Want to truly make every day Mother’s Day? Give her a clean house and some time alone.

Instead of thinking about what to give a mom in your life, think about what you could take away. Pssst. I’ve got a Mother’s Day secret. Moms don’t really need a brunch or flowers, as lovely as those things are. What most moms I know really want are the things she rarely gets—a clean house, and time that belongs to her and her alone. Don’t get me wrong. Moms enjoy spending quality time with their kids. But I know few moms who would say they don’t get enough time with their children. Our kid cups are full to overflowing most days. It’s quality time with ourselves that we crave, but rarely get. This is why we lock ourselves in the …