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A Brief History of Memorial Day

May 22nd, 2015

Did you know Memorial Day used to be called Decoration Day back around the Civil War times? And interestingly, Memorial Day only became a federal holiday in 1971. Every year at 3:00 p.m. local time a moment of remembrance is held throughout the country.

Decoration Day

Decoration Day was established in 1862 to honor the war veterans of The Civil War, which claimed more lives than any war or conflict in U.S. history. May 30th was chosen because there was no anniversary of any battle on that day.

Memorial Day

The Memorial Day holiday evolved (due to the U.S. involvement in World War I) to commemorate American military personnel who died in all wars. May 30th also evolved to become the last Monday in May so that federal employees could have a three-day weekend.

Memorial Day is commemorated with parades, visiting cemeteries and memorials. And people use this time to get together with friends and family, and welcome the beginning of summer.

Enjoy your Memorial Day and Thank You to our men and women serving, or who have served, this great nation.

A Different Kind of Mother’s Day Gift: Save a Child’s Life

April 11th, 2008

Did you know that one woman dies in pregnancy or childbirth every minute? That’s over half a million women each year. Many of these women have no skilled help at the time of childbirth, and die alone. 99% of these deaths occur in developing countries, and most times could be prevented by access to information and low cost interventions.

That’s why we’d like to make everyone aware of our friends at Maternity Worldwide. Maternity Worldwide is a registered charity in the UK, dedicated to saving the lives of mothers and their babies overseas.

Happy Mother’s Day Everybody

May 13th, 2007

In some parts of the world many mothers die giving birth or have their children die before they turn 5. Those of us who have time to celebrate are lucky for all we have.

We at wish you and your family a safe, happy, and peaceful Mother’s Day.

Mother-Daughter Story Contest Winners Announced

May 10th, 2007

The winners of the Tell Us Your Best Mother-Daughter Story contest, offered in conjunction with Universal Studios Home Entertainment, have been selected! It took us a bit longer to announce the top three submissions than we anticipated, because there were so many interesting and touching entries.

Congratulations to the winners, and a heart-felt thanks to all those who submitted!

Also, we’d like to express our particular thanks to Universal Studios Home Entertainment for participating in this contest and for providing the free “Because I Said So” DVD prizes – without them, this contest never would have happened.

Meanwhile, we’ll be spending a little time this weekend watching the “Because I Said So” DVD with Mom!


Give Mom the Gift of Blogging for Mother’s Day

May 10th, 2007

Some bloggers make a living blogging, while others are happy to just keep in touch. Whether mom is an entrepreneur or retired, blogging makes it easy to connect, no matter how far apart we are.

Did you move away from home? Having trouble keeping in touch with mom? Why not set up a blog for mom this year? Even though we get separated we can still share stories.

Here is our free guide for setting up a blog for mom.

4 Days Left in Zazzle’s Spoil Mom Rotten Contest

May 3rd, 2007

Zazzle is offering a design contest where the winner gets

  • $1,000.00 USD
  • the 1-800 FLOWERS Spoil Me Spa Tower
  • top-of-the-line framed print from Zazzle

Learn more at their official contest entry page.

Tell Us Your Best Mother-Daughter Story

April 18th, 2007

Win a Free “Because I Said So” DVD and $300!

We’re delighted to announce, in conjunction with Universal Studios Home Entertainment, the “Tell Us Your Best Mother-Daughter Story” contest.

What daughter doesn’t have a story (or two) to tell about growing up with mom?

In celebration of Mother’s Day, we’d like to hear those stories! The three winning “mother-daughter” stories will be published on our Web site – and we’ve got a few prizes to hand out too!

The Contest

Just tell us in 500 words or less your favorite story about Mom – something special, heroic, or just plain sweet, that your mother did for you when you were growing up.

Because I Said So DVD.
Three stories, chosen by our staff, will be published on our Web site.

Our story writers will also receive cash prizes and receive a free copy of the soon-to-be-released “Because I Said So” DVD, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Stories will be judged on the basis of their overall appeal, uniqueness and quality of writing.

Entries must be received through our Web site by Friday, May 4, 2007.


The 2007 Mother’s Day Central Top 100 Mom Blogs Awards

April 5th, 2007
Top Moms. .

We Think Mom Bloggers Deserve a Little Recognition!

Hey we all know that moms work hard.  But mom bloggers work hard, and run blogs.  We think that deserves a little extra recognition.  After all, mom bloggers are also helping other moms.

So, we took a shot at putting together a  list of Top 100  Mom Blogs. These women, and communities of women, have in our view displayed particular excellence in areas including:

  • Originality
  • Passion
  • Humor
  • Personality
  • Creativity

We understand that your favorite blog may not be mentioned in this list. We had a difficult time narrowing the contestants down, because there are so many qualified mothers who blog. Please email us any notable blogs you feel should have been included.

The Top 100 Mom Blog Award Winners Have Been Announced!

April 5th, 2007

Top 100 Mom Blog Award

100 Mothers who blog have been included in this exclusive group. Check out the entire list.

See anyone you know? Anyone that should be there? Let us know.

If you are familiar with any of the winners, go ahead and send them a congratulations!

Go to the award page now!

Celebrating Mother’s Day in Multiple Countries

January 3rd, 2007

What do you do if your mom once lived in the United States but moved to the United Kingdom? Do you celebrate both Mothering Day and Mother’s Day?

From Mother’s Day Dilemma:

I love my mother, but for the last 15 years I’ve had a dilemma – when to celebrate Mother’s Day. In the UK, Mother’s Day is the last Sunday in March; in the rest of the world (or at least in Barbados and the US, where my mother spends much of her time), it’s the first Sunday in May. So what to do?

Assuming distance and travel costs do not prevent it, I think you should celebrate whichever holiday is core to your memory of your mother and her bring you up through your childhood. On the other day that it would be best to have a nice visit or chat on phone. What do you think?


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