Mother’s Day is coming May 12th (you forgot, didn’t you?) and all too many folks don’t see themselves reflected in the typical Hallmark version of “families.” That’s where Strong Families’ annual Mama’s Day cards come in. Drawn by artists, these e-cards depict people of color, lesbian and trans moms, gay dads, chosen moms, and all other iterations of families for that special person in your life who deserves a big spoonful of love for raisin’ you right. You can send your personalized e-cards straight to their mailbox — but that doesn’t get you off the hook for calling on May 12, too! Check out all the Mama’s Day cards at MamasDay.org.
It’s better than “Arrested Development’”s Motherboy dance, but only because it’s real. On May 6, Chick-fil-A’s Washington D.C. area locations are hosting medieval themed mother-son “date knights” in honor of Mother’s Day.
“During this special medieval-themed evening, moms and their sons are encouraged to spend some time together while they enjoy dinner, great conversation and several special activities … Every Mother-Son pair will also receive a place mat with fun questions and topics to get the conversation started, and a take-home booklet that provides ideas for future dates and questions that both moms and their sons can ask each other … One of Chick-fil-A’s goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we come in contact with … We understand the importance of mother-son relationships and want to encourage area moms to come to Chick-fil-A, enjoy their son’s company over a meal and have fun!”
Sons everywhere (save for the Buster Bluth/ren faire enthusiast types) are dying inside at the thought of eating breaded chicken patties/challenging mom to a duel. [ARL Now]
It’s intimate and personal, you guys. I mean, he [his assistant] included the couple’s Harper’s Bazaar cover. And the soundtrack is a Barbra Streisand song and there is absolutely nothing gay about that. On a side note, their family is gorgeous.
A Texas woman repeatedly stabbed her fiancé after receiving only a card and flowers from Walmart for Mother’s Day, investigators say.
Paige Parkerson, 20, is charged with first-degree felony murder in the death of Clifton “JR” Barkin, the 22-year-old father of her two children, according to the Daily Mail. Read more…
Now that Mother’s Day is over, it’s time for some real talk on this “mothering” thing. Own own mom might be in line for sainthood, but we’ve dated some dudes whose mamas made “Monster-In-Law” look like an episode of “Teletubbies.”
My personal least-favorite mother-of-an-ex-boyfriend was the one who didn’t think I was good enough for her son because I didn’t attend an Ivy League college and repeatedly put down my writing career. This she-beast asked me about my salary and insinuated more than a few times that I should get a ”respectable” job in finance or law. I guess loving her son with all of my heart was not good enough?
I’m not the only one with a nightmare mom-in-law. Anonymous tales from the Frisky dating crypt, after the jump: Keep reading »
It’s Mother’s Day, so we thought we’d share this cute video of New Yorkers (including Reggie Watts!) thanking their mamas for all the special (“thanks for taking care of me while I was in jail”) and wacky (“for introducing me to punk music’) things they do. Don’t forget to thank your mom-figure today! [ThanksFa]
Happy Mother’s Day!
In celebration of moms everywhere, let’s take a look at Hollywood’s newest matriarchs who will celebrate their first Mother’s Day on May 13. From Beyoncé, to Hilary Duff, to January Jones, to Jessica Simpson, look through our list of 10 celebrity moms celebrating for the first time this year.
Beyoncé: R&B royalty Beyoncé and Jay-Z welcomed daughter Blue Ivy on January 7, 2012. The superstar couple released a touching statement to announce the birth of their first child. Read more …
We’ve learned a lot of important lessons from our own moms, but we’ve probably learned even more from watching sitcoms (sorry, Mom!). In honor of Mother’s Day, we thought it would be fun to compile some life lessons we’ve learned from TV Moms over the years. After the jump, check out our list, and please feel free to add your own submissions in the comments! Keep reading »
Recently we asked Frisky readers to send us their favorite recipes from Mama — or, you know, a suitable maternal-like figure. Everyone’s mom has some special recipe that brings you right back home whenever you eat it. In honor of Mother’s Day (this Sunday, don’t forget!), we’ve collected half a dozen yummy recipes from readers’ mothers that should keep us in the kitchen all weekend.
Why don’t you choose one to make your mom this Sunday?
When I think about Mother’s Day, I usually picture a dad in plaid pajama pants destroying the kitchen with his kids in a clumsy effort to make his wife breakfast in bed. There is flour everywhere, kids are enthusiastically beating something in a bowl and Dad is putting a single red rose in a vase. The entourage brings breakfast to Mom, who is leisurely reclining on a mountain of pillows. Soon her kids are nibbling at the pancakes on her tray and her husband tells her she has an appointment for a massage/manicure/facial in a few hours. “Until then,” he says proudly, “you’re off duty.”
Mother’s Day looks a little different in our house. Because our four-year old son has two moms, it’s not always clear who gets special treatment that day. We both work hard all year and could both use a whole day “off.” Keep reading »