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What Moms Want for Mother's Day 2012

By Katherine Stone |

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For Mother's Day, moms really would like some freedom & time alone.

The pitches from PR firms are already coming in fast and furious in advance of Mother’s Day 2012. Everyone is hoping their product will be the one moms swoon over for the big day. Is it a new handbag? Some perfumed soaps? Designer tweezers?

Nope. We asked 17 social media moms and found that most would really love some rest, some time to themselves and maybe something sentimental representing their kids or even made by them. Anybody got those things for sale? If so, we want ‘em.

I’d like to sleep in, completely undisturbed. I’d like a venti nonfat no-foam latte from Starbucks delivered to me steaming hot. And I’d like drawings or stories that come from the minds and hands of my children. Most of the moms we asked felt the same. For all of them, Mother’s Day is less about consumerism and more about relaxation and small tokens of love.

Here’s what our 17 moms told us they want on May 13th.  See how their wishes match up to your dreams for Mother’s Day 2012.

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What Moms Want for Mother's Day 2012

Sarah Braesch

Sarah would like one night's sleep with nobody touching her, and/or tickets to a Caps playoff game.
Read more from Sarah at Sarah & the Goon Squad

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Katherine Stone

Katherine Stone is the founder of the most widely-read blog in the world on postpartum depression, Postpartum Progress. She writes about parenting and maternal child health on Babble Voices and Babble Cares, as well as at Huffington Post Parents. Katherine is a mom of two and lives in Atlanta. Follow her on Twitter at @postpartumprog. Read bio and latest posts → Read Katherine's latest posts →

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0 thoughts on “What Moms Want for Mother's Day 2012

  1. The Mommy Psychologist says:

    What I would give for a day to sleep in. Just lay in my bed undisturbed and not get up until I felt like it. I think it’s been four years….

    “The child psychologist who thought she had all the answers to parenting until she became one herself.”

  2. Manjari says:

    I always want to spend Mothers’ Day with my kids. I am a stay at home mom, but I get other chances to sleep in or go out by myself. My husband is awesome like that. I love to have my mom babysit on our wedding anniversary, so we can go out for a grow-up dinner. But Mothers’ Day just feels like the time to appreciate being a mom. It helps that it’s a Sunday, so my husband is there to do all the work while I just enjoy everyone’s company.

  3. Rosana says:

    I would like to celebrate Mother’s Day on Saturday and spend the whole day with my kids without worrying about cooking, cleaning or doing laundry. Just a day to do whatever we want without the rush of everyday life.

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