Archive for May 8th, 2009

Mother's Day, 2009 – A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

Friday, May 8th, 2009

The White House has released the 2009 Presidential Mother’s Day Proclamation

Mother’s Day, 2009
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

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NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 10, 2009, as Mother’s Day. I urge all Americans to express their love, respect, and gratitude to mothers everywhere, and I call upon all citizens to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.

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Barack Obama
President of the United States of America

Full text – A Mother’s Day Proclamation

Did You Know? Countdown to Mother's Day 2009 (05/08)

Friday, May 8th, 2009

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

May 08 : 02 days till Mother’s Day

Did you know that every September, Americans honor military mothers who have lost a son or daughter during active duty?

Known as Gold Star Mother’s Day, the holiday has been set by Presidential proclamation since 1936 for the last Sunday in September.

Gold Star Mothers is the name of a bereavement support group started by Grace Darling Seibold, whose son was killed in combat over France during World War I.

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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Countdown to Mother's Day 2009: Top 10 Celebrity Moms: #1

Friday, May 8th, 2009

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In honor of Mother’s Day we’ve been counting down the Top 10 celebrity moms. And today’s the final day. So who is our #1 Celebrity Mom?

Well honestly. Who else could it be?

Drum-roll please…

The Top Celebrity Mom


Angelina Jolie
The 32-year old Angelina Jolie has traveled a long road to motherhood. But after a string of failed relationships, battles with depression and more tattoos than you can count, the award-winning actress is now the happy mom to her growing brood. She and Brad Pitt have 6 kids together.

As if that wasn’t enough to keep her busy, Angelina is also the UN Goodwill Ambassador and international do-gooder, helping millions of children in crisis around the globe. Despite her sorted background, Angelina’s got a heart of gold and clearly puts mothering at the top of her list of priorities.

Angie and Brad’s kids are Maddox (born in Cambodia), Pax (born in Vietnam), Zahara (born in Ethiopia), and Shilo (the couple’s first biological child, who was born in Namibia) and twins Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline (born in France). In fact, Angelina has said that she wants anywhere from seven to 14 kids!

Well thats our are list of celebrity moms. We hope you’ve enjoyed it. If you’ve missed any of our series – you can find all our Top 10 Celebrity Moms here.

Photo Credit: Angelina Jolie (flickr)

(May 08) Today we're celebrating . . .  No Socks Day

Friday, May 8th, 2009

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No Socks Day
Its time warp Friday! Lets make believe its 1985 all over again. I’m sure somewhere in the back of your closet you can find that Don Johnson inspired pastel hued suit. The one you wore with a colored T-shirt and, of course, no socks. Yes, now that was the height of foot fashion!

And by not wearing socks today, you can help the environment by doing a little less laundry.

And on a personal note, I think men wearing shoes without socks is just plain ugly. And creepy. And uncomfortable too!

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