Graph of the Day for May 9, 2010

"Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own."  Aristotle.

"Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease."  Lisa Alther.

"The only mothers it is safe to forget on Mother's Day are the good ones."  Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960.

"Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all."  Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Source:  The Quote Garden.


Live Births and Fertility Rates in the U.S.


Source:  CDC.


Hoven's Index for May 9, 2010


Number of mothers in the US in 2004:  82.8 million

Percentage of women aged 15-44 who were mothers, in 2006:  55%

Number of births in the US in 2007:  4.3 million

Number of births in August (highest month), in 2006:  387,798

Source:  CDC.


Graph of the Day Archive.

"Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own."  Aristotle.

"Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease."  Lisa Alther.

"The only mothers it is safe to forget on Mother's Day are the good ones."  Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960.

"Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all."  Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Source:  The Quote Garden.


Live Births and Fertility Rates in the U.S.


Source:  CDC.


Hoven's Index for May 9, 2010


Number of mothers in the US in 2004:  82.8 million

Percentage of women aged 15-44 who were mothers, in 2006:  55%

Number of births in the US in 2007:  4.3 million

Number of births in August (highest month), in 2006:  387,798

Source:  CDC.


Graph of the Day Archive.

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