Pregnancy, labor, breastfeeding, bathing, cleaning, grocery shopping, grooming, meal preparations, helping with homework – moms carry a load that is nothing short of true love. And it doesn’t matter if you’re a stay-at home-mom or working mom, we all experience the endless days and sacrifices for our children. In honor of Mother’s Day, we compiled some interesting facts about mothers and Mother’s Day to show just how strong mommies are and how important the mommy role is in our society.
An Ode to Mother’s Day
- There are about 2 billion moms in the world. What would our world be without them!
- Moms are contributing more time to the labor force than in the past. In 2016, moms spent about 25 hours a week on paid work, compared with nine hours in 1965. Talk about the ability to multitask and where multiple hats!
- About one-in-four mothers are raising their children on their own. The strength and resilience of a mother is simply amazing!
- Mothers are typically the primary caregiver in a child’s earliest days, which means they are the first link of any emotional bonding and attachment. A child’s first emotions is in relation to the mother which greatly influences the way your child behaves in social and emotional settings
- Americans spend $14.6 billion on gifts on Mother’s Day, including $671 million on cards and $1.9 billion on flowers. This shows how much we value our moms! Keep it up, everyone – our moms need all the encouragement they can get!
- Almost two-thirds of stay-at-home moms (62 percent) contribute to their household income, and 25 percent said they ran a business from home.
- Stay-at-home moms of four or more expressed being “very” or “extremely” happy with their lifestyle arrangement. So, the ‘more the merrier’ must be true!
Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful moms out there!