Eight fun factoids about Moms

Kristie Smith

(ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX – May 8, 2015)  As a teacher for over 33-years, I have seen my share of incredible mothers who always put their children first. I have spent years watching tears flow when my kindergarten students handed their mom a clay pot with a flower in it, a sentimental poem about them being so small, but how their fingerprints on the pot would last forever. The children often would tell me why their mom was the best in the world.

Since I, too, have the best mom in the world, I wanted to share a few interesting facts about the best moms worldwide. I went on a search for Mother’s Day fodder and found a wonderful site for fun stats and factoids about moms: happyworker.com/supermom/facts.

Did you know…? 

  • By a baby’s 2nd birthday, the mom has changed over 7,300 diapers.
  • Preschoolers require a mother’s attention 210 times a day.
  • Moms do 88% of the laundry, totaling 330 loads & 5,300 pieces of clothing each year.
  • The oldest mom to give birth was 64-years-old (Rosanna Dalla Corte gave birth to a baby boy in Italy, 1994.)
  • The first Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis on May 10, 1908.  President Wilson made it a national holiday in 1914.
  • The most popular month for a child to be born is July.
  • The most popular day of the week for a child to be born is Tuesday.
  • The busiest phone day of the year is Mother’s Day, with over 122.5 million calls in one day.

An unknown author once wrote, “There is no way to be a perfect mother…but a million ways to be a good one.” However, judging from the number of phone calls in one day for mothers everywhere, there must be a million ways to be the greatest one.

By Blue Ribbon News guest columnist Kristie Smith, a teacher for the blind, who writes about parenting and child development. Source: happyworker.com.

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