What are your favorite things about Motherhood? #ShareTheLuv for a chance to win a $50 AmEx gift card (from national sponsor Luvs!)

by Ann on May 5, 2017

Our LTYM director/producers work tirelessly to get their shows up and running by Mother’s Day. Like parents everywhere, they give generously of their time and energy, so we asked them what they might like to receive for Mother’s Day. They also shared their thoughts on their favorite things about motherhood. Share yours in the comments for a chance to win a $50 AmEx gift card from our national sponsor Luvs! We’ll pick a winner at random from the comments next Friday 5/12. Luvs knows that parenting can be difficult and expensive, so diapering shouldn’t be–and they’re offering coupon savings at the end of this post.


One of the best parts of being a mom is watching my children discover the world around them, learning what they think about it and who they are. — Elise Raimi, Spokane co-producer


My favorite part about being a mom is looking at my children and witnessing how they are beyond anything I had imagined. My ideal Mother’s Day is getting what I ask for every Mother’s Day: a love letter from my kids. They moan and groan, but you know what? They come through. And I can’t think of any greater, more treasured, gift — Alexandra Rosas, Milwaukee co-producer


My favorite part about being a mama is watching my children discover who they are. A close second is teaching them to have good taste in music. The perfect Mother’s Day for me starts with the basics – hugs and homemade cards. I don’t need a spa day or a get away. I like spending that day with my family. After all, they are the reason I get to celebrate Mother’s Day in the first place. So some snuggles and coffee kick off the day, and then after lunch, we head up to the hatchery to pick up baby chicks. That’s my ideal Mother’s Day gift. Baby chickens. — Marty Long, Raleigh-Durham co-producer


As I’m about to become an empty-nester…I look at my kids in awe and wonder…did I play a small part in the wonderful people they have grown up to be? Happy Mother’s Day to ME, and all the moms who give of themselves everyday. – Ellie Grossman Cohen, St. Louis co-producer

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The ideal Mother’s Day is one where my family took the time to write something down for me. I love words and am very sentimental. Anything that was created especially for ME is what I want, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner, a card, a song. WHATEVER. Also, I don’t want to wash dishes or do laundry. –– Tracey Becker, Chicago co-producer

I love that I am able to identify that the smallest moments can weigh so much more in value than most of the big “special occasions” and milestones combined. Tonight we all somehow ended up hanging out on my bed watching Planet Earth, even my teenager — and yeah we had our ipads and phones out some of the time but we were together — and I can’t think of anything else I would rather be doing. – Stephanie Precourt, LTYM Mentor and Online Content Manger

My favorite part about being a mom is that every day is a surprise. Every day, I wake up and can’t believe that I’m a mother of this beautiful little boy and I am thankful… even when he’s being a pain in the tush. I feel as though I’ve waited my whole life for this. An ideal Mother’s Day is one on which that I get a snuggle, a homemade card, AND a pedicure. Mom needs her “me time” too. – Kristin VanderHey Shaw, Austin co-producer

I love that mothering has stirred up so many of my own happy childhood memories — specific details like making a slew of snow balls with my brothers to bombard my dad when he got home from work, or doing “Stiff as a board, light as a feather” when I went camping with the Girl Scouts. Things I definitely wouldn’t have remembered if it wasn’t for my girl and things I want to recreate with her. Happy Mother’s Day to all the Happy Memory Makers! – Barbara Herel, NYC co-producer

My ideal Mother’s Day, for the second year in a row, looks like mimosas and brunch with friends and tickets to see Listen to Your Mother: Madison’s Grand Finale! Can’t wait!! – Kim Jorgensen Gane, SW Michigan co-producer

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In honor of Mother’s Day, Luvs, the official diaper of experienced moms (and dads, too) is sharing the luv and offering a great money-saving opportunity with a $1 print-at-home coupon.  Visit http://www.coupons.com/brands/luvs-coupons/ to access a Luvs coupon of $1 off any one diaper pack. Print-at-Home coupons expire 30 days from the date the coupon is printed by the consumer.

In addition, to continue sharing the savings, you can look out for the paper on Sunday, May 28th, for a high-value BrandSaver coupon offering for $2 off any one pack or box of Luvs diapers.  The expiration date is 6/10/17.

You can use these coupons at any mass, discount or grocery stores where Luvs Diapers are sold. All Luvs Diapers are included in this particular offer, except trial/travel sized diaper packs.

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Join @LTYMShow for fun and prizes on May 9th for a #SharetheLuv Twitter Party hosted by @iConnectIM and @Luvs Diapers

Nancy Davis Kho May 5, 2017 at 11:30 am

The answer changes every year but now that we are half-empty nesters I can say that my favorite thing is seeing our daughters blossom into the independent, kind young women we tried so hard to raise. I marvel at how they survived my mistakes and missteps, and know that their success is their own – and it fills me with such hope for the world.

Jammie Kern May 5, 2017 at 7:39 pm

My favorite thing to receive on Mother’s Day is the hand made cards my kids make. They reflect the words I try to tell them on a regular basis: words of encouragement and letting them know how much they’re loved and wanted. When they return those words back to me in their own way I know I’ve successfully done the important parts of my job as a mother.

alexandra May 6, 2017 at 6:58 am

The mandatory love letter. I want it, I ask for it, it’s the one thing they have to do: because it makes their mama happy!

Ann May 15, 2017 at 11:11 am

Alexandra, you won the AmEx card!! Email me your mailing address for shipping. Congrats!!!

Heather May 6, 2017 at 10:17 am

Now that the girls are both out of the house and creating families of their own, the joy I get from seeing the amazing women they became is a gift unto itself. While ideally we would al spend the day together, I feel that everyday is a celebration with them. Not only are they my daughters but now I consider them friends.

Carolyn Gammicchia May 8, 2017 at 3:54 pm

My favorite part about being a mother is seeing our two sons develop into responsible and compassionate adults. Our son’s are polar opposites within pursuing their dreams. However watching them grow over the last two and a half decades has been amazing and they truly are our legacy. I’m proud to call them our son’s and that comes I know from being a present and loving parent. Our youngest son has autism and has taught us so much. Seeing him blossom and grow despite challenges has been amazing. Seeing his older brother support and respect too has been remarkable. But that too comes from what we have done as parents. Even while typing this I’m smiling with pride and am grateful to have been blessed to be a mom. ❤

Ami Knecht May 8, 2017 at 5:10 pm

My favorite thing about motherhood is realizing how impactful our choices as parents are in our children’s future. Understanding that our children will make future decisions based off what we have taught them is a very big responsibility but also a very big blessing. I love seeing my daughter recognize when I am proud of her and the choices she makes. It’s a gift that is priceless.

Christy Day May 9, 2017 at 5:55 pm

My favorite thing about motherhood is also probably my least favorite thing about motherhood. I LOVE the little moments that hit me like a ton of bricks when I see a glimpse of my child growing up. When I see the peach fuzz on my oldest sons upper lip, the strong moral compass that my daughter has, or the quiet maturity of my youngest son it fills me with such joy and a sense of sadness all at the same time. I love to watch them grow and am happy they are growing into good decent humans and yet I long for the simple motherhood problems like days of the toddler tantrums and the sleepless nights.

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