I don't know where the whole "breakfast in bed on Mother's Day" thing came from—the idea that All Moms Everywhere want nothing more on their designated day than to be served a trayful of pancakes and coffee when they wake up. Not, to be clear, that this is a bad idea: Breakfast is bed is always a good idea. And coffee in bed is a must.
Whether or not breakfast in bed is the order of the (Mother's) day, pancakes—tender and golden and adaptable to your (or your mom's) preferences—should be. Stock up on maple syrup and dive into our definitive pancake guide:
For moms who always encourage you to keep reaching: