3 Things Mom Really Wants for Mother’s Day

Article after article written by mommy bloggers and mainstream press brought the key findings in the PewResearchCenter’s Modern Parenthood study, released on March 13, 2013 to life, moms spend a lot of time working, caring for children and performing housework!

Time parents spend each week on paid and unpaid work.

Free Time

The popular website, Sheknows.com, surveyed their readers and reported what moms really want to receive on Sunday, May 12 as the gift of time! The confessions about wanting free time, a little pampering and a lot of appreciation make sense to us, as every year, Molly Maid sees a huge spike in service requests for our housecleaning service and gift certificate sales.

Pampering

We know you work hard! In 2012, Salary.com reported that a stay-at-home mom would earn $112,962 if she were paid average wages and overtime for all the tasks she does including laundress, janitor, driver, cook, facilities manager, psychologist, and the CEO of the household!

Molly Maid's sweepstakes kicks off on April 19!

Molly Maid’s sweepstakes kicks off on April 19!

Giving mom a day off dedicated to anything other than those tasks inspired our “Mom Hates Grime. Give the Gift of Time” Facebook sweepstakes running April 19 – May 10. The grand prize includes:

  • $500 of house cleaning
  • One-hour massage from Massage Envy
  • $100 gift card to the Melting Pot

Four runner-up prize winners will each receive a one-hour massage from Massage Envy, a day spa that rejuvenates your mind and body. Also, the first 200 entrants will receive our favorite cleaning tool, a microfiber cloth!

Appreciation

Show the moms in your life how much you care about them and how grateful you are for their contributions to your life. Check out some great cards we’ve pinned on our new Pinterest board called “Show Mom Some Love” for ideas to make a cute card at home or buy something unique online.

If you’re a mom, let us know what you want this year or share your perfect gift idea in the comments section!

by Molly Maid