Erin says she always told her two sons (now 19 and 18) when they were growing up, "The two dates you always have to remember are Mommy's birthday and Mother's Day!"

Well, boys, it's time to start the gift shopping, because Mother's Day 2013 will be here before you know it on Sunday, May 12.

This year, if you get Mom a card, you'll be buying one of 141 million Mother's Day cards in the US. And if you decide on flowers for mater, you'll pay about $45 on average -- just a tiny part of the more than $100 million spent annually!

So get ready, lads! Mother's Day 2013 is barely a month away. That should be plenty of time to plan, but if you forget (heaven forbid), don't say we didn't do our best to remind you.