Happy Mother’s Day!

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A few fun facts about Mother’s Day

Mother’s day, in the U.S., was started in 1908 by Anna Jarvis, in honor of her late mother.  Before Anna died she admitted she regretted ever starting the holiday as it became too commercialized.

On May 9, 1914 president Woodrow Wilson signed a bill making Mother’s Day a national holiday.

Mother’s Day is always observed on the 2nd Sunday in May.

The most popular flower for Mother’s Day is the carnation. Ladies wear pink or red if their mother is living, and white if their mother has passed.

More phone calls are made on Mother’s Day than any other day of the year. 

Mother’s Day is the busiest day of the year for restaurants. 

The annual salary you would have to pay someone to do what mothers do is $62,985.

The average number of diaper changes a mother does by baby’s second birthday is 7300.

“Don’t talk with your mouth full,” is actually one of the most common instructions mothers give their children.

The mother who gives birth to the largest baby on Earth is a mother elephant. After enduring 22 months of pregnancy, she gives birth to a blind, 200-pound calf.

The highest officially recorded number of children born to one mother is 69, to the first wife of Feodor Vassilyev (1707-1782) of Shuya, Russia.  She gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets, and four sets of quadruplets. 67 of them survived infancy.

Hoping all moms out there have a wonderful Mother’s Day.  

avasflowers-white-carnation-bouquet_maxFor my Mom ♥


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