Wednesday, May 8, 2013
This year grab the kids and make Mom or Grandma a truly unique handmade gift
Mother's Day is this Sunday and while diamonds are a girl's best friend, nothing makes a Mom's heart melt more than a homemade Mother's Day gift. Here are three easy and super cute ideas that the kids can make for you (hint, hint) or you can work on together to thrill Grandma. 1. Lime Mint Foot Soak Mom deserves some pampering so give her a spa-like experience. Cheryl over at TidyMom.net has the instructions and a free printable label to make Mom or Grandma a Lime Mint Foot Soak. An easy but much appreciated gift, to be sure. If you want to go all out, here's how to have a Family Spa Night at home for Mom. 2. Black and White or Sepia Photo Vases Better Homes and Gardens shows you how to make a photo vase for Mom. Just print a black and …
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Want to spotlight that very special lady? Add a photo of you and your mama here and share what makes her so amazing with Patch readers (hint: send her the url and you'll get brownie points).
Saturday, May 12, 2012
With Mother's Day quickly approaching – it's tomorrow, Sunday, May 13 – how are you planning to celebrate your mom? While flowers or brunch might be nice, what's better than telling the world what she means to you? Add a photo of you and your mom to this gallery and share why you’ve got the "World’s Greatest Mom" in the accompanying caption. Or, dads, ask your kids what mom means to them and share their answers, along with a photo of the family. Happy Mother's Day from Patch!
Betsy and Sal talk Mother's Day cards and brunches in this week's column.
The answer is: Sideboard and cardboard. The question is: How do we celebrate Mother’s Day? Let’s start with the sideboard, which is code for brunch, because be honest, have you ever in your life been invited to a Mother’s Day dinner? Neither have we. By about 4 in the afternoon, Mother’s Day is long forgotten. But brunch? That seems to be the mother of all meals. In our family, here’s how the planning proceeds: Email from Matriarch: “Your father and I would like to host a brunch for Mother’s Day. What are people eating?” On the surface, nothing could be lovelier. Not only is “Grandma” having the gang over for a meal, she’s also asking what we’d like to have served. Scratch the surface and behold the chaos and mayhem known as eating in the …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
A Mother's Day reminder of the joys of motherhood
Mother's Day is this Sunday, just in case you were too busy being a Mother to notice. It got me thinking about how sometimes I'm so busy, tired, and stressed that I don't stop to appreciate why being a Mom is worth it. Some days it's easier to focus on the negatives and I ask myself why did I go through all of the pain, nausea, sleepless nights, insecurity, and the extra 10 pounds that won’t go away? So, I wrote a post on Why Being a Mom is Worth It that I wanted to share. But more importantly, I'd love to hear from you. Why Do You Love Being a Mom? Please comment below and let's create a great list of why Motherhood is amazing. The reminder is a nice gift to ourselves. I want to wish everyone a Happy Mother’s Day. I hope your day is …
Friday, May 4, 2012
The Northfield restaurant won this week's poll for best brunch spot in New Trier Township.
This week's Readers' Choice poll for best Mother's Day brunch spot received more than 50 votes. The winner, with 13 votes, was Northfield Restaurant at 391 Central Ave. in Northfield. Check out the poll yourself: Who's the Best Florist in New Trier Township? Caffe Buongiorno, 566 Chestnut St., in Winnetka and The Original Pancake House, 568 Green Bay Rd., in Wilmette, tied for second place with 11 votes each. We'll be running reader's choice polls every Monday through Friday so that you can help advise your neighbors on the best places to check out in town — and hopefully learn something new yourself. It's also an opportunity for people to leave reviews in our extensive business directory, Patch Places. And no need to wait for a poll to …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
What do Moms really want for Mother's Day?
Mother's Day is coming up and I hope your family goes all out and makes your special day memorable. But, stop for a minute and think about what would make that day special. What could your family do to make you feel like the best Mom in the world? If we don't tell our family what we want, we run the risk of being disappointed, right? And, based on a lot of the comments I've seen on parenting sites and Mom blogs, there's a lot of disappointment out there. So, Moms, what do you really want for Mother's Day? Do you have traditions that you look forward to every year? Last year, Kathy O., a Patch.com reader shared "I usually work on Mother's Day, so we start off with early Mass followed by breakfast with my mom. We also try and visit the …