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Ways to Celebrate Mom!
Mom’s special day is almost here, and there are loads of ways you can show your appreciation for the lovely ladies in your life. We rounded up a few special activities designed with Mom in mind!
Brunch at Coney Island (6201 Kellogg Ave.)
Enjoy an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet in Moonlite Gardens or Moonlite Pavilion on Mother’s Day, then visit the Appalachian Festival, check out photo opportunities, enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride and more. Tickets are $49.99 ages 11 and older, $12.99 ages 10 and younger. Purchase tickets at coneyislandpark.com
Behringer Crawford Museum (1600 Montague Road, Covington)
Moms get free admission to this fascinating museum in Devou Park on Mother’s Day from 1 – 5 p.m. Visit bcmuseum.org for details.
Brunch at Winton Woods (1515 W. Sharon Road)
Bring Mom for brunch in the park at an all-you-can-eat buffet on Mother’s Day. Tickets are $19.35 adults, $9.75 ages 2 – 12, plus tax. Visit greatparks.org or call 513-521-7275 for tickets.
Make a Vase with Neusole Glassworks (11925 Kemper Springs Dr.)
Celebrate Mom by making a glass vase with pretty flowers, all with help from professional glassblowers. RSVP for a time slot between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m., May 6, 12, or 13; cost is $65. Call 513-751-3292 or visit neusoleglassworks.com.
Krohn Conservatory (1501 Ede Park Dr.)
Thanks to Macy’s, all moms get half-price admission on Mother’s Day to the Krohn to see the Butterfly Show. Learn more at 513-421-5707 or visit butterflyshow.com.
Mother’s Day Brunch at the Taft (316 Pike St.)
Enjoy a European brunch on Mother’s Day then explore the exhibit Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection. Seatings available from 11:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.; tickets are $34 members, $38 nonmembers, $14 ages 6 – 12, and free ages 5 and younger. RSVP required.
Mother’s Day Train Ride on the LM&M Railroad (127 S. Mechanic St., Lebanon)
Take Mom on a unique outing that features a fun train ride through Warren County. Trains depart at 9 and 11 a.m. on May 13; tickets are $27 – $25 adults, $25 – $33 seniors and ages 2 – 16. Call 513-933-8022 or visit lebanonrr.com.
Celebrate at Jane’s Saddlebag (13989 Ryle Road, Union)
Bring Mom for a special day with a complimentary flower or plant, lunch and dinner specials, live music from 3 – 6 p.m., and moms get free entry into the Petting Zoo. Call 859-384-6617 or visit janessaddlebag.com.
Mother’s Day Brunch and Stamping at The Silver Diva (7594B Voice of America Center Dr., West Chester)
Bring Mom or Grandma for brunch and a stamping project that results in a unique gift. Held on May 13 from 11 a.m. 2 p.m.; cost is $35 for mom, $15 for each additional adult, and $10 for children. RSVP at thesilverdiva.com.
10 Great Tips From Moms Who Have “Been There”
“The days will seem slow and painfully long sometimes with the kids, but remember: days are long, years are fast.”
“Have a good cry sometimes and don’t believe for a second that there’s anything wrong with that.”
“At the end of every year, have each family member write down his favorite memories of the past 12 months. Keep them in a special capsule (like a large plastic bin) in your closet or under your bed.”
“When the going gets tough, when you feel like complaining … remember to count it all a blessing.”
“Do date night. You HAVE to take time out for a little romance.”
“Try not to waste time comparing your life to someone else’s. What you see is often not what her life is really about, anyway.”
“Laugh, laugh, laugh. When everything’s going wacky around you, laugh at it, laugh with your kids, laugh at yourself. It’s a lifesaver.”
“Say YES to your kids as much as possible.”
“You’re not a bad person if you don’t get baby books done for all of your kids, but you MUST take pictures!”
“Don’t spend so much time cleaning that you aren’t really living with your kids.”
Source: Various moms on the soccer fields.
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The three-quarter-length mid-rise legging is made with performance fabrics that breathe and move with you — it’s comfy enough for workouts and daily wear.
ACTIVE FULL LEGGINGS
These black leggings feature a high rise waistband, a hidden pocket in the waistband, are thermo-regulating, sweat wicking and breathable. They’re also made with bamboo fabric.
HIGH-WAISTED POWERHOLD LEGGING
Breathable mesh panels, moisture control features and a max compression, high-rise waistband make up the features on this set of leggings. You’ll love the feel of the air on your legs with the mesh panels.
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$45 JOGGER; $65 HOODY
The hoody features a large wrap neckline and hood, drop shoulder, long sleeves with rib cuff, front inseam pocket and a tunic like length and fit. The jogger features a rib waistband with faux drawstring detail and rib cuff at hem. Both are made with stretch French terry knit fabric.
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These super comfy leggings don’t have a side seam, feature a high yoga waistband and are ankle length. Perfect for everyday wear or to work out in. Pair them with any long tunic or short dress and you’re done!
TAKE IT EASY PANT
These new pants are straight-legged and made with Modal French Terry for a naturally breathable, four way stretch and soft feel. The tight waistband keeps them in place while you work out or enjoy daily life.
UNICORN IN MY POCKET
These very stretchy yoga pants cover the belly button (which can also fold down) and also features a pocket on the thigh.