Oh, how I wish my Mother-in-Law lived closer so I could take her to see Poms for Mother’s Day! Diane Keaton heads a phenomenal cast including Jackie Weaver, Pam Grier and Rhea Pearlman, as women who start a competitive cheerleading squad in their retirement community (based on a true story). It would be the perfect Mother’s Day treat for the Mom in your life AND I have passes to Free Screenings all over Texas! Continue reading →
One thing kept going through my mind while watching Charlize Theron play an exhausted mother in Tully: Where are her Mom Friends?
Theron plays “Marlo,” who has two small children and one baby who simply won’t let her sleep. Though her husband (Ron Livingston) helps a little, the tedium of a newborn and endless nights have led her to a breaking point. In steps her wealthy brother (Mark Duplass), who offers some relief in the form of a night-nurse, “Tully.”
I could’ve used a Tully, but honestly, nothing brings sanity to those loud, sleepless baby-years like your MOM FRIENDS.
I didn’t have Mom Friends when I had my first baby and the walls started to close in on me. I couldn’t revel in the Joys of Parenting because I was too busy worrying about my child’s “important milestones” or trying to piece together a few consecutive hours of sleep. I felt like a failure, on so many levels, until I met another Mom while taking my baby on a stroller-walk. We talked about “crying it out,” and “teething,” and all the other things you can’t talk to normal people about. That one conversation gave me such relief, and our stroller walks continued daily until we picked up more Moms and more babies. Before long, we were like a Coven of Neighborhood Mothers, leaning on and assuring each other that we were doing a good job and that everything was going to be alright. Continue reading →
If you want to take Mom to a movie for Mother’s Day, we have two opening this weekend that are about parenting: Snatched and Graduation. The film you choose all depends on just how raunchy your particular Mom is.
This is especially true for Snatched, which stars Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn as a mother and daughter who travel to Ecuador. Years of familial tension erupt as their trip spirals out of control and the women must depend on each other to survive. Continue reading →
Julie Fisk, Sybil Summers & Richie Whitt went to see “Hot Pursuit” and STRUGGLED to talk about anything other than Sofia Vergara’s boobs afterwards. Special thanks to Linda Aycock (Sybil’s Mom) for joining us. She was ADORABLE!