Mother’s Day is coming up. What do you have planned? Yes, moms, I said, "What do you have planned?" I’ve learned that sometimes waiting for someone to give you what you want doesn’t always work out. Of course my favorite gifts from my kids are their homemade gifts. They truly come from the heart and are saved after Mother’s Day in a special box. But sometimes a girl needs a little more. What do you REALLY want?
Honestly, I’m not someone who usually buys something for herself. I usually feel guilty unless I really, really need it. Ask my husband, who at one point asked me, “Don’t you think you need to buy some new clothes?" That’s pretty sad when your husband isn’t telling you to stop buying, he’s suggesting your wardrobe has overstayed its welcome and needs a face lift! So believe me, I am at times a spend thrift and am more apt to buy for my kids than myself. However, I have found a way to get around the guilt.
I realized there are about three holidays that I receive a present: my birthday, Christmas and Mother’s Day (Ok, my birthday is not really a holiday, but we’ll go with that). So, those are days that I can plan what I would like to get. The good thing about that is it saves my husband from shopping, so he’s happy too!
I just had my birthday and I treated myself to being empowered by being involved in a project for women called The Revelation Project (That was definitely an escape in many ways, so maybe I could write more about that another time!). For my Mother’s Day gift I’ve been thinking about getting an organizer to help me with some of that frustrating clutter around the house that seems to multiply. Maybe for you a spa treatment would be a treat? Patch previously listed in our area you can check out. The question is, “What do you really want?” You never know. If you don’t ask (or get it yourself), you may never get it.
Speaking of Spa’s here are some spa specials I found for this month. You can get something for yourself or give this article to your husband as a hint!
- May Specials
Berry and Bliss Spring Pedicure $42
Shea Sugar Smoothie Facial Treatment $70
Chocolate Lovers Pedicure (chocolate mud mask on your feet) includes glass of chocolate wine $38
Also soaps and toiletries are on sale
Tuesdays and Thursdays - Pedis for $35
Wednesdays - Mani $18
Fridays - Spa Facials $65
Saturdays - Wash and Blow dry $25
(For other spas in the area we did not hear back from, you may want to contact them directly for information on any specials. Also, according to the telephone message at in Little Compton, they are closed until mid-May)
This weeks article also mentions some places to get gifts for mom.
We’ve figured out you can choose your own present. How about picking out where you want to go to breakfast or dinner for Mother’s Day? To save you some times I’ve scouted out some places that have Mother’s day Breakfast or Dinner.
Mother’s Day Breakfast:
- 3736 Main Rd, Tiverton, RI 02878, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The cost is a donation.
- 549 Metacom Ave, Bristol, RI, 401-253-0553, Sunday brunch and Buffet. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $15.95 Adults, $8.95 Kids 5-10
- 227 Schooner Drive Tiverton, RI, 401-624-6300, Sunday brunch 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; regular menus
Mother’s Day Dinner :
- 549 Metacom Ave, Bristol, RI 401-253-0553, 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The dinner buffet $23.95 adults and $10.95 kids ages 5-10.
· 90 Pottersville Rd, Little Compton, RI (401) 635-8367. Here is the regular menu and some Mother’s Day Specials (See the attached .pdf, which is with the pictures in this post for the menu.)
- 259 Thames St., Bristol, RI, 401-254-2005. Here is a full dinner menu with special additions. All mom’s will receive a complimentary glass of sparking wine. All tables will receive complementary Petite Fours.
- 382 Thames St, Bristol, RI, 401-396-9811. They are offering a three course prix fixe dinner for $40 (includes a glass of house wine). Ssee the attached PDF with the pictures in this post for the menu.
Roger Williams Park Zoo - Mother's Day brunch and a mini spa experience for moms and admission to the zoo. It is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Moms get in for $19.95 (members and non-members), Dads $29.95 ($24.95 zoo members), Children 3-12 19.95 ($14.95 for zoo members), Toddlers (under age 3) $5.95 (zoo members and non-zoo members) Register at main entrance or call: 401-785-3510 ext.343 or 401 941-4998. Registration is open until May 7.
Did you know that through the website www.Restaurant.com you can get deals for local restaurants? Just plug in your zip code, state or city to find out the articipating restaurants. They are also running a special – Get a $25 gift certificate for $2. Just use the discount code "MOM." Be sure to read each listing for any special restrictions.
In addition to eating there are other fun things to do on Mothers' Day:
Roger Willimas Zoo, Buttonwood Zoo and the Providence Children’s Museum all have free admission on Mother’s Day with a child’s admission. See this week’s for info. Roger Williams Park Zoo also has the same free admission deal for moms on Saturday, May 7. You can also check out your local library passes for other ideas. The links are in that article too!
You can also check out my my previous Great Escape articles on chocolate-themed escapes for fun ideas. The Great Escape article on the Newport Restaurant Week also has some ideas for places to eat in Newport (the article links are on the right side of this page under "See More on Patch").
Now, I usually spend the day with my family but some mom’s may need a little escape that day. If you’ve spent some time with your family and then need some time away too, here’s an interesting event I found for women that is on Mother’s Day. If you plan it right, you can go have a leisurely breakfast with your family, check out this event, and then be back for dinner!
MergingArts Presents: Womanimation! 3rd Annual Women in Animation Festival
When/Where Sunday, May 8, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Roots Cafe, 276 Westminster Street Providence, RI 02903.
Why Go: Event features 10 acclaimed animated short film stories created by women from around the world, integrated with sets of music from women locally and globally: mother/daughter Swedish folk music duo Astrid Drew, spoken word poetry and hip-hop by 5th Elament and DJ Reza Wreckage of the RI Women's Art Collective, ISIS Storm, and soundscapes and global grooves spun by DJ Madame B. cash bar, small bites menu
Price: Admission is $10 or $5 for 2 or more people. You can pre-register or register at the door.
Now remember, after a full Mother’s Day we’ll be back to the regular “mom can you?” or “honey could you?" So, enjoy it while you can. Whether you put your feet up or put your planning hat on, it can be up to you how to make it a day to remember.
Note: Information regarding the Backroad Grille attributed to the April 28 edition of .