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Labor Day, a Day of Rest When Pregnant
Labor Day was first observed on September 5, 1882 in New York City. NYC would celebrate the day with parades. Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894. All 50 U.S. states have made Labor Day a state holiday as well. Labor Day is regarded by most Americans as the end of the summer. Many schools start up the day after Labor Day. The holiday itself is celebrated as a day of rest and parties. Good times include picnics, barbecues, fireworks and public events. We have a list of baby names that embrace the meaning of labor and hard work. Here's a list of names with work in their meaning. CLICK HERE
August Holidays You Don't Know About
There are no significant national holidays in the month of August. (January has Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. February has Ground Hog Day and President's Day. March has St. Patrick's Day and sometimes Easter. April has April Fool's Day and Easter. May has Memorial Day and Mother's Day. June has Flag Day and Father's Day. July has Independence Day. September has Labor Day. October has Columbus Day and Halloween. November has Veteran's Day and Thanksgiving. December has Christmas and New Year's Eve.) But, August has no known holidays. So I comprised a list of days during the month of August that you may not have known of. This list is real and very funny. CLICK HERE for the list.
The "Declaration of Independence" Signers
I wanted to post something about our Great Country for the 4th. So, I thought... “what about our forefathers who signed the Declaration of Independence” on July 4, 1776. Do you know all the men who signed this important document? I do know that this document, announced that the thirteen American colonies were independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire. I also know that the Declaration of Independence was written primarily by Thomas Jefferson. But who signed the Declaration of Independence? Here is the list of the those 56 men.
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"Mother May I" Choose Your Baby's Name
I was thinking about the names that my wife and I chose for our three kids. And the more I thought of them, I realized that my wife and I never picked our last child's name. It was our oldest child who pushed for the name Daniel. I remember we came up with a list of about a half dozen names that we liked, but we couldn't decide which name was going to be THE name. My wife really liked David, and David is a great name. But... I actually was pushing towards a less popular name, Liam. I wanted something more original. So, my wife liked David and I like Liam. The name Daniel was in our list, too. We really never talked to much about the name Daniel until one day when Brooke our oldest child said, “I really like the name Daniel.” Joane, my wife and I never disliked the name Daniel, and that's why it was part of our narrowed list. I actually had two very good friends growing up that were named Daniel. Plus, no one in the family had a kid named Daniel. And that's one thing we always made sure of when we chose a name, “make sure no one in the family shares that name.” The more we thought of it, the more we liked the name Daniel. And of course Brooke kept on trying to convince us that this was the name. In the end, we caved in... OK, we liked the name Daniel, too. CKICK HERE for more of this story.
Baby Names Only a Mother Could Love
Do you like your name? If so, your mother did a great job. Personally, I've ran into my share of people that were given some really bad names. My next question is... what makes a bad name? There are three ways to determine a bad name. First, does the name have another meaning that is undesirable. Some names are also ordinary words with completely different slang meanings. A GOOD example would be the name Brooke. It's a great name, which means... “small stream”. The second way to determine a bad name is to look at the names history. Through history names can become tarnished and if this happens, a name can become a bad name to choose for your child. Some names can be worse than others. Example, you may not want to name your child... “Tiger” anytime soon. The third way to determine a bad name is to look at both the first name and the last name. A combination of names can make a funny statement about someone. It reminds me of the movie, “Meet the Parents”. Ben Stiller's character in the movie was called Gaylord Focker. Sometimes this can be good, I met someone that was named James Bond. That would be a great name.
Now for the list of bad names... CLICK HERE
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