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Like many mother and daughter relationships, my mother and I are very close but we have definitely had our ups and downs. For us, we have a rule: Someone always picks up the phone, always. I used to be able to call mom anytime I wanted to. Conversations were normal: fun, informative and rewarding. Once my mother’s health declined dramatically things changed. Our conversations were confusing, short and sometimes I was totally lost. But talking on the phone is good therapy for my other. It keeps her mind sharp and her wheels turning.
Since my mother’s first signs of dementia, she has lost many things. Losing money and her mobile phone seems to be her most frequently misplaced items. My parents are on a tight budget, every dollar counts including her mobile phone. We know mom will lose her cell phone so it is important to purchase a phone for her that has difference features but more importantly, the lowest priced unlimited plan possible!
Not only does she need an affordable phone but she also needs a low cost plan. My daughter was able to find a smart phone like the Galaxy Exhibit phone, service plan (for two months), and $25 Starter Kit. I can purchase my mother a new phone for Mother’s Day and we can continue to connect especially has her disease escalates. The money my dad saves on monthly mobile costs (if she loses it yet again) can be used to buy her a new phone.
My teenager and I went shopping for Mother’s Day. Since we were at Walmart we decided to learn more about Walmart’s Family Mobile Plan. For under $30 my mother can have unlimited Talk & Text. Not only can she have purchase Walmart’s cheapest plan but international rates are only $0.05 per minute to Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica y Mexico. Yay! Mom can connect with her own family outside the u.S without having to break the bank.
Now that my mother’s gift was purchased, we decided to find a few inexpensive gift ideas that my daughter (or anyone) can utilize as a possible mother’s day gift. We came up with several ideas listed in the picture below. Whether you are planning a picnic in the park or purchasing a new mobile unlimited plan, make sure to take sometime to reconnect with mom. Sometimes we get so caught up with life that we forget to be present and in the moment.
Now that my mother is declining I cherish the moment I spend with her. I don’t have to take her out to dinner or spend a lot of money on her. The short phone conversations are what I enjoy the most. Now I don’t feel bad when those short conversations turn into 1 hour long chats especially with the Walmart Family Mobile plan
How are you spending Mother’s Day this year?