OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - For next time you’re asked to participate in some Mother’s Day trivia, here’s some history and statistics surrounding the day we celebrate are moms.
Mother’s Day was once known as Mother’s Peace Day. In 1870, abolitionist and suffragette Julia Ward Howe wrote the Mother’s Day Proclamation, calling on moms to unite for world peace.
She also pushed for Mother’s Peace Day to be celebrated each year on June 2.
Let’s look at moms by the numbers on Mother’s Day, per Readers Digest.
- By the time a child turns two, mothers will have changed 7,300 diapers
- 88 percent of laundry in the house is done by mom
- 72 percent of moms work after child turns one
- 55 percent of moms work with children under age one