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Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 07:25:44 -0500


Irish Decorations for St Patrick's Day

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:56:11 -0500

With a little inspiration there are plenty of opportunities to decorate your home for St. Patrick's Day with the help of simple frames, wreaths or door art. Using ribbon, cord, raffia, or rough twine can help to make a variety of Irish decorations.

What Do You Give When You Have Nothing To Give?

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:57:57 -0600

It's that time of year again when many stress over what gift to give and who to give presents to. Folks scurry to and fro moving from store to store and mall to mall spending even money that they do not have (aaaahhh... MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express, etc. etc. etc.). For those who have decided not to deal with traffic and shop online, the concern is still the same... what do I get for "So-and-So?"

Simple Feng Shui for Holiday Harmony

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:44:08 -0600

Use Feng Shui even more consciously during the holidays to not only create Holiday Harmony but harmony, abundance, well-being and prosperity for the coming year ahead as well. By placing holiday decor with intention and thought, you can create a balanced and supportive environment to help you create and live a more successful life.

Fortunate Friday, Our Answer to Black Friday

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 09:08:15 -0600

While so many people were looking for deals and sales on black Friday, the women in my family were enjoying a different kind of day.On the day after Thanksgiving, a day after giving thanks for what we have and spending time with the people in our lives whom we love, the idea of black Friday is not very appealing to us.

7 Quick Hacks for Easy Holiday Entertaining

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 14:24:21 -0600

Don't spend more time stressing over Christmas than enjoying the special moments. Check out these great ways to entertain while keeping the happy in your holidays.

What to Wear For Valentine's Day: Cute and Romantic Ideas for Everyone

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 07:09:16 -0600

February is filled with fun events and holidays like Valentine's Day. Although it is easy to get distracted by the over-the-top spending, Valentine's Day is still a special day to spend with your special someone, family, and friends. Remember: this holiday is about showing your love, appreciation, and having a little fun!

Christmas May Be Older Than You Think

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 10:39:12 -0600

We all think we know Christmas so the information in this short article will come as a surprise to many.The fact this great feast has a far longer history than most of us suppose should have no effect on our enjoyment of the day.

Fun Halloween Costume Ideas

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 08:22:01 -0600

In recent years, Halloween costumes, in particular for adults, have become more and more outrageous as individuals go for maximum shock value. Costume shops are adding increasing complicated items to their already bizarre line of get-ups.

The Meaning of President's Day

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 07:44:19 -0600

This article reviews the history and meaning of President's Day in the United States. President's Day is traditionally viewed as a time of patriotism, celebration, and reflection.

New Versus Existing Tyres: Driving To Your Holiday Destination

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:02:57 -0600

There is always an argument among people about getting new tyres for the holiday or keeping the ones they already have for the trip. Which would be wiser?

10 Things You Didn't Know About The History Of Halloween

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 11:04:09 -0600

Whether it's a solemn celebration honoring the spirits of the dead or a saccharine, candy-laden costume party, Halloween is a time when we look beyond the everyday and into the weird. Take a deeper look into the holiday, and you'll find some weird things.

When The Holidays Make You Feel Lonely

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 08:47:20 -0600

It's the most wonderful time of the year, but what if its just feels like a bout of depression has hit you - out of nowhere? The good news is, you're not alone.

The Best Entrance To A New Year

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 07:40:40 -0600

There are many gates to the New Year, which one have you decided to use? People, things and circumstances often determine the decisions or the steps people take in life. However, none of the above can force you to choose their way, you are the one to finally take the decision and implement it. This article tells you the best entrance to the New Year.

3 Last-Minute Pork Recipes To Add To Your Christmas Dinner

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 08:01:34 -0600

Not finished planning your holiday menu? Try these tasty pork recipes perfect for Christmas - easy to make but will hit the spot!

Wishing for a 2005 Christmas or Am I?

Sun, 25 Dec 2016 17:23:27 -0600

I woke up this morning and checked Facebook like I do every morning. I had a newsfeed filled with Christmas trees, talk of grocery shopping for the big dinner, Latkes recipes and parents sitting on couches with little children in front of their Christmas trees drinking hot chocolate waiting on the big guy. Families are traveling from near and far to be with other family members.

