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Mother's Day Makeover Contest Voting
Six nominees have been chosen from among many entries for NBC 5's 2012 Mother's Day Makeover Contest. Now its up to you, our readers and viewers, to decide which mom deserves to be pampered the most. Visitors are able to vote once per day until May 4, ...

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But if you're going to go to the trouble of griddling up a stack of hot pancakes for Mom on Mother's Day — or for anyone on any day, for that matter — consider going the extra step and whipping up a more creatively delicious topping.

Celebrate Mother's Day as SOAPnet Presents the 'Mothers, Brothers & Sisters ...
Spend the mother of all holidays with the Walkers as SOAPnet celebrates Mother's Day with the "Mothers, Brothers & Sisters" marathon on Sunday, May 13, 3pm - 7pm. The four hour marathon features mother-themed episodes of "Brothers & Sisters.

Free Mother's Day gift, dental care and family events
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What are good gift ideas for asian grandmother's on mother's day? by vincent yu781 Q: I feel like it is customary to just go buy some fruit when I visit my grandparents, but is there anything I can give to my grandmother for mother's day that is not fruit? I was thinking flowers, but i never seen flowers in there or even a vase so might be too risky. My grandparents don't know english (their Chinese) and probably might not even know it is mothers day.

A: Flowers would be a nice gift and take them out to their favorite restaurant, I think eating at restaurant would make anyone happy, I mean if you guys could go, or just buy her some potted plants in a nice vase. =)

How important is Mother's Day and Father's Day to your mother and father? by Q: And how important are those days to you? I ask this because it's nowhere near Mother's Day or Father's Day.

A: Very important, my mom cried once because I forgot. Made me feel horrible. She also would make me say Happy Fathers Day to any man who was a father. Hated doing that. I don't care for them at all.

What's the best gift I should give to my mother during the mother's day? by Farid Neil Allen Q: Hello I would like to ask your opinions. I'm having conflicts with my parents especially my mother. So this mother's day I think I wanna give her something remarkable in her life, perhaps she can forgive me and support me in my future undertaking. I made both of my parents disappointed with my life's goals. I don't think my life's goals are that bad.. any opinion guys?

A: I think the best Mother Gift is a personalized one. Scrapbook may be a good idea. It is the most creative and thoughtful gift for mom on Mother's day, i think. Make a digital scrapbook and print out to send as Mother's Day gift. Yesterday, i found an activity about free getting scrapbook software on facebook, which is to share the news and get 10 "like" , and then you can get a free registration code. I participate it, but haven't get one yet...:D This is the activity page, http://www.wondershare.com/store/mothers-day.html#173

Where can we have an indoor picnic in Massachusetts on mother's day? by MKaps Q: We are trying to organize a picnic at a park with a few families with kids for Mother's day. If we are unlucky and it rains, can anyone suggest any indoor spaces to have a group gathering in and around boston?

A: I don't live in Boston or anywhere near there, however check with your local,county or state parks. Where I live the county parks have covered shelter areas, maybe yours does also. Good Luck.

What should I do for my boyfriend to remember his mom on Mother's Day? by dollbabie021 Q: My boyfriend and I are both 22 and sadly, his mom passed away prematurely a couple of years ago. He says that he feels uncomfortable on this holiday, which is very understandable. I invited him to be with my family (mom and grandmother) on the day, but he declined. What could I do special for him to remember his mom and celebrate her on Mother's Day? I know when you're little you get a card and balloon and write a message and send it out into the sky, but is that too childish? Any ideas??? Thanks!

A: It really depends on his feelings. I personally would be extremely uncomfortable if my boyfriend brought up my father on father's day (he passed away 5 years ago). It may just be better for him to ignore it. You invited him, but he declined - so I'm inclined to believe he would prefer being left alone. It would be painful for me to be around that, when I could just distract myself with something fun. Everyone handles losing a parent differently, let him come to you.

What are good religious songs for kids to sing for their Mom on Mother's Day? by Fufuke J Q: This is for kids at a church. It doesn't have to be religious, but have a good meaning. What are good religious songs for kids to sing for their Mom on Mother's Day?

A: You can listen to this one here, it's beautiful two part duet for mother and child

Mother's Day Gift ideas? by Q: Looking for a special mother's day gift for my mom who loves going to the beach.

