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Weekly Rec: Treat Your Mom to Brunch

Keep Rockland Beautiful, Yoga Tree Pose, Mother's Day, Rockland Lake

Celebrating Mother’s Day with yoga at Rockland Lake.

The Weekly Rec would like to wish all the moms out there the heartiest, deepest and most exuberant Happy Mother’s Day you can possibly imagine. As if Happy Mother’s Day were pink neon words exploding across a star-lit sky.

Thank you for all you do. (A special shout-out here to my own amazing mom, Lyn, and the equally-as-amazing mother of my own kids, Tessa. In my journalistic, unbiased opinion: you are both the best!)

It is also our opinion that one day isn’t good enough. We need to celebrate moms more.

Happy Mother’s Day!

But the reality is that we can’t possibly express how much you mean to us and how grateful we are for your love and support.

That’s why the universe created brunch.

Brunch, or some kind of breakfast-in-bed effort, is a go-to Mother’s Day move for me and my kids, who are procrastinators like their father (and unlike their mother).

Brunch hits all the right mom’s day notes: it’s delicious, special and shows care and effort. These are all things moms love and appreciate! Win, win, and win!

We usually do an in-house brunch thing, mostly because my kids are still pretty young and, up until recently, most restaurant experiences were both painful and brief. (I recommend some kind of carb creation, like a waffle or pancake, that can be shaped into a heart.)

But if your kids are older (or better behaved) and you’re in the mood to go out — some moms find this particularly special and might even prefer this route — Nyack and its surrounding areas have plenty of options.

LoHud’s fabulous Jeane Mushnick offers an exhaustive guide to local women-owned restaurants where you can properly celebrate your  mom’s awesomeness.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the grandmothers out there too!

It includes several Nyack spots, including My Father’s Place, which was founded by a woman, Adrienne Cromartie-Wolf, who also happens to be the executive chef. My Father’s Place offer brunch every weekend, including this Mother’s Day.

(Mushnick offers this great tidbit from the My Father’s Place origin story: “Cromartie-Wolf  pays homage to the history of the many African-Americans who contributed to Rockland and the Nyack community including Cynthia Hesdra who was born as a slave but ended up owning businesses in Nyack, and the late author Toni Morrison, who had roots in Rockland. Morrison was known for her carrot cakes and My Father’s House offers a carrot cake in her honor.” The rest of the article is littered with these. Read it now!)

Check out this Mother’s Day brunch round-up from Valley Table if you want to take a trip.

Whatever you end up doing for Mother’s Day this weekend — please, trust me on this one — make sure you do the dishes.

Editor’s Note: The Villages will return next week. 

Nyack People & Places, a weekly series that features photos and profiles of citizens and scenes near Nyack, NY, is sponsored by Sun River Health.

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