Here are some Mother’s Day links we’ve been reading around the web this week. Hope you like them too!

top photo: Ahna Tessler for Babble.


Still need some Mother’s Day gift ideas? We’ve got you covered with our 2016 Mother’s Day gift guide! A few posts in particular that might be especially helpful right now:

21 ideas for last-minute gift Mother’s Day gifts that still feel special

18 handmade Mother’s Day gift ideas from the kids

28 ideas for special Mother’s Day gifts under $25

9 sweet DIY Mother’s Day cards from the kids

Mother’s Day tech gifts we’d love to get!

Homemade food gifts you can make for Mother’s Day

3 delicious Mother’s Day brunch menus

The ultimate mimosa recipes for Mother’s Day brunch

Also find plenty more inspiration on our Pinterest boards for Mother’s Day, Mother’s Day crafts, and Printables + DIY


Funny free printable Mother's Day card collection at Alpha Mom

Find funny free printable Mother’s Day cards at Alpha Mom — perfect for modern moms.

One of our favorite dads on 5 reasons his single mom taught him to be a better father.

If you’ve been missing Spawned with Kristen + Liz (we’ll be back soon after a short break!) pour a glass of whatever, and take a listen to our guest spot on The Mom Hour Podcast, featuring 7 of the most awesome podcasting parents.

Things no one tells you about giving birth. Laughing so hard!

More laughter: Watch these dads attempt Mother’s Day Pinterest crafts.

8 books that make perfect Mother’s Day gifts

In honor of working moms


We love the Motherhood in Focus Video featuring 23 single moms who get to be in their own family photos for a change thanks to Ahna Tessler for Babble. Also, check out the gorgeous Motherhood In Focus photo gallery photo gallery honoring single moms for Mother’s Day


NYC mamas: 2 fun opportunities for you!

First, a fun free family technology event on Saturday at the Samsung 837 Tech Experience concept space in the Meatpacking District, hosted by our own Liz! Did we mention free? Come say hi and bring kids of any age. More details here.

And next Tuesday, new and expecting  moms, prepare to get pampered at the much-lauded Big City Moms annual Biggest Baby Shower Ever. You can even save $15 on admission with code COOLMOM.


Iris Awards for Digital Excellence: Cool Mom Picks for Spawned Podcast, Jill Krause for Baby Rabies, Katherine Stone for Postpartum Progress

2016 Iris Awards: Cool Mom Picks for Spawned Podcast, Jill Krause for Baby Rabies,
Katherine Stone for Postpartum Progress

Finally, a huge heartfelt thank you to the Mom 2.0 community for honoring Spawned with Kristen + Liz as Best Parenting Podcast. The only thing more rewarding than being recognized by people you respect for something you love to do…is getting to do something you love in the first place.

Be sure to check all the 2016 Iris Awards Winners and Nominees. You’ll have amazing new parenting blogs, podcasts, video feeds and entertainment to last you months.

Hopefully you’ll have plenty of free time on Mother’s Day to get started.


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