Mother’s day fun facts and quotes

Posted By: Selma Al-Faqih on May 6, 2011 5:56 pm



Rose Kennedy once said, “I looked on child-rearing not only as a work of love and duty, but as a profession that was fully as interesting and challenging as any honorable profession in the world, and one that demanded the best that I could bring it.”

George Washington once said, “My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.”

During the 1600′s, England celebrated a day called “Mothering Sunday.” Servants would go home to see their families, bringing cakes and sweets to their moms. This custom was called “going a-mothering”.

1st Mother’s Day: May 10, 1908; Founded by Anna Jarvis; made a national holiday in 1914 by President Wilson

68% of people plan to call Mom on Mother’s Day, totaling 122.5 million phone calls

 50% of households give Mother’s Day cards, totaling some 152 million cards

In the vast majority of the world’s languages, the word for “mother” begins with the letter M.

The odds of a woman delivering twins is 1-in-33. Her odds of having triplets or other multiple births was approximately 1-in-539

The origin of breakfast in bed may have come from ancient Greece.  They would honor Rhea, “mother of the gods” with in springtime with honey-cakes and fine drinks and flowers at dawn. breakfast in bed!

Check out your local ski resort for special Mother’s Day deals!  Spas!  Brunch!  Skiing!  OH MY!


Happy Mother’s day to all you Moms and people with moms!