Countdown to Mother’s Day

The month of May is my favorite.  It’s the beginning of summer, the garden is in full bloom, birds are chirping away, our rainy season is almost over, and Mother’s Day is coming up.

I love Mother’s Day.  To me it’s a day that celebrates Moms AND celebrates women – all women.  Moms, daughters, grandmothers, aunts, and girlfriends.  We all have Moms or a lady in our lives that we admire, and Mother’s Day celebrates all these women.


This banner I saw from a photo that my friend Rose sent from the Women’s March she attended in San Jose back in January really made an impression on me. It speaks volumes to what Moms are:  Strong compassionate women who raise strong daughters and caring sons.


In honor of this very special celebration I thought I would do a countdown to Mother’s Day with a post a day until Sunday, May 14th.  If you are like many folks I know, they are always looking for ideas on what to do for Mother’s Day. Be it a day excursion, making something special for brunch, lunch, or dinner, gifting a special book, planting a special herb pot, or just hanging out together with a cup of tea; whatever it may be, I’ve got a bunch of easy to implement ideas for this special day.

Go ahead and relax, check out my recipes, book recommendations, gardening ideas, and entertaining tips, and see if any of these resonate with you. I hope they will give you inspiration for something unique and memorable that you can impress your mom, wife, or that special lady in your life with 💝.

To get this series of posts started let me share with you a few posts that I already published that I think will be wonderful for Mother’s Day.

Fun Few Sweet Treats

Raspberry Ginger Dark Chocolate Bark

Dark Chocolate Rose Petal Raspberry Bark

Gingerbread Cake

Orange Cardamom Tea Cake

My Signature Greek Yogurt Dessert

Fun Few Foods

Scrumptious Salads

Veggie Omelette

Mushroom Quiche

Sugar Snap Peas and Brussel Sprouts in Herbed Coconut Broth

Savory Scones with Caramalized Onions and Cheddar Cheese

Simple Quesadilla

Pan Seared Tofu with Broccoli & Peppers

Grilled Cheese

Rani’s Goat Cheese and Honey on Cracker

Grilled Asparagus with Lemon herb Butter

Fun Few Books

Flourless: Recipes for Naturally Gluten-free Desserts by Nicole Spiridakis

Cooking Jeffrey by Ina Garten

Herbal Transformations. Ancient Wisdom Revealed for Health and Longevity by Uma Swaminathan

Scandinavian Baking by Trine Hahnemann

The Healing Garden by Gay Search

Fun Few Garden Inspired Ideas

Veggie Planting

Visit to Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden in Old Palo Alto, California

Visit to the local nursery

Visit to Filoli Garden in Woodside, California

Fun Few Day Trips

Fort Baker, Fort Mason & the Ferry Building in San Francisco, California

A Scenic Drive to Bolina Lagoon. Point Reyes, California

Visit to Half Moon Bay, California

Visit to a Florist in Los Gatos, California

Visit to a winery. David Bruce in the Santa Cruz Mountains, California

2 thoughts on “Countdown to Mother’s Day”

  1. Nice post Kalpana.There are so many ideas that one can get from your posts. You are special. Thank you for the wonderful ideas.

    1. Thanks Basanthi! You are always so generous with your compliments. Wish you a wonderful Mother’s Day! You do so much for your boys and your extended “adopted” college kids, they should all be doing something for you on Mother’s Day!

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