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How You Can Honor Mom (Who’s a GRANDmom) This Weekend

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’re a GRANDmom, and of course, always a mom. My friend Maria King of Events Cazy, has this advice for cool things to do in your area.  Give it a try and you’ll never be at a loss for fun things to do with your grandkids.

Christine Crosby, Editorial Director, GRAND Magazine

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By Maria King
It’s Mother’s Day this weekend. It is a time honored tradition to spend the day with our Mother’s to thank them for all that they did and still do, for us. My mom lives with me and I have a feeling that her ideal Mother’s Day might just be if she doesn’t have to spend it with me, lol. I’m joking, we actually get along great.When I was young, our special occasions were steeped in tradition and always followed a familiar line. My dad always made it a point to celebrate Mother’s Day in a big way. He always bought my mom and grandmother corsages and took the rest of us out to a very fancy restaurant to eat. When I think about it, dads were somewhat limited in their ability to find exciting and different ways to entertain their families. That was always something mom did back then when the gender roles were more defined. However in dad’s defense, options were somewhat limited as well. You had restaurants (which moms back then loved), baseball games (which moms back then hated) and going to the park. (which kids loved and both moms and dads hated).

With the blurring of the gender roles, Dads today are more hands on then ever before. In many cases they are as in-tuned with their families as moms; in some cases even more. And moms are far more involved with things outside the home then ever before. However as far as I know, most mom’s still like restaurants, I know I do. (no cracks please) But moms look at sports differently now then at the time when I was a kid. Today’s Mom’s have grown up liking sports, playing sports and rooting on their favorite sports teams. And so many other options abound for entertainment activities for families besides the park.

That’s where we come in. That’s one of the reasons that we exist. This week I have included some wonderful events for you to consider as possible choices for mom. They may not be geographically possible for everyone, but my job is to float some suggestions about what kinds of events are taking place all over. To find ones similar to these or discover some new ideas in your own area, use the search box above. And don’t forget to receive a free weekly email of events in your area, click on the link to sign up. Please be sure to treat mom to a wonderful Mother’s Day by going to someplace special to spend quality time and create new memories. Happy Mother’s day to all of those special people out there known as MOM!

Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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