Another Christmas Up the Chimney

Sun, 25 Dec 2016 17:20:09 -0600

It hardly seems possible that another Christmas has come and gone. I think it comes quicker than it goes, but then that is just my opinion. We were sitting for the last time around the Christmas tree which was about to be disassembled and I happen to say, "I can't believe Christmas is over. Where does the time go?" To that, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage looked at me and said, "The older you get, the faster time goes." I remember as if it was yesterday when without thinking, which is usually dangerous for me, I once responded, "You must know."

Custom Boxes - Design It the Way You Like It

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 09:28:02 -0600

What are custom packaging boxes and how do they work? Custom boxes are no different in use than regular packaging boxes. Packaging boxes are used for transporting items bought from anywhere in the world to the buyers home addresses.

4 Christmas Ham Recipes That Will Make Your Holidays More Festive

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 07:14:54 -0600

Any Christmas menu won't be complete without ham. This time, serve your ham with a delicious twist!

What Businesses Are Cashing in on Halloween

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 13:52:01 -0600

The Classic Halloween tradition has evolved. It used to be just children trick or treating in spooky costumes. Now, adults and everyone can partake. See the businesses that are booming because of this spooky day.

3 Scrumptious Eggnog Dessert Recipes That Will Make Christmas More Fun

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 11:32:48 -0600

Eggnog is loved by everyone and is a fixture in any Christmas menu. This Christmas, serve more than the traditional drink with these hearty eggnog recipes!

Santa Claus Is White And That Is Racist - Actually, Once He Starts Working, He Is Black As Can Be

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 07:11:59 -0600

Today I talked to a College Student at the Malibu CA Starbucks, she was a very well-spoken gal, obviously from a family with means (judging by the Porsche she drove off in), and it was obvious that she had a fairly significant IQ with lots of prep-school education prior to her Pepperdine attendance. We got to talking about cultural challenges in our society. Specifically, the undercurrent of racism and as an example she noted that Jesus is depicted as a white male, and Santa Claus was also white. I laughed but decided to let her explain - and she gave me a perturbed facial expression and went into her pre-considered and obviously rehearsed speech.

How To Prepare For Christmas

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 10:23:18 -0600

Every family has those traditions and days that help define their family. I personally know some families (although I shall not divulge any names unless there is enough cash present) that are adequately defined by April 1. Christmas Eve clearly defines me. Christmas Eve means many things to me. For one, it means shopping. Yes, it is true; I do all my Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve. It cuts down on the stress. I know some people who spend weeks shopping and their life is full of stress.

How to Focus on Your Family During the Holidays

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 10:15:28 -0600

During the holidays, in the midst of all our planning and preparations, we often lose sight of what really means the most to us. Bring the focus back to family this festive season by communicating clearly, keeping with tradition and staying positive and loving throughout it all.

The Reason For Christmas

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 09:11:12 -0600

Christmas is celebrated by many who don't quite understand it. This article explains in simple terms, based on the Bible, what Christmas is all about. Christmas is a reminder that we need to seek a personal relationship with God through faith in his Son, Jesus Christ, whose birth is celebrated at Christmas.

A Prayer for Those Who Struggle at Christmas

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 07:02:06 -0600

A prayer for those struggling at Christmas time. Or at any other time when people are celebrating.

Unique Ideas to Celebrate New Year's Eve

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 13:14:30 -0600

Last eve of the year is to say goodbye to all the bad and take along the goodness to create some more in the upcoming year. With the New Year round the corner, the bookings, discounts and party schemes are all over the sites and the hunt is on for catching the best deal. In the fast pacing life and the busy schedules we lose out time on our loved ones, so why not plan the eve with them and celebrate the love and togetherness this year.

Apartment Sized Christmas Decor - YES!

