Fun Facts About Moms

Motherhood is amazing, challenging, beautiful, inspiring, difficult and… hilarious.  Take a look at the cutest and funniest thing you may see leading up to this Mother’s Day.

The Glamour of Motherhood… or Not

Many mothers are amazing.  We all know that.  They are the source of life for every human being that has ever walked our planet.  But I bet you didn’t know:

  1. There are an estimated 85.4 million mothers in the United States.
  2. Americans spend $14.6 billion on gifts on Mother’s Day, including $671 million on cards and $1.9 billion on flowers.
  3. According to the National Retail Federation, Americans will spend about $162.94 on their mom on Mother’s Day. After Christmas, Mother’s Day is the second most popular holiday for giving gifts.
  4. More flowers are purchased on Mother’s Day than on any other holiday except for Christmas/Hanukkah. Mother’s day makes up ¼ of all holiday sales of flowers and plants.
  5. There are about 122.5 million phone calls on Mother’s Day, making it one of the busiest phone days of the year.
  6. There are about 2 billion moms in the world.
  7. The average age of new moms in the U.S today is 25 years old versus 21 years old in 1970.
  8. Modern moms in the U.S. have an average of 2 kids. In the 1950s, they had an average of 3.5 kids. In the 1700s, they had 7–10 kids.
  9. Mothers do about 88% of laundry in the U.S. This equals 330 loads of laundry and 5,300 articles of clothing per year. The least favorite job for moms is vacuuming the stairs.
  10. The mom with the most kids is Mrs. Feodor Vassilyev of Russia. She gave birth to 69 children between 1725 and 1765.

Mothers matter.  Whether it’s your own mother or a woman who has filled the role of a mother.  Maybe you have mothered many in different ways.  May this day be celebrated.
Written by Lisa Smith

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