Mother’s Day Breakfast Tradition



Mother’s Day is Sunday and it has basically become my favorite day of the year.

In case you didn’t already know from previous years here on the blog, my son and I have a very special Mother’s Day breakfast tradition.

We started our early morning breakfast tradition back in 2010 which was the first Mother’s Day after my divorce. Well, technically it was after the divorce process started and we moved out of the house to where we still live now.

This will be our 8th year in a row for our Mother’s Day breakfast tradition and I can’t even believe it! When we first started celebrating Mother’s Day like this, my son was only six years old! How weird does that sound now?!

When he was little, he used to wake up so early that I figured, Hey! Let’s beat everyone to the Premier Diner on Mother’s Day and do something special for breakfast since we are up at the crack of dawn anyway!

breakfast at the diner

Our Mother’s Day breakfast tradition has become something we talk about all year. The last few years have been a mix between the Premier Diner and Maureen’s Kitchen. We have yet to decide where we will go this Sunday morning.

Will we try something new? Will we go to the diner? Maureen’s Kitchen? What are we having? Will I have baked oatmeal? Pancakes? Something totally different?

Maureen's Kitchen Pancakes

Are we waking up early to be there at 7:00 am or should we aim for more of a brunch this year?

It’s a big dilemma now that my son is a teenager and actually sleeps late. Why would I want to wake him? Who subjects themselves to a teenager so early in the morning by choice?

But why would we want to wait in line for our special breakfast tradition once it’s super crowded?

Of course I will share all of the details from our Mother’s Day breakfast tradition on Monday. I always do! In fact, one of the best parts about having this blog is that I have all of these fun moments documented.

Previous Mother’s Day’s Posts:

2016: Mother’s Day plus Week In Review < – We went to Maureen’s Kitchen (at 7:00 am!) because we love to sit at the counter and watch the pancakes cook! I had blueberry pancakes instead of baked oatmeal.

2015: Weekend/Mother’s Day Highlights < – Maureen’s Kitchen this year  for a change for the baked oatmeal.

2014: Mother’s Day & Crumbs Cupcakes < – Our favorite Premier Diner for breakfast (baked oatmeal!) and Crumbs cupcakes for dessert at night.

2013: Mother’s Day Happiness < – The Premier Diner before Hebrew School plus the cute poem my son wrote about me – I forgot all about it!! He even references my love for cake and running. 🙂

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  • Lisa @ Mile by Mile May 12, 2017, 6:02 am

    This sounds like such a great tradition! When I get breakfast out I would go with waffles because I never make them at home.
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  • Lesq May 12, 2017, 7:09 am

    Have a blast!!! Traditions spark so much emotional happiness!!! I look forward to the several we have every year. I don’t know if you know the radio personality Joan Hamburg–she always said “Celebrate every holiday with our loved ones no matter how commercial or small because these traditions make up our lives and bring us so much love and happiness.”

  • Laura @ This Runner's Recipes May 12, 2017, 9:38 am

    Have fun at breakfast – what a great tradition! I usually like pancakes but lately I’ve been really enjoying waffles also.
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  • Suzy May 12, 2017, 10:22 am

    Aww I LOVE THIS! My ex inlaws do this huge fancy Mother’s Day buffet brunch thing at a golf course resort place so since my divorce I’ve missed out on that 🙁 but my kids still go. 🙁 I can’t really compete with that!
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  • Lizzie May 12, 2017, 11:09 am

    Time flies! I feel like I just read last years post on the debate about where you both will be going! The baked oatmeal looks yummy!!!!! <3 I don't remember the last time I had a pancake OR waffle…….

    • The Cookie ChRUNicles May 16, 2017, 5:32 am

      time really does fly doesn’t it? Ge yourself to a diner so you can have pancakes or waffles – no one should go too long!

  • Emily May 13, 2017, 10:06 am

    I think I like waffles the best; they are so fun to fill the cracks with all the toppings. It’s super sweet that you and your son have kept up that tradition every Mother’s Day for so many years. Our most special traditions around food are probably Christmas, Thanksgiving, birthdays, and sometimes breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day for my mom (but she’s away this year!)
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  • Marissa @ Run Riss Run May 16, 2017, 12:19 pm

    I love this tradition! We never go out for Mother’s Day because it’s so stinking busy every year but this year the hubs and I went for a run and then he took me to breakfast and we got right in! This is a perfect Mother’s Day tradition!
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  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets May 16, 2017, 3:53 pm

    I love your Mother’s Day tradition and I think it’s awesome your son made it a point to wake up early in order to take you out for breakfast.
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