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 11:10:45 -0600

It was more than a Christmas tree, it was our story. It was the spirit of Christmas brought home to a tiny third floor apartment that first year, after we left the ranch. Our story came together with our Christmas that year, in the tiny apartment. Come and share our jubilant celebration, and learn how to tell your story.

Christmas - It Is That Time of Year Again to Reflect

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 08:41:51 -0600

All the relationships that have lasted, becoming friendships, are special. These are the people whom we resonate with, who give something special to warm our hearts and fulfil us to become even better than before we met them. The sharing, laughter and joy that we create with good happy times is something that many people never really get to appreciate or experience.

Wine, Dine, Reflect During Christmas Celebration

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 08:21:42 -0600

Christmas is around the corner. It is all about celebrating the birth of Jesus the Christ, founder of the Christian religion. But, was Jesus born on December 25?

The Merrification of Christmas

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 19:04:09 -0600

One word defines Christmas. It is the word "merry." I never tire of wishing people a Merry Christmas. Although, for some, it may not be politically correct, but for the rest of us who have at least two gray cells working, it is wonderful. I was relaxing one afternoon this past week when the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage approached me with a request. It is very difficult for me to deny her request, even though it goes against my current energy status. "Would you," she said so very sweetly, "go to the mall and pick up a gift that I had ordered?"

How To Change Your Christmas Theme And Color

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:55:30 -0600

When your Christmas decor needs a new theme and color, be creative. Add in a huge dose of sparkle, some seasonal cheer, and enjoy your new Christmas tree. It's more than decor, it's love of the season.

6 Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday Season

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:11:44 -0600

If you are thinking about the holidays right now and frowning, smooth your face, square your shoulders and take a cleansing breath. These 6 tips for a stress-free holiday season will start you off on the right foot.

10 Fun Free Family Activities To Do During the Holidays

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:11:32 -0600

Spending time with your family during the holidays doesn't need to mean spending a lot of money. This list of 10 fun and free things to do will help you have fun and make memories without draining your bank account.

Thanksgiving Weekend

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:12:03 -0600

The last four months have not been very typical for me. In June I saw all six of my grandchildren even though they live in three different provinces and are each busy with jobs, school and activities. We celebrated the birthdays of each just because we were together despite the date on the calendar at the time.

Thank Them For Their Service

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:09:39 -0600

Over the years I have signed contracts to provide therapy for British and Canadian soldiers as well as veterans. Because of this, I have become much more aware of the sacrifices made by the men and women who have fought to obtain and maintain freedom for us. Many service members experience situations that lead to life-long consequences:

Holiday Shopping Online

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:09:23 -0600

It seems rather strange to go into a store and see end of summer sale items, Halloween costumes, Remembrance Day poppies and Christmas decorations all at the same time. Somehow we have begun blurring the holidays into one big merchandising extravaganza. A lot of things have changed over the years.

Christmas Music - Song or Carol

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:08:34 -0600

It's December and we are surrounded with reminders that the Christmas season is before us. Outdoor lights on businesses and houses seem to have magically appeared from nowhere. Christmas tree lots have opened.

Christmas Experience

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:07:37 -0600

We Three Kings of Orient are; bearing gifts we traverse afar...

Getting Ready for New Year's Eve

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:07:24 -0600

Midnight on December 31 does not occur at the same moment across the globe. In fact, depending on the time zone involved, ending one year and welcoming the next can even be on different days. When and how you will celebrate is your choice.

Silent Night and Peace

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:07:21 -0600

Silent Night. Holy Night. All is calm.

Holidays Can Be the Most Trying - New Tradition Ideas

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:02:38 -0600

The holidays can be a very difficult time for those who are grieving. Many bereaved have difficulty understanding and managing their grieving process. This may be because the holidays are a reminder of the people who should be at the holiday table, but are not. Their absence remains, even as the years pass. This rings true particularly if your loved one died during this season, or if this is the first season you'll spend without them.

Beware of Holiday Identity Thieves

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:11:49 -0600

The arrival of the holiday season leaves open numerous opportunities for scam artists. It is because this time of year is when we are most distracted and preoccupied.

