Mother’s View

By Chris Murphy

You know the truth, every day is Mother’s Day, but every May, we make sure to all be on our best behavior and make sure that our Moms are truly celebrated. This is a special time to remember how important our moms are. Also, note, there are a lot of dads out there that are also moms to so many and we celebrate that. Let’s make sure to take time, spend some time and effort celebrating the amazing people that are raising us. You can really surprise your mom with beautiful flowers from the Modesto Farmer’s Market but what moms really want is time with their families and there are many fun things to do, or even just as simple as breakfast in bed, a donut from your fave donut shop or a hand made drawing. Mother’s Day is May 12 this year.

Ride For Mom
Do you want to cycle and celebrate mom at the same time? If so, we recommend the Ride For Mom, happening on May 11 beginning at Johansen Stadium. Created in honor of Bob Fores’ mom Jinx, Ride For Mom is designed to promote heart health and encourage people to stay active and have fun doing it. There is a 10 mile, 33 and an 77 mile ride and there are groups that ride at all speeds and there are regular rest stops so anyone can do it. There is a pre ride reception to pick up your ride package and there is a wonderful lunch prepared by Green’s and Concetta.
You can do it! See you at Ride for Mom.

Mother’s Day Tea
Please join the McHenry Mansion for their annual Mother’s Day Tea on Saturday, May 11 at 11:30 am. For reservations please call Janie at (209) 522-1739. The Mansion will be open from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm for viewing
McHenry Mansion 906 15th Modesto, Ca 95354

Mother’s Day Brunch Round Up
Sunday, May 12th
Here are some of the more elaborate Sunday Brunches to enjoy. You should get reservations

Maxi’s in DoubleTree
1150 9th St, Modesto. 209-525-3075
11am-2pm. Menu includes seafood, fresh fruit, waffle station, egg station and other fine foods. Features bottomless Mimosas for mothers. Space is limited, make reservations!

431 12th St, Modesto 209-550-5555
10am-2pm. Brunch buffet with all-you-can-drink mimosas or champagne alongside traditional breakfast items and pastries, plus some extra fun food like Korean bbq ribs, calamari and roasted asparagus. A treat for mom for sure!

Lola’s Bistro & Express
19920 First St, Hilmar. 209-250-2777.
10am-3pm. Buffet with menu items such as shrimp, crab, ceviche, with an omelet and crepe station.

Redwood Café
4342 Dale Rd, Modesto. 209-545-9248
9am-2pm. Buffet includes menu items such as crepe station, and bottomless mimosas. The outside seating is gorgeous and will take her breath away!

The FruitYard
7848 Yosemite Blvd, Modesto. 209-577-0225
8:30am-3pm. Last year’s brunch item’s included all you can eat Alaskan Dungeness Crab, certified angus prime rib, coconut prawns, salad bar, dessert bar, omelet bar. $55 per person, includes 1 glass of champagne and unlimited apple cider.

Many our other fave local restaurants will be featuring special Mother’s day brunch menus.
Elk’s Lodge 209- 524-2241
Tresetti’s 209-572-2990
Skewers 209-525-3611
Galletto 209-523-4500
Fuzio 209-557-9711
Monsoon Indian 209-248-5711
We will keep updating this list as we learn about more at



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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.