In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother’s Day, held on the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. Here are a few Missouri adventure ideas to celebrate “mom,” both in the traditional and non-traditional sense of the word.
May is a great time to get outside, especially for the “Family-Time Mom” with young children. For an exciting Mother’s Day excursion for the family, check out Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield, where children of all ages (and adults) can explore the amazing world of animals.
Those bearing the title “Mother” reserve the right to choose to spend the day both care and kid free. Plan a trip to Spa Shiki at the Lake of the Ozark for the “Me-Time Mom” who wants to balance her chi with massage therapy, aromatherapy and facials.
When the last bird has flown the nest, it is time for the “Empty-Nester Mom” to enjoy something just for her. Purchase tickets to see Ayo featuring Voices of Glory, and enjoy a musical journey through a variety of genres including pop, soul, jazz and gospel at Branson’s Starlite Theatre.
For the “Dog-Mom” whose children are of the furry, four-legged variety, spend the day together at The Interactive Sculpture Garden at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The 22-acre park is the perfect spot for moms and pups to soak up the sun, toss a Frisbee and stroll through grounds to admire the amazing sculptures.
Sometimes circumstances lead to a second go-around on the exciting ride of parenthood. To celebrate those “Grandmother Moms,” make reservations for the scrumptious Mother’s Day Brunch at Sassafras in the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St. Louis.
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so take advantage of all that Missouri has to offer to create the perfect experience for every type of mom.