Renewing and Rebuilding in the Holiday Season

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:10:16 -0600

One priority families usually mention is a desire for consistency and continuity of family traditions. These traditions are frequently more held than many family relationships or long-term friendships. The bad news that these families confront is that now there are two families with different players in different locations.

Thanksgiving Quandary: Roast Turkey or Lame Duck

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 19:00:55 -0600

My father used to tell me anything worth doing was worth doing right the first time. If you have time to do it the second time, you have time to do it right the first time. As fathers go, he was right. It seems most people have not learned this lesson, least of all politicians who are supposedly serving the interests of their constituency. I know there are good politicians in America today. Nobody seems to know who they are, though.

No-Stress Thanksgiving Schedule

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 07:59:51 -0600

It's easy to start panicking when the holidays creep ever closer, especially if you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner at your house. But while a little bit of excited stress is good, too much will just ruin the holidays and is bad for your health. To avoid a stressful Thanksgiving, we've created a schedule that you can use as a general guideline to aid in your house and dinner preparations.

Home Is Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 09:27:08 -0600

Holiday stress is probably stirring up inside right now, as every single moment is filled with the worry and concern over gifts, what you'll buy, how much you'll spend, and all those other holiday concerns... But is it really that important? Couldn't you figure out a better way to spend the holidays than overloaded, and overwhelmed with stress? Let's find better alternatives.

How to Be Financially Prepared for the Holidays

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 15:05:11 -0500

For many of us, the holiday season is a time of joy and rest. However, planning for the season's festivities can feel hectic and create financial stress. According to the Consumer Reports National Research Center, top holiday stressors for Americans include gift shopping, crowds and long lines, traveling and taking on some level of debt. So how can you give generously but not go overboard on your budget?

The Best 10 Fun Ways To Celebrate This Halloween

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:14:30 -0500

Halloween is all about pumpkins, ghosts and candy! This year, create your own Halloween traditions and become the real star of the spooktacular scene!

The Great Santa Claus Debate: To Believe or Not Believe - What to Tell the Children?

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 11:03:11 -0500

So, is Santa Claus real? This is the most commonly asked question when Christmas is approaching and kids become really curious whether they will receive the gifts they had asked for or not. Should they send letters to Santa?

Catering A Thanksgiving Dinner

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 10:53:26 -0500

Thanksgiving usually involves a large meal served up to many. It is a lot of work, unless you get it catered.

The Essence of Diwali

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:19:10 -0500

Diwali is closing in fast, and it's an atmosphere of celebration all through the country. It is during such times that people often think of visiting homes. As a part of the new found metro culture, families sometimes split after one of the kids is married off. They may move to a different place for better job opportunities, or just for finding more room for more people. But during the festivities like holi and diwali, people often think of moving back to their hometown for celebrations with the entire family together.

Convenient and Safe Shopping at Online Halloween Costume Shops

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:30:48 -0500

Are you looking for the most happening Halloween costumes? If yes, you can find them online, a reliable and the most popular platform for your entire shopping needs. There is no dearth of online Halloween costume shops that offer a range of eye-catching outfits. Visit them and browse through the available options to find something different and unique. Here, we bring you a list of benefits that can be availed by shopping online for Halloween Costume stores.

How To Make The Most From the Diwali Festival

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 15:33:58 -0500

The Diwali festival runs for a number of days and celebrates the triumph of good over evil. Most countries like India, Nepal and Malaysia observes the festival during mid-October and around mid-November. Just like Christmas is to Christians, Diwali is very important to Hindus. It is referred to as 'the festival of lights' and when you choose to join in, you should do whatever is possible to enjoy it and get the best out of it.

St Patrick's Day Celebrates the Building of Ministries and Places of Worship Around IRELAND

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 13:14:16 -0500

St. Patrick's Day- A reminder of how faith has always played a role in the human experience. St. Patrick's Day-Celebrated because a saint cared enough about the importance of spreading his faith- to spread, "THE WORD OF GOD."- Building ministries and places of worship around IRELAND. Pray at any time of day or night. Meditate, feel great, reduce stress and unplug for a few moments a day! Do it your way, your time and respect a few moments a day for your own space!

