Flexible Spending Account Tips for Mom

Mother's Day is only two days away! How are you celebrating? No matter if you're a mom or if you're celebrating your mom, there are great ways to spend the day.

Below are a few ways to make the most of Mother's Day - and learn about using your Flexible Spending Account this summer.

5 Ways to Use your Flexible Spending Account

1. Take a day trip, or enjoy a staycation

If you don't have time for an extended vacation, why not take a day trip with your family? Alternatively, you can also enjoy a staycation, which is a nice way to relax and take some time off from your busy schedule!

If you have young kids, it could be fun to plan some activities and outdoor fun, especially if you're anticipating nice weather in your area this weekend. Whatever you decide to do, it will be a chance to spend quality time with the family.

2. Visit the (local)beach or a local park

Are you near the beach, a lake, or a local park? If you're expecting good weather, it could be fun to round up the whole family and a few hours at any of these locations. In addition to the regular essentials, don't forget the sunscreen (did you know it's also covered by your Flexible Spending Account?) and protective clothing that keeps you cool and sun safe.

If you're planning a trip later this summer, be sure to bring sunscreen and even sunscreen lip balm to protect yourself from harmful UVA and UVB rays.

3. Pamper yourself

Our day-to-day lives can get very hectic, so Mother's Day weekend is a great moment to pamper yourself, as a busy mom.

When you think of your Flexible Spending Account, you may use it for new prescription eyeglasses, a dental checkup, or a doctor's visit. But, did you know you could also use it for surprising products like pain relief eye masks?These are not only great for pain relief, but a hot/cold eye mask is a great way to pamper yourself after a busy day.

4. Cook together

Mother's Day weekend is the chance to enjoy some quality time with your family. Why not involve everyone in cooking a meal together, or even (if weather allows) having a BBQ? Prep some recipes ahead of time and ask everyone at home to contribute to making their favorite dishes.

Mother's Day is about celebrating together and treating yourself (as a mom) or treating all moms to much-needed R&R, and food can play a big role in that!

5. Plan a summer getaway

If this weekend is too soon to plan anything big, you can always think about traveling later this summer. Do you have relatives or friends living in other states? Do you enjoy family adventures, or want to plan a holiday weekend trip? Memorial Day weekend is only a few weeks away!

Wherever you go, don't forget that your Flexible Spending Account can help you prepare! Healthy essentials such as sunscreen, band-aids for the road, heat wraps and more, could all come in handy.

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