Mad About Mother’s Day

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It’s the final countdown…to Mother’s Day on May 8, that is! This is one of the (very) few celebratory days each year when a mom can (try to) take a step back from her needy (but wonderful) family and responsibilities, relax, enjoy and feel (somewhat) guilt-free about it to boot!

You can sign me up for it all: sleeping in, coffee in bed, a long hot shower without interruption, brunch outside. I may even go a little crazy and book myself a nail appointment or massage in the afternoon. Because I can’t remember the last time I actually had either…

Now it’s up to you, Boca dad to make it all happen. Remember, your day is in June.

Massage and manicure, check! Now let’s talk about the mother of all brunches. I want to celebrate, and that means bubbles and lots of ‘em! Time to take the whole family downtown to Tanzy in Mizner Park so I can indulge in their ultimate Mother’s Day “mom-mosa” bar. While you wrangle the kids, I plan on personalizing my bubbly beverages with fresh orange, strawberry, passion fruit, blood orange and yuzu juice. I don’t even know what yuzu is, but goshdarnit, I’m trying it because it’s my day, and I ordered the unlimited mimosa package for $24.

Wait a moment. You forgot that you needed to take the kids to buy a Mother’s Day card and gift? Not a problem because Lord & Taylor is right across the street, and the shoe department is conveniently on the first floor and very stroller friendly. Why, those Brian Atwood sandals on display DO have my name on them! Thank you family!

Let’s not forget about some post-shopping dessert. Madagascar black vanilla and salted caramel macarons from Le Macaron are just what this Boca mom is craving. Calories don’t count on Mother’s Day, right?

However you decide to celebrate Mother’s Day this year, just remember that you deserve the best! And during the other 364 days of the year, those kiddos that you brought into the world are pretty much the best gift of all.