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Mother's Day is a special holiday to honor mothers and grandmothers. In the United States and Canada, it is on the second Sunday in May. Adult children usually take their mothers to a restaurant for breakfast or lunch. Younger children often cook breakfast for their mothers on Mother's Day. Mothers receive flowers, cards, and gifts on this special day. Remember to tell your mom that you love her on Mother's Day. 

AMAZING Statistics About Moms And Mother’s Day

#1.) Moms are getting older and more educated.  In 2008, 14% of new moms were 35 or older, and 10% were in their teens.  Those numbers were the exact opposite in 1990:  There were more moms in their teens back then.

#2.) In 2008, a record 41% of children were born to unmarried women.  That’s up from 28% in 1990.

#3.) Today, 54% of new mothers have at least some college education.  That’s up from 41% 20 years ago in 1990.

#4.) Women make 80% of the general purchasing decisions for their families . . . 93% of the food purchases . . . and even 65% of the auto purchases.

#5.) Americans buy 140 million cards for Mother’s Day . . . even though there are only about 83 million mothers in the country.

#6.) This year, Americans will spend $671 MILLION on Mother’s Day cards.

#7.) Mother’s Day is the second-biggest gift-giving holiday in the U.S. Christmas is first.

#8.) This year, the average person will spend $126.90 on gifts, flowers, parties and meals for their mom on Mother’s Day.

#9.) People will spend $1.9 BILLION on flowers for Mother’s Day.

#10.)  48% of people say they’re FACEBOOK FRIENDS with their mother.


Mother’s Day Vocabulary

Directions: Match the columns. Write the letters on the lines.

1.      _____ Sunday

2.      _____ mother

3.      _____ children

4.      _____ breakfast

5.      _____ presents

6.      _____ wife

7.      _____ May

8.      _____ grandmother

9.      _____ son

10.  _____ daughter

11.  _____ hug

12.  _____ spring

13.  _____ mom

14.  _____ husband

15.  _____ dad

16.  _____ Mother’s Day





a.       your father’s mother

b.      5th month of the year

c.       short way to say father

d.      first day of the week

e.       gifts

f.       kids

g.       married man

h.      married woman

i.        meal eaten in the morning

j.        short way to say mother

k.      mother’s female child

l.        mother’s male child

m.    season Mother’s Day is in

n.      squeeze with your arms

o.      woman who gave birth

p.      holiday to honor mothers and Grandmothers


The Links

'William Tell Overture' Mom

Kid's Response to William Tell's Overture

Happy Mother’s Day with dominos

Mommy Rhapsody

A Biologist's Mother's Day Song

Mother's Day Wonders

Funny Mother's Day Video 

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The Laughs  



Mother’s Day Thank You

I said a Mother's Day prayer for you
to thank the Lord above
for blessing me with a lifetime
of your tenderhearted love.

I thanked God for the caring
you've shown me through the years,
for the closeness we've enjoyed
in time of laughter and of tears.

And so, I thank you from the heart
for all you've done for me
and I bless the Lord for giving me
the best mother there could be! 

Sara's Story

Sara, a little girl, is sitting and watching her mother wash the dishes at the kitchen sink.  She notices that her mother has several white hairs sticking out of her brunette hair.  Sara looks at her mother and inquisitively asks, 'Why are some of your hairs white, Mum?'

Her mother answers, 'Well Sara, every time that you do something wrong and make me cry or unhappy, one of my hairs turns white.'

Sara thinks about this revelation for a while and then inquires, Mummy, why are all of grandma's hairs are white?'

 My Teacher is Thankful

Son: “Mom, teacher was asking me today, if I have any brothers or sisters who will be coming to school.”

Mom: “That’s nice of her to take such an interest in you. So what did she say when you told her that you’re the only child, my dear?”

Son: “She just said…“Thank goodness!”

Over the centuries mothers have given their children plenty of good advice; here are some examples. 

COLUMBUS'S MOTHER: I don't care what you've discovered, Christopher.  You could have written.

MICHELANGELO'S MOTHER: Mike, can't you paint on walls like other children?  Do you have any idea how hard it is to get that stuff off the ceiling?

NAPOLEON'S MOTHER: All right, Napoleon. If you aren't hiding your report card inside your jacket, then take your hand out of there and prove it.

GOLDILOCKS'S MOTHER: I've got a bill here for a broken chair from the Bear family.  Do you know anything about this Goldie?

ALBERT EINSTEIN'S MOTHER: But, Albert, it's your senior picture. Can't you do something about your hair?  Styling gel, mousse, something...?

THOMAS EDISON'S MOTHER: Of course I'm proud that you invented the electric light bulb, Thomas. Now turn off that light and get to bed!

HUMPTY DUMPTY'S MOTHER: Humpty, If I've told you once, I've told you a hundred times not to sit on that wall. But would you listen to me? No!


Mother’s Day Vocabulary

1.   _D____ Sunday

2.   _O____ mother

3.   _F____ children

4.   _D____ breakfast

5.   _E____ presents

6.   _G____ wife

7.   _B____ May

8.   _A____ grandmother

9.   _L____ son

10. _K____ daughter

11. _N____ hug

12. _M____ spring

13. _J_____ mom

14. _G____ husband

15. _C____ dad  

16. _P____ Mother’s Day  


The Stages Of Motherhood

Here is a light hearted presentation of what we all think about our moms, at different points of our lives. Don't get surprised because we all have the same tendency towards our mothers!

4 Years Of Age - My Mommy can do anything

8 Years Of Age - My Mom knows a lot! A whole lot

12 Years Of Age -My Mother doesn't really know quite everything

14 Years Of Age -Naturally, Mother doesn't know that, either

16 Years Of Age -Mother? She's hopelessly old-fashioned

18 Years Of Age -That old woman? She's way out of date

25 Years Of Age -Well, she might know a little bit about it

35 Years Of Age -Before we decide, let's get Mom's opinion

45 Years Of Age -Wonder what Mom would have thought about it

65 Years Of Age -Wish, I could talk it over with Mom


More Mothers



 Good Bye Mother

A young man was walking through a supermarket to pick up a few things when he noticed an old lady following him around. Thinking nothing of it, he ignored her and continued on. Finally he went to the checkout line, but she got in front of him.

"Pardon me," she said, "I'm sorry if my staring at you has made you feel uncomfortable. It's just that you look just like my son, who I haven't seen in a long time."

"That's a shame," replied the young man, "is there anything I can do for you?"

"Yes," she said, "as I'm leaving, can you say 'Good bye, Mother!' It would make me feel so much better."

"Sure," answered the young man. As the old woman was leaving, he called out, "Good bye, Mother!" As he stepped up to the checkout counter, he saw that his total was 2955 CZK. "How can that be?" he asked, "I only purchased a few things!"

"Your mother said that you would pay for her," said the clerk.

Mother's Advice to Daughter

Mother to daughter advice:  Cook a man a fish and you feed him for a day.

But teach a man to fish and you get rid of him for the whole weekend.


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