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Best Friends Day

June 8th is Best Friends Day

It is amazing how many different types of holidays that people have created over the years. If you look at the right calendar, you can find at least one holiday on every day of the year.

June 8th if every year is called Best Friend Day. This is a day that is designed to honor not only your best friend but also the relationship that exists because of friendship.

Your best friend is a person that you are comfortable sharing everything with. It is the person that you share you hopes and dreams, secrets and disappointments. Your best friend is a person that no matter where life takes you. You will be able to stay friends through different jobs, moving, and even when long distance is required.

Wiki How can give you step-by-step instructions on how to make the string bracelets of several designs. A loop bracelet can be done with a loom or without. Pixie Purls has instructions on how to make a loop friendship bracelet without a loom.

One of the best friendship projects that was have found is a set of necklaces made from puzzle pieces.Taking two puzzle pieces that fit together perfectly and making them into two necklaces. Signifying that no matter what they will always fit together like this puzzle is the perfect gift for the special best friend in your life. Speckless has all the instructions on how to make this do it yourself jewelry.

Do not forget some of the non-gift oriented things that only best friends can do together. For example, that perfect spa day. If you do not want to go to the spa, make a spa of your own. Give each other manicure, facials, pedicure, and even massages. Do not forget the cucumber slices because that makes all the difference. pieces. 

One of the forgotten arts, in this day and age, is letters. It is amazing the feeling ti receive something in the mailbox that is not a bill. The letter you write does not have to be long, it can be something quick and short. The important part is taking the time to write down you words. 

Some believe you can only have one best friend. However, my dad said that throughout your life you would only have enough people that fit on one hand that you would call true friends. 

CELEBRITIES THAT BREASTFEED AND WHY

Celebrities that Breastfeed and Why

It is amazing the different things that we look forward to as parents. We take the lead from other parents that as to the best things that can best help our children. One of those people that we look to for guidance is those in the spotlight. Celebrities are many times our guides on what is the popular thing to be doing.

So many celebrities have learned all the benefits of breastfeeding. Parenting.com offers a great list of 15 different celebrities that breastfed their children. There are great reasons to breastfed, but it is not always easy.

food groupsTory Spelling notes that she had troubles with low supply. So many reasons and remedies can help with low milk supply. Kellymom offers several suggestions on how to help increase your milk supply. One of those things is for mom to rest. Sleep when your baby sleeps. Drink tons of liquids and eat a proper and healthy diet.

Some mothers find that breastfeeding helps them lose weight. That is how Christina Aguilera felt as she watched her pounds melt off. This is something that has been proven for many mothers.

twinsTwins is something that can confuse many people. Some believe that nursing at the same time is easier. However, Angelina Jolie stated that for her it was easier to let her twin take turns. She said it can take more time, but it was worth it.

Another celebrity that was able to nurse twins was Julie Bowen. She was proud of the fact that she was able to nurse them at the same time. Even though some people believe that these pictures are not worth sharing, others believe that sharing the amazing pictures encouraging to others who may be having troubles.

breastfeedingCovering up when you nurse is something that can be a nuisance sometimes; Kourtney Kardashian expressed her joy to nursing without a cover. She does cover to avoid paparazzi getting a picture to sell. She thinks that if you do not want to see it then you do not need to be looking at it. This is one of the best attitudes for any mother to have.

There are so many reasons to breastfed if you wish to. There are also many role models to follow, in the public eye and many right in your community.

 

5 Things to Make Memorial Day Great

5 Things to Make Memorial Day Great


Memorial Day is a day that is celebrated on the last Monday of May. This is a day that we are to remember the men and women who have died in service to the United States Armed Service. This is a day that we honor all the American’s that have died. For many people this day marks the beginning of the summer vacation season.

Activities

One activity that most cities have are parades. In Washington, DC the Memorial Day Parade can draw a crowd of over 250,000 people. Many of the parades have marching bands, youth presentations, and parade floats. Another feature to this activity is the ability to see hundreds of men and women who have fought in the wars of their eras. 

snack boxOne activity that can help our children get personal with the military members, it to create a care package. Many soldiers that are deployed away from home can miss some of the comforts of home. By adopting a soldier and making a care package for them, you honor Memorial Day in one of the best ways. There are many ways that one can find soldiers to help, however the website called Soldiers Angels can help you get started if you are lost. 

Foods

A great thing to prepare ahead of time is the BLT Dip. This is a light and creamy dip. It has the combination of mayonnaise and sour cream, with bacon crumbles. Add a few tomatoes chopped. Serve it on a bed of lettuce topping off the BLT dip. 

 

Devilish offers 10 mind blowing burger recipes. The one that intrigues me most is the Cheese-Stuffed Burgers. Having the cheese melt right inside the burger and not just on top sounds heavenly to me. Although, there are several other ideas to try. You might find one you like better. 

