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March 26, 2024
Friday Five: Five Reasons to Have Mom Friends
April 5, 2024

Starting April 2 and running for 42 days, we are asking our supporters to commit to a monthly donation of $42.  Want some great reasons to donate?

  1. $42 monthly means in a year, you will donate a little over $500, which is our average give per family so you help one family.
  2. For sci-fi aficionados, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy claims “42 is the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything.”
  3. You get to celebrate Michelle’s birthday, her 42nd happening on 4/2…kismet!
  4. Just keep swimming!  Remember that in Finding Nemo, Dory and Marlin were searching for the address, 42 Wallaby Way.
  5. $42 gets a family who is traveling our client’s average distance to NICU (62 miles) three round trip visits.
  6. If you’re a Lost fan, 42 is the final number of the numbers referenced in the series.
  7. Our client’s average spend per transaction on their gift cards in partnership with Give Card is $42.
  8. In the game Risk, the map is divided into 42 territories.
  9. On average, Americans spend $429.33 monthly on utilities.
  10. Celebrate your rainbow babies.  42 degrees is the critical angle light must reflect at to create rainbow.
  11. Besides Michelle, you can celebrate some pretty awesome famous women also turning 42 in 2024, like Alison Brie, Kirsten Dunst, Chyler Leigh, Jessica Biel, Lizzy Caplan, Anna Paquin, Elisha Cuthbert, Erika Christensen, and Lacey Chabert!
  12. 42 was the number Jackie Robinson wore in the major leagues. Talk about game changers!
  13. Celebrate famous parents who have dealt with infertility, NICU stays, or baby loss, and are also turning 42 this year, like Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Dwayne Wade, Kimberly Van der Beek, Anne Hathaway, and Hilarie Burton.
  14. The book ”Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland ” by Lewis Carroll contained exactly 42 illustrations. The author also makes frequent use of the number 42 in the text.
  15. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines maternal deaths as the death of a pregnant person during pregnancy through 42 days after the end of the pregnancy.
  16. To infinity and beyond!  42 is the number of Buzz Lightyear’s ship from Toy Story.
  17. Medicaid currently finances about 42% of all births in the United States.
  18. The Gutenberg Bible is also known as the 42-line Bible, because each page has 42 lines on it.
  19. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act appears in Volume 42 of the United States Code.
  20. 42’ was the title of an episode of Dr. Who, which had a running time of 42 minutes.
  21. 42% of adult Americans say they or someone they know have used fertility treatments.
  22. In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Juliet drinks a special drink prepared ​​by Brother Lawrence, causing her to sleep for 42 hours, during which she will appear dead.
  23. These famous parents who have dealt with struggles and are still 42: Beyonce, Danielle Fishel, Rachel Bilson, Britney Spears, Meghan Markle, and Amy Schumer.
  24. The three best-selling albums of all time (not counting compilation albums) are Michael Jackson’s Thriller, The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd and Back in Black by AC/DC. And guess what; all three have a playing time of 42 minutes!
  25. Washington, the 42nd state to join the union, has been given a B by the March of Dimes for their preterm birth rates.
  26. Robert Stroud, also known as “the Birdman of Alcatraz”, was imprisoned on the island in 1942. His cell number: 42. After killing a prison guard, he spent 42 years in solitary confinement.
  27. On average, birthing people travel 42 minutes to give birth.
  28. There are even more famous women turning 42 this year!  Celebrate Alexandra Breckenridge, Cobie Smulders, Elisabeth Moss, Thora Birch, Sophia Bush, and Jenny Slate.
  29. Rules and regulations governing Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are located in Volume 42 of the United States Code.
  30. Also celebrate these famous men who are turning 42 this year, like Matt Smith, Seth Rogen, Jamie Dornan, and Taran Killam.
  31. On average, household bills take up 42% of a family’s income.
  32. In Egyptian mythology, there are 42 questions asked of people making their journey to death.
  33. 42% of Americans are confused by their medical bills.
  34. 4/2 is National Reconciliation Day.  What better way to make amends than through generosity!
  35. Bill Clinton is the 42nd president of the United States and during his two terms, he signed several laws that support pregnant people, infants, children, and families, such as protections requiring insurance companies to allow new moms to stay in the hospital for 48 hours for a normal birth and 96 hours for a c-section, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), an expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit, creation of Early Head Start programs, the expansion of a Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), childcare subsidy expansion, among others.
  36. 4/2 is Children’s Picture Book Day.
  37. Colette was born at 24 weeks, the inverse of 42.
  38. In Buddhism and Hinduism, there is a belief that a person reaches Nirvana or Moksha around age 42.
  39. Elliott says to do it!
  40. Title 42 of the United States Code establishes the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities.
  41. Colette’s cousin Nate was born on the 24th, the inverse of 42.
  42. Every dollar goes to helping families in crisis.


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