Call your mother!
As Mother's Day approaches, some advice on melting Mom's heart
(CNN) -- Reminder: Don't forget to phone home on Mother's Day. You won't be alone.
A recent Powertel study claims that 86 percent of those surveyed expect to place a call to their moms, and at least 25 percent expect to chat at least 30 minutes to an hour or longer.
The study underscores the importance of the telephone in our relationship with Mom. Nearly 45 percent say the phone is a necessity; almost 40 percent say the phone is a lifeline between Mom and her offspring.
But Mother's Day can be uncomfortable for some because it brings up a different type of dialogue between mothers and their children. Let's face it: It's hard for some people to come right out and tell Mom they love her, they respect everything she's done for them, they are eternally grateful for the life she gave them.
CNN Interactive wants to help. We've put together a few scripts for those who want to tell Mom how much she means but can't muster the words. They're split into three categories: those who talk to Mom all the time (Hey Ma!), those who sometimes forget to call Mom (Hi Mom!), and those lonely souls who can't remember the last time they talked to Mom (Hello Mother.).
Look over the scripts, find the one that speaks for you, and pick up the phone. If you don't have her phone number memorized, we can't help you there.