You should treat your mother like royalty everyday, but today is the day you can take special advantage of that appreciation. In between repeat playings of 2Pac's "Dear Mama," take her to D.C.'s Mari Vanna or Northern Virginia's Darna . At Mari Vanna (1141 Connecticut Avenue NW), moms can enjoy a $25 brunch from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. that includes unlimited free strawberry mimosas and a free surprise desert. A magician and balloonist will be on hand to distract children so all the mother's can get a well-deserved break.

If you buy an entree at Darna Restaurant (946 North Jackson St.) in Arlington,VA, the restaurant will pay for hers. No mother should pay for anything today, so DMV folks should take their moms to one of these places. It's the least you can do.