A variety of websites to put a smile on mom's face
Raising a geek has its challenges. Just ask your mother who could only shake her head when you straightened out your Slinky. She also had the patience to carefully and methodically peel the stickers off your Rubik's Cube to rearrange the color sequence after you messed it up and couldn't figure out how to solve the contraption. Your memory bank is probably filled with such shenanigans, along with loving gestures, like decorating a birthday cake to look like R2-D2 and finding Star Wars themed party favors to match.
It's easy to take these moments for granted when you're a kid, but now that you're all grown up, you can better appreciate all she's done. Mother's Day presents the perfect opportunity to flip the script and take care of her for once, instead of the other way around. Not everything has to be a grand gesture -- if you're looking for gift ideas, check out our
Mother's Day Gadget Gift Guide
from last year -- but something as simple as updating your mother's bookmarks with thoughtful links can get the message across. To help you do that, we searched high and low for websites your mother will appreciate and organized them in a gallery.
You didn't become a geek all on your own, someone influenced you. Maybe it was your mother, a technology guru in her own right. Sound like her? If so, she may like hanging out at Women 2.0, a site that recognizes that 30 percent of tech workers are women.