For those of you organizing a patriotic party this Thursday, go ahead and shelf your stress. We know that entertaining can be kind of a lot to deal with…especially when it’s hot out. That’s why we’ve created this simple list that helps you pull together the perfect star-spangled soiree in just a few steps:
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. (We learned that from Dad.) So, this Father’s Day, create a breakfast just for him! We’ve collected some of our favorite recipes to make it easy for you to find one your dad will love! Enjoy!
For the Dad Who’s…
You name it – brownies, cakes, pies – if it’s sugary, your dad loves it. So, to start his big day off right, surprise him with a sweet, decadent breakfast that will satisfy his sweet tooth (at least for a little while, anyway).
Crème Brûlée French Toast
(Because regular French toast is just so expected!) This sinful recipe has received nothing but rave reviews, so we’re pretty sure that Dad will love it too.
Did you know that Father’s Day wasn’t an official federal holiday until 1972? The idea for it had, however, been around long before that, fueled by Mother’s Day.
Before becoming official in 1914, Mother’s Day was already recognized by a good many people, and celebrated around the country. At one such a celebration, the idea for Father’s Day was born. Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington was sitting in a church attending a service to recognize mothers when the thought of Father’s Day struck her. She was the daughter of William Smart, a father of six, an American Civil War veteran, and a widower. Just like today, being a single parent wasn’t a walk in the park, which is why Sonora felt it was royally unfair that only mothers were honored with a day of recognition. Thus, she tried to establish its equivalent for male parents.
After having a baby, there are a lot of firsts: first stinky diaper, first gummy smile, first try at a word. And while there’s no question that these events are important, there are significant firsts for the new mothers too – like their first Mother’s Day. Finding a gift for such an occasion can certainly be a challenge, which is where this blog post comes in. Below is a helpful list of great gifts that will easily make her day memorable, even though it’s the first of many to come.
If you think insomniacs have it bad, imagine someone who is mentally able to sleep but keeps getting woken up throughout the night. Moms with a newborn baby generally have to get up hundreds of times during the course of a (much needed) 8 hour snooze. This makes her very, very tired. And in a state of crazy, unimaginable exhaustion, finding something to wear at 3AM is just too much to ask. What would make her life easier? A robe. It’s easy to put on, super warm, and – most importantly – comfortable. This one receives top marks because it’s cute, comfy, and reversible – so no matter how it goes on, it’s going to look just fine.
Babies don’t really hang on to the edge of their booster seats during the latest episode of Mad Men, nor do they drool (purposely) over the clothes on Project Runway. This often means that Mom’s favorite shows take a back seat – there is just no way she can stay awake up until 11 to find out what’s going on at Downton. But she doesn’t have to. She could spend precious nap times curled up on the couch with seasons of hit shows at her disposable compliments of Netflix subscriptions and the world’s greatest invention: a DVR.