9 May 2010

Happy Mother’s Day!

“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever”-Author Unknown

The first Mother’s Day was originally founded in West Virginia in 1858 by Anna Jarvis. In the U.S., we celebrate mothers on the second Sunday of May, and it is typically a day to honor your mother in whatever way you choose. In some households (like mine), we let the matriarch of the family choose her favorite dish for dinner, maybe take her shopping, or by buying small gifts to show our appreciation for years of love and support. However you choose to do it, let your mom know you care today!

Mother’s Day Trivia:
• In the majority of the world’s language, the word “mother” begins with the letter M.
• The oldest mother on record is Satyabhama Mahapatra, a 65 year-old Indian school teacher who gave birth to a baby boy on April 9th, 2003.
• The youngest mother on record is Lina Medina who was just 5 years and 7 months old when she delivered a 6 ½ lb. boy in Lima, Peru in 1939.
• August is the most popular month to have a baby, with 360,000 births taking place in that month in 2001.
• Tuesday is the most popular day of the week to have a baby, with an average of 12,000 births taking place on that day in 2001.
• Many of the sweaters worn by Mr. Rogers on his popular television show were actually knitted by his mother.

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