Moms like to be treated special. The second Sunday in May each year is a day set aside especially for her. This year, Mother’s Day falls on May 14, 2017. Many people will send cards and gifts, but what she might really want is time for the family to come together and do things as a family.

Whether you follow a tradition of taking her out for Mother’s Day brunch or dinner, there are many restaurants around the area that will help in treating her like a queen. One place she’ll love is the Square in Downtown Covington. There are a few restaurants with Sunday Brunch, such as Mystic Grill and the Irish Bred Pub. Both have rooftops with beautiful, scenic views of the Square. After brunch, take a stroll through the Square and go window shopping.

Mix in an activity that the family can do to make it a special day. Porterdale is a quaint area with its downtown along the River. If your mother is the outdoors type, plan for a hike along the Yellow River on Newton Trails or take a bike ride through Yellow River Park. Another option in Newton County is to pack a basket of goodies and have a picnic at Lake Varner.

Perhaps you want to take Mom out to dinner? Some favorites in Covington for mom are Pippin’s for casual BBQ, Bangkok Grill for Thai, and Milazzo’s for Italian. And if you want to pick up something sweet in advance, stop by Baby Cake’s in Porterdale or Jessicakes Bakery in Covington.

Mom loves being with family. She could be with her immediate children or a few generations, the more the merrier! And she might want some time to relax from her busy life and all its demands. One of the best ways to commemorate Mom is to give her the day off! Make it as easy for her as you can and remember to tell her how much you love and appreciate her. Happy Mother’s Day!