Snacks and Desserts

Those amazing and inventive snacks that people create for the party is sometimes to pretty to eat. Some of the best parts of any Memorial Day gathering is the yummy desserts at the end of the night. Here are some ideas for both.

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Some of the cutest ideas I found came from Happy Being Healthy. They have several great ideas for healthy snacks. As a family with several different likes and dislikes these fruit kabobs please everyone. You can even remove one row of banana and add a row of angel food cake to give it a little dessert style.

cakeThe flag is one of the best parts of America. The flag is the one thing that unites all soldiers no matter the battle. Protecting the symbol of our freedom. In honor of our flag, here is a cake flag. This is a cake made to look like a flag, including the design. This cake has only a few ingredients. For step by step instructions check out A Little Taste of Independence

The best thing to remember about Memorial Day is that all the celebrations are in honor of those who fight for our freedom every day. Those men and women fight during wars, but also when we are just in need of protection. The support we give them is in relation to the safety and security they offer us. 

Teen Vacations

Vacation Spots Even Teenagers Will Love

 

Older kids can get so bored when on a vacation. It is important to remember that even though they are getting bigger they still love to have fun. As our children get bigger we as parents have only a few more years to enjoy family vacations. It can be very important to find things that both little ones and teenagers will enjoy.

One place that can be appealing to everyone is the Out'n'About Treehouse Treesort. This is outdoor fun for the whole family. One great thing about vacations is they offer a chance for children to learn something and not just have fun.  There are 16 different tree houses that are located around 40+ feet in the air. This location offers horses, chickens, zip lines, swings, as well as a swimming hole. 

Animal Kingdom Lodge is a place that can appeal to so many ages. Those younger to those teenagers. This resort is unique because it is the only one that will allow you to be within touching distance of the safari animals at the nearby theme park. Mom and Dad can enjoy this resort with the spa and health facilities. While younger children enjoy time in Simba’s Clubhouse. This is a place where children can enjoy games, food, as well as movies, and making crafts. Those older kids, or teenagers, will love to spend time soaking up the sun at any of the two pools on property. Also on the property is a water slide, wading pool, and a natural watering hole.

Wequassett Resort & Golf Club is a location that is designed to please a family with members of all ages. This is a hotel designed to cater to the children in our lives. There are many activities such as a drive in movies. There are both family and teen game nights. Also available are tennis, swimming, and sailing lessons. There are daily programs offered during the summer months according to the age of your children. There are specific playgrounds like the tot lot or the children’s play area. Inside the children’s center there are many high tech activities to please many teenager.

family funDo your children love the water? Atlantis is a one of a kind resort. To many it is a theme park and not just a place to sleep. One of the biggest attractions is Dolphin Clay. This is where you can become up close and personal with dolphins, sea lions, as well as other marine life. Atlantis is also home to a water park. It has several water slides, river rides, and rock climbing. If you are not interested in the water park crowds you can enjoy one of the 11 pools around the property.

There are so many ways that you can spend the vacation. Try some of these options, however there are other places available. Find the right location just for you and your family.

Vacation Savings Ideas

Ways to Save for Summer Vacation

 

During the summer months our older children have off from school. This time is one of the biggest times that people travel. Summer vacation is one of the most expensive events that many parents take on. This is all done in the name of spending quality family time together. So there has to be ways that us as parents can save money in order to make the vacation seem less of a hardship at the time.

First you want to pick your destination. If you don’t have a place set in your heart to go look at specials during the time you want to go. Compare flights and hotels and you might find just the perfect place for you to go.

piggy bankCreate a separate savings account that is for your vacation. Place a specified amount into it from every check. Add this amount before paying for any bills that way you don’t accidently spend it. If you are able to contribute to this account on a weekly basis that is the best, however bi-weekly will work as well. Just make sure that you don’t skip payments.

Reduce the amount of extras for at least three months. Sometimes we forget how much we actually spend on dinners out, or a movie night. If you place the money that you would put into the entertainment or last minute meals out, of mini vacations - you will see your summer account increase. The entertainment reduction doesn’t have to be all the time, just a few months out of the year.

Preparing your foods can help a person to save money. It is cheaper to make a meal at home than to obtain the same meal at a restaurant. If you scale back the times you eat at a restaurant you will be able to add that money into the summer vacation fund.

journalPlanning ahead can be one of the most important parts of saving for a vacation. The last minute purchases throughout the year can eat up a lot of money. However if you make a plan or lists. This attitude of planning ahead can help prioritize your purchases and bills, giving you extra money to place into the summer savings account.

A final idea to help add just a little extra money to your summer vacation savings account is through sales. This sounds silly, but if you have a garage sale you can designate one day of the sale or the whole sale to go to the summer fund. Another option would be to sell things on sites like eBay or craigslist, and specifically sell them so that the proceeds can o into the vacation fund.

If you take one or two of these ideas you will be able to add some extra money to your summer vacation savings account. Extra money will give you the ability go someplace nicer, or plan an extra day. You never know the possibilities.