What are the right words to say in an email for Mother's Day to friends who've lost a mother? by Blaire J Q: I have 3 good friends who all have deceased mothers... (which is a shame because we're all only 26). I want to write each one of them an email-greeting for tomorrow for mother's day, but what would be the right words to say? Any ideas? I know it would mean a lot to them.

A: I never had a mom growning up. I remember one year i had a friend let me borrow her mom. :) She gave her to me for mothers day. That was the greatest. I think you should say something about how, mothers day isn't just about biological mothers, but about the women in your life that you look up to. That helps you. Whether that's your best friend, or in my case, my DAD!! lol. Let them know that maybe some of the pieces may be missing but a family made of friendship, is better than just any old family.

What color jewlry should i get my mom for mother's day? by Q: My mom has been so generous to me. But i dnt kno wat to get her for mother's day. I want to show her my generousity.

A: Good call on the jewelry. Check out some of these suggestions for Mother's Day gifts- http://store.jewelryninja.com/store/c/307-Mother-s-Day-Gifts.aspx I think that you could also do birthstone jewelry that includes her birthstone or her childrens' birhtstones. Best of luck!

What should I cook my mom for mother's day? by alybbop Q: I planning on making my mom a nice mother's day supper, I have decided to make some grilled chicken with herbs like rosmary, thyme, and parsely but I am not sure what else I should make. I want everything to be very spring-like and light. So what sides should I make that goes along with the chicken? What desert should I make?

A: I suggest Strawberry and Chantilly Millefoglie! Is the italian version of the French pastry Mille-feuille (“thousand leaves”) filled with delightful Chantilly cream and garnished with strawberries and confectioners sugar. For me it's a very tasty, decadent cake.. If you want to try to make it, this is the recipe: 1 hour for the preparation + 10 minutes for cooking Ingredients: - 1 lb puff pastry - ⅜ oz confectioners sugar - ½ cup milk - ½ stick vanilla - 1 egg yolk - 1 ½ oz sugar - ⅜ oz all-purpose flour - 4 ½ oz whipping cream - ⅜ oz confectioners sugar - 12 strawberries for the garnish: - 4 strawberries - confectioners sugar to taste Preparation: Preheat oven to 350°F. Unfold 1 puff pastry sheet and gently roll it out into a 12 inch piece with a rolling pin on a lightly floured surface. Place it into a large buttered baking sheet, and prick it all over with a fork. Trim any overhang of the pastry with a knife. Cut each sheet into rectangular pieces measuring 3 x 1.5 inches. Sprinkle them with sugar and then bake in a heated oven at 350° F until the pastry is puffed and golden (approx 15 minutes). Let it cool on the racks. To prepare the Chantilly Cream: Boil the milk being careful to not burn it. Whisk the egg yolk and sugar, add the flour and continue to mix. Pour in part of the hot milk in order to obtain a smooth cream. Add the vanilla stick, allowing it to aromatize the mixture and add the remaining milk very slowly. Cook over moderate heat and keep mixing until it is thickened. Let it cool quickly. Whip the cream and add it to the Chantilly Cream. On the serving plate, spread part of the cooled pastry cream mixture over one puff pastry cake base. Make a second layer, repeating the previous step. Cover it with a third puff pastry cake. Decorate the top and the plate with cubed strawberries, and powdered sugar. If you want, you can add few drops of balsamic vinegar on the top for maximum gourmet results. If you need the video recipe, look here: http://www.academiabarilla.com/recipes/desserts-fruits-1/strawberry-chantilly-millefoglie.aspx Happy mother's day :) Mario Grazia

When and what are the best flowers to purchase for your mother on mother's day? by Press288 Q: I've decided to get my mother some flowers, except I really don't know what kind of flowers to get. What would you recommend? What color? How many? Also, I am wondering if I should buy them now (a day before mother's day) or if it is better to buy them a day of. If i bought them right now, would i have to put them in water? Thanks.

A: The supermarkets will all have nice arrangements for sale first thing tomorrow morning.

What if your man got you the same mother's day present as his mother? by Q: Would you be a little disappointed if your man bought you pink roses and a card for mother's day and bought him mother red roses and a card? It's is kinda weird for him to give you both the same thing?

A: be thankful he remembered. In my house I have to buy all the birthday presents and xmas gifts - including my own! Flowers say - I remembered but didn't know what to get you, next year drop some hints about a spa break or dinner ect. and by hint I mean "I would love to go for a spa break for mothers day/birthday, Here's all the details." really it's the only way.

