If you are proud to be an American, or if you most look forward to the fourth of July, why not choose a patriotic name for your newborn baby? There is no better way to honor our Founding Fathers than to choose the perfect name that also has significant meaning to our country.
Parenting a Young Adult
Children grow up whether you're ready for it or not. They begin to make choices and decisions—and even have relationships—that you know nothing about. In other words, they begin to build lives that are separate from their parents. And they seem to start the process when you're not looking. While you're still relating to the traumas of teendom, they're quietly making the shift to adulthood.
The World Through the Eyes of an Older Teen
The older teen is more secure than he was in early adolescence. He's beginning to understand who he is, what he's good at, and which friends he can depend upon. These are important—and rewarding—developmental steps.
Everyone Has a Name in 1850
The 1850 census was the first to require the name and age of everyone in the household. Its value to genealogists increased dramatically as a result. A dwelling number and family number was assigned to each listing in the order of visitation. Questions included name, age, sex, “color,” occupation, value of real estate, birthplace, whether married within the year, whether attended school within the year, and whether they could read or write (if over the age of 20).
Now that the school year is winding down, for parents of teens graduating high school, a new set of struggles begins: the countdown to the start of college. By mid August, kids will be starting this next chapter in their lives. And there is a lot to do in that time. Emotions are running high for everyone, but especially for the kids going off to college. Their lives are about to experience a major upheaval, and it’s likely they’re scared and anxious. But they may not want to, or be able to articulate their fears.
Preparing Yourself for Childbirth: How Do You Know You're in Labor?
Momma Said There'd Be Days Like This
I almost worried myself out of having my doctor with me for my first delivery. I started having minor contractions in the evening and got all excited. The minor contractions were far apart, so when I called my doctor he jokingly said not to worry and to call him when I was really in labor. He told me later that he never expected me to take him seriously, but that's just what I did.
Some of the “best” obituaries are those published by religious societies. A fellow church-goer who knew the deceased would write what we as genealogists love—notices giving the whole family and obscure details that we wouldn't find elsewhere. Church obituaries are not always in the published religious newspaper; some are actually in the church's minutes. Determine the denomination, and do some investigating on the Internet for existing records.
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You joke you’re “type A” and your child’s other biological parent is lazy and carefree. Does that mean your child will be like you - organized and detail-oriented - or your partner? Parents have always wondered how their little ones end up with certain personalities. Turns out that science has some answers. What’s the truth behind the genetic transfer of personality traits? Will your baby have your strong genes?
Getting Money Early from Your 401(k)
Many people in their 20s and 30s balk at the idea of putting away a significant portion of their income in a retirement fund. Retirement is still 35 or 40 years down the road, and they fear that their money will be locked away somewhere, never to be seen until they leave work for the last time.
Swahili First Names
Learn the meaning behind popular Swahili names and discover the most popular Swahili names for boys and Swahili girl names. read more
Legal Notices: The Fine Print
Among newspaper items are the legal notices, those items usually in small print. They include items directed by law to be published to notify possible interested people of the action. Those items have often been omitted among modern indexes, which is unfortunate. They can provide valuable leads in your quest.
Early settlers fashioned one of the first American settlements, Virginia, to honor the Virgin Queen, Elizabeth I. It was customary in the early days of America to name places after the reigning monarchs or their wives and children: Jamestown, Marysville, Elizabethtown, Annapolis (City of Anne).
More: 75 Native American Names
Imagine finding out you’re pregnant again while you still have a newborn. The term “Irish Twins” refers to siblings born within a year of each other, and it definitely does happen. While birthing two babies in the span of a year has its challenges, there are also many uniquely special benefits to raising siblings close in age.
A Complete List of Thai Last Names and Meanings
Find your Thai last name and learn about its meaning and origins. Thai last names are unique drawing from Chinese, Arabic languages, and other cultura... read more
Dutch First Names
Find the meaning and origin of popular Dutch names for boys and Dutch names for girls. Search our list of common names from the Netherlands and learn ... read more
William and His Book
What's in a Name
The majority of European surnames or family names come from geographical locations or terms, occupations, relationships, or an individual's unique characteristics or physical appearance.
After the Normans had dominated England for several decades, William decided to document the population he had come to control. From this early census report came the Domesday Book, which is one of the earliest records we have of names and naming trends.
Making Memories with Your Teen
There's Still Time to Make Memories
Teens don't want to be seen with their parents, much less talk to them or do anything with them. That's what we hear all the time. I don't buy it. I never did.
Family History Research: Steps to a Successful Interview
Brought to you in association with The Ellis Island Foundation.
In normal conversation, both people talk. Ideas are exchanged. Each person contributesinformation. The talk flows in unpredictable ways.
There's a reason that both puppies and babies are cute- they have to be, because each one will try your patience like no other force of nature. So if a person's patience level is truly like a muscle – the more you use it, the bigger it becomes – then adopt a puppy or have a child to find out. And what better time to recognize the similarities, and vast differences, then on National Puppy Day.
Research shows that breastfeeding provides many health benefits for both mom and baby. A newborn baby needs regular feedings, and breast milk is considered an optimal source of nutrition for infants during the first few months of life according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
As you probably know, St. Patrick's Day is March 17, and every year, Irish and not-so-Irish people alike celebrate with food, drinks, and fun. But who was St. Patrick, and why do we celebrate him every March? Here's an in-depth look at the saint behind the holiday and the reasons why he remains so popular today.