Americans have been setting aside time in June to celebrate dads since the early 20th Century. However, Father’s Day only became an official observance in 1972, when President Richard Nixon signed the law establishing it as a permanent national holiday. Mother’s Day had already been an official holiday for 58 years.
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Americans have been setting aside time in June to celebrate dads since the early 20th Century. However, Father’s Day only became an official observance in 1972, when President Richard Nixon signed the law establishing it as a permanent national holiday. Mother’s Day had already been an official holiday for 58 years.Read More
The good news is that you don’t have to spend a lot on a great gift for Father’s Day. With a little creativity, you may not even have to spend anything.Read More
A time-honored tradition of Father’s Day remains the backyard barbecue. Hamburgers and hot dogs usually top the menu, but consider some healthier alternatives. We all want to have dad around for a long time.
According to doctors and nutrition experts, dietary choices play a big role in maintaining good health throughout life. Here are some healthy barbecue recipes to consider when planning a cookout in honor of dad:Read More
Between getting the kids ready for school and yourself ready for work, and putting in 40 hours per week, and getting involved in all of your kids’ extracurricular activities, it can be difficult to find time to catch your breath, let alone work out. Getting regular exercise is key to good health, a good mood and a longer life, according to the Mayo Clinic. Working out offers a range of benefits, from weight loss and increased energy to a lowered risk of certain chronic diseases, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis and cancer.
Here are some workout tips to help include that all-important fitness into your schedule:
When is it too early to start teaching your children about the importance of saving money and how to save? Never. The sooner your kids learn how to manage money, the better off they’ll be in the long run.
To help ensure that your kids grow up understanding the value of a hard-earned dime or dollar, follow these money-saving tips for kids: