Friday, April 13, 2007

Mothers day Titbits and Fun Statistics

The driving force behind Mother’s Day was Anna Jarvis, who organized observances in Grafton, W.Va., and Philadelphia, Pa., on May 10, 1908. While the annual celebration spread around the country, Jarvis began lobbying politicians to set aside a day to honor mothers. She finally succeeded in 1914 when Congress designated the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.

How Many Mothers
80.5 million

Estimated number of mothers of all ages in the United States. (Source: unpublished Survey of Income and Program Participation data)

65%
Percentage of women in Mississippi and Arkansas, ages 15 to 44, who are mothers. The national average is 55 percent.

81%
Percentage of women 40 to 44 years old who are mothers. In 1976, 90 percent of women in that age group were mothers.



Your Friendship Is A Joy... With this beautiful 'n warm thought greet your special friend on Mother's Day.
Your Friendship Is A Joy...
With this beautiful 'n warm mom's day card to greet your special friend on Mother's Day.
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All Rolled In One ! A smart way to wish 'Happy Woman's Day' to a woman... who's a great mother 'n friend.
All Rolled In One !
A smart way to wish 'Happy Woman's Day' to a woman... who's a great mother 'n friend.
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I Feel You Are A WOW Woman... Reach out to a wonderful woman with this beautiful ecard and brighten up her day.
I Feel You Are A WOW Woman...
Reach out to a wonderful woman with this beautiful mother's day ecard and brighten up her day.
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U R Much More Than Words Can Say ! A cute ecard to your loved ones or special ones on Mother's Day.
U R Much More Than Words Can Say !
A cute mother's day ecard to your loved ones or special ones on Mother's Day.
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How Many Children
2.0

Average number of children that women today can expect to have in their lifetime.

2.6
Average number of children that women in Utah can expect to have in their lifetime. This state tops the nation in average number of births per woman. Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont have the lowest average number — 1.7 births.

7.5
Average number of children that women in Niger, in Africa, can expect to have in their lifetime. This country has the highest fertility rate in the world. At the other end of the spectrum are Italy and Spain, in Southern Europe, where 1.3 children is the average birth rate.

Mothers Remembered
22,022

Number of florist establishments nationwide in 2003. The 113,270 employees in floral shops across our nation will be especially busy preparing, selling and delivering floral arrangements for Mother’s Day.

The flowers bought for mom have a good chance of having been grown in California or Colombia. Among the 36 surveyed states, California was the leading provider of cut flowers in 2005, accounting for more than two-thirds of the domestic flower production ($289 million out of $397 million) in those states. Meanwhile, the value of U.S. imports of cut flowers and fresh flower buds in 2005 from Colombia, the leading foreign supplier to the United States, was more than $418 million.

More Than 150 million
The estimated number of Mother’s Day cards that will be given this year in the United States, making Mother’s Day the third-largest card sending occasion. Months ahead of this widely observed day of recognition, many of the 14,318 employees of the 114 greeting-card publishing establishments in 2003 will be busy creating Mother’s Day greeting cards. (Sources: Hallmark research and

11,938
The number of cosmetics, beauty supplies and perfume stores nationwide in 2003. Perfume is one of the top gifts given on Mother’s Day.

28,527
Number of jewelry stores in the United States in 2003 — the place to go to purchase necklaces, earrings and other timeless pieces for mom.

Moms Who’ve Recently Given Birth
About 4 million

Number of women who have babies each year in the United States. Of this number, about 415,000 are teens ages 15 to 19, and more than 100,000 new moms are age 40 or older.

13.3%
Percentage of Arkansas women with a birth in the last year who were teens. This percentage is among the highest in the country.

238,000
Number of cohabiting women who, as of 2004, had given birth in the last year. There were 1.2 million nonmarital births overall.

25.2
Average age of women when they give birth for the first time — a record high.

40%
Percentage of births that are the mother’s first. Another 32 percent are the second-born; 17 percent, third; and 11 percent, fourth or more.


Our Friendship Has Grown... Send this beautiful ecard to an old girl pal on Mother's Day.
Our Friendship Has Grown...
Send this beautiful mother's day ecard to an old girl pal on Mother's Day.
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Know What I Cherish ? With this cute ecard touch your friend's heart and wish her warmly on Mother's Day.
Know What I Cherish ?
With this cute mother's ecard touch your friend's heart and wish her warmly on Mother's Day.
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It's Amazing... Wish someone special on Mother's Day with this beautiful ecard.
It's Amazing...
Wish someone special on Mother's Day with this beautiful ecard.
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You Are What A Perfect Woman Should Be ! On Mother's Day, wish a wonderful friend with this warm 'n beautiful ecard.
You Are What A Perfect Woman Should Be !
On Mother's Day, wish a wonderful friend with this warm 'n beautiful ecard.
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35,723
Number of births in 2003 that did not occur in hospitals.

