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HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Thanksgiving Every Day

The table is brimming with good things to eat;
We’re surrounded by family and friends; what a treat.
The feelings that fill us today can’t be beat;
It’s Thanksgiving Day, and it all feels complete.

But other days, sometimes, things don’t seem so fine;
Those days are not polished and don’t seem to shine.
It’s then in our minds, we forget all the good,
And think of the things we would get, if we could.

On days when our thinking causes us dread,
If we could remember, it’s all in our head,
And not let our minds take our gratitude away,
Then we’d make every day like Thanksgiving Day.

-By Karl Fuchs

 
 
 

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Just had to share.

 

Gotta Love Origami
 

 

I found this on youtube and just had to share it.

It’s called Origami Shirt folding

Imagine how much of a time saver this would be and how organized and nice the dresser drawers would look.


 

 

I haven’t tried it yet, but if you try it leave a message in the comments section and let me know what you think.


 
 
 
 

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Gifts for dad

 

 
We have 9 days left to get that perfect gift for dad.
 
If need an idea for a Father’s Day gift here are some ideas that would make any dad happy:
 

Do the yard work for a month

Wash the car once a week for a month

Make dinner on the weekends for a month

Bake him his favorite sweet treat

Go to the gym with him

Make a movie kit (popcorn, favorite candy, soda, movies, etc)

 
 
For the little ones that need to get dad a gift here’s some ideas. Of course mom will need to help you:
 

The Dad Project: 7 Easy-to-Make Gifts for Father’s Day

 
 
 

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No Housework Day

April 7 is No Housework Day, my favorite day. Now this is an idea that I think we can all get behind! Even you compulsive cleaners can take a break. (Really! It’s OK, I won’t judge!)
It seems that no matter how often I dust and vacuum, my house is still full of dust. No matter how many times I wash the dirty clothes and dishes they still pile up. No matter how many times I tidy up every horizontal surface in my house picks up stacks of magazines, papers, receipts and junk.

No Housework Day is a perfect day to go play or just relax and do nothing. Find a quite room to enjoy some music or the TV. Make a date with old friends you haven’t seen for a while.

Relax! The dishes will still be there tomorrow!
 
 
 
 

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The Organized Parent

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Great Products and Useful Advice For Overworked Parents by Overworked Parents

 
 
 

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National Single Parents Day

In 1984 Congress, by way of H.J. Res. 200 (A joint resolution to designate April 10, 1987 as “Education Day U.S.A.”), designated March 21 as “National Single Parents Day” and requested the President issue a proclamation (Proclamation 5166 – National Single Parent Day) in observance of the day. The proclamation asks for the recognition of the contributions of the single parents and request the people of the United States volunteer their help.

Supporting the tenacity, devotion, and strength of a single parent doesn’t require a tremendous amount of time, just some love. Give a single parent the appreciation they deserve, try one or all the ideas below

LEND AN EAR
If you are married with children, you can always talk to your spouse about the duties and challenges of child-rearing. However, when you are a single parent, you don’t always have a “soft place” to fall. Therefore, if you know someone who is basically raising his or her child alone, don’t be afraid to lend an ear or even some advice, it will give the person a feeling of camaraderie and needed outlet to spill what’s on their mind. These two things are just what most people require to NOT feel alone in the world.

DO A CHORE
Even in a two-parent household, getting ALL of the chores done is a challenge. So, imagine what it’s like for a single parent. How can you help? Wash the dishes, do the wash for the day or dust and vacuum. Wherever you see a need, help. It’ll provide relief for the single parent.

BABY-SIT FOR FREE
Volunteer your time to babysit for a single parent for free. If you know what it’s like to raise a child and run a household, you understand that “me” time is vital. Everyone needs it, especially single parents. As a result, any time you can offer, even if it’s only for a couple of hours, give it and watch their child/children. It’ll be an act that any single parent will be forever grateful for.

MENTOR A CHILD
Single parents need to give influence to their children. Sometimes it’s hard for a male to help influence a female and vice versa. Step into the important role in a young person’s life by becoming their mentor.

ADOPT A BILL
One of the biggest complaints from the majority of single parents is that they are b-r-o-k-e. This fact is understandable, it’s no secret the U.S. is a two paycheck society. As a result, when a couple divorces or if one dies, it affects the pocket book. As a result, if you have extra money and can spare it, adopt one utility bill from a single father or single mother. It can be the lowest one like a water bill. Either way, it’ll help him or her out tremendously.

Related Articles:

Ronald Regan: Proclamation 5166 – National Single Parent Day, 1984 (www.presidency.ucsb.edu)

5 Ways to Support Single Parents on National Single Parents Day
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