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Moms Talk: What Was the Most Memorable Mother's Day You've Ever Had?

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Elmhurst Patch invites you to help build a community of support for mothers and their families right here in Elmhurst.

Each week in Moms Talk, moms in the community will take your questions, share solutions and come up with new questions by answering in the comments section below.

Today's question: What was the most memorable Mother's Day you've ever had? What made it special? Was it a treasured gift? Breakfast in bed? Fun times with your kids? We actually heard of one mom who's idea of a great Mother's Day is time away from her kids.

Please tell us in the comments. Some moms still may not have plans for their special day this Sunday.

Renee Gough May 05, 2011 at 03:37 PM
Favorite Mother's Day Memory: One day in the beautiful Surrey countryside where we lived in England, my husband cooked a glorious meal and placed the whole thing into a picnic basket and took me and our three kids to a park in the rolling hills to have a picnic. There were fancy plates and wine glasses, a cheese board and he made Thai Beef and Noodles! If you ever saw the movie "The Holiday" with Kate Winslet, her house was located precisely where we had our picnic. It was a wonderful time and my kids were small enough to lay across me like puppies. I think I can still smell their pink skin. Mmmmm.
Carol Pavlik May 05, 2011 at 06:20 PM
One of my favorite Mother's Days was the year we all went to Lilacia Park in Lombard for an afternoon picnic. Lilacia Park is an okay place, except for the week or so when the lilacs are in bloom. Then it's spectacular! We took a picnic, snagged a picnic table, and enjoyed the heavenly purple blooms and the smells. The park was filled with other Moms and their kids and families. In my memory, it was darn near perfect.
Mimi Black May 05, 2011 at 07:41 PM
I had a seriously humbling “a-ha” moment on my first Mother’s Day as a mom. It was if I finally got it. I remember calling my mother and blurting out a long and desperate “ohthankyouthankyouTHANKYOUTHANKYOU.” Her laugh in return was part warmly empathic, part forbodingly sinister. Now whenever someone refers to the concept of “payback time,” I know there’s a sound out there that says it all.

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