Halloween Planning for Party and Invitations Discounted

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 13:42:27 -0500

Party Planning and Halloween Invitations for Your Spooky Fall Celebration - Thankfully, for party enthusiast, seasons bring an exciting and fun holiday or two that promotes and encourages family and friends to get together and celebrate. The fall season brings, of course, Halloween harvest parties that will get you in the partying mood and want to scratch out your guest list for hosting your masquerade or costume spooky party. There are some specialty holiday Halloween stationery websites that offer the best stationary designers and to create and maintain totally unique and creative Halloween invitations that...

Thanksgiving Wishes and Messages

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 08:13:58 -0500

Are you ever stuck on what to write on a Thanksgiving card? These Thanksgiving wishes and messages will help give you the inspiration you need to find the perfect greeting.

Why Should You and Your Family Visit a Trampoline Park?

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 10:39:52 -0500

Such kind of privilege won't be available elsewhere and this is why more families than ever before now visit these parks. After all, only here kids get a chance to redefine the meaning of fun. So, plan your weekend now and be where you should always be.

Raksha Bandhan Celebration

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 12:35:19 -0500

Rakhi is a consecrated string tied on the wrist of a sibling by a sister on the eve of Raksha Bandhan in India. Considered one of the well known celebrations in India, Raksha Bandhan is essentially a North Indian celebration that reestablishes the kin bond particularly between a sibling and a sister. Adoration is communicated by the method for tying Rakhi on a sibling's wrist where by the sibling assumes upon the liability of his sister's assurance. This convention has streamed through hundreds of years of traditions and customs. It is praised with parcel of soul and is not restricted to a specific state however north Indian states head the rundown of transcendence.

Labour Day - Yesterday and Today

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 12:32:00 -0500

Each year we celebrate Labour Day in a number of countries. For most of us, it is merely a long weekend that signals the end of the summer season. Its roots, however, were ones that involved struggle.

Heritage Day

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 10:44:09 -0500

I must be getting old! When I am in a room full of individuals who don't know what I mean when I say telephone party-line, I Love Lucy, or outhouse then I am reminded of the fact that I have been around for a while. This spring my thirteen year old grandson Jordan was doing a school project on immigration and because my grandfather came to Canada as an eleven-year-old orphan he phoned me for help.

Saving for the Holidays Early In the Year

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 15:07:57 -0500

Everyone wants to go on holiday at the end of the year. The reality is that not everyone can afford it at any time. There are many ways to save money so that you can go on that two week trip as long as you do some financial organising.

New Year - The History Behind "Ringing in the New"

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:34:07 -0500

New Year celebrations get bigger and better each year with parties and festivities becoming grander and fireworks displays brighter and for longer durations. However, celebrating the New Year is not a recent phenomenon. You'll be rather surprised to know that around the world New Year celebrations began at least 4,000 years ago!

New Year's Resolutions - Making and Breaking Them

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 09:47:35 -0500

Making a New Year's resolution is a common tradition where a person undertakes a promise to fulfill an act of self-improvement or change an attitude or way of life to benefit others. It is not confined to any particular region and is a globally popular trait. The end of the Great Depression saw many in the Western Hemisphere forming New Year's resolutions probably as a way of hoping for better days in the face of much uncertainty.

New Year Celebrations - The Strange Customs and Traditions

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 09:45:33 -0500

The New Year is celebrated with much gaiety, enthusiasm and happiness all over the world and there are many customs and traditions, even superstitions attached to the celebrations. Some of them are unique and interesting while some of them are rather strange and weird! The underlying feel of celebrating the New Year is looking forward to a period of happiness, good fortune, prosperity and good health and putting behind a time of conflicts, mistakes and worries.

Fireworks Are A Must For 4th July Celebration

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 09:30:48 -0500

Fireworks are the part of celebrations and to express happiness, Fireworks are the great source. Do you know the history behind fireworks or Independence day.

