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My momma and my daughter

Give Mom a Break - Take the kids to Storytime

Hey, Dads. You know what Mom really wants for Mother’s Day? As my friend’s mom always said, “Peace and quiet and a clean house.” Richland Library can’t help you with the housekeeping, but we have lots of great children’s activities this week and weekend. Pack up the diaper bag and take the kids to story time. Take the older ones for some craft time. Let mom have an hour to herself in her own home. That’s all she really wants. Believe me. Mom will appreciate it way more than a box of chocolates (although we like those, too).         

Fun Events at Richland Library this weekend:

Hands On Art at Richland Library Northeast on Parklane Friday at 10:30

Flowers for Mom at Richland Library Blythewood Thursday at 3:30

Sewing Saturdays at Cooper this Saturday from 3:30-5pm

Use our Calendars and Events page to find more.

Facts about Mother’s Day 2014

(U.S. Census Bureau Facts for Features: Mother's Day: May 11, 2014; PR Newswire; 04/16/2014)

  • 4.1 million – number of women ages 15-50 who gave birth since last Mother’s Day
  • 20% of women ages 15-44 have two children, 17% have one, 10% have three and 5% have four or more.
  • 62% of women ages 16-50 who gave birth last year are working moms.
  • The U.S population includes five million stay-at-home moms  and 10 million single mothers.
  • Jacob and Sophia – most popular names for baby boys and girls born in 2012.
  • 66,165 florists will be working overtime in the 15,308 floral shops to get your mom’s posies ready.

Want to know more? Use the search box at the top of every page of In the “I want to:” drop down box, select “Research and Read an article.” This box searches every online database for magazine articles, scholarly research and more. Great for school projects, too!


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