How do you write 'Happy Mother's Day' and 'welcome' in Tibetan? by lit_spirit Q: I am looking for a traditional greeting and the closest mother's day wish as written in Tibetan as used in Tibet. Please also include the phonetic if possible. - Thank you

A: afwajk k rlakej k

How do you wish a Happy Mother's Day to a mother that you haven't had for 4 years? by Q: My mother and I have been on the outs for 4 years now. A few weeks ago we decided to make the steps to a mends. How do I wish her a Happy Mother's Day? There isn't an appropriate card or anything for this type of situation. Any advice would greatly be appreciated! Thanks!

A: Just go about it in a normal, understated way. Buy her a card, some chocolates maybe and take her out for a day, go to the movies, get pedicures, something simple like that. Don't make a big production out of it, just very simply say, Happy Mother's day. You dont need a card to delve into all the drama that you want to put behind you. It's a new start, a simple card will be fine.

Anyone else think that Mother's Day is just a holiday made up by companies to get $? by jason B Q: If a husband/child truely loves their mom, then every day he/she would appreciate their mom and tell their mom's that they love them. Everyday is just as important as the other. It is just a way for companies to get money from people. This day is extrememly commercialized by the media. I ask this question because I was at the Marriage section of Yahoo!Answers and there are a bunch of people complaining that their husbands haven't done anything special for Mother's Day.

A: wat r u a dad

What special things do your hubby and kids have planned for you for mother's day? by momoftwo Q: Do you have any special traditions? At our old house, my husband and kids planted me a new rose bush each year. Waiting to see what our new tradition will be in our new home. Happy Mother's Day!

A: Yesterday my husband treated my own mother and me to lunch and then he came home and made me dinner last night. He bought me a Sally Huss purse ( i absolutely love her!) and a beautiful locket. Today he and I took the kids to McDonalds and let them play for an hour and a half (hardly anyone was there! PERFECT!) and then when we went and put some beautiful flowers on his mother's grave. We came home and I got the kids ready and we went to my mom's house to give her her gifts. When we got home, my hubby had dinner prepared!! It's been the best Mother's Day ever!! You know I'm gonna have to give it up tonight!!!!!! I can't wait!!!!>>>>

What are some great Mother's Day gift ideas on a college student's budget? by Samian's Eleventh Account Q: I'm a twenty year-old college student, and I wanted to get something unique for mom this Mother's Day. However, I probably couldn't spend more than 50-60 dollars on a gift (and that's a maximum!) Do you have any good gift ideas on such a budget?

A: I agree with the answer above. A new picture of you, in a nice, tasteful frame, maybe with a hand written dedication.

What is a good Mother's Day gift to get a girl I am dating? by Leo Q: She has a child from a relationship before ours and she never had a person get her a gift for mother's day and I feel like I have to do something. I am not trying to do anything to big but something small and sweet.

A: Maybe you should get her a baby sitter so you can take her out and show her a good time...I'm sure she'd like that. :)

What are you planning on getting your mom for mother's day? by Q: All this talk about what you expect from your children, what are YOU doing for your mother on Mother's Day? Are her grandchildren (your children) doing anything special for her?

A: My mother loves fancy brunches, so we're taking her out. My daughter is paying for me, and I'm paying for my mom. Also sent her roses. All the best.

Do you know a good place to get Hummingbird Feeders for mother's day? by [email protected] Q: Do you know a good place to get Hummingbird Feeders for mother's day? You Know, Not where you order it and they will send it, but somewhere where you can go and pick it up.

A: any store will have them and you don't have to buy the food that they have you can mix boiling water with sugar 2 parts water to 1 part sugar add red food coloring let cool and put in feeder refrigerate the rest use within a week

What do you think of mother's day, is it a lame excuse to be loving, or some corporate made holiday? by 2nd Commander Q: it's one day where you show your love, but you show it more. kind of like an exageration. so mom only gets 2 days of loving, her birthday and mother's day. i don't know. it seems like some holiday that is good at selling stuff, and like the economy or whatever. kind of like valentines.

A: MOTHERS DAY?

Do you start celebrating Mother's Day during pregnancy? by Lara Q: I would like to know, should I celebrate mother's day? I'm 16 weeks and 4 days pregnant. How early did you start celebrating mother's day?

