Alison Sweeney's special Mother's Day tradition

By Anna Redman

Besides being a star-studded Garry Marshall film, Mother's Day is a family-focused annual holiday that parents and kids around the world celebrate in their own unique ways – and Days of our Lives alum Alison Sweeney is no exception. The actress, author and Arm & Hammer dental spokesperson is also a mom of two – Ben, 11, and 7-year-old Megan – and relishes her Mother's Day festivities.

"We usually do a family brunch," Alison tells Hello! of the special day with her kids and husband of nearly 16 years, California Highway Patrol investigator David Sanov.


Alison with her family – husband David, son Ben and daughter Megan. Photo: © Getty Images

Although brunch is a great start to her day, Alison reveals that the fun doesn't stop there. "My kids do the cutest thing. They do a home spa for me and Megan gets a bowl of water and puts my feet in it and paints my toes and by toes I mean the whole toe, not just the nail part that gets covered in polish."


To make matters more interesting, the former host of The Biggest Loser explains that she doesn't usually get to pick her nail polish colour, but is relieved to say it's not too wild and crazy. "They’re usually something very pink and very sparkly."

Alison loves being a mom of two. Photo: © Getty Images

Not to be left out of the mom-honouring celebrations, Ben also plays a role at the exclusive Sweeney/Sanov spa. "My son rubs my back, it’s really cute," Alison says.


The star shares that she loves spending time with her family and teaching them healthy lifestyle habits. "My son comes for runs with me so that’s really fun," Alison says, adding: "My kids [also] help me make dinner. We do it together and we talk about the day and how was school and what was going on. We all participate and [then] there’s a sense of pride in the meal because everyone helped contribute."

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