Hug Day celebrated January 21, 2014

National Hug Day or National Hugging Day is an annual unofficial event devised by Rev. Kevin Zaborney now residing in Caro, Michigan USA. It occurs on January 21 but is not a public holiday. The day was launched on January 21, 1986 in Clio, Michigan, USA.There are reports of it being marked in some other countries. The idea of National Hug Day is to encourage everyone to hug family and friends more often. Zaborney cautions to ask first if one is unsure of the response. Whether you hug a … [Read more...]

Crazy Things Kids Say About Old People

Sometimes kids say the sweetest things. Other times, they make their parents cringe with embarrassment. Either way, hearing a child’s perspective on different topics is always enlightening. The subject of old age is no exception. As much as parents try to teach their kids to respect their elders and value those who have lived longer than them, children seem to cultivate unique views on the elderly and often have no qualms about sharing them. “Old people wear glasses and they can take their … [Read more...]

10 Things to Consider Before Hiring the Kids Grandmother as Their Nanny

For many grandparents, the thought of their children hiring a stranger to care for their grandchildren is enough for them to take radical action: applying for the job themselves. Eons ago, many families lived in the same community and those from within the community viewed parenting as a community effort. Today, families often live miles apart and working mothers are forced to call on nannies to provide the flexible, customized care that years ago only women in the community could be counted … [Read more...]

DESPAIR surrendered to FAITH – Madison Ellis

  DESPAIR surrendered to FAITH....       Every Sunday afternoon, after the morning service at the church, the Pastor and his eleven year old son would go out into their town and hand out Gospel Tracts. This particular Sunday afternoon, as it came time for the Pastor and his son to go to the streets with their tracts, it was very cold outside, as well as pouring rain. The boy bundled up in his warmest and driest clothes and said, 'OK, dad, I'm ready.' His Pastor dad asked, 'Ready … [Read more...]

Celebrating: Time to Talk – Transitions & Teens

A Celebration of Women celebrates... Time to Talk Starting the conversation with your kids and keeping communication open is never easy -- but it's also not as difficult as you may think. Whether you're having trouble finding the time or finding the right words, Time to Talk is here to provide the support and resources you need when it's time to talk to your kids about drugs and alcohol. As a parent, the things you say and do have a tremendous influence on the … [Read more...]

Celebrating GRANDPARENT’S DAY! – September 11, 2011

A Celebration of Women is elated to ... Celebrate the Lives of our Grandparents! September 11, 2011 Purpose This day has a threefold purpose: To honor grandparents To give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children's children. To help children become aware of the strength, information and guidance older people can offer.     Grandparents Day, always the First Sunday After Labor Day In 1970, a West Virginia housewife, Marian … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: Elder Abuse

    ADELE BUTLER - Women of Spirit: Elder Abuse     Elder Abuse Victims Act of 2009 (House Resolution 448)   “Rise in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God.  I am the Lord.” (Leviticus 19:32, NI)   Last month we celebrated my mother’s 80th birthday. I was thrilled that my fiancé and her only grandchild were there for the momentous occasion. As I looked at her I couldn’t help but feel happy that she is still around. She and I used to live together until I … [Read more...]

DESPAIR surrendered to FAITH – Madison Ellis

  DESPAIR surrendered to FAITH....       Every Sunday afternoon, after the morning service at the church, the Pastor and his eleven year old son would go out into their town and hand out Gospel Tracts. This particular Sunday afternoon, as it came time for the Pastor and his son to go to the streets with their tracts, it was very cold outside, as well as pouring rain. The boy bundled up in his warmest and driest clothes and said, 'OK, dad, I'm ready.' His Pastor dad asked, 'Ready for … [Read more...]

Celebrating: Time to Talk – Transitions & Teens

    A Celebration of Women celebrates... Time to Talk       Starting the conversation with your kids and keeping communication open is never easy -- but it's also not as difficult as you may think. Whether you're having trouble finding the time or finding the right words, Time to Talk is here to provide the support and resources you need when it's time to talk to your kids about drugs and alcohol. As a parent, the things you say and do have a tremendous influence on the decisions your child … [Read more...]

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