Best Ways to Celebrate Independence Day

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:23:12 -0500

Independence Day is also an opportunity for people to educate their kids about the history of America's independence. Get a copy of the Declaration of Independence and read it to your kids. In order that it won't be more than a page or two to prevent boredom, read to them like it's a story to make them feel interested while listening.

Santa Claus, History of Christmas, and Holiday Party Invitations

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 09:29:10 -0500

Christmas Celebrations, Santa Claus, and Invitations for Parties Around the World - For centuries, Santa Claus stories have been told in all parts of the world. It is believed that the story of Santa Claus originated when a man named St. Nicholas went around giving candy and small toys to children Christmas Eve. The children would leave their shoes out on their front porch, and in the morning they would find toys and candy in their shoes. In the United States, this spirit is better known as Santa Claus, but in other countries Santa Claus has many different names associated with the stories told in each country.

DIY Scary Decorations for Your Halloween Night

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 07:33:53 -0500

Halloween! Yes, that one time of the year wherein you can be whoever you like and decorate your place however you like it. It is the only time where people appreciate graveyards and dead bodies on their front lawn. The spookier it is, the better.

Celebrating Independence Day in The United States

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:06:07 -0500

Independence Day, which is celebrated on the Fourth of July is recognized as the date that the United States adopted the Declaration of Independence and declared its independence from Great Britain. This article details the freedoms granted to American citizens from this document and why we celebrate these privileges.

Planning Shocking Halloween Party Celebration and Invitations

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:34:45 -0500

Useful details for planning and organizing your Halloween party invitations and celebrations with the most scary and spooky designs, themes, and wordings. Ensure your custom invites will impress your invited guests.

Find Spookiest Halloween Party Invitations for Holiday Celebration

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:22:37 -0500

Save with lots of discounts on most creative, popular, and scary party invitations for Halloween celebrations. Add your own shocking invitation wordings to ensure your invites are totally unique and appreciated.

Celebrating Father's Day 2016 Amid Rising Fatherlessness in America

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 09:38:25 -0500

In the good old days, 87.7% of the Baby Boomer generation grew up with two biological parents who were married to each other. Today that number has dwindled to just 68.1% and is trending downward. Indeed, experts say, even as we celebrate Father's Day this year, fatherlessness is the biggest family and social issue we face today.

Best Bear Mascot Costumes For All Events

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 09:02:26 -0500

Whether you are looking for a mascot for your sporting team or to boost team spirit at the office, you will find that bear costumes are always a top choice. The great news is that once you find a reputable and reliable supplier, you will be able to have your bear mascot costume custom made for you, based on your chosen colors and design.

Best Holiday Mascot Costumes

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 09:01:39 -0500

Mascots are growing in popularity throughout the world. Mascot costumes are not only used for sporting events and school sports, they are used by companies and for town celebrations. Mascots add a fun element, they are able to boost team spirit and get spectators to cheer on their team with ease. These have been used as an essential part of sporting teams cheer leaders for years, urging on the team while getting the crowd excited.

Proud Canadians

Tue, 31 May 2016 06:47:46 -0500

It's easy to complain. Yes, we have a very young Prime Minister who is bound to make mistakes. Most of them do at times.

Mother's Day - A Difficult Role

Tue, 31 May 2016 06:43:08 -0500

One of the most difficult roles that I have ever had is to be a parent. Oh, don't think that I didn't or don't enjoy it. Parenting has brought me some of the most rewarding and rich experiences of my life.

Staying Safe Inside Your Dopey Dwarf Costume

Tue, 17 May 2016 07:41:06 -0500

Whether you are dressing up in your Dopey dwarf costume for Halloween, a birthday party, a sporting event, or any other activity, it is essential that you keep yourself safe. The idea of getting inside of a large costume like this is fun and exciting. You are no doubt going to be putting smiles on a lot of faces. You want to be sure to keep yourself smiling and out of harm's way while inside as well.

National Flag Day: 100 Year Celebration

Thu, 12 May 2016 10:19:44 -0500

Flag Day is a day for all Americans to celebrate by flying the "Stars and Stripes." Learn the history of its establishment, proper care and use and fun ways for kids to participate in the celebration.