A: My boyfriend sent me a mothers day card last year whilst I was pregnant. We didn't know the sex, so it had a spaceship (mothership!!!!) with one pink and one blue space person hanging off it by a cord. Very appropriate and imaginative. I loved it!

What does Mother's Day honestly mean to you? by Wednesday Q: Why is it that many mother's feel the need for extra-validation based upon their titles each year? Does the satisfaction of your child's existence fill that void enough? Have you raised your children so poorly that you need that one day of year for external gratification? Personally, my mother's day is everyday of the year and when I feel compelled to label any particular day for appreciation it is my children's birthdays, the days I became Mom and the days that really mean something to me and the days I received my finest Mother's Days gifts of all, the gifts in which nothing to every surpass, my children.

A: I quite agree, there is little worse than parents opting to have a day that is nowhere relevant to any parental moments at all for validation of their endeavors and what they have "given" up to be a mother. Everyday is Mother's day for me, from simply seeing my children's smiling faces in the morning before school to our outings we take together. I do not need a day dictated by others to enjoy my family and feel appreciated, it's a regular thing in our home. Edit: My, you look familiar, you resemble my darling daughter and even share her name. How lovely.

how many married couples celebrate mother's day separately with their respective moms? by clsc510 Q: is it bad for my wife to celebrate mother's day with her mom only and for me to celebrate mother's day with my mom on this mother's day? or do we both need to be there for each parent? what is right and what is wrong? how do other married couples do it with two sets of parents?

A: both moms together for you

How early should you order flowers for Mother's day? by AK ANC Q: I've never ordered flowers for my mother before, so I'm wondering if this is something that should be done ahead of time? Or is it alright to leave until a day or two before Mother's Day?

A: It depends. Some places allow you to order ahead of time and they will send them out on the day that you want them to be arrived. Then there's businesses that don't allow you to. So it's really up to you. I would suggest ordering them ahead of time that way you can choose the type of flower bouquet you want your mother to have. I say this because places might run out of the popular brands of flowers and you might not get the best choices. If you choose to order ahead of time I'd try to get it done at least by Wednesday. Hope this helps =].

What should I get my religious relative for Mother's Day? by Q: On my Dad's side of the family they are really religious. I would like to get my grandma and step mom something for Mother's Day. They are a type of Christian religion and I am not. I have no idea what to get as far as gifts for my religious family. (And yes, I am wanting to either make something or buy something for them. It would also be nice if it could be religiously revolved around). Thanks!

A: Hmmm for religious female relatives, all I can think of is maybe a Wall Art that could have some artwork of nature or wildlife or even small MarqArt velvet lined boxes to store small trinkets. You don't sound the religious sort, so maybe you should steer clear off anything religious - you don't want to give them something they don't believe in - their religion may preach something totally different! Art is the best bet and I've given some MarqArt jewelry boxes for my aunt and grandmom and they love it. Check it out..the prices are also very reasonable.

What is the traffic like on Mother's Day going to LA from the IE? by ♥Katie♥ Q: My mom and are going to the Pantages tomorrow to see Chicago for Mother's day and I'm wondering: what time should we leave? It starts at 1:00, and I'm going to take the 60W to the 5N from Riverside, Ca. How long will it take? Is there going to be a lot of traffic on Mother's Day? What time should I leave my house if it starts at 1:00? Thanks!

A: If you take the 5 north, you're going the wrong way, hon. Once you get to the East LA Interchange, look for the 101 instead. The 101 takes you through Hollywood, and there's an offramp for Hollywood Blvd that's blocks from the Pantages. The 5 will take you the wrong way, so don't go that way. In the off chance that there's a jacknifed truck somewhere on the 60 or the 101, why not be safe and leave extra early, get to the Hollywood area, park the car and take a nice stroll, have a bite at one of the many restaurants near the Pantages, and get to the theater unhurried? I would leave no later than 10am, just to be safe. Even on weekends, the traffic in and around LA can be every bit as bad as rush hour, and you're looking at 60-90 minutes even without traffic, depending on where you are in Riverside. When you factor in possible traffic tie ups, even 10am night be pushing it. Best of luck !!

