Today, most of the world celebrates Mother's Day. Here's a few facts about moms and mother's day.
- The earliest celebration of mother's in recorded history comes from ancient Greece, when there was a spring festival dedicated to Rhea, the mother of the gods.
- The modern version of mother's day was first observed in 1907. Anna Jarvis started a letter writing campaign to recognize mother's day, something she wanted to do to honor her deceased mother.
- The US Congress officially recognized Mother's day as a holiday in 1914.
- In 2009, there are an estimated 85.4 million moms in the United States.
- Just over half of women aged 15 - 44 are mothers.
- In 2008, the average age for a woman's first birth is 25.1, slightly up from the previous years
- The number of stay at home moms is dropping. It's gone down from 5.3 million in 2008 to 5 million in 2010.
- Anna Jarvis regretted how commercialized Mother's Day had become and spent the rest of her life fighting the holiday.
- Moms are awesome.
OK, that last one might not be a scientific fact, but we still want to wish all moms a Happy Mother's Day!