What mothers do, what they want and why they should get it: Mothers work hard all year long and they deserve at least one day that's all about what they want. Here are some of the tasks mothers perform, what they want for Mother's Day and a little advice to make life a little easier throughout the rest of the year.
Paying someone to clean the house costs about $118 a week or $6,136 a year, according to Investopedia.
One of the many services a mother provides for no compensation.
Most stay-at-home mothers cook meals for their families throughout the day. Getting a professional chef to cook those meals would cost about $1,005 for a five-day work week, or $52,260 a year, according to the American Personal Chef Association.
A service a mother provides for free.
It costs about $4,168 a year to have someone drive the family wherever it needs to go on a daily basis, according to Red Cap.
Child care generally costs around $600 a week or $31,200 a year, according to a survey by the International Nannies Association in 2011.
There's nothing free in life, except when a mother does the laundry.
Paying someone else to perform this task could cost approximately $936 a year with a five-day work-week, according to Investopedia.
Having a mother do this may not be really common, but paying someone else to do it can cost a family upwards of $30 a week, or $1,560 a year, according to Investopedia.
Paying someone to cook, clean, drive, maintain the lawn, take care of the kids, and do the laundry will cost a family about $96,261 a year, according to Investopedia.
That doesn't include all of the emotional benefits that come with having a mother. Not to mention the fact that a stary-at-home mother, gets no pay, no sick leave, no time off, and has to work around the clock.
Whether mothers stay at home or not, they still put a lot of effort into these areas. Maybe they should get what they want for Mother's Day.
Seventy-five percent of Moms would rather have a handmade card than a necklace from Tiffany & Co.®, according to a recent survey by the Plum District.
If you're think of letting her pick out her own gift, think again. Two-thirds of moms said they don't want to pick out their own gift, according to the Plum District survey.
Fifty-four percent of moms said they would prefer to spend time with their mother on Mother's Day, according to Plum District.
Eight out of ten moms said they would rather sleep in than have an early breakfast made for them, according to Plum District.
So let her sleep.
Fifty-two percent of moms would use an hour to themselves to get a massage, according to the survey.
Maybe Dad should watch the kids while she gets it.
About 48 percent would like an hour of alone time so they could go on a bike ride, according to the survey.
If she doesn't have a bike, getting her one and letting her ride it for an hour might not be a bad idea.
The best gift might just be letting her have the whole day to herself. At least, 33 percent of the moms surveyed said that's what they secretly want, according to the survey.
Approximately 58.8 percent of women over the age of 16 are in the work force, according to the U.S. labor Department.
The majority of this percentage have children under the age of 17.
Whether she's a stay-at-home mom or trying to balance work and family, moms work hard.
That's why they need assistance at times, Christina Norman, Editor at The Huffington Post said in an email. Mothers need help sometimes. They should ask for it's needed and accept it when it's offered.
Mothers should take some time for themselves every once in a while, Norman said.
There's nothing wrong with people spending some time on themselves.
Not having a good relationship with a spouse can make life more stressful and can ruin the balance of a good relationship, Norman said.
Taking some time to keep this relationship nice and happy won't be regretted.
Even when a mother is at her busiest, if her family needs her, she should make them a priority, Liza Huber, founder of Sage Bears LLC said in an email. Whatever other work needs to be done can wait and will be there after family members are helped.
From a delicious brunch, to a pampering massage, or a special zoo outing with the kids, Mom wants the perfect blend of time for herself and time with her family.
It doesn't matter if it's a massage, or going to the zoo with the whole family, moms want a good blend of alone time and time with the family for Mother's Day.