Mother's Day is a time to show the mothers in our lives how much we love them. It doesn't need to be an expensive occasion that requires a payday advance.
In general, mothers just want to be reminded that they are loved and appreciated. Giving your time can do this just as well or even better than spending a lot of money on Mother's Day.
One way to do this is to make sure the mother in your house doesn't have to do any work around the home. Have the rest of the family work together to make meals, clean dishes, do laundry, and any other tasks that the mother usually has to do or at least share in the work. Make it an extra-special day by doing spring cleaning around the entire house so she doesn't have to worry about keeping the house clean for awhile.
Mother's Day is perhaps the busiest day of the year for restaurants, which means long wait times to go along with the added expense of eating out. You can avoid this by making the mother her favorite meal. It will especially mean a lot to her if all her children help out in any way they can.
An added bonus for the mother would be for the special meal to be breakfast in bed so she can start her special day out right.
Mothers will cherish gifts made for them by their children more than expensive flowers that last only a few weeks or perfume that they will rarely wear. Have the children gather wildflowers to make a bouquet, which can be decorated cheaply with supplies from a craft store.
Another option would be creating a photo album showing the children as they grow up. Have the children decorate the pages with their own pictures for an extra-special touch.
If all your pictures are on your computer, you could make a slideshow set to the mother's favorite sentimental song instead. This can be done with Microsoft PowerPoint or with Windows Live Photo Gallery. Many other free software can be found online for this as well.
If you prefer on getting out of the house and enjoying the spring weather, instead of going out to a restaurant, go to the park and enjoy a picnic lunch together. Also, search online for special deals being offered in your area for mothers. You may not be able to afford a full meal, but you might be able to find a free dessert the mother may enjoy on the way home from the picnic.
At the very least, the children can express their love for their mother by making Mother's Day cards for her. Make sure the children have plenty of craft supplies to express themselves in their creativity.
And if you do not live with your mother, make sure to at least call her on the special day. Cell phone and other technology makes it so easy to keep in contact over long distances on a daily basis, but you still want to make sure your mother knows you are thinking of her. She'll be happy with that, especially if she knows you're struggling with a payday advance.