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Guide: Mother's Day

Make Mom Feel Loved! Here's How...

By Mackenzie Erickson, Editor & Co-Publisher of Macaroni Kid Simi Valley - Moorpark May 3, 2022

Let's make this Mother's Day extra-special this year.

So on May 8th, let's celebrate the Simi Valley - Moorpark moms and mom-figures in our lives by letting them know how much we appreciate everything they do for us the other 364 days of the year.

Here are seven ways (including Simi Valley and Moorpark restaurant and gift ideas to spoil her, itinerary suggestions she'll love, and even a few craft ideas the kids can do) to show their love this Mother's Day:  

1. Make a card

A special homemade card is something she'll cherish forever. Just ask any mom you know if you need proof!

2. Craft an 'I love you'

Special gifts don't have to be expensive, just given out of love. Handmade gifts are all about the heart. Help the kids make gifts for mom she's sure to treasure:


 Sarah Hauge

3. Surprise her with breakfast in bed

Make this easy 5 ingredient croissant casserole. Let the kids help! 


 Charlotte Linde

4. Or enjoy a special meal out

Looking for restaurants in Simi Valley and Moorpark to enjoy a special meal out for Mother's Day? Here are Simi Valley and Moorpark restaurants offering Mother's Day specials:

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library - Brunch
40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93065
Reserve online 

10am, 11am, 12pm, 12:30pm seating times - enjoy brunch under Air Force One and overlooking the hills between Simi Valley and Moorpark.

Olivios Trattoria 
585 E. Los Angeles Ave. Unit C. Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805)791-3705

Enjoy a delicious Italian dinner at Olivios Trattoria. Call to make a reservation and find out more. 

Carrara's
144 Los Angeles Ave. Ste 107B, Moorpark, CA 93021
(805)552-4250

Order some heart shaped desserts or the lunch or dinner specials!

Eggs 'n' Things
2955 Cochran Street Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805)527-0055

Always a great choice - Eggs 'n' Things has both sweet and savory options to please any palate.

The Flying Yolk
2902 Tapo Canyon Rd #0901, Simi Valley, CA 93063
(805)210-5015

Get yummy food without even taking the kids out of the car - they offer curbside pickup! Or dine-in at their quaint café tables.



5. Spend the special day together (or relaxing alone) in Simi Valley and Moorpark

Get out and enjoy spring in Simi Valley and Moorpark! Whether she likes outdoors, spa treatments, or thrills, we have ideas on ways to spend Mother's Day in Simi Valley and Moorpark doing something she'll love:

D's Skin Rejuvenation
1720 E Los Angeles Ave, Ste. M, Simi Valley CA 93065
(805)766-0042

Give mom a 90 minute facial that includes a face, neck, shoulder, arm, and foot massage! 

Elements Massage
2845 Cochran St Suite A, Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805)250-1412

Special Mother's Day Pricing! $30 off a 90-minute massage!

ME Spa
1555 Town Center Way, Simi Valley, CA 63065
(805)582-2286

Give her a chance to get all-around pampered. Mother's Day specials available.

Underwood Family Farms
3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark, CA
(805)529-3690

Go outside and be in nature together (or take the kids so Mom can take a nap). Special Mother's Day Gift Cards and fruit baskets available!

Studio Movie Grill
1555 Town Center Way, Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805)422-7100

Enjoy seeing a movie in a nice air-conditioned theater. Treat her to a tasty meal while you are there to make the day extra special.

Go on a hike
Trails in Simi Valley and Moorpark

Take a nice nature walk if that is what Mom is interested in - we have some great trails to explore!



6. Treat mom to dinner

Make a family dinner at home — grilled pizza is a fun one for kids to help with. Don't forget dessert! Try this Salted Caramel Skillet Brownie.


 Erika Veduccio

7. Get her a special gift

Here is where to shop for Mother's Day in Simi Valley and Moorpark

Searching for that special gift? Get her a great gift and support a locally-owned Simi Valley and Moorpark business all at the same time! Here are some of our favorites:

Simi Flowers & Gifts
1955 First Street, Simi Valley
(805)583-0766

Get all the most beautiful flowers delivered right to your door! If she prefers chocolates, balloons, or fruit baskets - they do those too!

Edible Arrangements
4316 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93063
(805)581-7090

A fun way to show your love with tasty fruit that is shaped into something similar to a flower arrangement. These are gorgeous and delicious.

Elegant Gardens Nursery
2046 Tierra Rejada Rd, Moorpark, CA 93021
(805)553-0565

If she loves gardening and outdoors, consider getting her some supplies for her fun hobby!

The Boutique 805
1550 Town Center Way, Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805)582-1188

Take her shopping for fresh fashion ideas and great versatile luxe looks at affordable prices.




No matter how you celebrate, we hope you have a great Mother's Day!

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