05/12/2003 at 01:00 AM EDT
Mom's the Word
Real Women Have Curves
(HBO DVD, $26.98, or VHS, $50.97)
A Mexican-American teen (America Ferrera) clashes with her traditionalist mother (Lupe Ontiveros) in an irresistible comic movie.
Catch Me If YOU Can
DVD, $29.99, or VHS, $107.99)
This swell romp follows a teen (Leonardo DiCaprio
) who becomes a con man after his beloved parents—a glamorous French mother (Nathalie Baye) and a failed-businessman father (Christopher Walken)—split up.
Far from Heaven
DVD, $26.98, or VHS, $74.99)
Oscar nominee Julianne Moore delivers a great performance as a '50s housewife and mother whose marriage is crumbling.
In My Mother's Closet
by Eugenia Zukerman
A touching book of reminiscences about moms from such daughters as Lesley Stahl, Judy Collins, Joy Behar and Mary-Louise Parker. Says Carrie Fisher about her mother Debbie Reynolds's closet: "She always had this weird-ass giant underwear—big underpants and huge bras."
Mamá: Latina Daughters Celebrate Their Mothers
by Maria Perez-Brown
Among the entries is one by 25th Hour's Rosario Dawson, who recalls that her mom never slowed down for her when they walked through the streets of New York City: "I remember running next to her and in some ways I felt like I was a little person who she respected."
Front Yard Gardens
by Liz Primeau
Gorgeous photography showcases real front lawns that have been turned into colorful havens with such themes as the Artist's Garden and Southwest Cool.
The Best Of James Taylor
Mom may still tell you to turn your music down, but who doesn't love Sweet Baby James? The 20 songs on this CD trace the singer-songwriter's 35-year career from flowing mane to balding pate, with remastered renditions of folk-pop faves like "Fire and Rain" plus the aptly titled new track "Bittersweet."
Lillian TOO Feng Shui
For the New Age homemaker who needs music to move furniture to, this two-disc CD set by various artists combines easy-listening music (like Lee Ann Womack's "Dance Your Cares Away") and spoken-word tips from feng shui consultant Too.
The Very Best Of Cher
This collection turns back time on 21 tracks from 1965-2002. They're guaranteed to make you believe again in one of the hippest musical mamas around.