Call Your Mother (Infographic)

Since Mother’s Day is coming up, I thought it would be nice to pay tribute to all the mothers out there and all the things they do for their kids. This graphic takes a playful look at some of the sacrifices average moms make in the interest of their children—for example, a new mom typically loses about three hours of sleep per night when they have a newborn. It also discusses other things we might not as readily thing of, like how many peanut butter and jelly sandwiches your mother may have made you by the time you reached high school (around 1,500).

Each mom is unique, but more often than not, our mothers have done more for us than we readily realize. I hope you enjoy this graphic, and that it inspires you to show some appreciation to your mom this Mother’s Day.

mother's day infographic


  1. It’s interesting once you start having kids of your own and you get to see what your own mom must have went through. It really puts everything into perspective. My first kid is now only 5 months old so we’re in the middle of the no sleep, constant attention period. We haven’t reached soccer practice or pasta yet, but either way…it makes you want to say “Thanks Mom!”.

  2. Love this blog, love all the artwork it’s clean and crisp and really interesting . Great work need more blogs like this

  3. Shared with my 9 year old daughter and here’s what she said: “About the homework part, that would be a whole lot of money out of my allowance! The whole thing was as funny as could be. Whoever created this is a MAMG (Math And Mother Genius)”

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog… Your graphic is wonderful! I’ll be more than happy to share this graphic goodness.

  5. Happy Mother’s Day to my mom, my wife, my friends and everyone else who has been blessed to be mother’s in their own special way! This information is entertaining as well as informative and looking at the cost being a recent father a bit scary. Anyway great post thanks a bunch!

  6. I love that graphic! When I was growing up in Mississippi, we had my parents, both sets of THEIR parents, plus us kids all in the same house – a real extended family. I can’t count the number of times one or the other of my grandmothers would remind me (or my sisters) about how much we owed our mother – some of the reminders in the graphic brought those to mind. And if it wasn’t our grandparents, it was our teachers or our preachers. I think the Long Beach motto should have been, “You’re only here because of your mom!” God Bless all the moms out there – of all ages! 🙂

  7. Holy cows! That dollar amount has sure gone up since my growing up years when my grandmas used to remind us kids to behave because our parents were going to spend “at least” $10,000 a piece on each of us before we were grown. Of course, back then, $10,000 was a lot for anyone in Long Beach, MS!

  8. It is fairly hard to think that the number of single mother out there now under the age of 30 is only growing more and more every year. These young women are setting themselves up for failure in a financial aspect.
    Very good infographic.

  9. What a great way to reflect on the sacrifices parents make for their children – based on the costs associated with raising kids, I’ll be setting up savings accounts and investing on their behalves as soon as they are born…yikes