Wednesday, September 16, 2015

September 16, 2015

Mayflower Day
History and Facts
Mayflower docks at Plymouth Harbor

From the Pilgrims' reasons for leaving Europe to the treacherous journey across the Atlantic, musician and artist Jeffrey Lewis puts to song the story of the Mayflower.

World Ozone Day
What is the ozone layer?
Can the ozone layer recover? 
View the Ozone through NASA

Collect Rocks Day
Introducing Rockhounding
Rock Shops: What Are They Good For?

Step Family Day
Smart Stepparenting
What Does the Bible Say About Blended Families?
How to Build a Healthy Relationship with Your Stepchild
For Stepmoms: But I'm NOT a Wicked Stepmother! Read an excerpt from the book here.
For Stepdads: Responsible Fathering Articles for Stepdads
Recommended Resources for Stepfamilies 
These families are Rockstar Blended Families that I know/know of: The Bergford's, The Oertli's - do you know blended families that have made it work and set the standard high?

Working Parents Day (additional information)
Okay I get the point of this, however parents who don't work outside the home or don't work from home for an outside source are also working parents. So basically this day is to honor ALL parents. ALL parents are working parents! There are specific challenges, however, for those parents who work outside of the home during the day and at home on nights and weekends.  I get that, our family is one of those. Both my hub and I work full time outside of the home and it feels like we also work full time at our home! It's been tough for me especially.
My spouse and I both work [outside the home]. How will this affect our family? 
Working Mother Magazine Names The 100 Best Companies Of 2014
The Five Things Successful Working Parents Give Up To Reach A Work-Life Balance

National Play Doh Day
Play-Doh was originally a wallpaper cleaner
Homemade Playdough Recipes

Guacamole Day
The history of this amazingly delicious appetizer 
The origin of the word guacamole comes from the Aztec phrase ahuaca-mulli, which translates roughly to avocado sauce. The Aztecs believed guacamole could be used as an aphrodisiac. (source)

American Legion Day

Recently I drove by a sign announcing an American Legion meeting and I thought to myself, "Does anyone belong to the American Legion anymore?  Wait. What IS the American Legion?" And then today it pops up! I love learning about stuff so I was excited that my question was so quickly getting answered!
The History of The American Legion

Mexican Independence Day
Mexico's struggle to separate from Spain
Hidalgo, the Leader of the Mexican War of Independence

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