#FunFactFriday! Mother’s Day is this Sunday!

Here are some fun facts about the Holiday that gives due praise to the mothers in our lives.

More phone calls are made on Mother’s Day than any other day of the year. These holiday chats with Mom often cause phone traffic to spike by as much as 37 percent.

According to the Insure.com 2017 Mother’s Day Index (click HERE it to see the break down), the various tasks moms perform at home would be worth $67,619 (up from $65,523 in 2016) a year in the professional world.

Timeline:

1872 – Julia Ward Howe, who is a pacifist, suffragette, and writer of the “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” first suggests Mother’s Day in the United States. She suggests the day as a day mothers could rally for peace and for several years, she holds an annual Mother’s Day meeting in Boston.

1908 – Anna Jarvis begins a campaign for a nationwide observance of Mother’s Day in honor of her late mother, a community health advocate. Anna Jarvis was deeply dismayed over the commercialization of Mother’s Day. Before she died in 1948, she admitted that she regretted ever starting the holiday.

May 9, 1914 – President Woodrow Wilson signs a bill recognizing Mother’s Day as a national holiday.

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