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Mother's Day is Sunday! Plenty of gift ideas here...
It’s 7 a.m. Get the kids up and dressed after 14 rounds of “I’m tired” and “No, you can’t wear that.” Make breakfast, change a diaper, pack a few lunches. Break up three fights and apply one band-aid. Locate the phone (pantry) and car keys (toy box). Yell “Hurry up! You’re going to be late!!” at least a dozen times. Yell “Stop trying to put lipstick on the cat!” even more times. Check homework, wipe noses, find a missing shoe, examine the missing tooth. Listen to 32 consecutive Knock! Knock! jokes. Silently curse whoever developed the Knock! Knock! joke. Repair a broken shoelace. Repair a broken heart. Time: 7:15 a.m.
Sadly, this is the easy part of yet another long day in the life of a mother. We, according to some statistics, clock 96-hour work weeks with no vacations, overtime or sick leave. We are caregivers, housekeepers, laundry attendants, hairdressers, cooks, psychologists, teachers, managers, bankers, nurses, coaches, referees and drill sergeants all rolled into one multi-tasking machine. We’re tired quite frankly. And, yes, we deserve some pampering.
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13. We’ll love to hear “Thank you,” but will have no problem accepting flowers, candy, a fancy breakfast or a long, relaxing massage. Additional gift ideas and Mother’s Day specials in and around the Stone Oak area are below.
Ruby’s Tuesday, Evans Road and Hwy 281. All moms who eat at Ruby Tuesday Sunday will receive a voucher for a free “Simply Fresh” cookbook. While supplies last. RSVP at www.rubytuesday.com.
Kirby's Steakhouse, 123 N. Loop 1604 East, will open at 11:30 a.m. Sunday to serve a special Mother's Day lunch and dinner features. Full menu will be available as well. Call 404-2221 for reservations.
La Peep Café, Stone Oak Parkway and Huebner. Not up to making mom breakfast in bed? La Peep Café will be open from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Mother’s Day.
MOTHER’S DAY SPECIALS
Aspen Leaf Frozen Yogurt, Village at Stone Oak, is offering moms half-off any size yogurt this Mother’s Day. Find the coupon at www.facebook.com/#!/ALYSanAntonio.
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, Village Stone Oak, will host a special Mother’s Day contest throughout the month of May. All moms can enter to win a trip for two to the Aspen Food & Wine Festival or a $2,000 Tiffany gift card! Visit www.bjsrestaurants.com/mothers-day for more information.
MASSAGES, HAIR and CLOTHES, Oh my!
Advanced Massage Concepts, 21518 Blanco Road, offers gift certificates. Basic massage rates start at $35 for 30 minutes and $70 for a one-hour massage. No membership fees. Call 481-0755 for more information.
Brittan’s House, 22250 Bulverde Road, is a neighborhood boutique specializing in unique gifts, handmade accessories, apparel, home décor and natural care products. Visit www.brittanshouse.com for more information.
Massage Envy, 19178 Blanco Road, offers gift certificates and gift memberships. Visit www.massageenvy.com or call 490-3689 for more information.
Massage Heights, with various locations including 523 Med Court, has a number of special packages available for Mother’s Day. “Mom's Escape” is a one-hour massage with reviving foot scrub and free relax aromatherapy for $61.99. “Mom’s Indulgence” is a 90-minute massage with hot stone and free relax aromatherapy for $94.99. Introductory massage specials, membership packages and gift cards are also available. Call 402-5400 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Taichi Wellness Spa Plus, 19179 Blanco Road, is committed to relaxing the mind and revitalizing the body through a variety of services, including acupressure, massages, reflexology, facials, microderm exfoliation and more. Gift certificates available. Visit www.taichiwellnessspa.com/ for more information.
Veronyka’s Color Salon and Spa, at 115 N. Loop 1604, offers haircuts and styling, manicures, pedicures, facials and massages. Gift certificates are available. Call 494-9444 or visit http://veronyka.com for more information.
OTHER GIFT IDEAS
Peaches Home and Gifts, Hwy 281 and Brookhollow, has the perfect gift for any occasion and you can browse their showroom online!! Visit www.peacheshomeandgifts.com for more information.
Estilo Interiors & Gifts, 1207 N. Loop 1604 West at Blanco Road, giving away a free Vera Bradley iPad Holder or Good Book Cover with the purchase of $50 or more of Vera Bradley products. This offer is available through Saturday, May 12. Visit www.estilo-sa.com/ for more details.
Frame Gallery, 1160 N. Loop 1604 West, is currently offering several discounts on framing, artwork, ready-made frames and shadow boxes. Surprise mom with framed artwork, handprints or a family portrait. Visit http://framegallerysanantonio.com/picture-framing-specials.html for more information.
Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 115 N. Loop 1604 East, offers a $40 introductory special, which includes one private lesson and one group lesson. Add a foot massage at home and this gift will make any mom smile. Call 490-3733 for more information or visit www.fredastairesanantonio.com.
H-E-B is offering recipes, craft ideas and gift suggestions at www.heb.com/sectionpage/party-planning/holiday-ideas/mothers-day/sd30370137. Hint, hint: Moms will not want to cook on Mother’s Day.