Mother’s Day is a special day for my family and me. We celebrate it every year, with everyone around a dinner table, laughing, talking, eating, drinking – needless to say, we have a lot of fun. The best part of this wonderful tradition is that it involves people that truly make it special. My mom and I extend the invitation to our closest family members and their children. It is always a full house, filled with love and happiness.

This year we will be celebrating at Patria, a beautiful restaurant on King West, which will be a great treat for all. It’s nice to mix it up sometimes. In the past, we have done a few gatherings at my house, mostly for brunch. Last time I made Baked eggs and Black Forest ham cups, yum! And of course, no occasion goes by without my specialty iced tea – Jasmine with freshly squeezed lemon juice – refreshing and delicious!

Mother’s day has always been a little bit different for me because unlike most daughters out there, I have two moms, so to speak (my mom has a twin). So for our family, this day has become a celebration of two great mothers that did so much to make their children and family happy. We are so proud to have them in our lives. I am so grateful to be able to share this day with people whom I care so much about and most importantly with people who have helped me to become who I am today. I love them with all my heart.

Mother’s Day is about saying thank you to women who played a major role in helping you discover who you truly are, women who sacrificed so much and dedicated their lives insuring that you have the ability to grow, persevere and succeed. Tell your mothers you love them, because it means absolutely the world to them.

I love you Mom.

Mom and I