How do you write 'Happy Mother's Day' and 'welcome' in Malay? by lit_spirit Q: I am looking for a traditional greeting and the closest mother's day wish as written in Malaysia. Please also include the phonetic if possible. - Thank you

A: well im malay, Happy mother's day - Selamat Hari Ibu Welcome..? welcome have different meanings according to wat u wanna say for if u aspect thank you and wanna reply welcome just say - sama sama if it is like 'welcome' to specific place say - selamat datang

How do you write 'Happy Mother's Day' and 'welcome' in Taiwanese and Hokkien? by lit_spirit Q: I am looking for a traditional greeting and the closest mother's day wish as written in Taiwanese and Hokkien as used in Taiwan. Please also include the phonetic if possible. - Thank you

A: Happy Mother's Day in Taiwanese is Mu4 Qin1 Tsie2 Kuai4 Le5 (this is real) Mami Tzue Kuai Lok- in Hokkien (this is real) Huan2 Yin2 Kuang1 Lin2- welcome, "welcoming your presence" (this is real) Huanyeng Kenglim (this is uncommon), most common is "dee lai lo" (this is common)

Is there a proper etiquette for giving a Mother's Day card to a friend whom just lost her daughter? by andreadhaines Q: My friend just lost her young adult daughter to an unexpected death. She is now left with raising her grandson. So, is there a proper etiquette for remembering her on Mother's Day! She also just lost her mother about 3 months ago. It would have been great grandma.

A: I would give her a "thinking of you" card rather than a mother's day card -- and in a handwritten note, just tell her you are thinking of her on this day, knowing that it must be a hard day to endure. Then, give her some affirmation that she will be wonderful mother to her little grandson -- and that she's the perfect person to do it, since she is the one who raised and cared for his mother when she is little. You really have to hand it to these grandmas who, for whatever reason, end up raising their grandkids.

What should a little kid make for her Mother's day breakfast? by hollisterhottie1 Q: What do you think would be a safe, non-using the oven, but cute and yummy breakfast for a little kid to make for their Mommy on Mother's Day? The microwave is fine, but not the oven. Please give directions and names. Thank you SO much! I will be sure to award the 10 points to the best answer!!!

A: Freshly squeezed orange juice is a safe thing for a child to make. A bit of work but that's the whole point (just make sure the oranges are thin skinned and good juicing oranges). Chocolate dipped strawberries? Melt chocolate chips in the microwave - only a few seconds or it will burn. They don't have to be fully melted-some chunks are ok- because those will melt when the chocolate is stirred. Also it will be melted but not terribly hot. I have had the kids help out with this just taking care with their fingers to hold onto the end of the strawberry and not dip it all the way). I assume there will be an adult present to do some prep? You say no oven but how about stove top? Or toaster? How about cutting heart shapes or some other shapes with cookie cutters out of slices of bread, and toasting them? I know the kids like playing with whipped cream. What does Mom like? Cereal? Maybe make a pretty breakfast type parfait in a glass dish. Layer of yogurt first, then cereal, then strawberries or grapes or bananas or berries, then more yogurt, etc. Another idea would be to have them help making crepe or pancake batter the day before. Grownup makes the crepes or the pancakes, and the kids can decorate the pancakes (or use cookie cutters on them) or stuff the crepes with whipped cream or ice cream and fruit or chocolate sauce or chocolate chips etc.

How have being a mother has change your life this mother's day? by Q: I just wanna know how other mother's/mommy's to be feel for this mother's day! How have your child has change your life & is there anything you would trade? Is there anything that could be better or make you better? Thanks to those who would take the time out to write or really focus on your biggest blessing in the world with your child/children!

A: It is awesome to be a mother, I can't think of anything in this world better. Having Dylan has gave me a whole new purpose in life..He is such a blessing from god. 6 months before I found out i was pregnant my dad died, and me and my husband was TTC for a few years and no luck..My dad before he passed away told me he would send me a baby. 6 months later..I found out I was pregnant. So I truely do believe he was sent from above! Also it has given me a whole new respect for my mother, it makes you really appreciated what your mom done for you, and you really don't realize how much she loves you until you have a child and know what "mothers love" really is about! Happy Mothers day to all the mommies out there!!

What is a good Mother's Day song to sing as a trio in church? by Susie Q. Q: I am looking for a Mother's Day Song for a trio to sing in church. Do you have any suggestions, and how can I listen to them?

