May is for Mom and “Mom-to-me”

Mom. Madre. Maman. Okaasan. Mama. Mãe. We all have our own way of saying it, and for each of us, the word comes with different feelings, and so much meaning!

May 14 is a day to celebrate mom, motherhood, stepmoms, mothers-in-law and all mom-like influences in your life. In honor of Mother’s Day, we’ve pulled together some fun facts about moms—and Mother’s Day—throughout history.

But first, please accept a warm “Happy Mother’s Day” from our family at Pigtails & Crewcuts. We hope you have memorable plans for the day, and share it with friends and family. (Personally, we’re partial to a day at the salon!)

Fun facts

– Mother’s Day was declared a national holiday in 1914 by President Woodrow Wilson

– Today, Mother’s Day is considered the third largest holiday for retailers, behind the winter holiday season and back to school.

– Last year, shoppers who bought gifts online spent an average of $47 on jewelry, $37 on brunch or dinner, $27 on consumer electronics and $25 on flowers.

– According the National Retail Federation, two-thirds of those celebrating Mother’s Day will mom flowers, spending a total of $2.3 billion.

– Carnations are the most popular flower purchased for Mother’s Day.

– People make nearly 122 million phone calls to moms on Mother’s Day in the U.S.

– According to a survey by, men with children spend three times less on Mother’s Day than men without children.

– According to Guinness Book of World Records, the title “Most Prolific Mother” goes to Mrs. Vassilyeva, a peasant in Russia who gave birth to 69 children.

– 353,000 babies are born each day around the world, according to UNICEF. Nearly 4 million babies are born in the U.S. every year.

According to, the most popular names for girls born in 2014 were Sophia, Emma, Olivia, Ava and Isabella. The top boy names were Jackson, Aiden, Liam, Lucas and Noah.