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Treat Your Mom this Mother’s Day

Mother's Day brunch

As a pediatric dentist, Mt. Pleasant is a great place to work. We love providing care for our patients and getting to know their families.

We also know there’s usually one family member who makes every dental appointment, makes sure the patient shows up on time, and takes great pains to look after our young patients’ oral health– the mothers of Mt. Pleasant.

We work with so many amazing mothers every day, so Mother’s Day is special for us. We often don’t show the mothers in our life as much appreciation as they deserve, so it’s important to take at least one day out of the year and devote it totally to them.

Making great smiles and fostering good oral health habits is our specialty, but we couldn’t do it without all the great moms of Mt. Pleasant and our surrounding communities.

If there’s a great mother in your life, and especially if she helps you keep your dental appointments, we have some suggestions on how to treat her right this Mother’s Day.

Keeping it Simple

I’m a mother myself, so I can let you in on a secret gift you can give the mom in your life that will make her extra happy.

And it won’t cost you a thing.

Here’s the secret gift: on Mother’s Day, don’t disturb her before noon.

No matter what you need or what’s going on, find a way to take care of it yourself.

Give her several hours to read, relax, watch television, take a long shower, and otherwise pamper herself. The best gift you can give her is simply not interrupting her for the first part of the day. Moms seldom get any time to themselves, so she’ll appreciate it more than you know.

After noon, though, you can pamper her yourself.

If you want to have a low-key Mother’s Day, prepare and pack a picnic lunch, and head to the beach.

You have plenty of options, of course:

If the mother in your life wants to avoid crowds at the beach, Palmetto Islands County Park is also a great option. You have your choice of 943 acres of great scenery, and there are picnic areas almost everywhere you look. It’s not too hard to find a little solitude.

Downtown Charleston is also a great place to take mom on her special day. During Mother’s Day weekend, you can enjoy Greek Festival taking place at the Greek Orthodox church in downtown Charleston. Mom’s get in free on Mother’s day and there’s a parking shuttle, too.

Something Fancy

Some moms appreciate something a little more extravagant on Mother’s Day. And who are we to argue?

If you want to pull out all the stops, consider Spiritline Cruises’ Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise. Spiritline’s ship will cruise the Charleston Harbor for two relaxing hours. A live smooth jazz band and free mimosas are provided. As of this posting, there are still tables available. Find more info here.

Even if it doesn’t take place on a cruise ship, brunch is always a great idea for Mother’s Day. In the lowcountry, we’re spoiled for delicious options.

But here are a few of our favorites:

If none of these strike your fancy, you can take a look at OpenTable’s comprehensive list, and make reservations right from their website.

Brunch is a smart move, but no mom will ever say no to spending the day at a local spa. Spa days are another way for moms to spend some quality alone time– but they might be just as happy if you join them for the experience.

Some spa suggestions:

Yelp also has a good top 10 list of local spas, in case none of these strike your fancy. Or in case there are no longer reservations available.

 

Speaking both as a mother and as someone who works with a pediatric dentist, Mt. Pleasant provides plenty of incredible opportunities for the mother in your life.

We appreciate all the mothers we work with every day, and you and I both know they deserve something extra special on Mother’s Day.

If you’re a mother reading this, try to find a not-so-subtle way to get it in front of your spouse’s eyes. Sometimes they need all the hints they can get.

 

The Busy Mom

~Cullan Pagenkopf