May 13th Show
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Attorney with Woodward, Pires & Lombardo
about kids experiencing conflict from your divorce.
Today May 13th In History
1648 Margaret Jones of Plymouth is found guilty of witchcraft and is sentenced to be hanged. She was the first person to be executed for witchcraft in Massachusetts Bay Colony during a witch-hunt that lasted from 1648 to 1663. About eighty people throughout New England were accused of practicing witchcraft during that period. Thirteen women and two men were executed.
Roach's new and exciting book, The Salem Witch Trials: A Day-by-Day Chronicle of a Community Under Siege is a marvelous compendium of well-thought-out insights, multiple facts, and little-known details on the events of the infamous 1692 Salem Village witchcraft. Her work, arranged in a day-by-day chronology, allows the reader to visualize how these events began and progressed to become the most massive witchcraft outbreak in America. It is an important addition to the literature of New England witchcraft. (Richard B. Trask, Danvers, Massachusetts Town Archivist)
1912 Britain establishes the Royal Flying Corps, the forerunner of the Royal Air Force (formed in 1918)
1981 Pope John Paul II survives an assassination attempt.
Born on May 13
1857 Ronald Ross, bacteriologist. a British medical doctor who received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1902 for his work on the transmission of malaria, becoming the first British Nobel laureate, and the first born outside of Europe. His discovery of the malarial parasite in the gastrointestinal tract of a mosquito proved that malaria was transmitted by mosquitoes, and laid the foundation for the method of combating the disease.
1914 Joe Louis, world heavyweight boxing champion from 1937 to 1949.
1842 Sir Arthur Sullivan, composer, collaborator with W.S. Gilbert.
He is best known for his series of 14 operatic collaborations with the dramatist W. S. Gilbert, including H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado. His works comprise 23 operas, 13 major orchestral works, eight choral works and oratorios, two ballets, incidental music
1940 Bruce Chatwin, travel writer (Patagonia).
Charles Bruce Chatwin (13 May 1940 – 18 January 1989) was an English travel writer, novelist, and journalist. His first book, In Patagonia (1977), established Chatwin as a travel writer, although he considered himself instead a storyteller, interested in bringing to light unusual tales. He won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel On the Black Hill(1982) and his novel Utz (1988) was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. In 2008 The Times named Chatwin #46 on their list of "50 Greatest British Writers Since 1945."
May 14th Birthdays
1264 King Henry III is captured by his brother-in-law, Simon de Montfort, at the Battle of Lewes.
1897 Guglielmo Marconi sends the first communication by wireless telegraph.
1897 “Stars and Stripes Forever” by John Phillip Sousa is performed for the first time in Philadelphia.
1948 Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion establishes the State of Israel.
Mother's Day History
Happy Mother’s Day Weekend
Mothers have been celebrated since ancient times. The Greeks and Romans held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele. Goddess Rhea is the daughter of earth goddess Gaia and sky god Uranus and is often referred to as the “mother of the gods.”
Flash forward to medieval Britain for “Mothering Sunday” when servants were allowed to return home to their mothers on the fourth Sunday in May. It grew to include gifting flowers and such, however the custom eventually faded in popularity.
In America, Mother’s Day has its origins in the 19th century. According to history.com, Ann Reeves Jarvis of West Virginia helped start “Mothers’ Day Work Clubs” to teach local women how to properly care for their children. These clubs later became a unifying force in a region of the country still divided over the Civil War. Then, in 1870, abolitionist and suffragette Julia Ward Howe wrote the “Mother’s Day Proclamation,” a call to action that asked mothers to unite in promoting world peace. In 1873 Howe campaigned for a “Mother’s Peace Day” to be celebrated.
Other early Mother’s Day pioneers include Juliet Calhoun Blakely, a temperance activist who inspired a local Mother’s Day in Albion, Michigan, in the 1870s. The duo of Mary Towles Sasseen and Frank Hering, meanwhile, both worked to organize a Mothers’ Day in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Some have even called Hering “the father of Mothers’ Day.”
The official Mother’s Day holiday arose in the 1900s as a result of the efforts of Anna Jarvis, daughter of Ann Reeves Jarvis. Following her mother’s 1905 death, Anna Jarvis conceived of Mother’s Day as a way of honoring the sacrifices mothers made for their children.
Following the success of her first Mother’s Day, Jarvis—who remained unmarried and childless her whole life—resolved to see her holiday added to the national calendar. Arguing that American holidays were biased toward male achievements, she started a massive letter writing campaign to newspapers and prominent politicians urging the adoption of a special day honoring motherhood. By 1912 many states, towns and churches had adopted Mother’s Day as an annual holiday, and Jarvis had established the Mother’s Day International Association to help promote her cause. Her persistence paid off. In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a measure officially establishing the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. By 1920 she had become disgusted with how the holiday had been commercialized. She outwardly denounced the transformation and urged people to stop buying Mother’s Day flowers, cards and candies. As we are all well aware, over the next 100 years - we never stopped.
The ads would have you believe that we want chocolate and jewelry and flowers. Yes those are all lovely but most moms are struggling with their weight and figure and chocolate crates a terrible love/hate with the gift, we do love flowers… who doesn’t, but what we’d really love is for someone to plant a flower bed for us to enjoy every day.