Christmas, the Joyful Mystery

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:54:19 -0500

Nothing quite matches the joys of Christmas, except the mysteries of Christmas. To the believers, the mysteries start with the Incarnation of God becoming baby, born of virgin, arriving poor on earth in swaddling clothes in a manger lighted only by a distant lone star the same God form whose fingertips had same God from whose fingertips had tumbled planets and comets and suns.

Of Easter Eggs

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 06:55:15 -0500

The older I get, the less current holidays mean to me... and the more those from years, even decades ago. I see the vivid Easter displays; (these days pharmacies seem to have the most and largest.) But these festive aisles and windows, the bags of candy, and, of course, the seasonal cuddlies do not speak to me. They merely mark the calendar as just another day. That was not always the case, but years and unrelenting death have so thinned the ranks of the significant players in these annual rites that the dead now significantly outnumber the living, of whom, graying, I am yet one. I do not mind giving up this present holiday; there is little enough to lose.But I would mind relinquishing my memories of Easter Days gone by, for there are my beloved ghosts, each and every one as vital in my mind's eye as quick, not long defunct. And because these folks are even more precious to me now than then, I wish this Easter to remember them through the medium of eggs, colored eggs, hidden eggs, Easter eggs.

Easter and the Semi-Colon

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 14:54:12 -0500

A story about an Easter miracle. A story about hope. A story about God's promise.

Easter Party Planning With Snow Cone Machine

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 07:05:03 -0500

While not too many people really have the same understanding of the significance of Easter, most will agree that it's the perfect excuse to throw one heck of a backyard bash for everyone to enjoy. Children excitedly look forward to an Easter egg hunt and a bunch of other Easter-themed games. As for the older lot, well, gear up for some serious eating such as cookies, cakes, pies, barbecues, burgers, and others.

Holidays Are Alive And Well If We Just Believe

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 11:30:16 -0500

Just checking - does anyone know what Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving or Easter were all about? When was the last time your children laughed and planned for a holiday - not even considering if the upcoming date was "politically correct" across the globe? Did your family sit down and bring back memories of past holidays and decide what to do again or even what to add to make that date even more "memorable" or did you just "text" them instead?

"Oh Danny Boy Oh Danny Boy I Love You So," But Not in Southie and NOT in the St Patrick's Day Parade

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 06:45:27 -0600

Have you ever been to South Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade? It is at the best of times a pitiable thing, ramshackle, disorganized, still smelling of the mother load that Billy O'Sullivan barfed on Monseigneur Murray last year. Well the Southies wanted a parade that showcased their adamant (Roman Catholic) family values, their local and vocal celebration and veneration of St. Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland, and the evacuation of the British fleet and army from Boston in 1776. They battled against the gays and lesbians marching. Gay rights organizations understandably want total equality. Read on to hear a solution to solve this conundrum.

Leather Duffel Bag for Mother's Day

Thu, 25 Feb 2016 15:59:36 -0600

Four types of leather bags that would work for any Mom. The gym bag for the woman who likes to stay in shape. The larger duffel bag for the travelling Mother. The leather backpack for the Mom on the go or a leather laptop bag for the business lady for a sophisticated style.

Christmas Ornaments and Tips for Making Ornaments

Wed, 24 Feb 2016 08:48:25 -0600

When you open that box of Christmas tree ornaments, memories of all the delights of the season come popping out. All of your decorations, especially the handmade ones, can embody warm personal messages. Who doesn't have a collection of special ones-your child's hand print in plaster, a glued macaroni star, or an elegant hand-sewn Santa? Making your own ornaments gives you the pleasure of creation, lasting decorations for your tree, and treasured gifts for friends.

Easter Eggs In Unlimited Colors

Thu, 18 Feb 2016 06:26:37 -0600

Easter eggs go together with beautiful colors and safe coloring ingredients. You have the makings for all your artistic endeavors right in your kitchen pantry or freezer. All you have to add is imagination and fun.

