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Remind HN: Call your mother
104 points by rquantz on May 10, 2015 | hide | past | web | favorite | 26 comments
It's Mother's Day! Remember to look up from your monitor for a bit and thank the person who conceived and gestated you, raised you, or both.



And, if you had an abusive mother please do remember to look after yourself.


You're the first person I've seen mention it, thank you. Trying to :)


Cheers.


Some people for whatever reason may not like their mother and may not want to thank them for anything. That's fine as well.


To prevent any confusion: If you're in the UK, it's not mothers day.


It's OK to call your mother more than once a year, you know...

;-)


To prevent further confusion, in the UK it's known as Mothering Sunday, and this year it's 15 March, 2015. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mothering_Sunday


I'd say it's more commonly referred to as "Mothers Day" in the UK than "Mothering Sunday". Maybe it depends on whereabouts you're from.


A comic to go with the explanation http://satwcomic.com/mother-s-day


To prevent any confusion: here is a complete list.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother%27s_Day#Dates_around_the...


Thanks for that link, never thought to look it up but that is interesting.


Neither in France ;)


And if you're looking for a last minute gift, we're giving 50% off StoryWorth subscriptions for Mother's Day:

https://www.storyworth.com/mothersday

As a long time reader, I'm hesitant to post a promotion on HN, so I want to give a little more context. Just last week one of our customers called me after her mom passed away, to thank us for all the stories she had gotten through StoryWorth. So while it is my company, I see first hand how it helps people connect with their families and how much it means to them.

I hope you don't mind me sharing it here today, but appreciate your feedback either way.


+1 for StoryWorth — a few members of my family have really taken to it, and one answers the questions each week. My sister and I are learning fun stories about our parents which would probably never otherwise come up in conversation with them.


…in about 51% of the world’s countries (including the US)¹

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother%27s_Day#Dates_around_th...


Doing something to resist war and promote self-sustainability - the original Mother's Day tradition - isn't a bad idea either.



> * ... intelligently and automatically making sure you're keeping in touch with the people you care about the most*

"care about the most", yet you need an app to remind that you care about them :) . Time for a break


:)


Swedes, Mother's Day is in three weeks. That said, it's never a bad time to call your mother!


And Norway's was in February.


i'd love to. got a ouija board?



I prefer this one, by 2pac: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mb1ZvUDvLDY



That is the best haha. Calling her now.




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