Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day




To the mothers and supporters that help us achieve greatness, we wish you a Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day celebrates mothers and is observed on the second Sunday in May in the United States of America. 

Celebrations to honor mothers go back to ancient Greece and ancient India. Ancient referring to 3100 B.C. to 476 A.D.  Mother's Day in the Middle Ages (476 A.D.-circa 1500 A.D.) developed across cultures in Europe to honor mothers during Lent, the time of year when Christians prepare for Easter" (Encyclopedia Britannica).

1607: the first lasting English settlement, Jamestown, was established in the New World.  Thirteen years later, 102 settlers aboard the Mayflower landed in Massachusetts at a place they named Plymouth.  With these two colonies, English settlement in North America was born." (Fisher)

1620: Remembering Plymouth Colony's first colonial English mother: Susanna White Winslow. Susanna White Winslow was one of three expectant mothers who crossed the Atlantic aboard the Mayflower.  Discover more about Susanna White Winslow, the wife of Edward Winslow and the mother of the first Pilgrim child born in the New World.  "For the 300th anniversary of the Mayflower in 1920, the Daughters of the American Revolution commissioned the lovely Pilgrim Mothers statue which stands in Plymouth [Massachusetts].  The names of the females on the Mayflower-as known in 1920-are on the back of the statue" (SMDPA).  

Anna Jarvis originated Mother's Day in the U.S., "she wanted to honor her mother, whose dream it was to have a day that celebrated mothers. On May 10, 1908, the first official observance of Mother’s Day was held at Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church in Grafton, West Virginia...Within five years, almost every state was observing the day. In 1914 President Woodrow Wilson made it a national holiday" (Encyclopedia Britannica).

International Journal of Epidemiology Research

According to researchers at the University College London Medical School, "paternal education had an important indirect effect on offspring ability via occupational status as well as parenting skills.  It may be that the intellectual home environment was influenced by the resources available for parents to interact with, and invest in, their children" (Byford, Kuh, and Richards).

Youth.Gov Research

"Impact of Family Engagement: Studies have shed light on the vital roles and functions that families of all backgrounds can perform to support their children’s and youth’s development and success...Studies show that strong family engagement is a necessary component in improving outcomes for children and youth...

Family engagement in schools contributes to positive student outcomes, including improved child and student achievement, decreased disciplinary issues, improved parent-teacher and teacher-student relationships, and improved school environment...

Most families, when adequately supported and engaged, can work in full partnership with juvenile justice system professionals to achieve better outcomes for youth." (Impact of Family Engagement)



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