What Real Moms Want for Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 8th is the big day! Whether you are a mom being honored by your family or you are honoring your own mom, it’s a day that touches everyone. If you are planning to go to brunch or dinner, make sure whoever is responsible for making the reservation doesn’t procrastinate as restaurants book out weeks in advance.

Plus, it’s one of the biggest gift buying events of the year. Instead of assembling our own “must-have” gift guide this year, we thought it would be fun to get ideas by finding out what a few of our favorite moms want for Mother’s Day, in addition to world peace and a better world for our children of course.


Lisa Geyser
Mom to Alex (9) and Jackson (7)
Co-Founder of Families Giving Back

“I am most looking forward to sleeping in and having breakfast in bed made by my little boys.  I always LOVE to see what they put on the breakfast tray.  It’s never anything fancy, but the granola bars, dry cereal and bottled water is perfect for me as I know it comes from their little hearts!  I wouldn’t want anything different.

I also look forward to the surprises that my husband Jeff has planned for me throughout the day.  Being with my family is what makes my Mother’s Day and every day special.”

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Nicole Cundiff
Mom to Chloe (8), Luke (6) and Caleb (3)
Executive Director of Colleen’s Dream Foundation

“I actually received an EXTRA special Mother’s Day gift this year from my husband last week at a private dinner we had at Tiffany & Co. This amazing experience was donated to Colleen’s Dream to sell during our recent fundraising gala. Our friend, Jerry Cacciatore, won the raffle and was kind enough to invite me, my sisters, and our husbands to celebrate his 31-year anniversary with his beautiful bride, Amy, and his amazing daughter, Marie, and her boyfriend, Jeff. After a few drinks, Billy bought me the most gorgeous diamond eternity band. I can’t stop looking at it. I am still overwhelmed!

As far as what we will do on the day, I would like to have brunch with my husband and kids and hopefully have dinner that evening with my sisters. Since our mom passed away, Mother’s Day can be a bit tough, so we all like to be together to remember how blessed we are that she was our mom.”



Tracy Kornet
Mom to John, Nicole and Luke
News Anchor for NBC WSMV Channel 4 in Nashville

“I wish Mother’s Day were during basketball season, because this mom would love nothing more than cheering on her son or daughter from the stands! As for gifts, my favorite is usually a bottle of red wine (or two or three). But I did stumble into Kendra Scott the other day and have my eye on the Annika pendant necklace in abalone shell. It’s darling by itself and elegant when layered with a longer chain.”


Sheree Hartwell
Mom to Lillian (4) and Vivienne (1 month)
Owner of the FORD/Robert Black Agency

“Besides extra sleep, I’d love a spa day! Being a new mom is extra tiring and it’s important to find time for yourself. Oh and I’d love a new tote bag. I forgot how much stuff having a newborn requires me to carry around!”


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Jen Munoz
Mom to twins Cole and Jaxon (8)
Owner of The Press Retriever & Mom Style Lab Contributor

“I’m hoping to sleep in and have the boys bring me breakfast in bed. Then maybe head to a Pilates class or a hike with the fam. I also LOVE getting new jewelry (the Lagos Caviar bracelet is gorgeous… just sayin’) or a new tee from one of my favorite charities, The Huckleberry Foundation.”


Angela Keller
Mom to Christina (7)
Founder of Mom Style Lab

“My husband and daughter usually go out first thing in the morning and bring me back my favorite flowers and coffee drink. I love waking up to the “princess” treatment! Then, I’m looking forward to having a yummy champagne brunch with my family on the patio. I do enjoy getting new jewelry and have had my eye on Valentino’s floral jewelry this season (or this Kate Spade floral necklace is pretty too) and am obsessed with butterflies (this wrap ring is darling)!”
Photo Credit: Jacqueline Hanna Photography

Happy Mother’s Day to moms everywhere!!


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