Each year on February 14th, people all over the world celebrate love. Whether you have a date with someone special or acknowledge the people you love the most in your life. Valentine’s day gives us a chance to recognize these unique relationships. But how did our current-day traditions begin? Following is a brief history of… Read More >
Why Do We Give Red Roses on Valentine’s Day?
Why do we give red roses on Valentine’s Day? For centuries, flowers have symbolized fertility, love, marriage, and romance. During the Victorian era, it became popular to use flowers to send secretive messages. Known as floriography, sending flowers became a commonly used way for lovers and admirers to express secret messages that Victorian etiquette deemed… Read More >
Crazy Valentine’s Day Facts
Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and that means candy hearts and cuddly teddy bears are everywhere! Single or coupled, there is no escaping Valentine’s Day until February 15th. Here are some crazy Valentine’s Day facts about how we celebrate Valentine’s Day along with some crazy Valentine’s Day facts…. Read More >
Tips For Teachers & Parents About Stopping Bullying
Tips for teachers and parents about stopping bullying: Mean girls. Bully boys. There’s so much in the news about bullying these days. Used to be, we more readily accepted playground transgressions and lunchroom nastiness. “Kids will be kids,” we said. “Children need to learn how to take care of themselves,” we thought. And the teachers… Read More >
10 Things to Do With All Those Apples – Apple Recipes
Did you recently go apple picking and now don’t know what to do with all those apples? Sure it’s great to eat an apple as a snack on its own (or maybe dunked in salted caramel sauce), but you are probably in need of some apple recipes so they do not go to waste. I… Read More >
The History of Halloween in the United States
Every October 31st, people all over the United States celebrate Halloween. Children and adults dress in costumes and attend parties, visit haunted houses, and eat Halloween candy. Most kids spend the night “trick-or-treating,” going door-to-door to collect sweets from their neighbors. Although we consider Halloween to be a night of fun, it wasn’t always perceived… Read More >
Thoughtful Gifts For Someone Who’s Just Lost A Spouse
During times of loss, it’s often really hard to figure out what’s appropriate as a gift – especially when someone’s just lost a spouse. You don’t want to evoke painful memories with something overly sentimental, but at the same time, you do want to send a meaningful sympathy gift, or sympathy gift basket. While it… Read More >
International Beer Day
On August 1st, we celebrate International Beer Day. But, you don’t have to be an attendee of Oktoberfest to appreciate how beer has changed the world. From spawning the agricultural revolution to preventing the spread of diseases like cholera, good ol’ beer has been behind some remarkable human milestones.