Sunday, May 12, 2013
Here are some nuggets of truths offered by Patch readers, including Nancy Czarny of Chesterfield Township - winner of Patch's Mother's Day Contest.
For as long as she can remember, Nancy Czarny's mother has been giving her simple advice to get through life. "Do what you know is right" are the six simple words that Czarny, the winner - chosen randomly - of Patch's 2012 Mother's Day Contest, remembers her mother saying most frequently. "That's what she would tell me when I was a young girl having problems with things at school or issues with friends or jobs, when I was older," recalls Czarny, of Chesterfield Township. "In essence, she was she telling me to follow my gut, do what I know is right." It's the same advice Czarny passes on to her 6-year-old daughter. "I tell her to be who she is. And to do what she knows is right and not to follow what others are doing." Last week, we asked …
Friday, May 10, 2013
National Geographic author Marybeth Bond says The Henry Ford Museum is a great one-stop destination to take mom on her big day.
The Henry Ford has been named one of the top tourist destinations in the United States to take mom for some quality one-on-one time for Mother's Day. National Geographic author Marybeth Bond recently blogged about the importance of traveling with her mother and daughters, and building memories and sharing experiences. Bond writes: Any history-loving mom will love The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, a treasure chest of American heritage and nostalgia. There’s a serious side: the bus where Rosa Parks made her courageous stand and the limousine that carried John F. Kennedy when he was assassinated. But there’s a light side too, with displays about driving across America and even a hot dog-shaped Wiener Mobile. It can be enjoyed by …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Tell us the best advice you got from your mother for a chance to win.
Editor's Note: This contest is now closed. Whether it its to "follow your heart" or "just be yourself," mothers often give the best advice. With Mother's Day around the corner, Patch is looking for the best nuggets of truths and pearls of wisdom from the woman who raised you or any other influential woman in your life. Tell us in the comments the words you remember most from mom and win an overnight stay on May 11 at Novi's The Baronette Renaissance. We'll pick one winner by random drawing. Besides the overnight stay for two on May 11, the The Baronette Renaissance package will include a Mother's Day brunch for four in the facility's grand ballroom at 11 a.m. May 12. The menu includes carving, omlette and salad stations as well as a …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Proud kids, husbands and friends nominate the special women in their lives. Share your photos and stories of mom today, too.
We asked you to tell us why your mom (or grandma or mother figure) is so special in anticipation of Mother's Day and you shared stories and photos that made us laugh and cry. Congratulations to our three winners (chosen at random): Maureen Krasner of Grosse Pointe Farms: Kranser was nominated by her husband, Charles, who said: "Whether we're hiking, biking, picking blueberries, playing in the sand or relaxing at home, Maureen (Mo, Mom) is happy wherever we are as a family. A phenomenal mother, wife and friend, she's always ready to dig in for fun and adventure." Krasner wins dinner at The Root Restaurant & Bar in White Lake. The Rev. Dona Gilsdorf of Birmingham: Gilsdorf, pastor at Unity Church of Rochester, was nominated by Danielle Boes…
Thursday, May 10, 2012
We want to see your photos and read your stories of mom, grandma, foster mother or other significant mother figure in your life. You might win her a nice prize!
Your mom was been there to kiss your tears away as a child, and to help you wrestle with life’s tough questions as you grew older. She’s special – and you want her to know it. We invite you to share her story on Patch. Just upload a photo of your mom or other mother figure in your life – grandma, foster mother, mother-in-law – and tell us in the caption of the photo why the mom in your life rocks. Be sure to tell us what community you and your mom live in, too. You just might win dinner at The Root Restaurant & Bar in White Lake – the Detroit Free Press' Restaurant of the Year – or a $50 gift card at Metals in Time in Royal Oak that we're giving away to moms who touch the lives of readers in our 29 Michigan Patch communities. You have …
Upload a photo of your mom and tell us why she's special – and you can win dinner or a gift certificate. But do it by noon today!
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Have you entered Patch's Mother's Day contest yet? If you want to show your mom how special she is and get the chance to win a prize, you'll need to enter our contest by noon Thursday. You just might win dinner at The Root Restaurant & Bar in White Lake – the Detroit Free Press' Restaurant of the Year – or a $50 gift card at Metals in Time in Royal Oak that we're giving away to moms who touch the lives of readers in our 29 Michigan Patch communities. All you have to do is upload a photo of your mom or mother figure and tell us why she's the best. But don't do it here! Visit our contest page to officially enter. Happy Mother's Day!
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Mother's Day is Sunday, May 13.
Still searching for a present for mom for Mother's Day? Dearborn's got options, and there's no need to revert to standards like chocolate and flowers (although those are great, too!)–get mom something unique, get it quick, and get it in Dearborn. Here's where to go: This downtown Dearborn store is everything a boutique shop should be: filled with accessories, things that sparkle, and things that smell good. Our recommendation? Walk into Sophia's Giftique, point at something and buy it. Let the staff at Sohpia's gift wrap it for free. Then pat yourself on the back for a job well done. Also: Stop by on Thursday between 5:30-8:30 p.m., when the Inkster Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will be hosting a Cash Mob at the store in …
Monday, May 7, 2012
Upload a photo of your mom and tell us what makes her special for a chance to win her a special Mother's Day present.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Make your reservations today for Dearborn's most popular brunch spot for you and mom.
Where's the best place for a Mother's Day brunch in Dearborn? The Dearborn Inn. At least that's what Dearborn Patch readers have determined after a weeklong Readers' Choice vote. The Dearborn Inn received 10 votes in a poll pitting it against other Mother's Day brunch locales. The winner was determined by the Patch editor, based on poll results and reviews on Patch Places. Want to reserve a table for Dearborn's favorite Mother's Day brunch? Brunch at The Dearborn Inn will be served on Sunday, May 13, in the Alexandria Ballroom or Edison's. The menu will include omelets, prime rib, salads, desserts and more. For reservations, call 313-271-2700 ext. 6209. Check out all of our Readers' Choice winners. Do you have something to say about The …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Do you agree? Cast your vote in this week's Readers' Choice poll!