Did You Know…Mother’s Day Edition!
As we celebrate the woman who helped shape and inspire us into becoming the people we are today, let’s explore some fun facts about Mother’s Day that may surprise you.
- Women are becoming mothers for the first time at a more advanced age than in the past. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that in 2020, the average age for a first time mom was 27.1 which was up from 24.9 years old in 2000.
- The second Sunday of May is the day that the most phone calls are made, topping any other day of the entire year as people near and far are connecting with their mothers on this very special day. A staggering 122 million calls are expected to occur!
- Mother’s Day became an official holiday in 1914, as President Woodrow Wilson made the proclamation, giving people the opportunity to express love and reverence for the matriarchs of the country.
- Americans are slightly more generous on Mother’s Day than Father’s Day, according to a 2019 YouGov poll. Although 33% of those asked said they normally spend more money on Mother’s Day, 6% reported spending more on Father’s Day. And in an effort to keep things fair, 26% of people polled said they spend the same amount of money for both holidays.
- The word “mom” comes from the first sound that babies are able to say, which is the universal “ma” sound. That is the reason that in many languages, this sound is reflected in the word chosen to be used for mother.
The relationship between mother and child is a special one. If a change in your mother’s life causes growing concerns about her ability to remain independent at home, your local CarePatrol senior care advisor can help give you both peace of mind. We understand the aging process and how health, social and financial concerns work together to influence outcomes. We can help you find the right senior living solutions to honor your mom and help her thrive.