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Mom-O-Rama: Celebrate Your Mom-ness

Hey mama. We think you’re pretty awesome and we want to show you just how much during Mom-O-Rama! Come celebrate your mom-ness with us this Thursday, May 9th from 10am to 1pm in all our US stores. There will be tasty samples and lots of treats you’ll love. Plus we’re giving away goodie bags to the first 50 moms to claim them during Mom-O-Rama.

Whether you want to drop some hints to the kids or you still need to shop for your mom, you’ll find lots of lovely gift ideas on our shelves. Like these three simple things that’ll make mom really happy. Or treat yourself to some Mineral Fusion cosmetics with this $4.00 off coupon.

Of course, we’re also all about celebrating with a delicious meal made with the best ingredients. Here are a few simple but tasty dishes that little hands can help you make or that bigger hands can make for you if you want to send ideas to whoever’s cooking on Mother’s Day:

Tell us what makes you an awesome mom (or what makes your mom awesome) in the comments below.

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Joanna says …

I take care of my family by following a strict organic diet with lots of raw foods, grass fed meats and wild fish. I think what makes me an awesome mom is the fact that I'm always looking for ways to improve my family's health by choosing non-gmo items and good for us menu option for the week.

R. SIMMONS says …

MY MOTHER IS AWESOME BECAUSE SHE HAS BEEN BY MY SIDE SINCE THE BEGINNING. GROWING UP AS A CHILD, I ALWAYS HAD HER LOVE, SUPPORT, AND ENCOURAGMENT TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL INDIVIDUAL IN SOCIETY. I HAVE ACHIEVED MANY OF MY EDUATIONAL GOALS AND CAREER GOALS WITH MY MOTHER'S ADVICE AND HER ALONG SIDE ME EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. MY MOTHER CONTINUES TO BE A POSITIVE DRIVING FORCE IN MY LIFE, AND I WOULD NOT HAVE BECOME THE YOUNG LADY THAT I AM TODAY WITHOUT HER. NOW THAT I'M A NEW MOTHER OF A 2 YEAR OLD SON, I SEE HER SHOWING THAT SAME LOVE, SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT WITH MY SON. I LOVE MY MOTHER DEARLY AND I SALUTE AND THANK HER EVERY SINGLE DAY FOR THE BEING THE BEST MOTHER IN THE ENTIRE WORLD.

Michelle Cartwright says …

My mom Peggy Finn of Parker, Colorado showes me Grace & Unconditional Love everyday!

Melissa says …

My mom is an awesome mom because she's tough when it comes to our health - make sure we eat enough and that we take care care of ourselves. She's a determined lady who has taken care of 7 children, now has 19 grandchildren and a dozen great grandchildren.

Blanca E silva says …

This is a very good chance as mothers to celebrate motherhood we can make a little space in are busy agenda to just relax and enjoy thanks whole foods !

Carolyn says …

This stinks for all of us moms that work full time.

barbara says …

This sounds like it would be a fun event, but I guess that you only appreciate the moms that do not work, because the moms that have to work and be moms will be at their jobs from 10 am - 1 pm.

April says …

It's too bad that all of moms who work the 9-5 workdays hours to feed our families won't be able to participate.

Teena says …

My children think I'm an awesome Mom cause I listen to them & always make time for them no matter what.

Meryl says …

How are working moms supposed to enjoy this event?

Regina Packard says …

I am an awesome Mom because all six of my children can cook so they can be awesome parents too. Nothing brings a family together quite the same as a good meal enjoyed together.

Liz says …

What makes me an awesome mom is how hard I work everyday so I can make it home to my sweet boy. Which, of course means I won't be able to make it in for your non-9-5-mom celebration.

Barbara Colllins says …

What makes me an awesome mom is that i have six awesome daughters. I would not be a mom without them. They are the best. @Madreminutes

Nancy says …

My mom is so giving. She would give her last dime to make sure her children were taken care of. She is eighty years young! She is so active, nothing keeps her down! She never thinks of herself, everyone comes first. I love my mom she truly is the best mom!

rita rangel says …

My mom is so wonderful she.raised.7 kids and now is.caring for.her aging parents 94yrs.old everyday all day. Loving -giving woman her name is Anita Escobar

Eleasha Wiggins says …

I have the best mom! I could never have gotten through my life being diagnosed with a rare cancer as a child and battling it up into my adulthood, without the love and support of my mom! She's the strongest woman I know!

