One year they made me breakfast in bed, it was nice. Last year a local farm did a "mother'd day down on the farm" they did tours, hayrides, and pony rides, it was nice but I wouldn't go again (there was a fee to get in, and they even charged us for the baby who was only 3 months at the time)
Not sure what we're doing this year, I've pointed out a few things I'd like to my older dd. I really want the gifts to be a surpise this year, in past years dh has just taken me shopping.
This is a hard time for my dh. My birthday, our anniversary and Mother's Day are all within a few days of each other. We typically go out to dinner and they let me do whatever I want. Normally I like to sit in my bedroom and watch movies by myself. It's a great time for me! No "mom I need this"
Usually it's just another day... In the past, I never even got told Happy Mother's Day because my ex was a butthead (to put it nicely) and my son is now only 4 so he don't quite get it yet. Last year, my sons daycare made handprints on paper and I framed them. This year I'm hoping things will be different because I'm no longer with my ex.