Sometimes it's the simple gestures that mean the most, it can make someones day. So maybe the best gift you can give Mom for Mother's Day is a simple but thoughtful meal. You can also throw her a little impromptu party.

Chef and entertaining expert Heather Christo talks about awesome and easy ideas for you to try out. Her first cookbook called Generous Table came out yesterday!

You can find more Information about Heather at

Also, since we are talking about Mother's Day, we want you to know about our little contest going on for one expectant mother!

Today, Margaret chatted about the contest, which celebrates the ELLEN SHOW's Mother's Day special, airing Friday, May 10. Ellen will fill her studio audience with expectant moms from around the country, gifting them with baby products worth more than $8,000.

Ellen is offering the SAME products from her May 10th show to one lucky expectant mother in Western Washington! Here's how to enter the contest: The contest started yesterday, nominate yourself or a deserving mother-to-be over 18 years of age, by sending an email to Tell us, in 300 words or less, why she should win, and include a photo and contact information. The finalists MUST be able to join us in studio on Monday, May 13, in order to win. We've posted more information online at

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