Look how many ads I have! It's all helping to pay the babysitter, so please click through, look around, and support the sponsor sites.
RediscoverMothersDay.org is a charity site raising money for The Ploughshares Fund, an organization that "pools contributions from individuals, families and foundations and directs those funds to initiatives aimed at preventing the spread and use of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons and other weapons of war, and preventing conflicts that could lead to the use of weapons of mass destruction." Awesome, and I'd never heard of them before. Does your mom want another blouse or bouquet? No. What she wants is for you to donate some money in her name at RediscoverMothersDay.org (which is matching gifts dollar for dollar to the Ploughshares Fund), some nice fair-trade chocolate, and to go see the movie Waitress with you.
BabyDagny.com is having a huge sale through this weekend in honor of Mothers' Day. (Mother's Day?) Up to 80% off tons of baby clothes and accessories, including the famous "no photography" T, the Elvis romper, and a bunch of other hilarious and useful items.
The Budget Rent A Car Up Your Budget summer contest is running again this year. (This one fried my brain last summer.) It's an online scavenger hunt, in which they post clues about locations in the US, and you have to calculate the route down to the mile. Cash prizes for winners every week (sometimes as much as US$10K). Maddening for people like me, but lucrative for people who have the research skills and are quick on the email.
The movie Waitress stars Felicity Russell as a small-town waitress stuck in a bad marriage who bakes pies as her only outlet. Her bad husband is the hot Jeremy Sisto, and the new man in town is the even hotter Nathan Fillion. Pie, relationship angst, hot men--I'm there. Take your mother this weekend.
This is cool: You can go to the American Greetings Faces of Moms website and make a photo tribute to your mom (or MIL or sister or best friend or any other mom you know and love). You can send it to her, and other people can look through the tributes. I just spent 5 minutes looking at all the love, and am now wiping away some tears.