Archive for April 28th, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to Mother's Day 2009 (04/28)

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore:
Motherhood & Mother’s Day

April 28 : 12 days till Mother’s Day

Did you know that motherhood is commemorated in national celebrations around the globe?

From Australia to Zimbabwe, more than sixty countries celebrate Mother’s Day together with Americans on the second Sunday in May.

In the United Kingdom, Mothering Sunday is held on the forth Sunday of the Lenten Season. March 8th marks the celebration of moms in most countries of the Former Soviet Union, while the Arab world honors mothers on the Vernal Equinox (March 21).

Mother’s Day is a time of commemoration and celebration for Mom. It is a time of breakfast in bed, family gatherings, and crayon scribbled “I Love You’s.” So join our Mother’s Day festivities as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Mother’s Day on May 10th!

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Did You Know? Countdown to the Month of May 2009 (04/28)

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore about
the Month of May

April 28 : 03 days till May

Did you know that construction of the Empire State Building was completed on May 1, 1930?

The building was the tallest free-standing structure in the world until 1967, and the tallest building in New York City until 1972, when construction of the World Trade Center dwarfed it. In the aftermath of the 9-11 tragedy, the Empire State Building is once again the Big Apple’s tallest building.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to the the month of May! So stop by again tomorrow.

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Countdown to Mother's Day: Top 10 Celebrity Moms: #9

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

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In honor of Mother’s Day, join us as we continue our countdown of the Top 10 celebrity moms.

We’ll be highlighting 1 mom daily leading up to the big day, and to our #1 Celebrity Mom herself!

A Top Celebrity Mom


Pamela Anderson
You’d hardly expect Pam Anderson – best known as the biggest babe on Bay Watch – to make a Top 10 list of celebrity moms. Despite her pin-up image, however, Pam is a devoted mom to two sons, Dylan, 11, and Brandon, 10. (Their father is ex-husband and on-again-off-again fling Tommy Lee.) The blond bombshell is also an unusual advocate for natural parenting.

In fact, Pamela was among the first of a growing trend of celebrity moms to birth her babies at home, rather than in a hospital (Charlotte Church, Ricki Lake and Joely Fisher have since followed suit), and she breastfed both of her kids – despite her DD-size implants. Pamela is also a volunteer crossing guard for her children’s school and a part-time room mother. Who’d have thought that the ditzy lifeguard would make such a stellar mom?

Check back each day for another celeb mom (or you can cheat and check out our whole top 10 list here).

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(April 28) Today we're celebrating . . .  Workers Memorial Day

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009


Workers Memorial Day
Commemorating the founding of OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and its efforts to protect American workers.

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