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Mother's Day Contest

It's time to announce the winners of the TN.com Mother Knows Best Contest! Sure, it's been a few days (okay, okay, more than a few, and we're really sorry), but we had to confirm our winners before announcing! So, without further ado...

Congratulations to our Grand Prize winner, Meghan!

The entire TN team would like to congratulate Meghan for placing the winning entry in the TN.com Mother Knows Best contest. We loved the advice she shared with us, given to her by her wonderful mother! Here's what Meghan wrote:

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TN.com Mother Knows Best Contest

If you haven't yet entered our Mother Knows Best contest, why not? You have only about 14 and a half hours left, so get to it!

So far we have over 100 entries, and there are a bunch of great ones. We know moms are full of great advice and guidance, and we're definitely seeing that based on the entries already received (also, it seems a lot of people learned the same things). So why not share some of that with us and have a chance to win some great prizes?

Enter now while there is still time, and then join us tomorrow as we announce the winner! Good luck!

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Mother's Day Contest

Happy Mother’s Day! … Just kidding, we’re not quite there yet. Mother’s Day is soon, though, so if you haven’t started thinking about what to get your mom (or moms or grandma or aunt or sisters) then the TN Team would like to help you out!

Our 2013 TN.mom Gift Idea Guide offers hand-selected events in concerts, theater, sports, and comedy. But it would be even nicer if we helped foot the bill for some of that stuff, right? Which means…

It's CONTEST TIME!

We’ll be giving away several prizes that you can use for mom! (We won’t tell.) One grand prize winner will receive a $75 TicketNetwork gift card and a $25 Restaurant.com Gift Code; two runners up will each win one $25 TicketNetwork gift card and one $25 Restaurant.com Gift Code; and five randomly selected entrants will each receive one $25 Restaurant.com Gift Code.

To enter the TN.com Mother Knows Best Contest, use the widget below by entering your name and a valid email address, as well as an answer to the question: "What is the best advice your mom (grandma, aunt, or other significant woman in your life) has given you?"

  • Did she tell you never to take candy from a stranger? (Very solid.)
  • Has she shared the perfect tips for coping with stress?
  • Has she told you the secret to a happy life?

Whatever it may be, tell us which piece of mom’s wisdom you treasure most in the comments below.

The contest begins NOW — 9:00 a.m. EDT on May 2 — and we'll collect your responses through 11:59 p.m. EDT on May 9. We’ll announce the winners here, on the TN Team Blog, on Friday, May 10 — just in time for Mother’s Day. Good luck!

Contest is now over, thanks for your entries!

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Broadway Guide

My first experience with a Broadway show was a little… unique. My mom, grandma, aunt, and I were all going to see The Little Mermaid, but not before making a weekend of it shopping and dining around NYC.

The problem? We hadn’t planned. At all.

We knew our hotel was sort of in the vicinity of where the show was taking place, but it ended there. We did, however, know exactly how to make it to Central Park to take a completely unnecessary, but nonetheless fun, horse and carriage ride.

So imagine our surprise when we left to see the show and we found out the distance to the theater was quite the haul (particularly for my grandma!). We just kept thinking, "Well, it can’t be that much further, right?"

We also didn’t eat beforehand, so when the show got out late, we were hungry. We schlepped to a nearby restaurant, where the wait just to get in was an hour because everyone had the same idea as us. We were ravenous when we finally got to eat. But at least the show was amazing!

Thankfully for you, it’s possible to avoid the pitfalls of not-giving-a-thought-to-how-your-weekend-will-go; we just launched a comprehensive guide to Broadway theaters to help with travel and planning. No, seriously, it basically does everything but the actual traveling for you. (And if we could do that for you, we probably would.)

We’d like to think it comes at a pretty decent time, too. Although February is relatively quiet in terms of new Broadway productions, in just a few short weeks, its season will really begin to take off with Lucky Guy, starring Tom Hanks, kicking off the month of March with previews. From there, 14 other shows (by my count) will also go into previews, with five Broadway productions officially opening: Cinderella, Ann, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (which is currently Off-Broadway and will be transferring), Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and Hands on a Hardbody.

Have I mentioned this is all happening in March?

So now is the perfect time to snag tickets. But it might be a little helpful to peek at the Broadway guide beforehand, or even after purchasing tickets, to find out each theater’s location, a little about its history (so you can sound smart around your friends, duh), a link to nab directions, nearby restaurants and close places to stay.

Like any Disney production, The Little Mermaid was oh-my-gosh incredible; our complete lack of planning totally wasn’t.