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Why We Celebrate Mother's Day

MOTHER'S DAY "Motherhood is a process. Learn to love the process" Debra Gilbert Rosenberg History of mother's day Present day celebrations The earliest history of Mother's Day dates back to the ancient annual spring festival the Greeks Today Mothers Day is celebrated in several dedicated to maternal countries (more than 70) goddesses. including: The Greeks used the occasion to US Australia honor Rhea (Juno/ Cybele), wife of Cronus and the mother of UK Mexico India Canada many deities of Greek mythology. Denmark China Japan Belgium Turkey Finland Italy Mothers day in the U.S. (Image source: Library of Congress) On May 8, 1914 President Woodrow Wilson signed a Joint Resolution designating the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day. Anna Jarvis founded To honor her mother, Anna Mother's Day in honor of her mother, Ann Marie Reeves Jarvis, who had organized several "Mothers Day Work Clubs" in the 1850s to improve the poor sanitation and health sent carnations (her mother's favorite flower) in the church service in Grafton, West Virginia. Anna and supporters sent letters to lobbyist for the official declaration of Mothers Day holiday. conditions in her rural county. The best types of flowers for mothers day: Roses: Associated Lilies: Often used on with motherhood, a Mother's Day, a few popular choice on Mother's Day. Pink roses signify Orchids: Signify Carnations: Many believe carnations Tulips: Traditionally calla lilies or white refinement and associated with new lilies added to mixed beauty. Any mom would love a life, charity and spring. With their grace and beauty, are a symbol of a bouquets are a Mother's Day grace, elegance and appreciation, while yellow symbolize friendship and joy, so mother's eternal bouquet of these love. Pink carnations, favorite. exotic flowers for these flowers are as well as red and Mother's Day. always a popular option. white ones are a popular choice for Mother's Day both colors are perfect for mom. bouquets. How to say “I love you mom" in different languages russian italian chinese A Teba nioánIO Mamy ti amo mamma (Ya tebya lyublyu mamu) (Tee ah-moh ma-ma) (Wö ài nĩ, mãmä) spanish japanese dutch Te amo mamá Ik hou van je mama (Tay ahmo ma ma) (Watashi wa anata no okāsan o aishite) (Tik how von yow ma-mah) french hebrew german Je t'aime maman Ich hab dich lieb, Mama NNN NIDJ NIna NI' jë tëm ma-man (Ani ohev ot'chem, ima v'aba) ēsh le-bë desh ma-mah maltese greek portuguese Inhobbok Omm E 'ayanó papá eu te amo mãe (yinn in hö bök omn) (S 'agapó manmá) (Eh-oo të ämõ mäe) Kids per mom: • How many are moms? Today: 2 kids 1950s: 3.5 kids 1700s : 7-10 kids Average age of new moms: 2 billion in the World 82.5 million in the U.S. 25 years old in 2009 in the U.S. vs Why moms are our modern day's super hero 21 years old in 1970 V Most Kids: Mrs.Vassilyev of Russia gave birth to 69 children between 1725 and 1765 Oldest Mom: Rosanna Dalla Corte gave birth to a baby boy when she was 63 63 YEARS years old in Italy in 1994 Research suggests: Moms who give birth later in life, Heaviest Newborn: live longer and Having kids may make you smarter Signora Carmelina Fedele gave birth to a 22 lb 8 oz boy in Italy in 30 Pounds: Average weight gain during 22 lb. 1955 pregnancy Busiest Phone Day: Taking care: Preschooler moms spend 2.7 hrs / day on primary childcare, vs. 1.2 hours for dads 68% of people plan to call Mom on Mother's Day, totaling 122.5 million phone calls Giving attention: Card Preschooler requires mom's attention once every 4 minutes or 210 times / day Giving: 4.3 babies are born each second 50% of households Working time: give Mother's Day cards, totaling some 152 million cards 24 Moms with a full-time job spend 13 hours working at the office or at home on family chores 55% 31% 72% 39% of moms with a of moms with a of moms with of moms with child under 1 year VS. child under 1 year old work today children over 1 year VS. children over 1 year old work today old work in 1976 old work in 1976 (about the same as childless women) Non-traditional moms Aunt Stepmother Grandmother Single mother She is like a mom on speed. Meaning she can be your best friend, offer smart advice, and love you Understanding that the most she should expect was When grandma takes care of her grandchildren for her working mother daughter, and still has a career or not. is always tough but rewarding. "Being a single mother is twice the work, twice the to become friends with her stress and twice the tears but also twice the hugs, stepdaughters, not replace their biological mother. "It really comes to expecting to be a friend." without the added stress twice the love and twice the that goes along with actually being your mom. pride." Unknown. Same sex mom/dad Godmother, in law, or a close friend parents, perhaps those gays and lesbians who do become parents are, on average, more dedicated to the hard work of parenting than their heterosexual Sometimes, there are people that care so much about one's well being that they are like a mother to many. friend, and they do many things that a mother would do, such as check on you, celebrate your birthday and lookout for you and your well being. Parenthood is more difficult to achieve for same-sex couples than for heterosexual couples, which implies a stronger selection effect for same-sex parents. If gays and lesbians have to work harder to become They may be a godmother, a mother in law or a close peers, and this could be beneficial for their children. Sources: Mother's Day History: Non traditic moms: ( 94.html?cat=41) Best type of flowers for mom: ( st-types-of-flowers-for-mom oured=1) Languages: Super hero mom: Brought to you by: BFFlowers Powered Vislaflor BBridesign PRICING FLOWWERS TO KEEP BEST FRIENDS A MIlon Dream Weddings

Why We Celebrate Mother's Day

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An infographic about Mother's Day including how to say I love you mom in different languages, why mom's are super heros and more




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