Amazing Mother’s Day ideas even if you’re not a mom

By: Sean K. Thompson
| Published 05/10/2024


THE WOODLANDS, TX – It can’t be denied that Mother’s Day is one of the most popular holidays in the U.S. – tied for fourth place with Veterans Day after (in order) Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, and Christmas (and with Father’s Day a distant fifth) – with approximately 122 million phone calls made, the third highest selling holiday for flowers and plants with about one-quarter of all the flowers purchased throughout the year, approximately 152 million cards sent, and last year a whopping $35 billion spent.

Some things to do and places to go, for moms and not-mons alike

As impressive as those numbers are, not everyone does or can celebrate Mother’s Day. Even with 48 percent of all Americans planning on dining out this Mother’s Day at restaurants, there are still some alternatives for those who treat this Sunday just like any other. In fact, we have some ideas for places to go and things to do whether you’re a mom or not.

Master your breath and master your life with a free introductory Breathwork session at Body BeneFits

The latest breathwork therapy is a multi-dimensional sound experience incorporating binaural brain entrainment, isochronic brainwave tones, solfeggio frequencies, 432 Hz harmonic tuning, somatic breathwork, subliminal hypnotic therapy, and guided coaching with bioacoustic sound effects. Somatic breathwork empowers individuals to increase oxygen and release accumulated trapped emotions, fostering deep healing.

In short, a session will make your crazy world go away for a while and allow you to find some inner – and outer – peace in a calming, soothing environment designed to bring out the best of your mind and body.

Body BeneFits is a certified Breathworks facilitator. They customize each session to meet the particular needs of their clientele. They have been voted the #1 MedSpa in The Woodlands. Call today to schedule your first introductory Breathworks session at 281-292-8882.

Grab your camera and grab some photos for posterity

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Woodlands,, a photo book capturing life in the Township in 2024 is being crafted. Howard Hughes and The Woodlands Township encourage you to submit your photographic view of The Woodlands for a chance to be selected for this coffee-style book.

Photo suggestions include, but are not limited to, nature, parks, trails, wildlife, architecture, building landscape, skyline, art, Lake Woodlands, The Woodlands Waterway, Waterway Square, and Hughes Landing, to name a few, as long as they’re taken within the boundaries of The Woodlands and submitted by the end of the month (three submissions max). Get your submission packet at

Meet some new friends – and support local! – at The Woodlands Farmer's Market

Did you know that proceeds from The Woodlands Farmer’s Market go towards the annual Grogan’s Mill Village Association Student Scholarship Program? Here’s your chance to support local businesses and for a worthwhile cause.

Check out vendors like Root Doughnuts, who serves gourmet doughnuts handmade with potatoes and locally sourced ingredients. Or the Hangry Pinoy food truck, who offers full-bodied flavors of traditional Filipino food from their family to yours. You can also enjoy some live music as Kim Kyle returns to the market with her fun songs.

In addition to the great shopping, all moms who visit the market will receive a free flower, while supplies last; just stop by the green market tent and they’ll be happy to wish you a Happy Mother’s Day. The market is located in the Grogan’s Mill Shopping Center at Grogan’s Mill and S Millbend.

Feel fine at Saturday’s Spring Fine Arts Show at Market Street

A beloved spring tradition returns to Market Street, as the shopping, dining and entertainment destination hosts its Spring Fine Arts Show on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Amateur and professional artists will showcase their paintings, photography, jewelry, metal works, sculptures, digital art, mixed media, and other works of art.

This show is free and open to the public, and is one of the most popular gatherings for artists in The Woodlands where families can browse for great buys, enjoy live music, and participate in artist demonstrations.

Leave the car in the garage and take a hike

Did you know that The Woodlands has more than 220 miles of hike and bike trails and 150 parks for you to enjoy? Pathways are a great way to explore via bike or just take a stroll with family and friends. Many parks have amenities like swimming pools, spraygrounds, lighted tennis and basketball courts, jogging trails and much more.

The Woodlands pathway system is designed to connect users to individual neighborhoods, parks, schools, and retail centers, as well as provide scenic walking, jogging, and riding opportunities. All pathways are multi-use, and users should expect to encounter all kinds of users, including walkers, cyclists, and wheelchairs. Pick a path and see where you end up!

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