Once again, my inbox is flooded with PR emails pitching the "perfect gift for Mom" for Mother's Day. And, once again, I don't want any of them. Last year I asked readers what they really wanted for Mother's Day and the vast majority said: "A day off."Nearly 42% of readers who answered my survey last year said what they really wanted was a day off while less than 2% said they wanted jewelry or a store bought gift. The second most desired gift was simply a day spent with your family (21%). My own mother would probably most appreciate a phone call or heartfelt card (or, best of all - a visit), but most of the moms I know with young children really want a day to themselves to recharge and reconnect with their pre-mom self.
Remember, the best way to get what you want is to ask for it.
As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.
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