With Mother’s Day right around the corner, Sittercity, the nation’s pioneer in online childcare, surveyed moms about their real thoughts on the day. While 80% of moms spend Mother’s Day with their family, the same percentage often don’t feel the day is actually about them:
I bet you’d be surprised, but only 30% of moms spend the day doing what they want to do.  And 17% found the day to be more stressful than an average Sunday due to family obligations, travel and coordinating celebration with extended family.
To commemorate the day, Chime – Sittercity’s new on demand babysitting app – has released a Top 10 list of “Things Millennial Moms Would Rather Do on Mother’s Day.”
1. Binge watch “The Office,” “New Girl” and the past three seasons of “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” 


2. Take a shower without anyone under three getting a free peep show.

3. Enjoy an hour long conversation with a college roommate or high school friend without being interru
pted 700 times by a screaming toddler chanting “Mommy” over and over and over again.

4. Go to the bathroom without someone banging on the door begging you to come out.

5. A playdate free day.

6. Go out with your best girlfriends and party like it’s 1999.  Then have a good ugly cry since you are sleep deprived and just found out that Prince died.

7. Read anything other than Good Night Moon or those Pigeon books. 

8. Go to a movie by yourself. Buy popcorn and M&M’s. Pour the M&M’s into the tub of popcorn and then watch a movie that’ll make you laugh and cry at the same time.

9. Massage. Facial. Mani. Pedi. In that order.

10. Spend the day throwing out pregnancy panties – oh who are we kidding…throw out your thongs instead.

If you live in New York City, Washington DC, Chicago or Boston, then you are going to want to check out Chime – the first sitter on demand app that enables you to book an amazing sitter right from your mobile device! And here’s the best part. In honor of Mother’s Day, visit hellochime.com and use promo code MOM2016 to cover your first sitting for free (up to $50) and do something you actually want to do.  It doesn’t get any better than that!  

Reason # Billion and One Why My Mom is the Best on the Planet

url.jpgAs moms across the world get ready to celebrate Mother’s Day, I have to say that as a daughter, I am truly lucky. You see, I’ve been blessed to have the most supportive mom one could ever have in her life. My mom, Lenore Stoller, has been my biggest cheerleader throughout my life. She’s the one whose shoulder I lean on when I am stressed out beyond belief and the first person I call when I receive good news. Even when she’s away half the year in Florida, I never feel like my mom is that far away because all it takes is a phone call or skype chat to catch up, crack jokes and lament about the latest problem we’ve each been encountering in our lives.
Over the past year, my mom has endured a great deal of stress and yet, she powered through with that same positive energy and spirit that everyone around her knows best (including me). Sadly, my aunt passed away this fall and then shortly after, my 47 year old brother suffered a heart attack. Thank goodness, he survived and is on the road to recovery. While I’m positive she spent many sleepless nights worrying about my brother and me, whenever I speak with her, I always get her unwavering support no matter what I do. In fact, the other day, after I complained that I had so much work on my plate and didn’t know what to do, Mom encouraged me it would all get better soon. A few days later, she sent me this note via email:
I just happened to be looking thru the newspaper and found a message that was just perfect for you…
It said: Don’t sweat the small stuff- Relax and things will come together nicely! This little
message was your horoscope– Sorry I sent it so late but I was caught up doing some silly stuff in the house.
Love Mom
Right after I read that note, I instantly smiled and remembered how my mom used to write notes to me every day at school. She’d address them to her “favorite daughter” (I was her only daughter) and every day without fail, I’d open my lunch bag to find an encouraging note from my mom. Back then, I was struggling socially since I was a bit overweight and became the butt of a lot of kids jokes. But my mom and my dad were always there to support me. In fact, growing up, we did everything together.
We joined Weight Watchers together when I was 12 and together lost about 80 pounds as a family.
We traveled to Israel, Italy, Greece, London, the Caribbean and California and loved every minute of it.
We shopped and shopped and shopped.
We reminisced about my grandmother after she lost her battle to Alzheimer’s
When I walked down the aisle on my wedding day, I will never forget my mom saying “I love you” right before she handed me off to my husband to be
She walked and walked and walked after I was in labor for three days
She and my dad were instantly at my house the day I told them I thought our son was on the way
We celebrated, danced and smiled at my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah
We cook together — mom does most of it and we have memories of our biggest food disasters. One year, she set fire to her famous marshmallow and yam when she accidentally turned on the broiler.
She reads and reads and reads and even has a notebook where she records every single book she’s read over the past few years (over 120).
We laugh, we cry and we hug. A lot.
My mom has been there for me for everything. Graduations, marriage, children, job changes, family issues and more. I honestly don’t think I would have become the person I am today without her love, her support and her guidance.
So as Mother’s Day approaches Mom, I just want to say, I love you with all my heart and I always will. You truly are everything a daughter could ask for and so much more.

