You know what they say…any man can be a father, but it takes a special man to be a dad. Anyone with a special dad in his or her life can attest to that. How did it come to be that Father’s Day became the national day to celebrate great fathers everywhere? The history of Father’s Day is truly a heartwarming story.
It all started with a woman named Mrs. Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Washington. She had just attended a service at her church celebrating Mother’s Day shortly after it originated. She felt as though her outstanding father deserved celebrating as well. Mrs. Dodd’s father was a civil war veteran who raised six children all by himself after his wife died giving birth to their youngest child. After Sonora became an adult she realized the selflessness her father had shown in raising his children as a single parent. It was her father that made all the parental sacrifices and was, in the eyes of his daughter, a courageous, selfless, and loving man.
Mrs. Dodd approached her minister about having a service for fathers on her own father’s birthday, June 5th. This date did not give the minister much time to prepare, so he ended up delivering a sermon on fathers a few weeks later, on June 19th.
From that point on, the state of Washington celebrated Father’s Day on the third Sunday in June. States and organizations began lobbying Congress to declare an annual Father’s Day. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson approved of this idea, but it was not until 1924 when President Calvin Coolidge made it a national event to “establish more intimate relations between fathers and their children and to impress upon fathers the full measure of their obligations.” But it took until 1966 before the 3rd Sunday of June got the official presidential stamp of Father’s Day by President Lyndon Johnson. Since then, fathers had been honored and recognized by their families throughout the country on the third Sunday in June.
Even though Father’s Day overall may seem less sentimental than Mother’s Day, it is equally important to show the special father figures in your life how much they are appreciated. Anyone that has made an impact (grandfather, stepfather, uncle, brother) deserves recognition for the wonderful things that they do!
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When I found out that I was having a little girl, I imagined playing dress-up with her each and every day. I imagined that I would buy her baby girl clothes and fun hair accessories and doll her up until I heard “oohs & awes” coming at me from every direction. Then I had my little girl and found out how hard it is to find practical baby clothes.
I have tried every department store that you can imagine and have only succeeded in finding outfit that are semi cute, and incredibly uncomfortable on my little princess. It is worth it to me to spend a little bit more on her wardrobe to make sure that her clothing fits her comfortably. Thanks goodness I found Chicken Noodle clothing and other designer baby clothes online.
When you think of “designer baby clothes”, the first thing that might come to mind is the expense. Actually, you’d be surprised at the wonderful value of brands like Chicken Noodle. They fit in a way that allows your child to move and grow. They are also such great quality, that they won’t fall apart a little bit of rowdy play or a few washings. In the end, you definitely come out on top.
I love Chicken Noodle clothing because they are functional as well as adorable. They have capri-sets and dresses that work for both everyday play and dinner out with the family. The materials that they are made out of are stretchy and soft; they feel good against my daughter’s skin. Parents looking for fun, whimsical styles in all kinds of fun colors should check out designer girl clothing boutiques such as SophiasStyle.com. All of their Chicken Noodle styles are on sale right now!
For most mothers, when their little girl is picked to be someone’s flower girl for their wedding, the honor of being chosen is quickly replaced with the terror that their little angel will ruin the whole ceremony. Will she be good, stand still, run around like a banshee while screaming at the top of her lungs? The best thing to calm mom’s and the flower girl’s nerves is to be prepared. Here are some tips.
You want to make sure and talk with your daughter in advance about what is expected of her. Bring it up on occasion so that she can get used to the idea. It is also beneficial to purchase the flower girl dress in advance to leave time for any alterations. Just a tip: shopping for flower girl dresses at department stores is a nightmare for every mother I have ever talked to. Most mothers find the best flower girl dress choices at reputable online vendors such as SophiasStyle.com. Make sure that the dress fits the flower girl comfortably before the wedding.
The flower girl should definitely be present for rehearsal so that she can practice her duties. Flower girls usually walk directly in front of the bride in the processional and in front of the maid of honor in the recessional. If your daughter is younger, it may be best to have her come and sit with the family after she walks down the aisle. If she is older she may stand near the bridesmaids during the wedding ceremony.
On the day of the wedding, I recommend making light of the flower girl’s responsibilities as a whole. If you continue to harp on what she is supposed to do, she may get nervous and act out. By this time, she knows what is expected. Ask her if she needs any reminders and then let things unfold. Also, no sugar before the wedding!
When the bride chose your daughter to be her flower girl, she knew her age and level of capabilities, so try not to stress if she doesn’t do things exactly as you would have her do. Little girls will be little girls, whether they are in flower girl dresses or jeans. So if your little girl freezes or starts running around, grab her hand and lead her quickly to your seat. I can guarantee that you won’t have the first, or last, flower girl gone wild! Just prepare the best you can, and everything will work out fine!