Mother’s Day 2020 is almost here, and if you don’t currently live with mum, social distancing measures may see us have to explore a range of new ideas to help celebrate the all the mums and mother figures in our lives this Sunday.

Social distancing and seeing mum

With the prospect of a more traditional brunch date or a trip to the movies on hold for now, a number of popular videoconferencing apps can help you connect with her on the day, including:

Gift ideas

There’s nothing like time off cooking, so why not treat her to her favourite takeaway meal or a hamper filled with some of her favourites.

Restaurants have a number of great deals available online or you can support your local restaurants/bars by ordering a meal directly from them to be delivered to her door.

There’s also a number of other personalised ways to help make her feel special while social distancing, like creating a photo collage of treasured memories or sending video messages from friends and family.

Fixthephoto.com provides a great range of photo management software recommendations while photo and video collages can also be readily created via iPhone.

Activities

Netflix Party

A great Mother’s Day and a shared movie often go hand in hand and we can still watch movies together thanks to ‘Netflix Party’. Netflix Party is a recent Google Chrome extension developed to allow viewers to watch Netflix remotely with friends and family and also has the handy addition of a group chat feature, so you can discuss what’s happening as the movie or show progresses.

Online games

Apple’s app store and Google Play offers an extensive range of both free and paid for board games you can play together, including:

  • Scrabble ‘Go’
  • Words with friends
  • UNO

While this year’s Mother’s Day will certainly be different, the importance of the mums and mother figures in our lives will always stay the same.

So, here’s to the mums and mother figures in all our lives and giving them the day they deserve.

Author Rowan Webb

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