American moms: What makes a mom in the US? Take our quiz

Mother's Day began on May 10, 1908, as the project of Anna Jarvis. Observed only in Grafton, W. Va., and Philadelphia at first, Ms. Jarvis asked Congress to set aside a day to honor mothers. It took four years, but finally in 1914, little over a month before Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Mother's Day proclamation on May 14. 

What made a mom then is certainly different than what makes a mom now. In the pursuit of understanding who our mothers are in America today — their age, their marital status, how many babies they have — take our quiz and expand your understanding of the American Mom. 

2. How many 15- to 44-year-old women were mothers in 2010?

(AP Photo/Peter Kramer, file)
This Dec. 15, 2009 file photo shows actress Goldie Hawn, left, and her daughter Kate Hudson at the premiere of "Nine" at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York. When Kate Hudson first burst onto the scene with the movie "Almost Famous," her uncanny resemblance to her mother Goldie Hawn had everybody talking. Hudson didn't see it. But now that she's a mother herself, the 34-year-old actress says she treasures the comparison.

Less than a quarter of all women

Between a quarter and half of all women

More than half, less than three quarters of all women

More than three quarters of all women

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