• Mother's Day is coming up, and Ellen wants to see a "mom version" of her famous Dance Dares! If you're pregnant, take a video of yourself dancing behind someone (like the video below) -- and post it to YouTube! Make sure you title the video, "Mother's Day Dance Dare." Your video could end up on an episode of "Ellen"! Have fun!

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  • Make one of these for the woman who has everything and insists she wants nothing.

    For the Sentimental Mom
    A stylish file box to keep everything organized on her desk. RS pick: Semikolon Folder Box, $32, seejanework.com.

    Grant Cornett

    Grant Cornett


    Elegant stamp holder. Since she still sends a hand-written note, she'll need to keep her roll of stamps easily accessible.
    RS pick: Pewter Stamp Holder, $35, seejanework.com.

    Personalized rubber stamp. Upgrade her correspondence with a custom return address stamp. RS pick: Pearl Border Custom Stamp, $30, paper-source.com.

    Address book. To keep all her contacts organized and up to date. RS pick: Robin's Egg Blue Saffian Address Book, $31, paper-source.com.

    Interview journal. Have her fill in this thought-provoking journal and see your mother in a whole new light. RS pick: My Mom: Her Stories, Her Words, $10, paper-source.com.

    Monogrammed stationery. Whether for thank you notes, sympathy cards, or just-because, you can't go wrong with a personalized set. RS pick

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  • By GalTime Teen Parenting Expert, Barbara Greenberg, PhD

    Is Mother's Day confusing for you?...

    Is Mother's Day confusing for you?...

    Happy Mother's Day to the BEST mother in the world! Mom, you made me the person that I am today. Mother you have given me everything and I can never repay you. These sentiments are echoed repeatedly in card after card year after year.

    Now, let me suggest a different Mother's Day scenario. Perhaps your relationship with your mom has been less than stellar and you just can't find the right card.

    You can't bring yourself to purchase one of the many beautiful and standard cards because the sentiment in the card does not accurately reflect the nature of your relationship with your mother.

    Related: When I Grow Up, I Want to Be Imperfect

    However, what if you saw one of the following five cards?

    1. Mom, you ignored me for years but I hope the day is happy anyway.

    2. Happy Mother's Day to a mom who favored my older sister.

    3. Let's celebrate today mom. Let's face it we never spend time together on any other day.

    4. Happy Mother's Day mom.

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  • Want to really pamper Mom this Mother's Day? These four easy steps will guarantee a perfect start to her day.
    By Julia Edelstein and Ashley Niedringhaus

    Make It Ahead
    Pick a dish you can whip up in advance and pop into the oven in the morning. (You don't want to wake Mom with your a.m. clattering.)

    Jose Picayo

    Jose Picayo

    Baked Eggs With Asparagus, Ham, and Gruyère
    Serves 4| Hands-On Time: 20m |
    Total Time: 1hr 40m


    -1 tablespoon olive oil
    -1 bunch asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
    -1 shallot, chopped
    -6 large eggs
    -1 1/2 cups half-and-half
    -kosher salt and black pepper
    -4 cups torn baguette
    -1 cup Gruyère, grated (4 ounces) -
    4 ounces ham, roughly chopped

    -Heat oven to 350° F. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the asparagus and shallot and cook until tender, 4 to 6 minutes; let cool.
    -In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, half-and-half, ¾ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper. Fold in the baguette, Gruyère, ham, and the asparagus mixture.
    -Transfer the egg mixture to four 10-ou

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  • baby mother and grandmother

    baby mother and grandmother

    By Brynn Mannino

    Moms teach us a lot. Whether it's practical advice (how to choose the sweetest onion) or ethical (if you have nothing nice to say…), their wise words give us something to live by and to believe in-until we're old enough to form our own beliefs. But sometimes, without even realizing it, their voices become those inside our own heads, and their theories become those we share with our own children or friends. This Mother's Day, the Woman's Day and WomansDay.com staffs want to acknowledge the moms who gave us our voices-and made us who we are today. Photo by: LWA/Getty Images

    What's the best advice you have ever received from your mother, or motherly advice you have given? Tell us in Comments.
    Become an even better mom.

    "It's OK to march to the beat of a different drum." -Assistant Editor Dana Gottesman
    And I definitely did as a child. My friends played sports; I was in the drama club. They stayed home during the summer; I went off to summer camp. I never let their deci

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