family : Happy Mother’s Day

Hey CLE, It’s FRIDAY! My first full week of work after returning from vacation. It totally flew by but I have to admit, I’m ready for two free days of summer at home. Just a few things, tonight the monthly Tremont Art Walk and it looks to have great weather for it, go check it out. Another thing to note is while Great Gatsy hasn’t gotten totally stellar reviews, it is out and I really want to see it this weekend. Plus, to all the Moms out there, Sunday is YOUR day so whoop it up and enjoy a day with your family or totally just for yourself. Happy Mother’s Day!

Now, onto my friend, “i heart cleveland families” as she offers a few tips from her perspective with regards to the weekend holiday. Happy weekend everybody!

“Hello CLE! What incredible weather we are having! And it looks like Mother’s Day on Sunday will be equally shiny and bright. I want to extend a big shout out to all you fabulous moms! You work hard, and deserve a beautiful day.

Many of my friends prefer going out to brunch or dinner, and after perusing some of the fabulous CLE eateries websites, almost all had a Mother’s Day offering. Some other friends prefer planting flowers on their day and right now the garden centers are bursting with color. Petitti’s Garden Centers never disappoints, and I recently came home from Dean’s Greenhouse in Westlake with this little gem. A succulent arrangement that’s almost impossible to kill :) When I was growing up, my mom always preferred a family bike ride and picnic. With the Cleveland Metroparks so close and virtually in everyone’s backyard, it’s easy to find a spot to hike, bike and picnic. 

University Circle is another favorite spot of mine. We never seem to get there enough, and Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity for a special outing there. After all, who can so no to what Mom wants to do that day? The Cleveland Museum of Art has Second Sunday Family Day (perfect) and it’s FREE! The Botanical Garden is sure to bring joy to both moms and little ones. The last time we visited, the chameleons in the Glass House were actually hanging from the trees right in front of us. 

And if baking is something your kids like to do, there is Mother’s Day Cake Decorating offered at Wild Flour Bakery in Rocky River. They can create a special cake just for you. This is offered on Saturday from 1 – 3 pm. Be sure to call in advance.

However you choose to spend it, CLE has so much to offer. I am having a hard time deciding what to do myself. Enjoy, mamas!”

Also, don’t forget to enter the Pat Catan’s & Prizm Art Supplies $50 gift certificate contest. ENTER HERE!