What Moms of Young Kids Really Want for Mother’s Day

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Without a doubt, the ultimate and unexpected list of what moms of young kids really want for Mother’s Day.

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Around this time of year the topic of what moms really want for Mother’s Day always comes up. Especially, what do moms of young kids really want for Mother’s Day. Thus, I was thinking what do I really want? Furthermore, the list below pretty much sums it up. In addition, I promise you there is no robe listed. As an added bonus, most things don’t cost a cent.

What Moms Of Young Kids Really Want For Mother’s Day Doesn’t Cost Much

The good news is – most of these don’t cost anything. Without a doubt, your kids can “give” them to you too without help. Furthermore, you don’t have to go to the store!

I’m lucky that I have a great husband who does many of these things regularly. Additionally, he is also quite capable of caring for our 3 children and giving me a break on the weekends. For me, that’s all I want.

Just a little break (yes, yes, I know – small hugs and kisses too…blah blah blah). But with that said, this is what I want for Mother’s Day.

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The List Is Simple

If you open it – close it.

If you turn the light on – turn it off.

If you open a window – close the window.

If you take it out of my car – put it back into my car.

If you go to a store – ask if I need anything there. Yes, even if I was there yesterday.

If you play with something – simply put it away. Moreover, take a picture of where things go first.

If you finish something – throw it out.

If we need something – write it down. It doesn’t matter how many times you tell me. I’ve already forgotten.

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Help Me

Help me fold the laundry – or better yet, pay someone to do it. It will be the best money you have ever spent!

Let me sleep late on the weekends.

Make me a sandwich for lunch.

Voluntarily answer one of the 700 questions our kids ask me.

Always buy me flowers when you go to the store.

Accept the unspoken challenge of putting used water bottles in the dishwasher.

Clean the pasta pot I left on the stove.

Throw your garbage out from my car.

Don’t tell me I go to sleep too late.

Make a pediatrician appointment for the weekend & offer to take the kids.

Realize every day I’m just trying to keep my ship together and I’m holding on by a thread.

Get the car ready for carpool.

Put the dishes in the dishwasher.

Have My Back

Skip to the part where you just agree with me.

Always buy me my favorite chocolate.

Make enough coffee for me to have a 2nd or 3rd cup.

Don’t tell me how I need to be helped. What’s more, it’s not helpful.

Fill my car up with gas on Sundays.

Allow me to sit in the closet with a glass of wine for 10 minutes when you come home.

Write down the brands we use so you get the correct ones. The first time.

Buy My Favorite Ice Cream Cake

Keep getting my favorite ice cream cake for the smallest occasion.

Know 76% of the time I AM actually going to the bathroom when I’m hiding in there.

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Understand that sometimes laying in bed reading a crappy magazine is all I need and want. THAT is “taking time for myself”. Moreover, yes, the door is locked.

Force Me To Do “Self Care”

Make me get a massage monthly. Even better, for the holidays buy me a bulk pack so I have NO excuses. Furthermore, let me go during dinner time so I truly can relax.

Understand that I can simultaneously feel beyond blessed that this is our life and also that I’m ready to run away and join the circus. Surprisingly, I may already have a go bag packed.

Wrap the birthday presents for the weekend. Or even better – buy them. Ha!!! Can you imagine?

Just Listen

Take notes every time I say I wish I had X and then buy it for a holiday like Mother’s Day. Efficient gift giving at it’s best!

Tell me I look nice even if I haven’t showered. Laughter reduces my stress.

Lastly, know I love YOU & appreciate your “different hard.” But just do it. Don’t ask why.

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In Conclusion, What Do Moms of Young Kids Really Want for Mother’s Day?

Tell me I’m doing a great job. 

Also, tell me I’m doing a great job. 

Furthermore, tell me I’m doing a great job. 

In conclusion, tell me I’m doing a great job.

Tell me you appreciate me.





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Happy Mother’s Day 2018!

However, if you prefer something tangible, you can find something on my Mother’s Day Gift Guide too.

Published by Stacey Wallenstein

Stacey Gish Wallenstein created The Mint Chip Mama blog in 2013 to share her love and passion for giving children meaningful life experiences and helping moms like her navigate the challenges and benefits of raising children in the New York metropolitan area. Before becoming a full-time mom in 2010, Stacey spent the better part of the preceding decade as a high-end customer relationship management (CRM) professional for some of the most well-known brands in the hotel, luxury, fashion, and beauty industries, such as Harrah’s Entertainment, Chanel and Christian Dior, Inc. She managed customer loyalty programs for thousands of clients around the country and created social media strategies for a span of industries including healthcare services, restaurants, consumer packaged goods, specialty foods, local attractions and retail locations. After 13 wonderful years in Manhattan (the last three of which spent as a city mom), Stacey and her husband moved to Long Island in 2014, where they now reside with their three children (13, 10, and 7). There, she is a founding member of her local Parenting Center, which provides classes and coordinates events designed to educate and inform parents while fostering an environment of support and friendship within the community. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Stacey has been active in the New York area alumni organization for nearly twenty years, serving as a board member on the school’s University of Michigan Alumni Club of New York City. She also holds a Masters in Psychology from The New School in New York City. Please check out The Mint Chip Mama in the Press: The New York Post, Psychology Today, NY Metro Parents, New York Family, Parents Magazine, Newsday, News 12, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt: Kids, NerdWallet, Big Apple Kids Guide, and more! The Mint Chip Mama was also nominated as "The Best Blog On Long Island" for 2022, 2023, 2024, one of the Top 20 New York Mom Blogs & Websites, and one of the Top 100 Mom Lifestyle Blogs on the web! For more updates, follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and Pinterest.