Anna Jarvis, the founder of Mother's Day, became disillusioned with the holiday's commercialization and spent the latter part of her life trying to abolish it

The first Mother's Day was celebrated in 1908 in West Virginia, and it became an official U.S. holiday in 1914

Mother's Day is celebrated on different dates around the world, but the most common date is the second Sunday in May

In Thailand, Mother's Day is celebrated on the birthday of the current queen, Sirikit

The most popular gift for Mother's Day is flowers, followed by greeting cards and jewelry

The carnation is the official flower of Mother's Day because it was Anna Jarvis's mother's favorite flower

The most children born to one woman is 69, by a woman named Feodor Vassilyev in the 18th century

The oldest mother on record is a woman named Maria del Carmen Bousada de Lara, who gave birth at age 66

The youngest mother on record is a Peruvian girl who gave birth at the age of five

The world record for the most breast milk donated is 16,321 ounces, by a woman named Alicia Richman