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Take Time to Make Memories with Your Kids

For the majority of parents life is extremely busy, especially for working parents. Sometimes we feel lucky just to get ourselves up in the morning, the kids fed and off to school on time. While this is completely normal, it’s important that all parents realize just how important it is to make time for their children. 

Think back to when you were a child. What are some of your favorite memories? Was it the hustle and bustle of the morning routine watching your mom and dad hurry to get you and your siblings fed and out the door? More than likely, those are not the memories you hold dear. Instead, you probably remember things like getting up on a Saturday morning to help mom make homemade cinnamon rolls or spending many summer weekends camping with your parents. 

Those are the same kinds of memories that your children are going to remember when they are adults, so make sure you take the time to make these memories with them. More than any other time of year, the holiday season is incredibly busy and it’s easy to get lost amidst it all – between the holiday celebrations, winter weddings and birthdays. Therefore, make it a point to slow down a bit and focus on your children. Make some special memories with them that they will hold on to for the rest of their lives. After all, that’s what makes family so special – all the memories we create together!

Having Trouble Picking a Wedding Date?

As you know, one of the most important things newly engaged couples have to do is pick a wedding date. In fact, that’s really the first thing that has to be done because without a date, it’s practically impossible to plan a wedding! While weddings are always special days to remember, many couples want their actual wedding date to be special which can make selecting a date difficult. Below are a few ideas if you are trying to decide on a wedding date.

  • The First Date – If you can remember the exact date of your very first date together, then scheduling your wedding for that date is a great way to honor the date that brought you both together forever!
  • A Family Member’s Birthday/Anniversary – If you are very close to someone in your family, then planning a wedding for his/her birthday is a unique way to recognize how important he/she is to you. Perhaps you have a grandmother and grandfather whose relationship has been an inspiration to you (and your fiance), getting married on their anniversary is another unique way to honor these special people in your life.
  • Special “Yearly” Dates – Every year, it seems like there is an opportunity to get married on a historical date. For instance, this year it happens to be today: 11/11/11 and next year, it will be on 12/12/12…dates like these only happen once every century which is why so many couples gravitate to these days. However, you don’t have to get married on a date like this for it to be a special “yearly” date. For instance, you could get married on October 11, 2012 and it would be 10/11/12. There are many ways to play with the dates if you are looking to make your wedding date special and easy to remember!