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Celebrating moms
Author: Jason Sillman
Published: 5:09 PM PDT May 10, 2017
FEATURES 3 Articles

Every year on the second Sunday in May we honor our mothers – a day when we bring them breakfast in bed, flowers, cards, chocolates, and more. It's a day when we can show our appreciation for all they do.

So how was Mother's Day started?

No, it wasn't a greeting card company or flower shop, but a peace activist named Anna Jarvis. The first Mother's Day celebration was held in 1908 when Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at a church in Grafton, W. Va.

Jarvis' efforts to make it a national holiday paid off when President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating the celebrations to be held on the second Sunday in May in the United States. Congress, however, refused to recognize the day as a national holiday because (jokingly) they would have to include the mother-in-laws.

Fast forward to today, we can use social media we can show love for our mothers with everyone.

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Celebrating moms

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Chapter 1

Moms-to-be

We're celebrating new moms and moms to be. To see more photos or to add your own, visit our Facebook page.

Chapter 2

Best advice from Mom

Mother always knows best, right? KING 5 viewers share the best advice they've gotten from their mother. Share what you learned from your mom on our Facebook page.

Chapter 3

Mother and child lookalikes

Do you look like your mom? From mannerisms to genetics, viewers shared what makes them like their mothers. Add your photo and see more on our Facebook page.