The ultimate Mother's Day

April 29, 2009 5:19:22 PM PDT
Like most holidays, Mother's Day is full of expectations and good intentions. It's meant to be a day of respite, a chance to put your feet up and bask in the glow of your family's appreciation and adoration. Unfortunately, that idealized vision of Mother's Day rarely bears any resemblance to its reality. Your "special day" might start well with flowers, gifts, cards, and maybe even breakfast in bed, but it quickly morphs into "business as usual." You spend the rest of the day breaking up sibling fights, preparing kids for the school week, and going to bed early before your own workweek begins.