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September 4, 2015

Bring Your Manners to Work Day
Office Etiquette: Tips To Overcome Bad Manners At Work
Modern Etiquette: Minding your manners in the workplace
6 Ways to Combat Kitchen Chaos at the Office
How to Properly Handle an Office Mistake

Newspaper Carrier Day
An almost extinct job but with a long history.
National Newspaper Carrier Day celebrates the history of newspaper delivery that stemmed from enterprising kids
In high school one of my besties delivered newspapers in the mornings before school. She and her siblings did it at the direction of her Dad. I never did do it, nor did my brothers, I thought it seemed complicated - trying to drive and throw a newspaper to the right driveway.  I'm pretty sure I would have caused many accidents, both car and broken windows, etc. *grin*

Lazy Mom's Days
HA!  Even when it looks like we are being lazy we aren't. There is always something going on in my mind about parenting my children.  For example, while working on my blog earlier today I remembered I needed to fill out some online paperwork for the redheads and their schooling. So I stopped what I was doing to get that done.  I'm not sure if I could be lazy, even trying! Sure, I may be binge watching some show on Netflix but while I'm watching I'm also creating a grocery list, going through a pile of papers that has built up, updating our family calendar, doing loads of laundry, etc. You get the picture.  Us Mama's might think being lazy is a great goal, but it's really only a theory, not a reality.
25 Ways to Celebrate National Lazy Mom’s Day


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