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Moms4Moms: The Collective Power of Moms this Mother’s Day

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

I met Holly Pavlika in Twitterland last year. Then she asked to interview me in the fall. I recently heard from Holly again, asking me to be a part of something huge.  Something that could truly make a difference for all mothers around the world.

Did you know approximately $14.6 billion* was spent on Mother’s Day presents last year in the U.S. alone?

According to a study the National Retail Federation conducted last year, Americans spent billions at restaurants and on clothing, jewelry and flowers. Where did that money go? $1.9 billion went to flowers. $2.9 billion was spent on Mom’s favorite food. Another $2.5 billion on jewelry. The remainder went to clothing or clothing accessories ($1.3 billion), gift certificates ($1.5 billion), personal services such as spa treatments ($933 million), consumer electronics ($906 million) and greeting cards ($671 million).