Here are five random facts for you as you celebrate Mother's Day with mom.

  1. According to National Geographic, this year marks the 100th anniversary of President Woodrow Wilson officially naming Mother's Day a U.S. holiday.
  2. According to National Geographic, Mother's Day was originally started in the 1850s by a woman named Ann Jarvis, and it wasn't about giving gifts.  It was a day for mothers to rally together behind causes like fighting disease, mourning soldiers, and promoting peace.
  3. According to WEWS-TV in Cleveland, Americans will spend $19.9 billion on Mother's Day this year.
  4. According to PR Newswire, 28% of people say they don't feel they know, or knew, their mother as much as they would like to.
  5. According to Huffington Post, 30% of mothers in the U.S. are stay-at-home moms.

There are some facts to discuss while you are celebrating with your mom today.