First Mother’s Day: May 10, 1908; Founded by Anna Jarvis; made a national holiday in 1914 by President Wilson.
Cost of Raising a child: Middle-income families spend $242,070 to raise a child to age 18. That does not include college!
First Year Baby Costs: $7,000 before 1st birthday.
Mom Who Had the Most Kids: Mrs. Vassilyev in Russia gave birth to 69 children between 1725 and 1765. I personally do not see how that is possible. Insane!
Laundry: 88% is done by moms, totaling 330 load of laundry per year and 5,300 articles of clothing.
Least Favorite Chore: Vacuuming the stairs. I can vouch for that!
Diaper Changes: 7,300 by child’s 2nd birthday.
Modern moms average: 2 children. 1950 was 3.5 kids, and 1700s was 7-10 kids.
First-time Moms: Average age of new moms is 25, vs. 21 in 1970.
Some Research suggests that moms who give birth later in life, live longer. Good news for those of us that will have babies in our 30’s.
Happy Mother’s Day!