Thanks a Million, Mom!
A holiday honoring relentless maternal love, Mother’s Day became an official American holiday in 1914 when President Woodrow Wilson formally dedicated the second Sunday of May to this momentous celebration of motherhood. Children traditionally observe Mother’s Day by showering their mothers with flowers, cards and gifts to express their gratitude to their long-suffering maternal figures. In the spirit of Mother’s Day, The StickerTalk has collected a smorgasbord of motherhood marvels to share with our readers!
The animal kingdom is home to a host of interesting mothers. A female polar bear will gain upwards of four hundred pounds during her pregnancy. Not to be outdone by her carnivorous counterpart, a mother elephant’s pregnancy lasts for twenty-two months, ending with the birth of a two hundred pound baby.
A plethora of health benefits accompany motherhood. Becoming a mother strengthens your immune system as well as reducing the risk of breast cancer later in life. Additional benefits include a fortified memory, a decreased tendency toward depression, and ample motivation to break unhealthy habits.
Even celebrities have mothers: a subject they love to talk about!
“My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.”
“Mothers are all slightly insane.”
“My mother is a walking miracle.”