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Interesting Facts About Mother’s Day – Let the Traditions and Pampering Begin!

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Whatever you’re called by your kiddos, Mother’s Day is a special holiday for every family. While some of us have been mothers for a long time and some have only been mommying for a few years, we cherish our Mother’s Day traditions.

So, what are your favorite things to do on Mother’s Day? Some moms like to purchase flowers and plant their spring garden while sipping vino. Some want a delicious homemade breakfast in bed. How about no house cleaning!? And best of all, receiving well-deserved chocolates and a yummy “I didn’t have to cook this” dinner from the family. Now that’s a tradition most of us could look forward to.

Amaze your family with some fun and interesting facts about Mother’s Day while consuming that frothy latte and veggie benedict on the veranda:

Early Days

One of the earliest historical records of a society celebrating a Mother deity can be found among the ancient Egyptians, who held an annual festival to honor the goddess Isis. (www.mothersdaycentral.com)

The roots of the modern American Mother’s Day date back to the 19th century. In the years before the Civil War (1861-65), Ann Reeves Jarvis of West Virginia helped start “Mothers’ Day Work Clubs” to teach local women how to properly care for their children. These clubs later became a unifying force in a region of the country still divided over the Civil War. In 1868 Jarvis organized “Mothers’ Friendship Day,” at which mothers gathered with former Union and Confederate soldiers to promote reconciliation. (www.history.com)

Did You Know

More phone calls are made on Mother’s Day than any other day of the year. These holiday chats with Mom often cause phone traffic to spike by as much as 37%. Poor Ma Bell. (www.history.com)

There are almost 100 million Mothers in America. Over 50% of women ages 16-40 are mothers in the world. (www.mostinterestingfacts.com)

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. Between 1725 and 1765, in a total of 27 confinements, she gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets, and four sets of quadruplets. 67 of them survived infancy. Hard to believe. (www.mothersdaycelebration.com)

Celebrity Tidbits

Many of the sweaters worn by Mr. Rogers on the popular television show, Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, were actually knitted by his real mother. Ah. (www.mothersdaycelebration.com)

Elvis Presley was a mama’s boy. He slept in the same bed with his mother, Gladys, until he reached puberty. Ew… (www.mothersdaycelebration.com)

History of Mother’s Day Video


http://bit.ly/1nqKLgY from www.history.com

So whatever your favorite thing is for Mother’s Day, do it with gusto and pat yourself (or Mum) on the back for a job well done because you’re amazing!

            Thanks to all you moms (you did a great job!), -IBB

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