Making Mama Feel Special (Tips For Dads & Partners)

Okay dads and partners, this one’s for you!

There’s so much pressure on mamas in their day-to-day lives. Maybe the pressure isn’t put directly on them by you, but they feel that there’s more they need to do because of being a mama. Sometimes, they just need a break, a thank you, or a special sweet gesture done for them to bring that pressure down a bit.

It doesn’t have to be a special occasion, holiday, birthday, etc to make her feel special. And it doesn’t have to be expensive or elaborate either. Here are some ideas for making your significant other feel special, from a mama’s point of view!

Flowers. Okay, sometimes we may say we don’t like flowers, but really we do. I asked my husband a few years ago why he never got me flowers and it was because when we started dating I told him I didn’t like flowers. Yes, I did say that, but only because I didn’t want him to feel obligated to get me flowers. Every girl (or most of them) want flowers every so often. They’re even better when they’re “just because.”

Chocolates. This usually falls in the category as a Valentine’s Day gift, but seriously, I would love chocolates any day of the year!

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Take her shopping. Go with her for a little shopping spree, especially if she’s in need of new clothes due to losing a bit of weight, not losing the baby weight just yet, for new maternity clothes, or just because she wants them. But, here’s the catch, don’t buy anything for yourself, and don’t complain about the money spent. Make it about her, and don’t make her feel guilty about it. There are so many times mamas put their families ahead of themselves, that they’re still wearing clothes from five years ago that might not fit just right. So this time, put her first!

Book her a spa day. Yes, we love being with our families, but there are some days we want to get away and be pampered too! Massages, manicures, pedicures, hair cuts, highlights, etc - such a great way to help her relax and feel beautiful!

Take her on a trip. It doesn’t have to be an all-out vacation. Take a weekend getaway or a day trip. Do something you wouldn’t normally do and make it fun. Maybe go to the beach, tour a vineyard, visit a cute town a few hours away or go for a hike. There are endless possibilities with this one.

Don’t skip out on birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays. We may tell you we don’t want anything, but really we’re secretly hoping you surprise us with something thoughtful. Flowers delivered to work, a nice piece of jewelry, dinner complete with wine and candlelight are just a few things we really have on our minds. And we really like personalized items. She’ll really love something adorned with her babies’ birth stones or engraved with their names. I know I would! Bonus points for remembering the odd anniversaries such as your first date or when you officially started dating.

Don’t wait until the last minute. On holidays like Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day, when you wait until the day before or the day of, I guarantee you’ll have a hard time finding even a nice card for her. You’ll have your pick from a few leftovers, but may have a hard time finding one that says just what you want it to say. So, stay ahead of the game, and shop early!

Take hints. Take a mental note when she shows you something she likes, or tells you about something that she’s been wanting to do. It makes it a lot easier for you to make her day special, and she’ll be one happy mama.

The smallest gestures are the biggest. You don’t have to spend much, or even any money, to make your special gal feel great. Bring her breakfast in bed. Give her a break from changing diapers and making bottles. Draw her a nice, relaxing bath. Give her an impromptu back massage. Write her a love letter. Help the kiddos make her something special. The list goes on. She loves when you’re creative and put thought into things!

So, dads and partners, next time you want to make her day, keep some of these tips in mind. Make her feel just as special as you think she is!

Mamas - what is something your significant other has done for you, or you would like them to do for you, to make you feel special? Do you have any stand-out stories of a way your man has made you feel special? Please share below - we’d love to hear about it!

2 Responses to Making Mama Feel Special (Tips For Dads & Partners)

  1. What a nice list! My hubby surprised me once with a photo book from Shutterfly filled with pictures of me and my little man. I cherish it!

  2. Great list! When we get bogged down with all of the day-to-day stuff with taking care of our kids, it’s so easy to forget that you’re still a loving couple and need to take care of each other’s feelings too.

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