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Treat your wife to a Moms’ Night Out

Father’s Day is coming up in a month and a half, and so that must mean that Mother’s Day is this coming weekend. Yikes, is it here already?

If you’re like a lot of guys, it kind of slipped up on you. It’s not that you don’t appreciate your mom or your children’s mom, it’s just that it’s one of those holidays where you feel caught between the boy in you and the man in you.

Your mom will always be your mother, but you’re not her little boy anymore. You’ll probably send her a card or give her a call on Sunday to tell her how much you appreciate what she’s done for you.

Your wife’s not your mother, but she sure earns your respect as the mother of your children. But what should YOU do for her to bless her on this special day? Well, for one, you want to help your children express the love and appreciation you know that they have for her deep down inside (but don’t always show it). You might encourage them to draw pictures or make cards for her, or buy her something she wants or needs. You may arrange for the whole family to go out for dinner on Mothers’ Day Sunday.

Those are all good, but may I suggest something else? How about a Moms’ Night Out?

It’s actually the name of a comedy that opens Mothers’ Day weekend around the country, starring Sara Drew (Grey’s Anatomy), Patricia Heaton (Everybody Loves Raymond), Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings), and Trace Adkins (the country music guy).

You can see my full review of Moms’ Night Out here, but below is a brief synopsis.

Allyson has arrived at her lifelong dream of being a wife and mother, yet she finds herself stretched and stressed and barely hanging on. When she finds out that some of her friends are in the same boat, she suggests that she needs a night off with friends, and her husband wholeheartedly agrees. In fact, he and his friends will take care of all the kids so the ladies can relax and recharge.

Well, the evening doesn’t turn out to be so relaxing after all — not for the dads, and not for the moms. But Allyson and her friends learn some important lessons that allow them to see their lives for the blessings that they are. And both husbands and wives gain some new appreciation for each other.

So here’s my suggestion: Treat your wife to a Moms’ Night Out, which includes the movie.  Give her the choice of doing it with her girlfriends, as a date night with you, or maybe even a family night with the kids. I promise you, the movie will speak to her heart.

But it’s not just for moms. The filmmakers were wise enough to craft it to be fun entertainment for kids … and their dads, too.

Oh, and by the way, it has the endorsement of guys like Tony Dungy, Dave Ramsey, David Platt, Gary Smalley, and Stepping Up’s own Dennis Rainey and Jeff Kemp. And if you need one more to seal the deal, there’s Alex Kendrick.

You can find great clips, the official trailer, and a lot more stuff at the official Moms’ Night Out website.

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