1-in-32
The odds of a woman delivering twins. Her odds of delivering multiple births of three or more babies was approximately 1-in-534.

July
The most popular month in which to have a baby, with 364,226 births taking place that month
in 2003.

Tuesday
The most popular day of the week in which to have a baby, with an average of about 13,000 births taking place on Tuesdays during 2003.

Jacob & Emily
The most popular baby names for boys and girls, respectively, in 2004. (Source: Social Security Administration, at

Working Moms
5.6 million

Number of stay-at-home moms in 2004.

55%
Among mothers with infant children in 2004, the percentage in the labor force, down from a record high of 59 percent in 1998.

80%
The percentage of mothers ages 15 to 44 whose last birth was 12 or more years ago and are in the labor force

51%
The percentage of women who gave birth to their first child and returned to work within four months.

$92
Average weekly child-care payments for the more than 9 million mothers who reported they made such payments for at least one of their children.

Single Moms
10 million

The number of single mothers living with children under 18 years old, up from 3 million in 1970.


source:http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/006560.html


12 comments:

Stephanie said...

Interesting facts! That's pretty cool. :)

Frederick said...

Hi Gerry,

Thank you for visiting my gifts corner.Yes, our sites compliment each other.Gifts and cards would be hot items on this comming Mother's Day.

Elsie said...

Hi, thanks for your visit and comments.

You have a beautiful blog. I like the way you incorporate the cards. Will be back over the weekend to read more.

puayki said...

Dear Gerry,

you have a great site! Did you come up with everything yourself? Thanks for showing me this site! it is wonderful!

I think i will really think of something wonderful for my mother on mother's day!

Mother's are really wonderful people..forever the pillar of the household, and ever the source of comfort for all children of the world.

There's this wonderful essay written by Daisaku Ikeda about his mother..who is a wonderful humanistic and hopful mother who always put other's before herself.

It is at this link

http://www.sgi.org/about/president/works/essays/mother.html

have a wonderful week ahead!

Elsie said...

Can I please put a link to your blog on mine. I really have to share all these interesting facts and good advice with my visitors.

If you don't mind, let my know by commenting on my blog again.

I will also post some ideas for Mother's Day gifts on my other blogs- links in the sidebar- so have a look over the following few weeks.

Keep blogging

Lc

purple cucumbers folk art said...

just passing threw darling,I was born on a cotton farm in the 50's and I had 10 youn'ins.come on over for a visit.enjoyed your site.

Quont said...

Thank you for visiting me over at My Life as a God gerry. You have a very lovely site, so rosie and cheery.

I see that you enjoy writing - then you definitely should visit us at Mernac and pick out a sapling to write up - and that you like creating e-cards... Well then! We're looking for a Disciple of e-cards, although the ones we'd require would darker and based on our fantasy fiction. If you know anyone who'd be into this kind of thing, please send them my way!

Thank you

GeriBzz said...

From one Geri to another Gerry, this is an amazing site. You must have a very special mom :)

I can't believe all the information you have on Mothers, Mother's Day, e-cards and gifts.

I am definately linking this back to my blog :)

Keep up the amazing work. Have you ever thought of squidoo? This would make an awesome one.

Wonderful Job :)

J. Davies, CWHE said...

Hi Gerry, thanks for visiting All Things Health & Spirit. Just wanted to leave the link for Women for Women International,
http://www.womenforwomen.org/

Looks like you are having lots of fun! And we like the same movie, Wedding Crashers!!!
Be Well, Jan
http://davieshealth.blogspot.com/

Word Tosser said...

You do have a really site/blog... great information about Mother's day and the ecards are great too...
Lots for children be they young or adults... to chose from... nice work.
thanks for stopping by

CAROLE said...

Hi Gerry:
U Have a "bomb" site. Talented, good looking and intelligent!!!! I would be proud to have you as a son as I am sure your Mom is.
Come again anytime as I have only had my blog up about a week or so and I am learning :)
Your e-cards are too cool.
Take care from a California Mom to a New York son of a Mom.
carole
aka Scoundrel

Woman-Centric Matters said...

Hi Gerry,

Thanks for visiting Woman-Centric Matters blog and for your kind comments. I loved this post with all the tidbits of interesting information!

Regards,
Melissa from Woman-Centric Matters