The Best Gifts

How to Get Breakfast in Bed: A Blueprint

 In a perfect world you would not have to read this blog post, and I would not have to write it. In a perfect world I also wouldn’t be writing this at the orthodontist’s office waiting for my kid to have his palate expander fixed for the seventeenth time....more

It's Mother's Day... Dammit!

 As Supreme Ruler of the Kingdom, I hereby proclaim Mother's Day be celebrated the entire weeke...more

Daughter Dearest

The phone in the kitchen demands attention.            I sprint to answer it, holler through the house as I run. “I got it.” I grab the mustard receiver from its wall mount and press it to my ear. “Hello?”            “Hey. What’re you doing?” It’s Karen, my best friend. She only lives a block away but it’s too cold and too late on a school night to meet on the corner to yack....more

The Best Mother's Day Gift: My Children

Yesterday was my son’s  7th birthday. Seven years ago, one week before Mother’s Day, he made me a mother.Four years later, one week after Mother’s Day, I became a mother again. This time, to a daughter.I was gifted with two amazing little people....more

Quantifying Love: A Mother's Day Infographic

Only 6% of dads surveyed said they need to give gifts on Mother's Day. Agree?Mother's Day Flowers...more

What about the mothers-in-laws?

This Mother’s Day, as I celebrate it with my mother-in-law I wonder what it is about the relationship between mothers of sons and the women who marry them that can often be so difficult? ...more

Who should give mommy a gift on Mother's Day?

Mother' Day is approaching fast! It's the day to cherish and celebrate not only our own mother.Apparently Mother’s Day doesn’t mean what it used to -- at least not to dads. Apparently, only 6% of dads think it’s important to give their wives a Mother’s Day gift -- yet 47% of moms want a gift from their hubby. What do you think?...more

Truly a Gift for All Moms

This Sunday is Mother's Day, and while I'm sure I'll gobble up whatever it is my little darlings made for me in preschool (something scandalous involving nail polish...they won't tell me anything more!), I have to think of my own mother as well.Thankfully, I think I've figured out a gift that will take care of both of us in one fell swoop. Maybe the idea will help you, too.This Mother's Day, why not give your mother the gift of being a mother all over again!...more

Moms and Mother's Day

The past several weeks, we've been bombarded with commercials on television and the radio about Mother's Day. We need to celebrate our mothers for everything that they have done for us. All of their sacrifices were to make us better people. We need to take a day to thank them for loving us and supporting us and bringing us into the world....more