Compassionate Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day

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There are so many ways to honor the moms and mother figures in our lives while also celebrating their special day with compassion for all moms!

Make Her a Brunch She’ll Love

Breakfast in bed is a classic way to show your love to mom on Mother’s Day. Touch her heart and fill her stomach with delicious compassionate dishes including a savory Vegan Sausage & Veggie Frittata, flaky Vegan Crab Cakes, and a tart and creamy Cranberry Burst Smoothie. Plan your menu now by downloading this free printable brunch recipe collection or visiting for more tasty recipe ideas.

Treat Her to a Delicious Vegan Meal

Not in the mood to cook? No problem! New vegan restaurants are popping up everywhere, and others are constantly expanding their vegan-friendly options. Treat mom to a meal at your favorite vegan spot, or venture out to somewhere new. Not sure where to go? The Vanilla Bean online restaurant directory has listings and reviews for dining options across the US.

Elevate Her Style with Chic Vegan Leather

Celebrate your mom’s unique style by gifting her with beautiful vegan accessories. Doshi creates a range of handbags, totes, briefcases, wallets, and travel bags perfect for any occasion. This line is designed with materials that are kind to animals, eco-friendly, and constructed to stand up to regular use. Use code MOM20 for 20% off at checkout, and if you shop at this link you’ll also be supporting Compassion Over Killing!

Pamper Her with Cruelty-Free Beauty and Body Products

Give your mom a gift that will make her feel as beautiful on the outside as she is on the inside. Sappho New Paradigm’s products are vegan, cruelty-free, and made with non-toxic ingredients. They even have a color matching tool on their website so that you can pick the perfect shade for mom. Alaffia offers a selection of all natural and cruelty-free body and hair care products. Each purchase you make also benefits the mother’s, children, and communities in areas where the ingredients for the products are sourced.

Spread Kindness to Other Mothers

Honor your mom with a gift that supports other mothers in need.

  • Support Your Local Women’s Shelter

Women’s shelters support mothers and children who are without homes for a range of reasons. Whether facing financial hardships, rebuilding after natural disasters, or seeking refuge from domestic abuse, women from all walks of life rely on the resources that shelters provide. Use this listing to find a shelter near you to make a donation.

  • Support Compassion for Animal Moms

This is a special holiday to celebrate mothers of all species. Sadly, most mother cows, pigs, and chickens spend their lives suffering on factory farms. Awareness of the cruelty of animal agriculture is growing, and more and more people are choosing a more compassionate vegan lifestyle. Compassion Over Killing works tirelessly to bring the truth to light through undercover investigations on factory farms, corporate campaigns that make vegan options more easily accessible, and helpful resources — like — that make vegan living simple and delicious. Donate today to help create a kinder world for all mothers.

 Jessica Carter is the Vegan Food and Lifestyle Coach at Compassion Over Killing (COK), a national non-profit animal protection organization based in Washington, DC. Committed to making plant-based eating more accessible for all, she organizes and hosts cooking demos, develops online trainings and multimedia content for, and coordinates collaborations with vegan influencers. Her recipes have been featured on FOX45 BaltimoreLet’s Talk Live, and Good Morning Washington.

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