Clearly many people turn to the spa industry in hopes of providing their loved ones with a memorable experience. But in the past several years many high-end spas have been plagued with reports of service that is less than stellar.
If I didn't have my large support group of mommy friends, I'd likely be crazy. Not only do mommy friends commiserate, but they give you a shoulder to cry on and a healthy dose of perspective when you think your kid is the only one in the world being a total punk.
Pubic hair runs deep in my family... and probably long. Our history is bushy with secrets and revelations. In the 50s, my mother didn't hide her pubic...
Have the flu? Strep throat? Sorry, get your butt to work. When you're a mom, there aren't any days off. You can't tell your kid, "Sorry, you're not eating today because mommy is sick." You have to pick yourself up and take one for the team.
Dear Dad of Young Kids: I know that you are feeling pressure to bring your A Game this Sunday. I promise, if you successfully complete the 15 tasks below, the mother of your child will have the best Mother's Day Ever.
Make a list of 10 things that make her a remarkable woman and mother. Be really specific. She will probably tape it inside a cabinet somewhere and look at it all year, so make it good. Do the same thing next year, and she will have tons of sweet things to look at when you screw things up.
I've had a conflicted relationship with Mother's Day since 1989. Before then, it was the day I made my mom a card and bought her some plants for the garden. It was a good day. Church, lunch, time with family.
The matching black straps around our wrists -- his large, mine small -- would no doubt bring us better health and make us closer than ever. Little did I know, it would also make us kind of crazy. (Especially me.) Here are 10 ways I can tell my habits have already changed!
Happy Mother's Day amazing mamas! Today we celebrate YOU. You have made a profound difference in the life of a child.
"You remember I told you how I've been struggling to get my car started on these cold mornings? Whatever the problem was, it seems to have gone away." She saw his ever-so-slight smile. It was then that she realized what he'd done. "You've been going out there, haven't you?"
At the end of the day, material things don't matter. But for a single mom, who wears so many hats every single day, who is many times both mom and dad and who never gets any time off, a simple card signed by her children on mother's day could mean the world to her. So I urge all you non-single parents, if you know a single mom, pick up her kids, help them pick out a card and sign it.
Last Mother's Day, I filmed an interview with my now 89-year-old grandma and her 96-year-old best friend in their assisted living home in Queens, NY.
By writing about our issues from our unique perspectives, we revealed to each other our thoughts and feelings, which in turn, enabled us to interact in new ways that reflect love, respect and friendship.
On Mother's day, I still may ask for sunglasses or jewelry (and even a few hours alone) but I'm also going to ask myself some meaningful questions. I will make new resolutions for this coming Maternal New Year. What do I need to improve or change to help me be the mom I want to be? Do my kids see me the way I want them to see me? Am I communicating my values and love for them in ways they understand?
Sorry, folks, I'm here to deliver a little slice of harsh reality this Mother's Day: All your moms are scrambling for the runner-up trophy, because my mom has a strangle hold on the top prize.
When I was a grumpy teenager, I never gave a second thought to the sacrifices my mother made to keep our family running smoothly.