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How Did Mother’s Day Begin?

The surprising history behind the holiday.

Mother’s Day Historical Marker, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, image Creative Commons

Most of us think of Mother’s Day as a time when children are reminded to appreciate their moms. Fathers try to let mothers of young children sleep late, and older kids may try their hand at fixing breakfast for their mothers.

Florists and retail stores love the holiday—this year, it’s anticipated that people will spend…




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Cindy Heath

Cindy Heath

I’ve been a farmer, homesteader, entrepreneur, and more. Always curious and still hopeful. If you are, too, read along and follow me at cindyheathwrites.com.

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