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Survey: Raleigh among top 'mom-friendly,' 'forgot a Mother's Day' cities

Posted May 3, 2015 9:44 p.m. EDT

Flowers were blooming at the WRAL Azaela Gardens on Tuesday. (Stan Chambers Jr./WRAL)

Raleigh is No. 3 among "mom-friendly" cities in the country, according to a survey from Teleflora and Sperling's BestPlaces. But it's not all roses, Moms. Raleigh also is among the top ten cities for forgetting mom on Mother's Day, too.

The floral company, hoping to do big business this weekend, and Sperling's, a research firm that churns out best places lists, considered child care, pediatricians and family activities in their rankings.

San Jose, Calif., and Milwaukee, Wis., topped the list of "mom-friendly" cities. After Raleigh, came Cincinnati; Washington, DC, Arlington/Alexandria, Va.; Columbus, Ohio; Baltimore; Boston; Honolulu; and the San Francisco and Oakland, Calif., areas.

That's the good news. Here's the bad news. Raleigh comes in eighth among cities where people admit that they've forgotten Mother's Day at some point in the past. According to the report, 80 percent say that they always remember their mother on Mother's Day. The rest haven't been so thoughtful each year.

Here are the top 10 cities that "Forgot a Mother's Day." Notice San Jose tops both of these lists.

San Jose, Calif.
Cincinnati, Ohio
Milwaukee, Wis.
Austin, Texas
Las Vegas, Nev.
Minneapolis, Minn.
Kansas City, Mo.
San Francisco, Calif.
(Tie) Honolulu; Denver; Colo.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and San Antonio, Texas

Mother's Day is May 10.