A: Celine dion has two songs which are nice: Goodbye.....thats a bit slow but it talks about mothers and Becuase you Loved me u can listen to both of these on itunes

What are good songs to use for mother's day videos? by rockinn_smile22 Q: I am making a video for my mom for mother's day and I need good song ideas to use during the slideshow. Any suggestions?

A: Songs about Mother http://www.ipixsoft.com/slideshow-songs/mothers-day-songs.html

What are the best and least expensive pink flowers for mother's day? by *~CantaLaCookie~* Q: I donated to a breast cancer organization for my mother and my aunt's mother's day gifts. To not just hand them a piece of paper, I had the idea of also getting them pink flowers. Which ones should I be looking for that are inexpensive yet beautiful for mother's day? I could spare some cash but I gave up most of my money on the donation for both women......

A: The least expensive would be a bouquet of carnations. They are the cheapest flower, generally. However, for the same price you could probably get a stargazer (a huge white and pink lily), and even just one of those is magnificent and beautiful and they smell heavenly! But I also wanted to say good for you on donating your money. I know you didn't do it for accolades, but it was a very generous thing to do. =)

How have being a mother change your life this mother's day? by Q: I just wanna know how other mother's/mommy's to be feel for this mother's day! How have your child has change your life & is there anything you would trade? Is there anything that could be better or make you better? Thanks to those who would take the time out to write or really focus on your biggest blessing in the world with your child/children!

A: My daughter changed my life nearly 6 years ago. I was 18 years old pregnant and dead scared . I trained as a vetinary nurse, got a job and found a cute little house in boca. Then April was born and my world turned upside down. The moment she was born i was worried i wasnt gonna cope well, but i tried my hardest to raise the best little girl i could. Now shes 5 and doing well. April has arthritis, but she copes well and her determination with my horses are amazing. Now im pregnant again with my 2nd and hoping to raise another brilliant child. Thre is nothing that could be better right now.

How can I make mother's day extra special on a little budget? by Q: I would also like to know the same for birthday because my mom's birthday is really close to mother's day and I don't have a job so not too much money.

A: Are you giving your mother a gift because it is from your heart or because you are following some tradition of what is done for "Mother's Day?" How meaningful is a gift when it is given because a certain day calls for such? Afterwhile, it becomes a routine. What ever happened to the old-fashioned gift giving from your heart. Consider the following principles from the Bible. 2 Corinthians 9:7: "Let each one do just as he has resolved in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." Romans 12:8: "Or he that exhorts, [let him be] at his exhortation; he that distributes, [let him do it] with liberality; he that presides, [let him do it] in real earnest; he that shows mercy, [let him do it] with cheerfulness." Yes, he that distributes, let him do it with liberality, or with freedom. No strings attached. I am giving this to you because today is "...Day" or today is your birthday, so here is your gift. It is Christmas Day and this is my gift to you. Here is a classic, a box of chocolates and roses are purchased by a man and given to his girlfriend, or wife. Do you see where the liberality is lost? Why are these gifts being given? Why wait a whole year to give a gift to someone "whereas YOU do not know what YOUR life will be tomorrow." (James 4:14) Give from the heart, not just because of a holiday or a special day commemorated to one group of people. Just think, Mothers are to be loved daily, not just on Mother's Day. That should not be only day when Mothers are recognized and appreciated. You can tell your mother (or anyone else's mother) how much you appreciate them in your life. You do not have to wait a whole year to say that. Who says the two of you will be alive the same time next year. You see how "time and unforseen occurrence befall us all" (Ecclesiastes 9:11) This is a good lesson for anyone and everyone. I am sure that there are many people that you appreciate in a year's time. Should they be deprived from you telling them how much you appreciate them? Let them know they are appreciated. Just think. People on their birthday expect gifts to come to them in some form. Children on Christmas Day expect gifts. Mothers on Mother's Day expect comments from the public, "Happy Mother's Day" or they expect some sort of card or gift. In December or some other off-time, why not go to the local drug store, supermarket or retail store and pick up a "Thank You" card or a card geared for Mothers or Fathers or Husband or Wife or Son or Daughter and what have you and give it to them. Or the same can apply when getting a certain gift. Do you understand the point? The gift is not expected. No gift was expected if the time is nowhere near a special day. That is giving from the heart. Also, you will notice that the pressure of having to people gifts on special days no longer becomes an issue. And you feel much better because of it. The best gifts are when they are given at a time when it is not expected. That is the practice of true giving, the one "that distributes with liberality," without strings attached.

