EDISON - With time running out before Mother's Day, many stores are working overtime to get the flowers and sweets out the door.

At Forever Flowers in Fords, they say they've got Mother's Day down pat after 28 years of business, but add that it is still the busiest time of the year for them.

At Thomas Sweet Chocolates in New Brunswick, they say they've added more offerings just for Mother's Day.

The National Retail Foundation says that more than $18.5 billion will be spent on Mother's Day from flowers to meals.