4 Ways to Plan Ahead to Celebrate Mother’s Day in Lake Oswego

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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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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About lovelakeoswego

I feel pretty lucky—I live where I work and I love where I live. As a Realtor in Lake Oswego, I get to share that enthusiasm with clients every day. Through this blog, with the help of my freelance writer wife, Genita, I’d like to share that enthusiasm with you. The quality of life you’ll find in Lake Oswego belies its size—there is so much to experience here from a fireworks show over the lake on the 4th of July to the Festival of the Arts--one of the premier arts events in the region. So please check in each week for another reason why I love Lake Oswego and who knows—maybe you’ll fall in love too! If you’re interested in experiencing Lake Oswego personally, please feel free to contact me either on my cell at (503) 939-9801, via email at kevin.costello@cascadehassonsir.com or check my website by clicking the link in the "Contact me" section in the right-hand column. I would love to show you around.
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