Mother's Day

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This Mother's Day Suggestion 'May Ruffle Feathers'

Emily Wehner says young moms should prioritize themselves, not their own moms or mothers-in-law

(Newser) - If you're still debating what to do Sunday for Mother's Day and you're a mom with young kids, Emily Wehner is giving you the OK to do whatever the heck you want—even if that means shirking a visit to your own mom. The Indiana mom's...

Putin Meets With Mothers of Soldiers, Blames Media

Other troops' families say the government ignores them

(Newser) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday hit out at what he said were skewed media portrayals of Moscow's military campaign in Ukraine as he met with mothers of Russian soldiers fighting there. "Life is more difficult and diverse that what is shown on TV screens or even on...

Catholic School's Mother's Day Flowers Had Quite the Surprise

Lingerie was stuffed inside artificial roses sold by Philly school

(Newser) - Picking out the right Mother's Day gift "isn't very hard to get right," according to the Philly Voice —pick up some flowers and you're good to go. Just maybe not the ones sold by St. Anselm School. The Voice reports that the pre-K through...

Ashley Judd Writes Essay About Her Mother, Everyone's

In honoring Naomi Judd, actress addresses women's issues

(Newser) - A week after her mother's death, Ashley Judd has written an essay about the struggles Naomi Judd faced during her life, noting that many of them are shared by women around the world. Her mother fought anxiety and depression before committing suicide, CNN reports. With her daughter Wynonna, Naomi...

Elon Musk Tanks Dogecoin, Self-Owns on SNL

Some jokes have real-life consequences

(Newser) - Eccentric tech billionaire Elon Musk hosted the May 8 Saturday Night Live, when he kicked things off with a monologue alongside his mom, revealed some personal info for the first time, managed to tank an entire crypto-currency, and squeeze in some self-owns in the show's first episode to ever...

Neighbors Say She Went for a Bike Ride, Didn't Come Back

Suzanne Morphew's husband offers $100K reward after she vanished on Mother's Day

(Newser) - A Colorado mom of two reportedly set off on a bike ride on Mother's Day and has been gone since, and now there's a $100,000 reward in the case. Per CBS Denver , the husband of 49-year-old Suzanne Morphew is offering the cash for information on her disappearance...

Eatery Flouts State Order, Says It's 'Standing for America'

Castle Rock restaurant was packed on Mother's Day, despite statewide health order

(Newser) - The day before Mother's Day, a Colorado eatery declared on Twitter , "We are standing for America, small businesses, the Constitution and against the overreach of our governor in Colorado!!" On Sunday, it became clear what C&C Coffee and Kitchen in Castle Rock meant: It reopened for...

Thought We Avoided the Polar Vortex? Not So Fast

Parts of Northeast US may experience rare May snow, record low temps

(Newser) - The northeastern US is about to get a cold spring farewell from the polar vortex, which could bring rare May snowfall and record-low temperatures to some areas over the Mother's Day weekend. Usually the polar vortex is a batch of cold air that stays trapped in the Arctic all...

After a Warning, UK Marks Mother's Day Creatively

Call or meet online, Johnson advises

(Newser) - Sunday was Mother's Day in Britain, prompting the government to issue a stark warning: Visiting your mom could kill her. Prime Minister Boris Johnson implored Britons to forego the day's traditional family visits, parties and lunches, saying he could not "disguise or sugarcoat the threat" poised by...

After Mother's Day Dinner, She Got the $1 'Gift of a Lifetime'

North Carolina's Vielka Roman can thank her sister for winning $1.3M lottery ticket

(Newser) - A post-dinner stop at a North Carolina supermarket and a $1 Mother's Day gift from her sister paid off big for an Autryville woman. The News & Observer reports on a giant lottery win for Vielka Roman, who on Sunday won the third-largest Carolina Cash 5 haul ever: $1....

Mother's Day Joke From IHOP Displeases Twitter

Image of a uterus full of pancakes does not land well

(Newser) - If IHOP wanted only to generate attention with a jokey Mother's Day tweet , mission accomplished. If it wanted to charm everyone, not so much. The tweet in question shows a photoshopped image of a uterus in an ultrasound filled with a stack of pancakes. "If you have pancakes...

Moms Read SNL Cast the Riot Act Over Trump

Enough with the Trump jokes, already

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live has made no small amount of hay over the Trump White House in its recent Cold Opens, but Saturday night's episode changed it up to focus on the cast's mothers—who promptly proceeded to rip their offspring over the plethora of Trump jokes, reports the...

Cops: Man Decapitated Mom on Mother's Day

Oregon man brought head to store, police say

(Newser) - An Oregon man is accused of decapitating his mother on Mother's Day and bringing her head to a grocery store. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says Joshua Lee Webb, 36, killed his mother at their rural home Sunday. He then allegedly showed up at a grocery store in...

Cops: Mom Hit Son Who Gave Grandma a Mother's Day Card

She was upset he didn't make her a card, now faces child cruelty charges

(Newser) - Police in South Carolina say a woman has been arrested for hitting her young son after he gave a Mother's Day card to his grandmother but not to her, reports the AP . A Spartanburg Police Department report says Shontrell Murphy is charged with cruelty to children for hitting her...

Sheryl Sandberg: Mother's Day Different as a Single Mom

Facebook exec reflects after a year

(Newser) - Facebook exec Sheryl Sandberg became a widow unexpectedly a year ago this week, and she uses Mother's Day to reflect on the loss—and the challenges of being a single parent—in a new post , reports US Weekly . "For me, this is still a new and unfamiliar world,...

Passengers on JetBlue Flight Cheered for Crying Babies

New ad asks passengers to cut flying moms a break

(Newser) - Something that's probably never happened in the history of aviation happened recently on a JetBlue flight from New York to California: Passengers actively rooted for babies to start crying. The one-of-a-kind flight was documented for a JetBlue Mother's Day ad released this week, Adweek reports. After passengers were...

4 Shot at Mother's Day Motorcycle Blessing

1 killed at Newark's 'Blessing of the Bikes'

(Newser) - New Jersey authorities say one person is dead and three others are wounded after gunfire broke out following an annual Mother's Day motorcycle blessing in Newark. Gunfire erupted last night in the city's South Ward, the scene of the "Blessing of the Bikes," an event sponsored...

My Mom's Death Showed Why Selfies Matter

Veronica Arreola says they're worth 'far more than any knickknack or bauble'

(Newser) - If you can't think of a good Mother's Day gift, here's an idea: "Get a selfie with your mom," writes Veronica Arreola at the New York Times . "It will be worth far more than any knickknack or bauble you could ever buy her or...

It's Our First Mother's Day Without Mom
 It's Our First Mother's Day Without Mom

It's Our First Mother's Day Without Mom

It's hard, writes Jason Tippetts, but 'it is not my place to ignore (milestones) because they are hard'

(Newser) - Mother's Day usually marks a round of cards, flowers, and breakfasts in bed for moms new and longtime alike. But for Jason Tippetts and his four kids, it marks "a great sense of dread and loss," a raw reminder that less than two months ago his wife...

Hollywood's 5 Worst Stepmoms
 Hollywood's 5 
 Worst Stepmoms 

Hollywood's 5 Worst Stepmoms

So, um, happy Mother's Day?

(Newser) - To "celebrate" Mother's Day, Radar rounds up the best and worst stepmoms in Hollywood. The worst:
  • LeAnn Rimes broke up Eddie Cibrian's marriage to Brandi Glanville and refers to herself as "bonus mom" to her two stepsons. But Glanville thinks Rimes has overstepped her bounds in

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