Mother's Day Features
Gift ideas, features, and fun stuff
Origins of Mother's Day
The custom of honoring mothers goes back at least as far as 17th-century England, which celebrated (and still celebrates) Mothering Sunday.
Mother's Day in the United States originated in 1872 with Julia Ward Howe, a writer, abolitionist, and suffragist who wrote the words to "Battle Hymn of the Republic." In 1911, President Woodrow Wilson made it a national holiday. In 2017, Mother's Day will be celebrated on May 14.
You can read more about the origins of this holiday with our in-depth Mother's Day article!
- Mothers by the Numbers
There are more than 85 million mothers of all ages in the United States
- Mother's Day Quotations
Memorable quotations to share with Mom
- Best Countries for Mothers
The Mother's Index ranks the health, educational, and economic conditions for mothers in 165 countries.
- Worst Countries for Mothers
Countries in sub-Saharan Africa dominate the lowest ranking.
- Showbiz Moms
When mom's a movie star, the kids are likely to follow
- Women's History
Notable women in business, education, the arts, and more
Especially for Kids
- Mother's Day Gift Ideas
Cards, bookmarks, gift certificates, and more
- Mothers of Invention
Mothers who invented fun stuff
- Like Mother, Like Daughter
These women have followed in their mothers' footsteps
- Quiz: Mother's Day
In Greek mythology, who is the Goddess of the Earth and the mother of Cyclopes, the Hundred-handed Ones, and the Titans?