Are you looking for something fun and unusual to do with your mom on Mother's Day, well I can help you out with that?

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There's A Lot Of Pressure On Mother's Day

I don't know about you, but I feel a lot of pressure on Mother's Day. It's because I've got the fear of screwing it up. Moms are so important in our lives, I just want to make sure their day is special. Especially, because I have three exceptional mothers in my life... my wife, mom, and mother-in-law.


Laid Back Attitude Doesn't Make It Any Easier On Mother's Day

I'm really lucky because all three of them are pretty laid back and easygoing. They just want to spend time with family and that makes them happy. Unfortunately, that doesn't make it easy to figure out something special to do for them.

Thinking child bored, frustrated and fed up doing his homework

I Figured It Out... Give Moms An "Experience" To Celebrate Their Day

Since there's nothing I can really buy for them, I decided a few years ago to give them a special "experience" or a day that they will truly cherish and remember. That usually means a tasty meal out at a nice restaurant. I did my research, I found a great place for this year.

Beef Steak. Grill beef steak black lentils mixed with vegetable. Cognac or brandy as drink. Culinary food in hotel pub or restaurant

Mom Is Going To Rock On Mother's Day At Mommapalooza

Okay, before you start questioning my judgment, don't worry I'm not taking them to an all-day music festival. It's just a fun name for a Mother's Day brunch.

It is hosted by The Duck Inn in Bridgeport, Illinois. If you check out their Facebook post above, they consider it "The Mother Of All Brunches." They had me at "mother."


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Join us on Sunday, May 8 for our fifth annual Mommapalooza.


Treat the moms in your life to a mouth-watering Mother's Day Brunch Blowout featuring famous Duck Inn Brunch favorites along with extra-special delights sure to dazzle.


All your faves plus decadent dishes are sure to delight the Moms in your life.

For more info, HERE.

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KEEP READING: What were the most popular baby names from the past 100 years?

KEEP READING: Here are the most popular baby names in every state

Using March 2019 data from the Social Security Administration, Stacker compiled a list of the most popular names in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C., according to their 2018 SSA rankings. The top five boy names and top five girl names are listed for each state, as well as the number of babies born in 2018 with that name. Historically common names like Michael only made the top five in three states, while the less common name Harper ranks in the top five for 22 states.

Curious what names are trending in your home state? Keep reading to see if your name made the top five -- or to find inspiration for naming your baby.

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