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Who's Your Mama?

In honor of Mother's Day, I'd like to address two topics near and dear to my heart: The demise of the Gilmore Girls as well as Mother's Day etiquette. I've had a steady date with the
Lauren Young

In honor of Mother's Day, I'd like to address two topics near and dear to my heart: The demise of the Gilmore Girls as well as Mother's Day etiquette.

I've had a steady date with the "Gilmore Girls" a.k.a. Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) and Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel) on Tuesday evenings since 2000. The show is about a single mom and her daughter who live in a quaint, but quirky, Connecticut town known as Stars Hollow. The plot has taken many turns and twists, but what made the Gilmore Girls special was the banter the two women share. The last episode will air on May 15th.

Rory

While the show's main audience is female--it's also a favorite of fellow Working Parents blogger Cathy Arnst and her daughter--it also appeals to men. For example, John Vanderslice, the chief executive officer of Miraval, recently told me he likes to watch the show with his teenage daughter. You can buy the first few seasons on DVD, which is a great Mother's Day gift. (Hint, hint.)

Speaking of gifts, I'd like to thank friend and blogger Michele Marchetti , who gave me a great idea. At Michele's suggestion, I made family photo albums for my mom, my stepmom, and my mother-in-law. I stayed up into the wee hours for two nights trolling through iPhoto to select the pictures for each album, but the end result is something I hope will be treasured for years to come.

That said, my husband and I had a disagreement about Mother’s Day etiquette late last night. He believes that only blood relatives should receive Mother’s Day cards and gifts. I, however, bought small presents (chocolates and scented candles) for our nanny as well as our housekeeper, who is our back-up caregiver.

Both women are like a mother to my son--they wash, bathe, and feed him. Don't they deserved to be recognized?

How do other Working Parents handle Mother’s Day cards and gifts?

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