Mother’s Day can actually be traced all the way back to the ancient Greeks and Romans. But the more modern-day precursor was in the mid-1800’s, with the formation of “Mother’s Day Work Clubs,” that helped women with childcare. After the Civil War, these clubs became peace organizations, to promote reconciliation between former Union and Confederate soldiers. In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson officially established the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.
“More phone calls are made on Mother’s Day than any other day of the year. These holiday chats with Mom often cause phone traffic to spike by as much as 37 percent.”
This Mother’s Day, as you brunch with loved ones, and enjoy fresh flowers and marvelous spring weather, RCare invites you to reflect with us on the reason we appreciate these amazing women in our lives, and the daily contributions and sacrifices they make for all of us. And, let’s also think about the mothers who are not only caring for children, but perhaps a spouse or aging relative as well. Let’s remember the mothers who are working in the caregiving field too. From CNAs to administration to nurses to doctors to social workers, and everyone else helping provide care for the sick, aged and disabled population.
We truly appreciate the incredible and selfless labor of the mothers in our community, the mothers in care, and of course the mothers in our own families.
Please join RCare in giving an extra dose of appreciation to the moms out there.
We appreciate you and we thank you!
Happy Mother’s Day!
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