“A lot of women develop stronger relationships with their moms after they have a baby,” says Chase. If she’s close with her mother or grandmother, consider a multi-generational celebration like a family brunch or dinner.
“Be mindful of the single moms in your life, too!” says Krause. “If their kids don't have another parent or support person who can come up with a way to celebrate Mother's Day, offer to help.” This could be as simple as giving your friend or relative a card from her baby and a gift card to her favorite coffee shop. You could invite the other family to spend the day with yours (just check with your partner first). Or, you could send the ladies to the movies or a wine bar while you babysit for the afternoon. Your thoughtfulness will not go unnoticed.