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The Perfect Mother’s Day: Sunday Brunch

Mother’s Day is one of those special times when we all stop and recognize our mothers and their undying love and strength. I will always cherish the fact that my mother was at every dance recital, took me to school every day, always had a home-cooked meal prepared for dinner and was always there to help with homework. My mother would lose sleep if it meant helping someone in need — she is the Energizer Bunny and my idol. read more

Mother's Day spa day

At-Home Spa Day for the Perfect Mother’s Day

When you’re a mom, being the vessel of unconditional love often means it’s too easy to neglect yourself and become worn out, stressed out and run down. Maybe you’ve witnessed it with your own mother, or maybe you’re nodding your head in agreement based on your own experience in the journey of motherhood. While “me time” and pampering may sound like a selfish indulgence, taking the time to relax the body and mind is an investment in your overall wellness. Although every mother is unique, I firmly believe in the age-old saying, “If momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody’s happy.” read more

Mother's Day Flowers

A Perfect Mother’s Day: Flowers in the Backyard

Fresh tea leaves picked from the tea garden from 2006 and a single tulip from those 2005 bulbs plopped into a vase, all on a tray as I open my eyes. The kids cluster around the bed, excited to wake me up for Mother’s Day, the one day a year when I get to sleep in as long as I please and wander amidst the flowers for hours on end.

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Cook Up the Perfect Mother’s Day

One of the best gifts you can give a mother is time. Time to spend with her family or to pursue hobbies, and ideally — a little of both! Before having kids, cooking was a passion of mine. I used to wander the racks of Dean & Deluca and pick out specialty products to incorporate into complicated dinner presentations. Then, the kids arrived and cooking became an activity judged on my speed rather than flavor; the less fussy and messy, the better. read more

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Dad-Approved DIY Gifts for Mother’s Day

The kids want to make something for Mom for Mother’s Day. They want it to be a surprise, which means simplicity and ease are two essential requirements.

Dad may not want to deal with the mess of finger paint or glitter, but there are plenty of Pinterest-inspired ideas that are fun for kids, and Dad won’t even have to figure out the glue gun! Check out these DIY projects read more

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Mother’s Day Tip: Deliver Early and Watch Them Bloom

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, we have a tip to ensure the perfect day for everyone: deliver your flowers early and Mom will watch them bloom! By delivering your flowers on Wednesday or Thursday, Mom’s flowers will be in perfect bloom by Mother’s Day.  Take a look at these flowers transforming every day! read more