Obviously Moms are underpaid. Even when you try to put a value on what they do as Insure.com does every year, they come out short. Broken down into tasks like childcare ($22,360/year), driving ($6,844.50), helping with homework ($8,170), and cooking ($7,280), their “worth” was only estimated to be $65,284 in 2016. So Mother’s Day is your chance to try to set the record straight. Here are a few suggestions for how to do that here in Lake Oswego.
- Make her a gift. Luscher Farm is offering two workshops just in time for Mother’s Day gifting. The first, on Saturday April 29 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. teaches you how to make your own salt scrubs, lip balm and massage oils using garden herbs. Put the samples together in a basket and voila! Cost is $30 for residents/$45 for non-residents. Register for Class 15472. You can learn how to make a beautiful hanging basket like those that adorn the streets of Lake Oswego in the summer on Saturday, May 6 from either 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Cost includes all materials: $40/resident;$60/non-resident. Register for Class 14720 (Ages 16+)
Nic&Fig’s is offering a Mother’s Day Bunting Banner Workshop for ages 8+ on Thursday, May 11 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Cost is $48. Children in grades three and up can learn how to make a Light-up Mother’s Day card or drawing with paper circuits on Friday, May 12 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Cost is $46. Register online.
- Take her to tea. Lady Di’s British Shop has two seatings for tea on Mother’s Day: 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The menu includes tea sandwiches, warm savories, sweets and of course, tea. Cost is $32/person with an 18% gratuity. Call for a reservation: 503.635.7298. 430 2nd Street.
- Take her to brunch. If you decide to take Mom out to eat for Mother’s Day, you won’t be alone. Over 55% of Americans did so last year. And chances are you won’t be alone here in Lake Oswego as the morning meal is a popular excuse for residents to leave the cooking to someone else. Check out a recent post I wrote on popular breakfast spots in town. In addition, the Tavern on Kruse is planning a Mother’s Day brunch as well but didn’t have the details worked out yet. Check their website. 4835 Meadows Road, #133, 503.303.5280.
- Treat her to live theatre. Brought to the Lakewood Center stage by popular audience request, Godspell will be playing on Mother’s Day at 7:00 p.m. With songs like “Day by Day,” and “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord,” it’s sure to end your mom’s day on a good note. Tickets are $37 for Adults, $35 for Seniors 65 and older and $20 for Students 25 and under. 368 S. State Street, 503.635.3901. https://www.lakewood-center.org/pages/lakewood-plays-season-2016-17
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