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Emily Maynard Competes with Daughter Over Where to Eat on Mother's Day

Originally posted 05/12/2013 05:30PM



Emily Maynard calls Mother's Day a "really special day," but that doesn't mean she's the one getting totally spoiled.

The single mom, 27, who was previously engaged Jef Holm, hopes her daughter doesn't win her usual battle over where to dine on Maynard's special day.

"It's hopefully a day that we'll get to go to my favorite restaurant instead of Ricki's, like usual," the former Bachelorette told PEOPLE on Thursday with a laugh. "I'm just hoping for Mother's Day, we get to go somewhere that has real silverware, real napkins, and I'll be happy."

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Eric Christian Olsen: Dear Mom, I Was a Weird-Looking Baby...

Eric Christian Olsen: Dear Mom, I Was a Weird-Looking Baby...

Originally posted 05/12/2013 03:05PM

NCIS: Los Angeles star Eric Christian Olsen is months away from becoming a parent. His wife, actress Sarah Wright, is expecting the couple's first child, a son, in August. As he tries to absorb the magnitude of raising a little one of his own, Olsen, 35, penned a letter of homage to his mother, Jeanne.

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Why Halle Berry Loves Mother's Day | Halle Berry

Halle Berry: I Love Mother's Day Because I Don't Have to Plan It

Originally posted 05/11/2013 04:20PM

Even pregnant with her second child – and with a wedding in the works – Halle Berry has admitted that she has no plans to slow down or take time off from work, which is probably why Sunday's holiday will be particularly gratifying.

"What I love about Mother's Day is Mom doesn't have to plan it," Berry tells reporters before hosting the 20th Annual EIF Revlon Run/Walk For Women.

That means fiancé Olivier Martinez and daughter Nahla Ariela, 5, are in planning mode. And the actress couldn't be any happier about the role reversal.

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Lisa Ling: Learning from the Best on Mother's Day | Lisa Ling

Lisa Ling: Learning from the Best on Mother's Day

Originally posted 05/10/2013 05:45PM

Journalist Ling, 39, is the host of the OWN program Our America with Lisa Ling. She and her husband of nearly six years, biotech firm president Paul Song, 47, celebrated the birth of their first child, daughter Jett, in March. Ling has chronicled her journey to motherhood with PEOPLE, and now shares her thoughts on the eve of Mother's Day.

Although this is my very first Mother's Day as a mother, it's only been eight weeks, so I still have a lot to learn. Fortunately though, I have an extraordinary person to whom I can look up – my mother Mary.

There are times when the words thank you are simply unable to express the degree of appreciation one has for someone else; that is how grateful I am to my mother.

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Stumped for What to Get Mom? Make Her a Mom'osa for Mother's Day!

Mother's Day Recipes for Ladies Who Brunch

Originally posted 05/10/2013 12:30PM

It's never too late to celebrate the leading lady in your life. Likewise, come Mother's Day, it's never too early to stir up something festive in her honor.

Whip up these mom-worthy cocktails at your Sunday brunch – and just don't be surprised if she likes them more than that greeting card you picked out.

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Jennifer Lopez's Best Mother's Day Memory | Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez's Best Mother's Day Memory

Originally posted 05/02/2013 10:00AM

The singer-actress shares her favorite way to spend the holiday – and how she really is like her mom

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Show Us Your Throwback Pics of You with Mom!

Show Us Your Throwback Pics of You with Mom!

Originally posted 05/05/2013 10:00AM

In honor of Mother's Day, we want to see your favorite old photos – you could be featured on PEOPLE.com

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Curtis Stone's Romantic Mother's Day Brunch Menu | Curtis Stone, Lindsay Price

Curtis Stone's Romantic Mother's Day Brunch Menu

Originally posted 04/26/2013 05:00PM

"Becoming a dad has changed me as a chef in so many ways," proud papa Curtis Stone tells PEOPLE. Puréeing veggies for his son, 18-month-old Hudson, the celeb chef says he's really realized "what incredible stuff mother nature gives us to work with."

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Jenny McCarthy Talks Mother's Day Plans Over Tea with a Pal | Jenny McCarthy

Jenny McCarthy Talks Mother's Day Plans Over Tea with a Pal

Originally posted 05/13/2012 10:00AM

Jenny McCarthy enjoyed some female bonding on Wednesday afternoon.

Joined by pal Heather Porter, the pair had teatime at the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel, where they also nibbled on scones and strawberries and cream.

Meeting up to discuss the philanthropic partnership between Porter's book Body Back and McCarthy's charity Generation Rescue, Mother's Day was one topic that the ladies couldn't avoid during their get-together.

"Jenny was saying she wanted to do something special with her son [Evan] for Mother's Day," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "She was talking about how Disneyland would be a fun place to go for the occasion."
– Dahvi Shira

Cheers to Mom with this 'Fountain of Youth' Cocktail

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Mother's Day: Celebrate with a 'Fountain of Youth' Cocktail

Originally posted 05/12/2012 11:35PM

A greeting card and some fancy flowers are nice, but maybe it's the year to get your favorite leading lady what she really wants for Mother's Day: the secret to youth.

Or, at the very least, a refreshing beverage.

In the spirit of the holiday, here's a cocktail for the fun forever-young mom from Russian Standard Vodka. (Plus, Mom isn't the only one who could enjoy this swill – it's a favorite brand of Peter Facinelli, Zachary Quinto and Shenae Grimes.)

Besides, nothing makes wrinkles less noticeable than a strong drink.

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