Happy Mother’s Day: Here’s to moms in our lives

Mother’s Day on Sunday will be celebrated by many to honor our mothers and other women in our lives who are mother figures, mentors and caregivers.

The official Mother’s Day was established in the United States by Anna Jarvis in the early 1900s as a day to celebrate how much mothers sacrificed for their children. It became an official U.S. holiday in 1914.

In honor of this day, the Marriage Strengthening Research & Dissemination Center led by Child Trends, based in Bethesda, Maryland, released some new facts on motherhood in the U.S. A few of those facts include:

— 71% of mothers with a child under age 18 were working or looking for work in 2021.

— In 2019, the median age of mothers at first birth was 30, compared to 27 in 1990.

— 87% of young women ages 15 to 19 intend to have children at some point in their life.

— 68% of mothers who live with a child (biological, step or adopted) live with a child who is younger than age 18 and 32% live with a child who is older than 18.

On this Mother’s Day many people will observe the day with gifts, special meals and other activities to show their love and gratitude to their moms.

Happy Mother’s Day to all.


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