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The History of Mother’s Day, Part 2

Anna Jarvis, who worked to put Mother’s Day on the calendar, wasn’t exactly happy with the way the holiday developed.  She thought the day should honor the sacrifices mothers made for their children.  As History.com reports, “Anna Jarvis had originally conceived of Mother’s Day as a day of personal celebration between mothers and families. Her version of the day involved wearing a white carnation as a badge and visiting one’s mother or attending church services. But once Mother’s Day became a national holiday, it was not long before florists, card companies and other merchants capitalized on its popularity.”   Apparently,...


The History of Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I thought it might be fun to look back at the history of the holiday.   According to the folks at History.com, “The origins of Mother’s Day as celebrated in the United States date back to the 19th century. In the years before the Civil War, Ann Reeves Jarvis of West Virginia helped start “Mothers’ Day Work Clubs” to teach local women how to properly care for their children.” Apparently, the Mothers’ Day Work Clubs became something of a unifying force after the war. “In 1868 Jarvis organized “Mothers’ Friendship Day,” at which mothers...


More Single Moms than Ever

The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the majority of America’s 73.7 million children under age 18 live in families with two parents (69 percent), according to new statistics released today from the U.S. Census Bureau. This is compared to other types of living arrangements, such as living with grandparents or having a single parent.   The second most common family arrangement is children living with a single mother, at 23 percent. These statistics come from the Census Bureau’s annual America’s Families and Living Arrangements table package.   Between 1960 and 2016, the percentage of children living in families with two parents...


A Summer Salute to the Red, White & Blue

When we introduced our new releases in May, we included a number of outfits that will be perfect for summer picnics and celebrations of the Fourth of July (it will be here before you know it!).   Our Freedom Tiny Dancer Dress is a ballerina-style dress with a scoop back. It’s made from a soft print fabric with a navy background liberally adorned with white stars and trimmed with a double layer of red fringe. This made-to-order dress is super stretchy and soft and it’s pleasantly roomy.   We also give a nod to the nation’s birthday with our Star Light Classic...


A Sunny Mommy-Daughter Duo

You’ll bring a smile to the faces of everyone you see when you and your daughter step out in our Yellow and White Stripes Dresses!   The women’s Yellow and White Stripes dress is available with a v-neck or slightly scooped neck. The bodice sports sunny yellow and white stripes; the skirt of the dress features a solid yellow fabric. Both fabrics are soft, stretchy and incredibly comfortable!  Available in women’s sizes 4 through 22.   For your daughter, we offer the Yellow Stripes Tiny Dancer dress, a ballerina-style dress with scoop back. Just like your dress, the bodice is awash...

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