1. From the "Why didn't I think of that!" file comes Anne Taintor's wildly popular combo of cheeky phrases pasted on vintage advertisements. Taintor's assemblages are now available on everything from tissues to address books. Our favorite is the "I Feel a Sin Coming On" 2005 Wall Calendar.

2. Mamma-Mia, the ABBA-tuned Broadway smash is touring the country. Can you hear them singing? Mamma mia, here I go again/ My my, how can I resist you?

3. Our favorite comfort food restaurants on our respective sides on the U.S. are both called Mama's. Enjoy the generous portions of Mama's Food Shop in the East Village, NYC, and when you're in Portland, Oregon, savor the BBQ at Mama's BBQ on Lombard.

4. Human mothers are not the only mothers who love their babies, contrary to what you might believe based on the lack of non-animal mothers in this, our Mothers issue. Celebrate equine motherlove with this great T-shirt. And yes, we agree. It just BEGS to be Bedazzled.

5. "Mommies are people... People with children!" Wonder how to raise a smart and gender sensitive child? Go find the 1974 version of Free To Be You and Me, Marlo Thomas' groundbreaking collection of stories and songs that teach baby feminist boys and girls that they can be anything they want to be.

6. Quirk books have all kinds of neat books but we especially like The Pocket Mom, The Housewives Tarot and The Field Guide to Stains.

7. Calgon, Take Me Away! was the familiar cry of mothers and housewives throughout the1980s and is also the Web home of Calgon bath and body products.

8. Let's face it. Babies can be a bore. Liven things up with Signing Time DVDs that teach newborns to toddlers American Sign Language.

9. Tina Fey recently told Ellen (yes, that Ellen) that her favorite Saturday Night Live skit was the fake commercial she wrote for "Mom Jeans." Sample lines: "So this Mother's Day, don't give Mom that bottle of perfume. Give her something that says, 'I'm not a woman any more. I'm a Mom.'"

10. Parents Without Partners is the place to go if you are single and looking for comfort and support. And if you are Hugh Grant, a little single mother action.

-Compiled by Alisa Welch and Sarah Thurmond

Mothers Issue Features:

{ She's Having a Baby: The Lesbian Gayby Boom }
{ Universal Mother: An Interview With Writer Ariel Gore }
{ All About My Mother: The Greatest Movie Moms }
{ Somebody's Mother: A Photo Essay }
{ Losing the Almighty Mother }
{ A Grandmother's Lament }
{ Are You Going to Eat That? Mother's Cooking }

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