The Christmas Promise is something that I do with my own children from time to time and I've never told anyone else about it - until now. After sharing this "tradition" with several customers at work they encouraged me to share it with the world so that other parents out there aren't killing themselves trying to do the impossible every year. So here goes! Every year parents around the world are thrown into a panic when the holidays roll around. If money is tight we worry about how we are … [Read more...] about The Christmas Promise: Saving Your Sanity Next Year
Holidays and Seasons
We love a reason to celebrate - and what better reason than holidays? Everything from national to federal holidays and everything in between. We cover them all including the four seasons!
Christmas can be a very overwhelming time for someone living with dementia. A sudden influx of friends and family can cause individuals to feel stressed, agitated and confused. Active Minds outline their top tips for supporting your loved one through the overwhelming Christmas period, whilst ensuring you enjoy a magical festive time together. Planning This will help the day run as smoothly as possible, ensuring that both you and your loved ones enjoy the festivities without a hitch. … [Read more...] about How to Best Celebrate Christmas With a Person With Dementia
Happy Cinco de Mayo! Originating in the 1860′s with Mexican-American communities in the American West, Southwest and Northwest, the American Cinco de Mayo began as a way to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War. Today, in the United States, Cinco de Mayo is observed annually on May 5 as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. (source) Kentucky Derby The Kentucky Derby happens to fall on Cinco de Mayo this year. … [Read more...] about Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby with Sparkling Ice Cocktails
National Today answers the age old dilemma: I need a reason to celebrate today. Have you ever had a few days or a few weeks where you just felt “blah” and didn’t have anything to look forward to? We fall into those ruts as well, such as with the gap between Easter and Memorial Day – or July 4th and Labor Day. Why shouldn’t every day be a holiday or a reason to celebrate? We all look forward to the big celebrations, like Christmas, New Year’s and July 4th. But did you know there are so … [Read more...] about How to Find Something to Look Forward to Each Day with National Today
The world famous Irish holiday of St. Patricks’ Day has long been associated with having fun and general drunken revelry, but it can be hard to know where best to go to go out and really enjoy it. If you are hoping to pull out all the stops this year, then you might want to think about where you are actually going to go to celebrate it - and you might find it is a good idea to try and go a little further afield than your hometown this time around. But the question then is: which US city provides … [Read more...] about 3 United States Party Towns Where You Can Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day