Mother's Day arrives Sunday, meaning if you haven't made plans to honor the matriarch of your family, you're running out of time.
Is she an angler? Think about a charter fishing trip. How about a staycation at a Keys resort? There's no shortage of ways to honor mom.
Anna Jarvis organized the first Mother's Day in Philadelphia on May 10, 1908. She later asked Congress to set aside a day to honor mothers and it did so in 1914.
Following are some facts about moms and Mother's Day that you might not know, courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau and other sources.
- 43.5 million: The number of women ages 15 to 50 who have children. These mothers gave birth to 95.8 million children.
- 3.9 million: Number of women between the ages of 15 and 50 who gave birth the past 12 months.
- 35.8 percent: Percentage of 15 to 50 who had a birth in the past 12 months who were unmarried.
- 61.8 percent: Percentage of women 16 to 50 who had a birth in the past 12 months who were in the labor force.
- Noah and Emma: The most popular baby names for boys and girls, respectively, in 2014.
- 14,161: Number of florists nationwide in 2013. The 62,222 employees in floral shops across our nation will be especially busy preparing, selling and delivering floral arrangements for Mother's Day.
- 15,113: Number of employees of greeting-card publishers in 2013.
- 16,288: The number of cosmetics, beauty supplies and perfume stores nationwide in 2013. Perfume is a popular gift given on Mother's Day.
- 23,096: Number of jewelry stores in the United States in 2013. Jewelry is also popular for Mother's Day.
- 5.2 million: Number of stay-at-home moms in married "couple family groups" in 2015.
- 862,043: Number of people employed at one of the 74,939 child day-care services across the country in 2013. In addition, there were 688,728 child day-care services without paid employees in 2013. Many mothers turn to these centers to help juggle motherhood and careers.
- 9.9 million: The number of single mothers living with children younger than 18 in 2015, up from 7.7 million in 1985.
- 415,617: Number of women age 15 to 50 who had a birth in the past 12 months and were living with a cohabiting partner.