What is a good Mother's Day gift for a day care provider? by coverotherollingstone Q: Our 2 pre-school age children attend day care three mornings per week. The provider is wonderful. She is about 40, never married and no children, and she is utterly devoted to these children. We love her to pieces. What would be a good way of honoring her on Mother's Day?

A: a gift certificate to a nice restauraunt so she can have a night out

What could I make for Mother's Day? by weepingwillow09 Q: I like giving homemade gifts, I just have no idea what I could make. Any ideas?

What's the best mother's day present you can give your mother and a soon to be mother for mother's day? by Q:

Mother's day? by Roxas of Organization 13 Q: Does anyone know how Mother's Day came around or who came up with Mother's Day? I am just curious of how it came around as a holiday.

A: Mother's Day is a holiday honoring mothers, celebrated (on various days) in many places around the world. Mothers often receive gifts on this day. People in different countries celebrate Mother's Day on various days of the year because the day has a number of different origins. One school of thought claims this day emerged from a custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship — which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and (mythology), the wife of Cronus; was held around the Vernal Equinox around Asia Minor and eventually in Rome itself from the Ides of March (March 15 to March 18). The Romans also had another holiday, Matronalia, that was dedicated to Juno, though mothers were usually given gifts on this day. In the United States, Mother's Day is copied from England by social activist Julia Ward Howe after the American Civil War with a call to unite women against war. She wrote the Mother's Day Proclamation. Today, some organizations are working to revive Howe’s original vision of a holiday that celebrates peacemaking by mothers and others. In the UK, the day now simply celebrates motherhood and thanking mothers. According to the National Restaurant Association, Mother's Day is now the most popular day of the year to dine out at a restaurant in the United States. In most countries, Mother's Day is a new concept copied from western civilization. In many African countries, the idea of one Mother's Day has its origins in the British concept, although there are many ancient festivals that celebrate mothers within the many diverse cultures on the African continent as well. In most of East Asia, Mother's Day is a heavily marketed and commercialized concept originating from Mother's Day in the USA.

mother's day? by Claire Q: i don't know what to do for my mom for mother's day. i really want it to be special for her. i can't drive anywhere to buy her anything and i only have 10 dollars anyway. my dads not really in the picture so i dont kno what i should do. any ideas?

A: Here are some ideas :) These articles give some great tips for mother's day gifts!!!!!!!! http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/720393/15_thoughtful_mothers_day_gifts.html?cat=46 http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/739517/top_10_creative_gift_certificates_for.html http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/729937/meaningful_mothers_day_gifts_for_moms.html?cat=22 and this one too http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/740053/top_10_mothers_day_gifts_for_pregnant.html?cat=46 Hope this helps you a little!!!! I like the "of the month" club one :)

Mother's Day? by Q: I'm about to order fowers for my mother for mother's day. I need some opinions on which heart looks the best out of these 4. Which one looks the best to you? These are ones I've taken the past 4 years. Mother's Day 2004 http://images22.fotki.com/v753/photos/9/915913/6109923/2004-vi.jpg Mother's Day 2005 http://images34.fotki.com/v1150/photos/9/915913/6109923/2005-vi.jpg Mother's Day 2006 http://images20.fotki.com/v385/photos/9/915913/6109923/2006-vi.jpg Mother's Day 2007 http://images36.fotki.com/v1175/photos/9/915913/6109923/2007-vi.jpg

A: 2004, the pink one.

Mother's day? by Louise C Q: I have noticed on this site today a lot of questions about men getting presents for their wives on mother's day. I find this quite surprising as in the UK mother's day is supposed to be when children give their mothers presents, treats etc. If, as seems to be the case, it is in America a time for men to get their wives presents, then why call it mother's day at all? Why not just call it wives day and have done with it?

A: Because our society is disgustingly materialistic. I read an article in our local paper here last week about divorced mothers, and how they find it necessary to send reminders via the children to their ex-husbands to ante up and buy something nice for them for mother's day because 'otherwise they'd just get the handmade card their kids did at school'. There was a poster on here earlier today complaining that her husband didn't think he needed to buy her anything because she's not his mother, and the women basically seemed to agree he was a disrespectful jerk who clearly didn't respect her or something like that. Honestly, the things I sometimes see women say here ... if I weren't allready married ... it would really put me off.

