This Sunday, families will dedicate the day to their moms. Most local mothers told WWL First News that they would just like to hear from or spend the day with their families.
"I am a mom, and my kids live out of town, so I would like for them to call me," one woman said.
"Just celebrate it with my mother -- she's 84 years old," another told us. "And I'm just happy for that."
A day of beauty and a break from the kitchen also topped the wish list:
"Go to the spa, take a massage, and I don't want to have to be able to cook this weekend," said one woman.
Although one mom said the best way her kids can make Mother's Day trouble-free for her is to just do "nothing. Honestly, nothing."
According to the National Retail Federation, Mother's Day spending is up eleven percent this year. Consumer electronics are helping fuel that increase. Louisiana retail analyst Jim Rutledge says this year, people are trying to be a little more fashionable with them.
"We're finding color-coordinated electronics for the outerwear is a...popular thing," Rutledge said.