Archive for May 4th, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to Mother's Day 2009 (05/04)

Monday, May 4th, 2009


Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore:
Motherhood & Mother’s Day

May 04 : 06 days till Mother’s Day

Did you know that there are 10.4 million single moms in America living with children under the age of 18?

This is up from 3.4 million single moms in 1970.

Did you know that seven out of 10 moms with a child over the age of one work outside the home?

In 1976, 39% of moms worked full-time. For those moms with a child under the age of one, 55% work outside the home, as compared to 31% in 1976.

Did you know that 81% of American children younger than 6 eat dinner with their mothers most evenings?

66% of the 6-and-under-set eat dinner regularly with their dads, too.

Mother’s Day is a time of commemoration and celebration for Mom. It is a time of breakfast in bed, family gatherings, and crayon scribbled “I Love You’s.” So join our Mother’s Day festivities as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Mother’s Day on May 10th!

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Countdown to Mother's Day: Top 10 Celebrity Moms: #5

Monday, May 4th, 2009


In honor of Mother’s Day, join us as we continue our countdown of the Top 10 celebrity moms.

We’ll be highlighting 1 mom daily leading up to the big day, and to our #1 Celebrity Mom herself!

A Top Celebrity Mom

Brooke Shields
Former child star, model, comedian and actress, Brooke Shields also proudly wears the title of mom. The 43-year-old A-lister is mommy to 5-year old Rowan and 3-year old Grier. After battling a debilitating case of post-partum depression following the birth of her first daughter, Brooke used her platform to spread the word about this condition. Her book Down Came the Rain documents her struggle and triumph over PPD, which is experienced by 15-20% of all post-partum moms.

When another A-lister, Tom Cruise, came out against Brooke’s use of medication to treat depression (a position associated with his belief in Scientology), Shields fought back with a searing Op-Ed piece about women and depression in the New York Times. A former Princeton University ungrad, Brooke is bright and passionate – but she also values her friends, so she made up with Tom and even attended his Italian wedding to Katie Holmes. Brooke makes the perfect role model to her girls – beauty, brains and compassion!

Check back each day for another celeb mom (or you can cheat and check out our whole top 10 list here).

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(May 04) Today we're celebrating . . .  International Respect for Chickens Day

Monday, May 4th, 2009

International Respect for Chickens Day
Show that world that chickens do matter on this international day to promote the compassionate and respectful treatment of domestic fowl.





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