Mother's Day? by crich Q: I'm planning on cooking/preparing a nice dinner for my mom and grandma and I was just looking for some suggestions. I'm not much of a cook...at all, so I was really looking for something that is simple and doesn't take long, but is still nice.

A: Here's one of my favourite ewbsite. Im form AUstralia, so its Australian... www.taste.com.au Then in the searchbar, just say for example you wanted to have grilled tuna, you type in 'grilled tuna' and it will come up with a recipe that has tuna in it, or 'grilled vegetables with tuna' basically any recipe with any of the words you typed in. I love this site so much. Check for how many stars the recipe got, too.

mother's day? by EmAnSky Q: do you have any suggestion to cook or bake on mother's day? and if it's baking, one that only needs a microwave oven., we don't have an oven.. oh., and make sure the ingredients are common in the philippines., thanks..ü also., i'd prefer desserts

A: Honey Lemon Pork Chops (serves 8) Ingredients: 8 pork loin chops ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper ¼ cup water ¼ cup honey ½ tsp lemon rind 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp parsley 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tsp cornstarch 4 lemon slices Procedure: Place the pork chops in a deep dish or Pyrex pan. Season with salt and pepper, then set aside. In a bowl, combine the honey, lemon rind, lemon juice, garlic, and parsley, then pour over the pork chops. Microwave on medium heat for about five minutes, then rotate the dish and microwave another 15 minutes. Turn the dish every 3 minutes to make sure the pork cooks evenly. Remove the pork and mix the water and cornstarch with the remaining mixture on the dish. Microwave until the sauce boils. Pour the sauce over the pork while it’s still warm. Sesame Chicken Fingers 1 kg chicken cutlets ¾ cup flour ½ kg break crumbs ½ cup sesame seeds ¾ tsp salt ½ tsp garlic powder ½ tsp white pepper 4 eggs Procedure: Slice the chicken into bite-sized strips. In a bowl, mix together the flour, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Beat the eggs and set aside. In a separate bowl, combine the sesame seeds and bread crumbs. Dip the chicken fingers in the flour mixture, then in the eggs, then in the bread crumbs. Deep fry the chicken fingers in a saucepan (the foam will overflow on a frying pan). Turn the heat up as high as possible without making the oil smoke. Cook the fingers until golden brown, then remove from oil and drain. Serve with chutney, sweet and sour sauce, or barbecue sauce. alitaw - Filipino Dessert A simple and quick Filipino dessert recipe. * Sweet rice flour - about a cup. * 3/4 cup water * coconut flakes * Lots of white sugar * Toasted linga (sesame seeds) Directions 1. Boil water (about 8 cups) in a saucepan. Keep it boiling. 2. Mix rice flour with water to make dough. 3. Make little balls then flatten. 4. Drop flattened dough balls into boiling water. The cakes are cooked when they float. 5. Remove from water, let cool a little bit. 6. Roll in combined sugar and toasted sesame seeds and coconut flakes.

Jobless on mother's day? by Q: Mother's day is coming soon and my mom's birthday is after it. I have some money saved up but I also have a banquet coming up for school. I really wanted to go to this banquet but it's pricey. I wanted to get my mom something really nice like a kindle or something (at least a used one). I wonder if I will be left cashless by the time I have to pay the banquet ticket. I am really confused about what to do. Should I just by her something moderately nice and pay my ticket? or should I buy her something she really wanted and be left to fate? :/ Please help....

What gifts can a kid make for mother's day? by Q: I want some suggestions. I can print, I have a mac and have basic drawing programs. Any ideas I want to show my mom that I really care and appreciate her for all she does. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated thanks :D

What do you get your boyfriend's mom for mother's day? by Q: We've been dating for over two years and I have never met her. She lies in another state. I feel like I should make the first move, and try to talk to her. She doesn't call him except around holidays. Should I get her something, or write her?

I can tell my Mother hates making dinner. Should I buy her a crock pot for Mother's day? by Mable Q: She always gets angry while making dinner because she burns things, etc. Which then leads to dinner being unenjoyable because she isn't happy. If I bought her a crock pot we could make everything on Sunday. Put them in bags in the freezer and then take them out one by one as the week goes by. Is this a good idea? It a crock pot worth it?

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