, just make sure you stay at least 6 feet away. You could even get the kids and design a little parade that you can do in front of your moms' house. Be something for the kids to do, and they probably have fun building mini floats.

Whatever it is that you choose to do, be positive, and make the best of it. And make sure to tell Mom how much you love and appreciate her.

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