Typical Cat Behaviors
Some behaviors seem supremely feline, and cats modify others to make whatever they do seem feline-specific. Let's take a closer look at a few of these.
Stress often causes cats to purr during veterinary exams, making it hard for the vet to hear your kitty's heart and lungs through the stethoscope. Running water often stops a cat's purring, so your vet might turn on a tap when examining your cat.
As you embark on a search for the perfect name for your child, taking inspiration from the wonderful world around us is a great starting point. From natural wonders to the mundane everyday world around us, you will find many parts of nature that make lovely names for your little one.
Build a Backyard Wetland
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This Earth Week, create a backyard wetland to replace the important natural functions of wetlands that may have been lost when your community was developed. It will also temporarily store, filter, and clean runoff water from your roof and lawn. Select any level area for digging.
Tools and supplies you will need
Sheet plastic, hoes, shovels, gloves, soil, peat moss, perforated pipe, upright pipe, round stones, wetland plants (see below)
What better way to celebrate your autumn baby’s birth month than with a fall-themed name? Here are the top autumn or fall names for boys and girls, along with some great gender-neutral options.
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Saving on Wedding Costs
Some insurance companies now offer wedding insurance, just in case the caterer decides to file for bankruptcy and go out of business two days before the event, or somebody steals all the wedding gifts. You even can buy insurance that pays you if it rains or snows on the day of the wedding. Check out Weddinguard at www.weddinguard.com for an example of what's available.
Regardless of your nationality, everyone is Irish on St. Paddy's Day! These St. Patrick's Day crafts for kids are simple, fun activities that are sure to put a smile on your child's face. Gather the kids and make a few of these creative craft projects to pass out to family and friends on St. Patrick's Day.
Celebrating Your Victories
It's vital to mark milestones, victories, and accomplishments, both large and small.
Choosing the right name for your baby can be a difficult decision. Jennifer Moss, CEO and Founder of Babynames.com recommends choosing a name that can grow with your child. She advises you to remember that you’re not just naming a baby, you’re naming an adult. But that is where nicknames can be key.
Thanksgiving jokes are a fun way to get everyone laughing at Thanksgiving dinner, whether it's in person or virtually this year. After you gobble up the last of your mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie, share some funny Thanksgiving jokes and puns.
Even 20 years after its initial release, the Harry Potter book series is still popular. The people who read the books as children quite literally grew up with the characters. And there is an entire generation of kids who don’t know a world where Hogwarts doesn’t exist. For die-hard Potter fans, there is no limit to how they will incorporate J.K. Rowling’s characters into their lives.
If you’re an outdoor-loving parent, then a forest-inspired baby name might be exactly what you’re on the hunt for. The forest is generally a woody area with lots of tree coverage, making it mysterious, serene, and earthy.
Elementary Science for Homeschoolers
What to Wear to a Wedding
Winter brides traditionally choose velvet, satin, brocade, or other heavy formal fabric. Spring brides favor taffeta and lace, and summer suggests chiffon, organdy, or cotton.
Tradition dictates that the bride's wedding dress be white or off-white. The number of nontraditional brides is growing at the moment, however, and brides are opting more and more for colored dresses and prints. Basically, a bride should feel comfortable and at ease in whatever she wears, because she is the star of the show.
For many years we’ve been on the losing end of climate change. An unexpected byproduct of the COVID-19 pandemic meant that as we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020, our planet has seen some improvements it hasn’t seen in decades. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee the gains made will continue as stay-at-home orders around the world are eased.
Table Manners: Frequently Asked Questions
Whenever I talk with children about table manners, they are full of questions. Some are delightful, some are difficult, and all are unfailingly interesting. Here are some of the most common questions:
Western Names: Meet Me at the O.K. Corral
Searching for an unusual or rare western name? Get some maps of western states such as Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming, and start searching for place names that interest you.
With the passion for using place names as given names these days, it's no surprise that many western place names are gaining favor with today's parents, who, quite frankly, are probably choosing them just because they're neat-sounding names.
Vintage “old lady” names tend to jump back into popularity every few generations. Once the name begins to fade out it gains more interest in the current generation. Think about it like this: the names you consider “old lady” names belong to a generation that will pass on by the time your own children or grandchildren grow up and have children.
What exactly signifies a creative baby name? Is it a cool name that is catchy and popular? Maybe it is a unique baby name that you don’t often hear. It could also be an offbeat name or character name from a favorite book or movie.
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Czech Last Names
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Names that mean “life” always sound so fresh and lovely. When a child is born, we celebrate the new life that has come into our world, making names related to this concept always a perfect fit. Consider a name that means “life” for your new baby.