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Mother’s Day On Pittsburgh Today Live

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — There for us all year long, Mother’s Day is the one day when we can show mom just how much she means to us! If you’re stumped about how to show your appreciation, check out a few recent segments from Pittsburgh Today Live that might give you some ideas.

If you’ve got a trendy mom who loves to keep up with the latest fashion and styles, check out The Trend Report. Shelley Yugar, from The Mall at Robinson, says it’s a “great time to celebrate women in general.” She offers several ideas including her “flowers that last” theme of perfume and floral-themed jewelry to photo albums and journals.

If your mom love getting real flowers, then Steve Neubauer, of Neubauer’s Flowers, has a bouquet of ideas! “Flowers are still the No. 1 preferred gift, but what we’re seeing in our store is a trend more towards things that can be used outside – that’s plants, flowers, keepsake items,” he said. “Things that can be transplanted outside or fresh flowers that are actually done in a gift that can be put outside.”

If the mom in your life loves good food and a fun meal out with the family, there are plenty of great local places to go to brunch. But call fast because spots fill quickly for Mother’s Day! Victoria Bradley, of Whirl Magazine, says “Mother’s Day is the brunch holiday.” She offers plenty of suggestions from Bella Sera to Bistro 19.

For the mom who is bravely battling cancer, the ladies of “Cancer Be Glammed” have some great gift suggestions like mommy & me heart pajamas to tea sets to an exercise jacket with sun protection. “Typical gifts for Mother’s Day like chocolate is really not good for women undergoing treatment because often she’ll have a metallic taste in her mouth, things don’t taste quite the same, perfume with alcohol and the strong scent is irritating to the skin, so that’s why we’ve come up with our top five gifts for Mother’s Day,” said Ellen Weiss Kander, of Cancer Be Glammed.

Finally, if you just can’t get enough motherly advice, check out Mother’s Day edition of The Winning Plate. UPMC dietician Leslie Bonci says “putting this together and this is really a tribute to my mom… the things that she taught me and that I make sure we do regularly in my house.” It includes a number of great words to live by like “Do establish family traditions” and “Always give love and humor a seat at the dinner table.”