More than 6,000 moms took an un-scientific survey on TODAY.com to reveal what moms REALLY want for Mother’s Day. Nearly 70 percent agree they'd prefer two extra hours of sleep over a piece of expensive jewelry.
Laurel Coppock, one of the comedic moms behind YouTube channel The Breakwomb, agrees.
“I would always like two extra hours of sleep,” said Coppock. “Fancy massage? No. Two extra hours of sleep, please. Gift from my husband? Yes, please, as long as it’s two extra hours of sleep. I would also love breakfast in bed, provided that I can sleep through it.”
Moms also agree that a sentimental gift from their child is preferable to a massage or a fancy makeover. More than 60 percent of moms who took our survey agree that they’d much prefer an adorable, hand-made card from their kids to a spa day.
Moms are torn, however, on whether their idea of a perfect Mother’s Day involves spending the day surrounded by their kids, or relaxing in quiet solitude. Of the moms who answered this survey question, the votes were split 50/50.
Suzanne Fleet, who blogs at Toulouse and Tonic, says there’s no question in her mind which side of the fence she lies on.
“What I want for Mother's Day is some space,” Fleet told TODAY Parents. “I’m sure as my kids get older, I’ll be dying for them to spend some extra time with me, but right now having some alone time would rock the most. Say four hours of uninterrupted, pajama-wearing reading in my bed? Bliss!”
We’re definitely in the heat of summer and that means firing up the grill! If you are looking for some tools to show off your chops (as well as cook them) we found Arctic Monsoon to be a great resource. Whether you are a seasoned grill master or a beginner you’ll want to check out Artic Monsoon’s interview of the number one expert on grilling: his dad.
7 Tips For Grilling Success focuses on questions for the "beginner" but it offers a good review of the basic grilling tips that will make you rock star on the weekends!
3. Abraham Lincoln | Alsatian Gingerbread
“Once in a while my mother used to get some sorghum and ginger and make some gingerbread. It wasn’t often, and it was our biggest treat.” - Abraham Lincoln
Hopefully, your greatest gift this holiday was the magic of being surrounded by those you love and tradition you cherish, filling you with joy and delicious food. And may the New Year bring you good health, abundance and contemplation.
We all tend to make resolutions in the New Year, usually ones that change our lives for the better; better habits, better choices and bettering ourselves. At SALINITY, we decided to tackle cleaning and reorganizing our salt and spice supply. It may seem menial but we know having our “tools” neat and tidy provides a more inviting space to be creative, thereby motivating us to do more cooking. And because of the numerous infusions we make, that’s a big task. But we’re resolved!
In our effort to find the perfect solution, we discovered some great resources we’d like to share. We know some of you dedicate whole cupboards and drawers to house your spice stash. These suggestions apply to you, too.