Virginia says …

We love the bratwurst hot dogs.

nora says …

Sounds like a great time.Will try to make it there.

Christopher Ramirez says …

My wife is the most greatest mom to our daughter she teaches, plays, and loves her all day till she falls asleep at night. She was in labor with her for 30 hours until exactly 3 a.m. when on March 10, Sophia Grace was born. I can never imagine how it felt or imagine the feelings you were going through those long 9 months but what I can do is say how much I appreciate you. Give you lots of love on your special day and through the rest of our years together. I love you so much. Always And Forever! XOXOXOXO

Janan Whitmire says …

My Mom isn't perfect, but God chose her to be my Mom. That's the closes to perfection that I will get. My Mom still bakes cookies and sweet treats, cooks the most healthiest and delightful meals, makes her adult children care packages, spoils her grandchildren as she should, continuously gives to others. She's a pretty great Mom!

Robin Levine says …

Come out to the Woodlands Hill Store at 10:30 to discuss healthy cleaning, label reading and why the Whole Foods Eco Scale is important with Eco-Me Founder/CEO Robin Levine Then scoot on over to the Tarzana store at 1:30 for a DIY event with Robin, sharing tips on natural cleaning and how to take food grade items and make natural products PLUS mix up your very own cleaners on the spot!

Kat says …

I am a great mom, because I am nothing like my mother was. I love my son unconditionally and help him to find his way in this world by inspiring him, supporting him and giving him all the tools he needs to be happy, secure, confident, smart and funny. He is an amazing little boy and he makes me to be a better person.

Eminor says …

Yikes, guys. I like Whole Foods a lot, and I suppose it's nice you're recognizing Mother's Day at all . . . but throwing a Mother's Day event that leaves out many of the mothers who work outside the home (and/or whose transportation leaves them unable to arrive at a grocery store right at 10 a.m. to get a goody bag) seems like a fatally dumb idea. To rectify the situation, you should do at least two "Mom-O-Ramas" at different times of day.

Amal F says …

Thank you for celebrating moms! I lost mine when I was 11 but I can only hope to be 1/10th as strong and loving as she was. Happy Mother's day to all! oh and please don't be bitter if you are working and unable to make it to WF. Stay at home mom's are working full-time too. Whether at home or at your work-place, I hope you can take a little break to come hang out at WF :)

Michelle E says …

I am awesome because I stayed home with my baby for the past year, taking care of her practically every second of the day.. I quit my very good job to make sure all of her needs were put first in every way.. and this baby does not sleep for more than 3 hours at a time.. since birth.. I love her!

Linda Zumalt says …

I am a mom from afar as both of my children live in Oregon. I was a single mom for 23 years and took care of my mom during that time for 13 years. After my mom died in 2004 I reconnected with a childhood friend. I married him in 2007 and now live here in northern California. I have continued to help his family now so you never really stop being a mom. You also get to move into the category of GRANDmomma. It is an honor and privilege.

Mathilde says …

I'm with Carolyn below. I was trying to think of ways to sneak away from the office in the a.m. Shhh!

RAE says …

Yeah, it's too bad WF didn't think about earlier/later hours for those of us that will be on the job during their event. Would have loved to attend.

Mum says …

Go for free food and enjoy for me!

Dasila says …

I agree with all the outside of the home working Mom's -- perhaps as a compromise the stores can set up an evening for those of us who can not make it during those hours or the outside of the home working mom's could come during their lunch break :) As always there no pleasing everyone all the time....

Jennifer says …

As a single mother of a very hungry 7 year old, it is important to me that he eats nothing but the best. I get all my staples at whole foods and only buy my meat here as well. I don't have a lot to live off of so trying to save a dollar also helps and whole foods does that for me. Thank you Whole Foods for allowing me to live within a budget and still get wholesome food for my son.

Bridgette says …

Celebrating Mother's Day means appreciating all moms, not just the stay at home mothers. I love Whole Foods but this event start and end time is a diappointnent for me and all working moms.

Kim says …

As a working mom, let me make a suggestion to the other working moms who have been a little cranky in their comments: Instead of just sniping about the hours (which do include a lunch hour), suggest something positive. Instead of "guess you don't care about working moms" or "this sucks," why not, "there are a lot of us working moms who might not be able to make it during those hours...next year, could you plan a similar event the Saturday before or maybe for a post-work evening?" A lot more constructive and maybe more likely to get the desired result of an event you can attend. Meanwhile, Whole Foods, thanks for recognizing moms in general, and I'll see you at lunch!

