Top 5 Things You Didn't Know About Mother's Day

Everyone knows Mother's Day is the day to shower your mom with affection (and maybe take her out for a nice meal at The Old School Nashville). Here are a few facts and stats about Mother's Day that might surprise you

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  1. The Day Was First Suggested By A Famous Poet
    The woman who first proposed Mother's Day in 1870 was the same woman who wrote the lyrics to "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." After the Civil War, writer Julia Ward Howe suggested a Mother's Day to recognize peace and protest war. 

  2. Call Volume In The U.S. Goes Up
    Don’t forget to call your mom this mothers day and you can ad to the 11% call volume U.S. increase.

  3. It’s Not the Same Day In Every Country
    Many countries have a Mother’s Day, though they don't always fall on the second Sunday in May like it does in the U.S., Australia, China, Japan, and India.

  4. It’s Dads Duty
    While everyone knows you need to get something for your mother, 47 percent of moms think that dads should buy the mother of their kids a gift. Don’t hold your breath though, moms: Only 6 percent of dads agree!

  5. M Is For Mother
    Across languages, most words for “mother” start with the letter M.

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Barry ONeill