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Mother’s Day Turns 100!

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Happy Mother’s Day!  And it’s a very special one too since the holiday turns 100.

Here are some quick Mother’s Day facts (you can read a full article on the history here):

  • The holiday was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 following the death of her mother.  She wanted the holiday to serve as a way to celebrate mothers and all that they do.
  • The first Mother’s Day celebration was held at a Methodist church in Grafton, West Virginia.
  • Jarvis started a letter writing campaign to make Mother’s Day a national holiday and it finally became one in 1914 under President Woodrow Wilson.
  • By 1920, Jarvis was disillusioned by the turn the holiday had taken.  She did not like the commercialization of the holiday by card companies and floral companies and actually lobbied to have the holiday removed from the national calendar.

Whether the holiday was 10 years old or 500 years old, it was still a great one for me.  Luckily I was able to spend the day at home with my mother and with Kayle.  Although I was studying for Step 1, it was still nice to spend some time with family (especially since I’ve been away for 2-3 weeks).  I got some lovely homemade gifts, a card, and a Disney princesses tissue box to keep in the car!

Mother's Day Gifts

It was the best Mother’s Day ever!

How’d you spend you Mother’s Day?



About happilycb

I'm a general surgery resident and mother to a seven, going on 30, year old daughter.

One response »

  1. You go girl! Happy to know your Mother’s Day was so special. May you enjoy many more throughout the years.

    Love and blessings,

    Your number one fan.



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