In case your mom hasn't reminded you recently, she brought you into this world, fed you and changed you. And, if you screw up her special day, there will be consequences. Fear not, we're here to help.
Does your mother love tea, gardens and sweet petite pastries? Treat her to the Mother's Day Tea and Tour at the Julia Morgan Redwood Grove on Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ($32). Tours are offered at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., Noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. and reservations are required.
Maybe your mom would like something stronger than tea. Fill her sippy cup at Fieldbrook Winery's Spring Open House and Wine Tasting, May 12-13 from noon to 5 p.m. ($15-$23 depending on flight, $5 nondrinkers and children over 5, free for kids 4 and under). Think back to your teen years and splurge on the big flight.
Maybe she's got a sweet tooth. Saturday, May 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Sweet Memories Dessert Auction and Mother's Day Exhibit at Ferndale City Hall features lunch, family photos and memorabilia, plus secret Ferndale family recipes included in a cookbook on sale ($5 admission). You can even bid on Linda Stansberry's cream cheese pie featured on page 32.
Today might not be the day you realize your mom was right about everything but some of her common sense got through. Plan accordingly.