Archive for May 7th, 2008

Countdown to Mother’s Day 2008: How about a Mother's Day Brunch?

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

As we countdown to Mother’s Day (T-4 days), join us for a selection of easy gift and craft ideas, Mother’s Day coloring pictures, tasty recipe ideas for the big day as well as other ideas for a great holiday. Stop buy each day for a new holiday suggestion.

Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to host a brunch in your mom’s honor. Here’s a family-friendly menu that kids of all ages can help out with. We’ve also got some helpful tips on how to involve your children in preparations.

The Menu
Orange Julius
Pumpkin French Toast
Griddle Potatoes
Strawberries & Cream

Orange Julius
This frothy drink is a refreshing way to start off your Mother’s Day brunch. Our recipe uses soy creamer, for a healthier twist.

1 c French Vanilla Soy creamer
1 c fresh squeezed orange juice (2-3 oranges)
6-8 ice cubes

Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Serve in a cup with a straw. Serves 2.

Check out our holiday recipe site – Holiday Eats - for these and other Mother’s Day brunch recipes:

Pumpkin French Toast
This original recipe is a unique take on an old favorite.

Griddle Potatoes
It wouldn’t be brunch without the morning spuds. Here’s a classic and delicious take on griddle potatoes.

Strawberries & Cream
Definitely not an everyday indulgence, this recipe is the perfect sweet exclamation to your wonderful brunch.

Don’t forget to stop by tomorrow for another Mother’s Day holiday suggestion.

Countdown to Mother's Day 2008: Top 10 Celebrity Moms: #3

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

In honor of Mother’s Day, join us as we continue our countdown of the Top 10 celebrity moms. We’ll be highlighting 1 mom daily leading up to the big day, and to our #1 Celebrity Mom herself!

A Top Celebrity Mom

Jenny McCarthy
Once just another blond-haired babe on Baywatch, comedian and actress Jenny McCarthy has recently transitioned into one of the most important roles of her career: outspoken champion of children with autism. Just what motivated this huge change? Her almost-6 year-old son, Evan Joseph. The author of several books on pregnancy and motherhood – including Belly Laughs and Baby Laughs, Jenny recently tackled the serious subject of autism in her autobiographical book Louder Than Words.

Since the book’s release in September 2007, Jenny has appeared on the Oprah show and the cover of People Magazine, where she not only shared the heartbreaking story of learning that her son has autism, but also offered hope to millions of American families dealing with the same diagnosis.

Jenny has raved about the radical wheat-free/casein-free diet she put Evan on, saying it has opened up a window into her son. Jenny has also criticized the childhood vaccine requirements set out by the Center for Disease Control, calling them a “one-size fits all” schedule, which she believes contributed to her son’s autism. Today, one out of every 150 American children is diagnosed with autism – more than double the rate of just ten years ago. Autism is a spectrum disorder affecting neurological development.

Check back each day for another celeb mom (or you can cheat and check out our whole top 10 list here).

Photo Credit: Jenny McCarthy (flickr)

(May 07) Today we're celebrating . . .  Great American Grump Out

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Great American Grump Out
Can America go 24 hours without being grumpy? Can my neighbor go the day without complaining about something? The stakes are high and here’s your chance to find out.

Its Peace, Love, and Harmony all day long as we try to go through the day without showing our grumpy side. Can you? Good luck!

photo credit: via flickr

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