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History of Father’s Day – Interesting Trivia and Information

Both Mother’s Day and Father’s Day honor parents, but the latter holiday has a much shorter history. Celebrations in honor of mothers date back to the ancient Greeks, through Roman times and on down to the present day. The first...

Those Who Believe Receive – A Christmas Story

There she stood. 4 years old, with her hair up in pig tails, a red taffeta dress and a sparkle in her eyes that only belongs to the young. Her older sisters at her side, coveting the mystical magic...

Easter Mass – Celebrating the Resurrection of Christ

Easter Mass is a timeless tradition that dates back almost to the death of Christ. It celebrates the resurrection and offers hope and glory for millions and millions of Catholics throughout the world. As universal and respected as Easter...

Canadian Thanksgiving

It is true that Canadians are more low key than their American cousins; this is why celebrations for Canadian Thanksgiving are more subdued. Thanksgiving in the US is welcomed with much hoopla as it is considered an equally important...

Birthday Traditions – Celebrating Another Year of Life

Children love a birthday. Not only do they get to be one year closer to the ever desired adulthood, but they are their own queen or king for just one day. The countdown starts months ahead, little reminders start...

Winter Solstice – The Shortest Day of the Year

The winter solstice is the “shortest” day of the year. It is the day that the northern hemisphere experiences the least amount of daylight and the most amount of darkness. Most religious holidays have at least some reference to...

What is Boxing Day?

On a typical American calendar, the day after Christmas is clearly marked with Boxing Day, typically with Canada written in parenthesis to explain that this holiday is not celebrated in the United States. About 99% of Americans believe that...

The Nativity – The Christmas Story

Our nativity scene always went under the Christmas tree, usually with a backdrop of whatever we had created that year for scenery. The nativity figurines were made in my brother’s scout group. And for something that had been hand...

The Meaning of Christmas – It’s Not Just About Getting Gifts

Each year around this time of year, the whole world gets sentimental. It becomes habitual and kind to wish perfect strangers well and to carry our hearts on our sleeves as we smile giddy from the smell of fresh...

The History of Christmas Cards

For as often as people complain about having to sit down and write out Christmas cards, everyone knows that Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without them. Christmas cards typically end up as part of the Christmas décor, and...
Returning to Work After Having Children

Returning to Work After Having Children

For the stay at home parent there is a long road between staying home and returning to work. At some point, the sheer inklings and desire to reconnect with your professional passion may have you seeking employment. For others the needs are monetary in nature. When the nest becomes...

Should a Teenager Work – Pros and Cons of Taking a Job

Teenagers are expensive and want things. That’s just the nature of being a teenager. Their friends have cool things and they wear cool clothes and typically teenagers are unconcerned with things such as the cost of living and the water bill. Most kids don’t know how much their parents...

Dealing with Debt Collectors – Regulations are in Place to Protect You

If you are one of the millions of people that have gotten behind in payments to debtors, then chances are good you will be at some point, dealing with debt collectors. Despite laws that have been put in place to help protect consumers from being harassed and sometimes barraged by...