There are about 122.5 million phone calls on Mother’s Day, making it one of the busiest phone days of the year.
Roseanne Conner in the hit TV series Roseanne (1988–1997) was considered an “anti-hero” mom. She was underpaid, barely able to control her children, and overweight. The show was notable because it portrayed a mother who led the household and whose likability did not rely on her appearance.
More flowers are purchased on Mother’s Day than on any other holiday except for Christmas/Hanukkah. Mother’s day makes up ¼ of all holiday sales of flowers and plants.
The average age of new moms in the U.S today is 25 years old versus 21 years old in 1970.
Modern moms in the U.S. have an average of 2 kids. In the 1950s, they had an average of 3.5 kids. In the 1700s, they had 7–10 kids.
On average, moms take 2 minutes 5 seconds to change a diaper, which is equivalent to about three 40-hour work weeks each year. Fathers take an average of 1 minute 36 seconds.
Mothers do about 88% of laundry in the U.S. This equals 330 loads of laundry and 5,300 articles of clothing per year. The least favorite job for moms is vacuuming the stairs.