Did You Know? Countdown to Mother’s Day (04/30)

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

April 30 : 08 days till Mother’s Day

Did you know that modern moms have an average family size of two children?

Mothers in the 1950s had an average of 3.5 kids. In the 1700s, women gave birth to seven to ten children each.

Did you know that the average age at which a woman becomes a mom for the first time is 25.1 years?

That’s up from 21 years of age in 1970. Every year, about 4.3 million American women give birth to a new baby.

Did you know that in the United States, 56% of all women between the ages of 15 and 44 are mothers?

The percentage spikes to 82% for women between the ages of 40 and 44.

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 08, 2011!

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