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1. This week send your child a letter telling him or her what it means to you to be his or her mother and some of your favorite memories that you have had being his or her mother. 2. This week make a certificate of appreciation for your child and send it to him or her. It can say anything from "In appreciation for 9 years of being a great kid" to "In appreciation for all of your hard work around the house" Whatever you decide for it to say, frame it and send it to your child. 3. This week either by phone, letters or the Internet, plan with your child a full day of activities that you can do together when you next see him or her. This will not only give you something to talk about with your child but will also increase the anticipation of when you will be able to be together again.
4. This weeks activity is simple but powerful. Pick up the phone right now and call your child just to say you were thinking about them and that you love them. Make these types of phone calls a habit. 5. This weeks activity is to make a personalized place mat that you can send to your child.

Glue photos of you and your child on a piece of construction paper. Laminate it and send it to your child. Another option is to also include a special note from you on the construction paper.
6. This year instead of making the traditional New Years Resolutions like lose 10lbs, stop smoking etc., make a list of the things you would like to do to become the mother you want to be. Post the list in a place that you will see it every day as a reminder to work on those items.

7. This week have a favorite picture of you and your child enlarged to an
8x10. Laminate the picture on a piece of poster board and then cut it up like a jigsaw puzzle. You can either send all of the pieces to your child at one time or send a couple of pieces at a time in each of your letters.

We would appreciate hearing how these activities have helped you. Please e-mail us with your suggestions and/or comments

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