Not mom for a day
Turn the Honey-Do into a Honey-Done List
What's for Dinner? You pick, you shop, you cook & clean
Coupon book to redeem for things we dread and thing we wish
Want to win mothers day gift giver of the year? Get her to take the day off on Monday so she can get herself caught up on her own list. Tonight, send her off to a local hotel for the night with a pair of her favorite well worn pjs, a stack magazines, a candle and matches and tell her not to check back in until late the next morning on Saturday. Saturday early afternoon have a spa appt. for her at the hotel, then she can go back to the hotel room for a nap, then come home to you having made dinner, the kids neat and clean and her feeling delighted to be back among family who is feeling very appreciative that she’s home. Then on Sunday, everyone lets mom sleep in, the family makes breakfast for mom and cleans it up, or heads out to a nice brunch.
Get Ready For Summer
1- Get Your Air Conditioner Ready It’s already pushing 90 and its barely mid-may
2- Dust the ceiling fans
3- Ask for summer vacation days- either as a proper vacation, or ask for the Fridays off (9 Fridays between june and July)
4- get ready for local summer produce- start pulling together recipies- when we do this we naturally begin eating healthier
Local harvests from markets:
Mangos (late June)
Surinam Cherry Watermelon*
Basil (Italian Large Leaf)
Red Rambo Radish
Sunflower – Black Oil
Sunflower – Grey Striped
Yard Long Beans
Cranberry Hibiscus Eggplant
Malabar Spinach (green & red)
New Zealand Spinach Mustards
Philippine Spinach (Ceylon) Seminole Pumpkin
Tomatoes (salad) Vegetable Amaranth
Bayleaf Begonia Bronze Fennel Calendula Catnip
Chives Culantro Epazote Garlic Chives Lemon Balm Lemon Grass Lovage
Oregano (Greek & Cuban) Parsley
5- Invest in blister band-aids and keep a few in your car and purse.
6- if you are going to intentionally spend time being in the sun, find a sunscreen that actually works.
The most worrisome thing about high-SPF products is that they give people a false sense of security and beguile them to stay in the sun too long. High-SPF suppress the skin reddening and pain of sunburns, but they raise the risk of other kinds of skin damage. The FDA is considering barring SPF above 50+.
These 13 kids’ and baby sunscreens have at least three strikes against them: oxybenzone, retinyl palmitate and SPFs above 50+. Four have an additional strike: they’re aerosol sprays that can expose sensitive young lungs to potentially hazardous chemicals. Convenient? Yes. Good for kids? Absolutely not.
Worst Sunscreen Products for Kids.
Banana Boat Kids Max Protect & Play Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 100
Coppertone Water Babies Sunscreen Stick, SPF 55
Coppertone Sunscreen Continuous Spray, Kids, SPF 70
Coppertone Sunscreen Lotion Kids, SPF 70+
Coppertone Foaming Lotion Sunscreen Kids Wacky Foam, SPF 70+
Coppertone Water Babies Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 70+
CVS Baby Sunstick Sunscreen, SPF 55
CVS Kids Wet & Dry Sunscreen Spray, SPF 70+
Equate Kids Sunscreen Stick, SPF 55
Hampton Sun Continuous Mist Sunscreen For Kids, SPF 70
Neutrogena Wet Skin Kids Sunscreen Spray, SPF 70+
Neutrogena Wet Skin Kids Sunscreen Stick, SPF 70+
Up & Up Kids Sunscreen Stick, SPF 55
More than 10 percent of the sunscreens we evaluated this year claim SPFs above 50+. SPF stands for sun protection factor, but that term refers only to protection against UVB rays that burn the skin. It has little to do with a product’s ability to protect skin from UVA rays, which penetrate deep into the body, accelerate skin aging, may suppress the immune system and may cause skin cancer.
More than 40 percent of the beach and sport sunscreens in this year’s guide contain oxybenzone, an active ingredient in sunscreens. But it penetrates the skin, gets into the bloodstream and acts like estrogen in the body. It can trigger allergic skin reactions. Some research studies, while not conclusive, have linked higher concentrations of oxybenzone to health disorders, including endometriosis
Sixteen percent of the sunscreens, 14 percent of SPF-rated moisturizers and 10 percent of SPF-rated lip products in this year’s guide contain retinyl palmitate, a form of vitamin A. On sun-exposed skin, retinyl palmitate may speed development of skin tumors and lesions, according to government studies
Here’s what EWG recommends we buy instead:
If your moisturizer has sunscreen in it- do not use it at night! Consider switching the a brand like Moxie Creed that has ingredients like almond oil, and kiwi and watermelon extracts all of which protect against the suns damaging rays with out the chemicals.
7. Make a mini vision board for your summer- do you want to finally decide to through that neighborhood 4th of July party? DO you want to a few weekend mini trips? Head up to Sarasota and go to the Sibley gardens and to St. Pete the Ringling museum, or head over to Santos in Central Florida and do a mountain biking weekend in the deep woods or do a weekend at Disney? Get these on the calendar so you have them to look forward too and you can start planning because once schools out- time both stands still and flies by at the same time and come July 1st, you’ll remember that this was the summer you wanted to do that party….
Chris Lombardo, Family Law Attorney at
Woodward, Pires & Lombardo
has been in the world of family law for decades. He has seen families successfully transition as well as bring front seat to something akin to WWIII. So who is the most damaged by this less than astute approach...? The kids. On today's show, Chris details how this shows up and how to avoid it. Critical points for a successful transition! Call Woodward, Pires & Lombardo for all your legal needs, 239-649-655, Naples Oldest full-service Law Firm!