Editorials

Notable numbers: Mother’s Day

1914 — The year Mother’s Day was celebrated officially in the United States as the second Sunday in May

43.5 million —In the U.S., the number of mothers between 15 and 50 as of 2014

10 million — The number of single mothers, as of last year, who were living (in the U.S.) with children under the age of 18

750,000 — Number of child day care service centers, with and without paid employees, in this country

70 — Age of woman in India who as reported by CBS may be the oldest woman ever to give birth

47 — Percentage of Moms who believe Dads should buy them a present on Mother’s Day

6 — Percentage of Dads who say they believe they should buy Moms a gift on Mother’s Day

$40 — As best we can figure, the average price of a Mother’s Day bouquet from FTD (we like the one with the chocolate-covered strawberries)

$150 — Price of a Mom “heart tag charm” and chain from Tiffany

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