Mother’s Day Round-Up: Flowers, Food, and What Moms Really Want

Mother’s Day is Sunday.  Did you get her a gift yet . . . or are you gonna hit up the candle aisle at CVS again?

1.  A bunch of sites put together lists of last-minute gifts you can still get in time, mostly stuff from Amazon.  CNN and Yahoo posted a ton of them.

2.  Google looked at the top Mother’s Day flower each state has been googling.  Carnations are #1, then peonies and hydrangeas. No mention of roses at all.  (Just be careful.  All of those can make your mom’s dog sick, or worse.)

3.  The top “self-care” gifts we’ve been googling the past month are:  Self-care gift box . . . incense burner . . . meditation candles . . . and “callus healer.”  (There’s nothing quite like a corn and callus salve to say, “I care.”)

4.  The site “Eat This, Not That” posted a list of restaurant deals.  If you want to serve breakfast in bed but you’re lazy, Cracker Barrel has an all-day “Brunch at Home” meal with bacon, eggs, pancakes, and other stuff.

5.  A mom from Indiana is in the news after arguing grandmothers should NOT be celebrated this Sunday.  (???)  She sets aside a different day for her mom and mother-in-law, and her family has the same rule for Father’s Day.

They started doing it after her first Mother’s Day was too hectic.  She had to coordinate grandparent visits and didn’t get to relax.

Her argument is she’s the one who’s “deep into the mothering right now,” and ACTIVE moms should get their own day.  More than a few people online agree with her . . . and more than a few don’t.  (Here’s the video.)

6.  And finally:  A mom named Madison Barbosa is going viral for an unfiltered TikTok rant to husbands about what your wife really wants for Mother’s Day.

She doesn’t want a day away from the kids.  She wants a, quote, “day where she can shut her [friggin’] brain off, where she doesn’t have to have the MENTAL LOAD.”

Her suggestion for husbands is to plan something . . . or really, EVERYTHING.  And get her a card too.  She wants one.

(WARNING:  Lots of F-bombs and other profanity in the video.)