Tweet Why Your Mom Deserves Verizon’s “Perfect Day” Prize

Enter your mom to win verizons perfect-day-giveaway!
Verizon Wireless wanted to do something special for moms for Mother’s Day. So instead of giving away what they thought moms want, they actually asked moms for their input. And the one thing most moms would love is a day off, with maybe a manicure and a nice dinner out.
Verizon listened and came up with a huge giveaway you can nominate your own mom for!
The Perfect Day Giveaway Sweepstakes Grand Prize Package includes: a manicure, pedicure, massage, facial, laundress, house cleaning, and dinner/restaurant voucher or gift card for $350 (approximate retail value: $1,350).
Does your mom deserve a special day of pampering? I know my mom does.
The Contest begins on May 10 at 12:00 a.m. ET and ends on May 11, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
How to Enter Verizon’s Perfect Day Sweepstake:
Follow @VerizonWireless on Twitter. Then simply tweet out a message that makes a positive statement about your mom for Mother’s Day in the following format:
My mom is the most incredible woman I aspire to be. #PerfectDay @VerizonWireless
Your entry must include both #PerfectDay and @VerizonWireless to be entered in the contest. You can enter 5 times per day during the contest (max 10 times).
The grand prize will go to the best tweet of why your Mom deserves the #perfectday. So tweet away to enter your mom for this amazing giveaway!
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I’m Going to Hollywood!

building and pool rh large.jpg Okay Role Mommies, hold on to your hats because we are leaving on a jet plane next Friday (actually it’s a Virgin America flight and I don’t know if it’s a jet) and we’re headed to Los Angeles where we will be hosting an event with Friends and High Places at a Castle in the Hollywood Hills!
But before we share the details of our pre-Mother’s Day event for celebrities and mom bloggers, we’re going to spending two luxurious nights away from home compliments of the Renaissance Hotel & Spa in Hollywood! And, since we normally host our Role Mommy on the Run show with Traveling Mom on Blog Talk Radio on Fridays, we’ll be hosting our show live later that day from the Renaissance so we can give everyone a sneak peak at what’s in store the next day at the celebrity moms event that will benefit Kids Play International. Then, we’ll be heading over to the castle the next morning where we’ll be broadcasting live throughout the day!
RHH Logo & Spa 001.jpgFor details on what’s in store for our Mother’s Day retreat in Los Angeles, click here. Or check out the Renaissance Hotel & Spa and book your vacation getaway with your girlfriends or your mom today!

The Role Mommy Fashion Show!

P1000231.JPGWe just hosted a fabulous fashion show at Macy’s Herald Square featuring moms who are pursuing their passion while raising a family. Check out the video from the show and we’ll be posting interviews with our amazing moms in the next few days. Or, if you’d like to see a slideshow featuring these fabulous moms, then just visit the New York Daily News who happened to be there to shoot these amazing women and their children. These are true Role Mommies proving that it is possible to do it all and look gorgeous! So enjoy the show and stop back soon for more behind the scenes footage with our stars!

Eileen McGill, Momologues Producer

mom.gifThey say the best way to get through motherhood is with laughter – or was that wine? Well, either way, the producer of the fabulous show Momologues is coming to New York City just in time for Mother’s Day. Written by Boston moms Lisa Rafferty, Stefanie Cloutier and Sheila Eppolito, Eileen is producing the New York City show along with her husband Ross Meyerson and their producing partner Barry Stelboum.These special performances on Thursday, May 8 and Saturday, May 10 will raise money for breast cancer research (Greater Komen NYC) It is a fantastic event. Not only is it a great night out for girls and it is in the heart of the west village so you can dine or drink before or after. Most of all it is for a great cause and 100% of the net proceeds will go to an important cause for all Mom’s and daughters.

We got the chance to interview Eileen about Momologues and here’s what she had to say.

Role Mommy: What did you do before you became a mom?

Eileen: I’ve been a concierge in hotels so I went from servicing a few hundred guests to 2 kids. Kids are far more fun and equally as quirky and challenging.

Role Mommy: When did you decide to reinvent your life?

Eileen: When I realized that I would never get to spend holidays with my kids if I stayed working in hotels. Hotels are always open and someone has to work.

Role Mommy: How have your children influenced your career path?

Eileen: They have made me draw the line in what I am truly capable of doing. I have to have something left for them at the end of a work day because they are the reason for everything in my life.

Role Mommy: What’s your favorite “Time Out” tip for moms?

Eileen: Even when I am tired beyond tears if I stop and take 15 minutes to do something for myself at the end of the day when everyone is in bed it rejuvinates me. Just reading a little of something having nothing to do with my own life it always relieves the end of the day blues when you realize the laundry is still not done but you just got to do something fun for you.

Role Mommy: What does your show offer to moms?

Eileen: Humour about our lives that we all think but don’t always get a chance to share and laugh about together. It is so much fun to watch with a mom and you see mom’s poking one another saying, that’s it! Exactly! Or just to hear the roar of laughter of all the mom’s at once.

Role Mommy: What do you hope for your own kids?

Eileen: I try to teach my kids to stop and enjoy. We live life at such a frantic pace you just have to laugh a lot and loudly. We are constantly rolling around on the floor or beds giggling.

Role Mommy: Who is your Role Mommy?

Eileen: Eleanor Roosevelt. She was a mom to five children but while raising them she was working to change the world.

To purchase tickets to Momologues, visit Theatermania.com or or Call (212) 352-3101 or (866) 811-4111. Or visit the MySpace Momologues page for more information.

Come Celebrate with Role Mommy at Macy’s!

9781402212901.jpgJoin Role Mommy for our next event on Sunday, May 4 beginning at 11:30 am at Macy’s Herald Square in New York City.  This time, we’ll feature a mother and child fashion show showcasing writers, entrepreneurs, artists and corporate executives who are pursuing their passion while raising a family.  Next, performers from the Broadway Show Gypsy will be performing with a chance to win a pair of tickets to the show if you purchase from Modern Attitudes on 3 and, Yvette and Beth will be on hand for book signing of Peeing in Peace.  Plus, enjoy fresh and all-natural kid-friendly meals provided by Kidfresh. What’s not to love?  

We have 3 more slots left if you’re a mom out there who wants to participate with your child.  The only qualification?  If you’re doing what you love and raising a family at the same time then you fit the bill.  Sizes and shapes are not an issue…bring yourself and your child and the amazing stylists at Macy’s amazing will do the rest!

For more information, send us an email at beth@rolemommy.com.  Hope to see you there!