Mom Time:

Mom Deserves a Whole Month

We think moms rock and they need more than a day!

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All mothers are working mothers.  — Author Unknown

True, at Plum District we’re all about making YOUR day, every day, but this May we wanted to shout it from the rooftops 24/7. Being a mom is one of the hardest and most rewarding jobs in the world and that’s why we want to celebrate above and beyond May 13th. Check out our site for exciting promotions and deals this entire month that are about celebrating you!

To start off the “Month of Mom” we found some fun facts from www.mothersdaycelebration.com that we thought were just too cool/juicy/fun NOT to share.

  •  In the vast majority of the world’s languages, the word for “mother” begins with the letter M.
  • The earliest history of Mothers Day dates back to the ancient annual spring festival the Greeks dedicated to maternal goddesses. The Greeks used the occasion to honor Rhea, wife of Cronus and the mother of many deities of Greek mythology.
  • Jayne Bleackley is the mother who holds the record for the shortest interval between two children born. She gave birth to Joseph Robert on September 3, 1999, and Annie Jessica Joyce on March 30, 2000. The babies were born 208 days apart.

  • Elizabeth Ann Buttle is the mother who holds the record for the longest interval between the birth of two children. She gave birth to Belinda on May 19,1956 and Joseph on November 20, 1997. The babies were born 41 years 185 days apart. The mother was 60 years old when her son Joseph was born.
  • 24.8 is the median age of women when they give birth for the first time – meaning one-half are above this age and one-half are below. The median age has risen nearly three years since 1970.
  • Many of the sweaters worn by Mr. Rogers on the popular television show, Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, were actually knitted by his real mother.
  • August is the most popular month in which to have a baby, with more than 360,000 births taking place that month in 2001
Fun mommy animal facts:
  • A female oyster over her lifetime may produce over 100 million young.
  • A mother giraffe often gives birth while standing, so the new born’s first experience outside the womb is a 1.8-meter (6-foot) drop.
  • Kittens are born both blind and deaf, but the vibration of their mother’s purring is a physical signal that the kittens can feel – it acts like a homing device, signaling them to nurse.
  • Just like people, mother chimpanzees often develop lifelong relationships with their offspring.

Keep checking back to the blog for fun M.O.M. entries, great deals, and surprise guest bloggers!