Thursday, May 1, 2008

May is the Month for Mom!

"The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new." ~Rajneesh

The first time anyway! Mother's Day is this month so I thought we could have some fun with motherhood. We all have a mom, grandma, and great-grandma, maybe even more than one. Some of us are moms, and we all know moms. I've asked you to send me things your moms told you that you now find yourself saying, or advice she gave you that proved to be worthwhile. I got some good ones and I'll share them with you through the month.

Let's start with some interesting mom facts from (Great web site by the way!)
  • 82.5 million of moms in the U.S. - 2 Billion moms throughout the world.

  • 4.3 Babies born each second!

  • 82% of women aged 40-44 years old who are mothers. In 1976, 90% of women in that age group were mothers.

  • 25 is the average age of new moms. In 1970 it was 21.

  • 40% of all births are the mother's first.

  • 4.0 Million is the number of women who have babies each year. Of this number, about 425,000 are teens aged 15-19, and more than 100,000 are age 40 or over.

  • 2 is the average number of children that women today can expect to have in their lifetime.

  • 3 is the average number of children that women in Utah and Alaska can expect to have in their lifetime.

  • Only about 10% of women have four or more children today. In 1976, 36% of women had four or more children.

  • August is the most popular Birth Month.

  • Tuesday is the most popular day of the week in which to have a baby.

  • The odds of a woman delivering twins is 1-in-32.

  • 10 Million is the number of single mothers living with children under 18 years old. This number is up from 3 million in 1970.

  • 105 Boys are born for every 100 Girls.

This will be a fun month, and what better way to pay tribute to all moms than to share our stories and share their wisdom? If you want to be a guest for the month of May and write a tribute to your mom, let me know. All I ask is that is be something fun or happy, and hopefully you have a picture of her or the two of you you can post. E-mail me and let me know!

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