Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The performance organization wants to hear stories from local moms. Chosen stories will be part of an area Mothers Day show.
Do you have a crazy or heartwarming story you want to share about motherhood? Then a special performance debuting in West St. Louis County in May may be your chance to tell it. Listen to Your Mother (LTYM) is part of a national series of 24 live readings that will take place across the country to celebrate Mother’s Day 2013. The show will be on Saturday, May 11, at the St. Luke's Institute for Health Education, 232 South Woods Mill Road, in Chesterfield. St. Louis is among 24 cities selected to host this special performance, which will feature some of St. Louis’ most talented writers and bloggers on the beauty, the best, and the barely rested of motherhood. Television personality Virginia Kerr, of Great Day St. Louis, will host the event. …
Friday, May 11, 2012
Photographer Heidi Drexler will photograph 24 moms in seven hours with all proceeds going to help the Marikle Foundation, a local organization started by a Kirkwood student to help families of sick children.
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Friday, May 11, 2012
Heidi Drexler treasures a portrait of her mother as a young woman. It’s one of the few photos that show her alone, without kids or husband or vacation landmarks in the background. “I just absolutely love it and I’m so glad I have it,” said Drexler, a Glendale photographer who specializes in photographing children and high school seniors. The simple headshot of her mom at age 34, which Drexler snapped as a 9-year-old back in the 80s, inspired her to organize a Mother’s Day photo shoot to encourage women to take a few minutes out of their hectic lives and celebrate themselves. “Moms are always the ones behind the cameras,” said Drexler, the mother of two boys, 7 and 5, whose mother now lives out of state. “I know I’m in no pictures. If …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Meet the winners, chosen at random, from among the 41 entries in our contest.
Congratulations to Gina Marten, who won the grand prize $150 brunch after entering our Mother's Day Look-a-Like Contest on Patch. The contest started May 2 and ran through Tuesday at noon. Gina registered for the contest on Kirkwood Patch. Winners were chosen at random from the entries we received. The runners-up won a Patch T-shirt. They were Carissa Alfaro (who registered on Eureka-Wildwood Patch), Michelle Spann (on Maryland Heights Patch), Karen Wolfin (on Ballwin-Ellisville Patch) and Tracy Speller (on Chesterfield Patch). Congratulations and thanks for reading Patch!
Sunday, May 6, 2012
If you’re thinking about giving one of these questionable items to your mom, think again.
Mother’s Day is May 13 and we’re already overwhelmed with commercials suggesting that we aren’t good children or husbands if we don’t break the bank honoring the woman who reared us this Mother's Day. If you’ve watched TV lately, you may think infants need to cough up diamond rings for their mommies, or that daughters should pick up a new smart phone for their moms. It’s true that moms like to receive special attention on Mother’s Day, but not all moms are so materialistic. In fact, a pizza company did a survey recently that found that 96% of moms would be happy with a homemade gift from their kids (and one of their pizzas on the table). So if you have little ones at home, direct them to the craft aisle when shopping for a Mother’s Day …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Sons and daughters, celebrate Mother's Day and share a picture to show us how much you look like mom. You could win a $150 gift certificate for brunch.
NOTE: As of now, the contest is closed, per the rules below. We had 41 entries and we'll announce the winner on Wednesday. Thanks everyone for entering and for sharing your lovely photos! Happy Mother's Day! As Mother's Day approaches, we have an idea that could win you a $150 gift certificate to your brunch location of choice. All you've got to do is show us how much you look like mom — whether you're a daughter or a son. Oh, and moms? You can enter too, on behalf of your sons or daughters. We're giving away a brunch gift certificate worth up to $150 to your favorite place (provided it provides gift certificates!). All you have to do is show us how much you look like mom (or mom, how much you look like your kids). Enter our "Look Like Mom…
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Make the mom in your life feel like a princess with a tray full of homemade breakfast treats.
Breakfast in bed is a decadent treat often reserved for special occasions like Mother’s Day. My husband, however, likes to make all other husbands look bad or maybe he just likes to make all other wives envious. Either way, he likes to spoil me with breakfast in bed for no reason at all. Nothing makes a woman feel more like a princess than the surprise of a beautiful tray of homemade breakfast treats carried up to her room. So I recruited my husband, the just-about-perfect Steve Hazan, to share his secrets to the ultimate breakfast-in-bed experience. I hope these suggestions will have many moms in Kirkwood and Webster Groves feeling like princesses on Sunday morning. “First and foremost, go buy a proper bed tray at Bed, Bath and Beyond…