Paula Timpson says …

I place my son first! My Mom 's patience has taught me wisdom and peace

Christine Scholar says …

My mom is awesome because all of her 3 children ( incl me) always felt loved. I never once in my heart ever doubted that. She sacrificed and fought for us to have a good life and a good education. Even now at 65 yrs old she continues to nurture her adult kids and calls each of us to say how much she loves us!

Jen says …

This sounds like fun and I wish I could go to it - but I'll be at work all day on Thursday. Why couldn't you do this on a Saturday or in the evening?

Morgan morrison says …

Laughter Sunset parties Every day I know she loves me

Casey Slock says …

Thank you, Whole Foods, for creating this event to celebrate moms. And thank you for having it overlap with lunch so that moms with all sorts of schedules can attend.

maria polak says …

my mom is an awesome mom because she maintains such a happy positive outlook on life. she is always smiling and tries to see the best in people and situations. even though she is a 9-5 mom and wouldn't be able to attend this event, I guarantee she would say "that's really nice what Whole Foods is doing, what a great event!" and just be happy for the moms that could attend...having a positive attitude and being grateful for everything she has in life has kept her and our family healthy all of these years! she loves healthy food and I learned from her growing up how to cook. she was my inspiration to become a chef!

Sylvia Thomas says …

Thank you Whole Foods for honoring Mothers! I visit the Tampa store three times a week selecting "gluten free" foods for my daughter. She is my only child and has fought cancer for over a year as well as dealing with 100% gluten intolerance. As her only caregiver I would not have managed to be an awesome Mom without your helpful and educated staff to guide me through the food isles. Sylvia

Maya says …

My mom loves to make awesome meals for us. She is so generous with her time.

alysia says …

My mom was abandoned by her real parents when she was 8 and raised by her aunt and uncle. She knows they loved her now, but at the time she didn't feel it. They were very strict and didn't officially adopt her until she was 50. I asked my mom where all her love came from. Love means sacrificing yourself, and that she does tirelessly. She said she learned it from my Dad, and from accepting Jesus into her heart when she was a young mother. She taught me that loving God and loving others are the two most important things in life. The third, of course, is to always have a healthy, green vegetable at dinner time. Nobody gets everything right all the time, but if we succeed in those three, we're doing pretty well!

Alysia says …

Thanks, Whole Foods, for this generous offer. Whether or not we can make it from 10 to 1, the fact that you put forth the effort and expense to honor us moms makes me appreciate you more than I already do!!!

Barbara Neumann says …

Are you doing something in the evenings for working Moms who are loyal customers of Whole Foods?

Mike says …

My Mom is 94 and took me to a baseball game tonight... nuf said.

Karina says …

My daughter gives me the power make me be that awesome Mother that I am, and I thank her for and my Love for making me a proud mom!

Jodi says …

I am an awesome mom for loveing my children and always trying to give them the healthy food they deserve. Organically grown foods rock!

Cynthia says …

My daughter is a great mom! She does a lot for her family and for her friends. I agree with Carolyn, that this stinks for mom's who works full-time. Why can't you do this for mom's after they get done with work? Why does everything have to be held during work hours and then the ones that works full-time are left out which is not fair. It is the same where I live. There are parties for the people who live there and food is made but the people who work full-tkme are left out and nothing is given to them. I am not taking time off from work just because of a party or event to lose a job.

Priya says …

Unfortunately all the moms who go to work on Thursdays can't attend! It would have been better for all moms to have this in the evening or weekend - how about rescheduling it or repeating the event?

Lori says …

Whole Foods had to schedule this sometime! If they put it in the evening, there are moms who would complain they couldn't make it because they work that time of day. I supposed a "morning" and "evening" Mom-o-Rama would've been nice to be sure all moms are covered. But perhaps two celebrations wouldn't be cost-effective for the company (double the samples, prep-time, balloons, table set up, employees, advertisements, etc). The store is usually loaded with customers in the evening anyway, which might've created a higher demand for goodie bags, leaving some empty-handed and unhappy. I can see why they chose the morning/afternoon time frame. Working moms could always stop by on their lunch hour.

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