10 Wild Mother’s Day Facts
This Sunday all around the world we celebrate the people that loved us before anyone else did, gave us our first kiss, lovingly changed our diapers and picked up after us, and even to this day their love knows no bounds for us. If it weren’t for these special people, none of us would be here today.
That’s right, this Sunday we celebrate Mother’s Day!
When you’re a child you never truly appreciate the hard work and effort mothers put in every day just to make sure you were content. In fact, if it was up to us, we think mothers should be celebrated more than one day a year and we think you will agree after reading these Mother’s Day fun facts:
- Modern moms have an average of 2 kids compared to moms in the 1700s who averaged 7-10 kids
- Each second a little more than 4 women give birth to new babies
- By the time their child is 2 they have changed an average of 7,200 diapers
- The time it takes to change all of these diapers adds up to three 40-hour work weeks each year
- The fun doesn’t stop when they get older, a pre-schooler requires their mother’s attention once every 4 minutes or approximately 210 times a day
- On average moms wash nearly 330 loads of laundry for a total of 5300 articles of clothing each year
- The mother who holds the record for the most kids gave birth to 69 children over the course of her lifetime
- The first year a child is born typically costs parents $7,000 for baby items
- A typical middle class family will spend $242,070 to raise a kid until age 18
- Finally, economists estimate that if a stay-at-home mom was paid for everything they did, she would make a yearly salary of $115,432.
Recent studies suggest that this year consumers will spend $1.9 billion on flowers for mom this year. While we think flowers are a lovely present, this year you should show mom your utmost appreciation by giving her the gift of comfort, safety and health. Give her SmartCells.
SmartCells cushioning technology is available three different product lines (Anti-Fatigue, Fall Protection and Personal Training) to best suit the needs of your mother.
For the mom who spends extended periods of time on her feet we suggest the SmartCells line of anti-fatigue mats, insoles and flooring.
SmartCells anti-fatigue mats are built with industrial quality and combine features such as beveled edges and stability with style and elegance that blends perfectly in any room in the house.
The unique SmartCells act like springs that cushion as weight is applied and then rebound when the weight shifts, which returns energy and reduces fatigue.
The SmartCells line of anti-fatigue rubber mats come with an industry-leading 8-year warranty and are available in three different surface options (smooth, basket weave and carpet top) as well as three colors (Black, gray and light brown) and three sizes (2X3, 3X5 and 24X68).
If you are simply too mobile to enjoy the benefits of a SmartCells anti-fatigue mats, there is also a line of SmartCells anti-fatigue standard and orthotic insoles.
SmartCells fall protection mats and flooring is the perfect gift for the mom who wishes to age-in-place and maintain safe independence.
The dual-stiffness structure of SmartCells fall protection products provides users with a stable standing surface that will not cause a balance impaired person to lose their balance, while at the same time providing 5-7 times more cushioning than a foam mat of the same height. SmartCells cannot absorb liquid, so infection control issues can be more effectively dealt with, too.
SmartCells Fall Protection products are available to be used as an underlayment or in a variety of colors (Black, Light Brown, and Grey) and additional configurations ranging from build-your-own mats and custom flooring to pre-sized mats (2×3, 3×5 and 24×68).
SmartCells fall protection products will be there for your loved one when you can’t be.
SmartCells Personal Training products are the perfect gift for the mom who loves to stay active and wants to stay comfortable and feeling good in the process.
SmartCells Personal Training products can reduce impact stress on joints by up to 90% while at the same providing a safe, stable surface for workouts.
Available in three different colors (Black, Light Brown, and Grey) as well as three different sizes (36”X60”, 52”X60”, 52”X88”), the remarkable SmartCells Personal Training mats are low profile (1/2”) and have molded-in beveled edges. For custom applications, SATECH offers custom-sized mats as well as a wall-to-wall flooring option that is perfect for in-home gyms, and aerobics flooring.
To unload impact stress on-the-go, SmartCells Personal Training Insoles easily slip into most shoes and come in two styles: a Standard flat style, for use with or without orthotics, as well as an Active Orthotic style that offers arch and heel support, personalized for size and designed for impact-related activities.
In an effort to show our appreciation for mothers around the world anyone who uses code ‘tco10’ at our site will receive a 10% discount.
Happy Mother’s Day!