A Forget-Me-Not for Valentine's Day

Wed, 17 Feb 2016 11:51:25 -0600

FORGET ME NOT - Last week, I made a patient cry. It certainly wasn't on purpose. I just asked if she had plans for Valentine's Day and she burst into tears.

Welcome Spring and Celebrate Easter

Wed, 17 Feb 2016 11:28:36 -0600

Even though the temperatures may not cooperate, Easter welcomes Spring with fresh flowers, brighter colors, and food fare that is lighter but more colorful. Whether your choices are vintage or modern, Easter can be celebrated and enjoyed with family and friends.

Fun Valentine's Day Party Ideas for Adults

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 08:49:44 -0600

Valentine's day is a special occasion to show your partner the true meaning of love. As Valentine's day is approaching near, we all can sense love in the air. Throwing a valentine's day party would be a great idea to make your special one feel appreciated and loved. Instead of your relationship status, you can even celebrate valentine's day with your family and friends to show how much they mean to you.

Saint Patrick's Day Traditions

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:27:28 -0600

Saint Patrick was a 5th-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Known as the "Apostle of Ireland", he is the primary patron saint of Ireland, along with Saints Brigit and Columba.

How to Keep Your Sanity During the Holidays

Wed, 03 Feb 2016 06:54:13 -0600

How do you juggle a family, work and holiday festivities all while keeping your sanity? From slowing your breath to keeping things simple, these tips will help you keep your cool during the holidays. And for you control freaks, don't forget to delegate!

Roses Are Red

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 15:02:48 -0600

As February 14th approaches, we notice that the malls and stores are decorated with red hearts and chubby cherubs. Consumers are encouraged to purchase boxes of candy or bouquets of roses for their lovers. School children prepare cards to send to their friends.

Mother's Day Deconstructed

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 12:59:09 -0600

If my family fails to honor me the other 364 days of the year, it is meaningless to honor me for one day. Mother's Day has become a day of obligation. Service to my family is under appreciated year round, which is a common thread for most women. Pancakes, budget roses and over exaggerated cards don't fill me up. I'm not ashamed to admit it, I don't like Mother's Day.

Christmas at Akokwa: A Childhood Memory

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 11:43:55 -0600

Before I finished this article, my fifteen year old son wanted to know about the most exciting times of my life. By far, it was those Christmases at Akokwa. Decades of life experiences since then cannot begin to match such sparkling nostalgia. Not even the terrible years when Nigerian soldiers invaded the Igbos of Biafra (1967 through 1969) could diminish such wonderful childhood memories.

Celebrating Special Occasions on a Budget

Wed, 27 Jan 2016 07:59:34 -0600

This article provides some examples of how people on a tight budget can still enjoy holidays and special occasions. The advice can be taken by single individuals as well as people with families.

Object Lesson - Marshmallow Olympics

Mon, 25 Jan 2016 09:37:57 -0600

Use marshmallows as an object lesson and tie it in to a well known Harvard study on delayed gratification and success. Waiting on God is a Biblical concept and something all youth need to learn. Patience in relationships, in sexuality, in simply growing up.

Party and Entertainment Ideas That Will Make Your Family and Friends' St. Patrick's Day Fabulous

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 09:29:41 -0600

Every year all over the world, St Patrick's Day or St. Paddy's Day is celebrated on the 17th of March. What initialed as a feast for the patron saint of Ireland has now become a global festival with parades, dancing, music, delicious food and much more.

Pros And Cons Of Holidays

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 07:47:32 -0600

A Holiday means the time for relaxation and savings for enjoying our future life. It means different things for the people depending on their age and lifestyle. For office-goers, it means...

Youth Ideas - A New Year - New Priorities

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 09:24:23 -0600

With the New Year we typically evaluate the past year and set new priorities for the upcoming year. Sometimes we call these new priorities or renewed priorities New Year's Resolutions. New Year's Resolutions may be focused around family, personal goals, money, jobs, and many other things. While these things are not necessarily wrong, when they take precedence over our relationship with God they become a problem.