Happy Labor Day

What Labor Day Is

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

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Who Founded Labor Day, Still Open for Debate

More than 100 years after the first Labor Day observance, there is still some doubt as to who first proposed the holiday for workers.

Some records show that Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, was first in suggesting a day to honor those “who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold.”

But Peter McGuire’s place in Labor Day history has not gone unchallenged. Many believe that Matthew Maguire, a machinist, not Peter McGuire, founded the holiday. Recent research seems to support the contention that Matthew Maguire, later the secretary of Local 344 of the International Association of Machinists in Paterson, N.J., proposed the holiday in 1882 while serving as secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York. What is clear is that the Central Labor Union adopted a Labor Day proposal and appointed a committee to plan a demonstration and picnic.

Enjoy your Labor Day, thank you for all the hard work you do and take today to chill out, maybe have a BBQ!

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Looking for a Florida Home Builder

Are you looking to move to Florida now that the Winter season is headed our way? I know I would love to have a second home in Florida but in order to do such a thing you must find a good Florida home builder! You will want quality, excellent skills and a fantastic reputation from this company. Be sure to educate yourself about the various areas of Florida to ensure you choose the correct location for you and your loved ones.

You see, purchasing or building a home is a major investment, but it’s one that can pay off if you do it right the first time! Having your own home means you will have more responsibilities but also means some cool tax write offs, of course be sure to check with your local IRS to ensure you know what write offs you could potentially have with a home purchase or build.

When you are seeking to purchase or build a home you will want to start off by getting mortgage information to ensure you are able to afford and get approved for a home loan. Once you have in the clear for a home loan you can then start searching for your Winter home or full time Florida home.

Location is key and if you are someone who prefers country or city setting you will want to ensure all of your wants and needs are met in the location you choose. Gaining a home loan to purchase a home means that you will be putting forth a serious investment in your future. This could be something handed down to your children, or if your children are already grown up then they will have a nice place to visit in the warm, sunny Florida region with their children.

So please just remember that purchasing a home is something to take seriously not lightly.

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How Do you Go From Summer Brain to School Brain

It’s that time of year, many of you have had children in school for a couple of weeks now, but mine have only been in school for one week and kindergarten starts this coming week. I will have two children in school this year leaving me all alone with Baby K during the school day. I can’t wait to see how well Aj does in kindergarten and I do hope he overcomes his anxiety so that he can truly enjoy school, miss home and be happy when I pick him up from school!

One of the areas I am personally struggling with as a mother is to get my brain from Summer time to school time. I know school is in session and Summer is over, however, my brain wants to be lazy and sleep in, have no routine and just fly by the day. I am not sure how to tell my brain to come back to reality, do you have any tips?


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Getting Your Kiddos to the Dentist: Tips from a Riverside Pediatric Dentist

Wrestling your kids into the dentist office is never fun. Not only are you dealing with their anxiety, but you also wind up dealing with your own embarrassment as other waiting patients watch your kids throw tantrums. However, there are a few quick tips to make your dentist office visit easier that a recently interviewed Riverside Dentist recommends:

Choose a Pediatric Dentist

I always thought a dentist was a dentist; however, there are individuals who specialize in the oral care of kiddos – the pediatric dentist. According to the dentist interviewed, you always want to choose a pediatric dentist for your kids because they will “cater to a child’s needs which makes it a more comfortable environment, and they are also able to address specific dental needs and concerns that children have.”

Find the Right Dentist

Don’t ever sign up with the first dentist available. You always want to check a dentist out prior making an appointment with him or her to make sure that he or she will provide the comfort and care your child needs. The interviewed dentist suggested finding “someone that is active in the community.” Children are more likely to trust someone they have seen before, and when they trust their dentist they are more comfortable during their visit.

It’s also a good idea to find a dentist that offers fun things for children to help ease worried minds. Things such as a prize box, video games, and movies are all excellent things for a pediatric dentist office to have.

Educate Your Kids Before Their Visit

The number one source of fear and anxiety for a child before a dentist visit is simply not knowing what to expect. Take the time to educate your kids about a trip to the dentist prior to an appointment. The interviewed dentist suggested reading them “The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist” or other literature the night before to sooth nerves.

Regardless, of how you decide to prep your child for their dentist office visit remember to always remain positive. Even if you have had negative experiences at the dentist’s, immediately scaring your children will only make life harder on you, and will most likely prevent them from maintaining good oral hygiene in the future.

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September 3 Giveway Linky: List & Enter Giveaways #win #giveaways #sweepstakes

List your giveaways here every Saturday at 12am EST! This linky is scheduled each week so you can list your giveaways and so that you can enter them if you wish! Enjoy the list!

Please include the end date of the giveaway when linking up.

For newbies you should enter details something like this:

Blog Name, Giveaway Item (end date)

Copy exact URL or tracking URL such as Bit.ly link & put in the URL area.


***Voice Rockrz Mic Ends 11:59pm EST September 9th ***

Here is where you list your giveaways ….


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