On Mother’s Day, Many Moms Just Want To Be Left Alone, According To Survey

For all that you do day in and day out for your family, every day should be Mother’s Day. But the way that it works on a commercial calendar, you’re only get one day to be recognized for your efforts, and that’s Mother’s Day. Now, you might think that a day where you’re (hopefully) showered with love, affection, and homemade cards from your little cuties would be enough, but if we’re being honest, it’s not really what many moms truly want. As it turns out, for Mother’s Day, moms just want to be left alone.

It’s not that we don’t love our kiddos. Of course, we do. Thing is, we need a break. A big one. And for many moms, you’re not going to get it on Mother’s Day. Think about it: if you’re going out to eat, chances are you’re going to have to get your tantruming toddler to put on their shoes and get everyone into the car while referring an argument.

Not fun.

So is it no wonder that moms just want a day when they don’t have to do anything?


In a Yelp survey, moms across the generations admitted that some time alone would be the ideal way to spend Mother’s Day. In fact, 12% of Baby Boomer moms, 17% of Gen X moms, and 19% of Millennial mommas just want a damn day off.

And if your partner is pondering what to get you as a gift for the big day, some moms are being pretty practical for their present. Not surprisingly, a clean house comes in at the top of the list for Boomers (28%), Gen X (30%), and a whopping 39% for millennials.

In addition to time away from the fam and a clean casa, here’s what moms really want on Mother’s Day:

A personal chef

A spa day

Teeth whitening

Permanent makeup

Still, moms can appreciate the gold standard gifts traditionally given on Mother’s Day, such as flowers (29%), personalized gifts (24%), jewelry (21%), and a family outing (21%).

Look, Mother’s Day is your day, and you should get to choose how you want to spend it. If that means going to brunch with your family, getting a mani/pedi, or simply taking a hike by yourself, it’s entirely up to you. So enjoy your day doing what you want — sans guilt, because you’re bound to be looking at several loads of laundry the next day anyway.

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