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Moms celebrate Mother's Day at Tulip Festival

ALBANY -- Moms and their families flocked to the final day of the annual Tulip Festival. For many it’s a traditional way to help make mom feel special.

“We come every year. The kids love coming to look at the flowers and we take pictures and check out all the vendors,” said Miranda Peterson as she walked the festival with her three children. “We had breakfast in bed and presents and headed out here, it's a great day.”

If moms seem to need extra pampering this year, a new study from Mass Mutual found 77 percent of mothers with school-aged children work at least part time and 40 percent of new moms struggle to find all the time they’d like to spend time with their kids.

“We actually adopted all four of our children so for us it's really special being a parent. It’s really a blessing to have children and it's hard sometimes. They all have interesting personalities, but at the end of the day I'm really glad I have all of them,” said Michelle Martin.

While many couldn’t put a price on a mother’s love, surveyors at salary.com estimate it would cost $113,586 to replace all the work moms do around the house, a half percent raise from 2012. Still, many mothers said they enjoy being a mom.

“They're great kids, I have to say,” said Peterson. “They're always making me presents and drawing me pictures.”
 
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