It has been said time and again that the most underpaid and unappreciated job is motherhood. I can’t say that I disagree. For most, moms are there for us through thick and thin and can always be counted on to save our sorry rears when we screw up.
On the eve of a weekend in which we celebrate all things motherhood, I thought it would be fitting to deviate a bit from the usual tech stat lists and offer up a few interesting statistics and facts about mothers.
Enjoy and happy Mothers Day!
Mothers Day Facts
Number of mothers in the world: 2.2 billion (Tweet this)
Number of American mothers on Facebook: 27 million (Tweet this)
Amount spent annually on Mother’s Day cards: $671 million (Tweet this)
Number of woman in the United States that have given birth in the past 12 months: 4.1 million (Tweet this)
Number of stay-at-home mothers in the United States: 5 million (Tweet this)
First American celebration of Mother’s Day: 1908 (Tweet this)
Number of births in the United States in 2012: 3,952,841 (Tweet this)
Country with the highest children born per woman: Niger: 6.89 (Tweet this)
Average number of children born per woman in the United States: 2.01 (Tweet this)
The mean age of mother’s first birth in the United States: 25 years old (Tweet this)
First mother in space: Anna Fisher in 1984 (Tweet this)
Peak ranking on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for Danzig’s song Mother: 43rd