Archive for April, 2009

(April 29) Today we're celebrating . . .  National Dance Day

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

National Dance Day

Dance, Dance, Dance, Dance
Keep on dancing
Yowza, Yowza, Yowza
Gonna boogie with you. . .

Dance, dance, dance all day long, during this national celebration of the spirit and diversity of dance.

And in celebration of this day of dance – here’s a great video showing the Evolution of Dance. Enjoy!

link: The Evolution of Dance

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).

photo credit: lionscavern

(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.

Did You Know? Countdown to Mother's Day 2009 (04/27)

Monday, April 27th, 2009

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

April 27 : 13 days till Mother’s Day

Did you know that the first official celebration of mothers in the United States took place in 1858?

Anna Reeves Jarvis campaigned for a Mothers’ Work Day in her home state of West Virginia to raise awareness about local sanitation issues. When Jarvis passed away in 1905, her daughter Anna pursued a national mother’s day in honor of her own activist mom. Anna’s efforts paid off when in 1914, Mother’s Day was recognized as a national holiday by Presidential proclamation.

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 (04/27)

Monday, April 27th, 2009

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

April 27 : 04 days till May

Did you know that May is Older Americans Month?

Originally designated as Senior Citizens Month by President Kennedy in 1963, May was renamed Older Americans Month in 1980 by President Carter. The celebration is intended to honor America’s growing elderly population.

Over the next forty years, the number of people over the age of 65 living in the United States is expected to increase from 12% of the population to more than 21%, a total of 86.7 million people.

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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