How to Overcome the Mother's Day Blues

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Detour Ahead
If your mom's not around to celebrate, and your mother-in-law just won't cut it, here's some friendly advice to help you get through the day:

  • Church-Goers Beware: Avoid mid-morning children's services to keep flying Cheerios and picture-perfect families at arms' length.
  • Restaurant Review: Steer clear of family-style restaurants with all-you-can-eat buffets and diners where kids eat free. If you drive by and the parking lot is packed with minivans, wagons and SUV's '- keep going! Instead, choose the stark white, über-hip restaurant that screams "No kids allowed!"
  • Hubby to Go: Why not sneak off to a romantic bed-and-breakfast with your husband? Don't worry, your day will come when it's all about macaroni necklaces and hand-woven pot holders, but this year make it about exotic teas and freshly baked pastries.


The Attraction of Distraction
The goal, someday, is to be served burnt toast and runny eggs by your favorite little helper. You'll get there, but this year you can take matters into your own -- and treat yourself.

  • Retail Therapy: There's nothing like a little shoe shopping to pass the time on a sullen Sunday. Call us shallow, but a good pair of shoes can brighten almost any day.
  • Flower Power: Grab your jeans, hat and gardening gloves and get in touch with the ultimate mother -- Mother Earth! Planting a few flowers will not only brighten the day, but you'll enjoy your efforts all summer long.
  • That's a Wrap: You've eaten hundreds of sushi rolls, but probably never considered the pampering effects of wrapping yourself like one. The proclaimed antioxidants found in a seaweed body wrap may be just the indulgence you need. This Mother's Day find a spa that offers this delightful treat and revel in the privacy you're guaranteed. Let's face it: What mother is spending her day draped in kelp?
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