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Record breaking mothers
To celebrate Mother’s Day, here are some eyebrow-raising records set by
mothers all over the world.
OLDEST MOTHER TO CONCEIVE NATURALLY
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the oldest woman to
conceive naturally was Dawn Brooke from the United Kingdom. In 1997, she
became pregnant at 59 years old, and went on to give birth to a healthy baby
boy.
SMALLEST MOTHER
Stacey Herald, an American woman
with a rare genetic condition
measuring just 2 feet, 4 inches tall,
became the world’s smallest mother
in 2007. She gave birth to a total of
three children, despite her doctors warning
her that being pregnant could kill her.
LARGEST GATHERING
OF NURSING MOTHERS
On May 4, 2006, more than 3,700 mothers
gathered at a stadium in Manila, Philippines
to breast-feed. The event was held to promote
breast-feeding in the country and to break the
previous Guinness World record.
LARGEST NUMBER OF CHILDREN
The record for largest number of children goes to the wife
of Russian peasant, Feodor Vassilyev. She’s said to have
given birth to 69 babies between 1725 and 1765. She
had 16 sets of twins, seven sets of triplets and four sets
of quadruplets.

What do moms really
want for Mother’s Day?

You can even hire a cleaning company to do the job; you’ll score the
brownie points without having to lift a finger.

SORT THE FAMILY PHOTOS
Many families have countless digital photographs on their computers
that could stand to be organized. Others have piles of printed pictures
Are you having trouble finding the perfect Mother’s Day present?
that need to be sorted. Give Mom a reason to smile by tidying up the
If so, then perhaps you should consider that what your mom really
photos and presenting them to her in an album. Be sure to spend
wants is time — both to share with her loved ones and to enjoy by
some time reminiscing with her as she flips through it.
herself. Here are a few ways to give it to her.
OFFER HER A DAY OFF
PLAN A DAY OF ACTIVITIES
If she’s got young kids, hire a babysitter for the day. This will give her
Plan a full day of activities for the family so Mom can sit back and
a much needed break and the chance to do whatever she wants. If you
enjoy spending time with her loved ones, without the hassle of having
really want to spoil her, send her to a spa to get pampered.
to manage itineraries, make reservations or organize any of the other
details.
Mom doesn’t really need things for Mother’s Day. What she really
wants is a shorter to-do list, a bit of down time and to enjoy the comDO THE SPRING CLEANING
pany of her family.
Deep clean the kitchen, organize the closet or wash all the windows.

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