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A Father’s Day Tribute to All The Dads


 Did you know that the first Father’s Day was observed in Spokane, Washington, in 1910? Sonora Louise Smart Dodd first proposed the idea of a “Father’s Day” in 1909. Mrs. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart, who was widowed when his wife died in childbirth with their sixth child. Mr. Smart was left to raise the newborn and his other five children by himself.

Mrs. Dodd wanted Father’s Day to be celebrated on the first Sunday in June, her father’s birthday. However, the Spokane council couldn’t get the resolution through the first reading until the third Sunday in June. Over the next decade, cities across America began celebrating a day for fathers and in 1924 President Calvin Coolidge supported the idea of a national Father’s Day. It wasn’t until 1966 that President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the 3rd Sunday of June as Father’s Day.

In 1972, President Richard Nixon established a permanent national observance of Father’s Day to be held on the third Sunday of June. This came almost sixty years after Mother’s Day had been proclaimed a National day of observance. Feel free to pay a tribute to your Dad in the comments section. Happy Father’s Day from BrandLove, LLC!

What is a Dad?

A Dad is a person
who is loving and kind,
And often he knows
what you have on your mind.

He’s someone who listens,
suggests, and defends
A dad can be one
of your very best friends!

He’s proud of your triumphs
but when things go wrong
A dad can be patient
and helpful and strong.

In all that you do,
a dad’s love plays a part
There’s always a place for him
deep in your heart.

And each year that passes
You’re even more glad,
More grateful and proud
just to call him your dad!

Thank you, Dad
for listening and caring
for giving and sharing
but, especially, for just being you!
Happy Father’s Day

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Happy Mother’s Day from BrandLove!


Mother’s Day to me is the one iconic day a year where we can honor the women that exemplify kindness, caring and love. The “glue” that holds the family together. I hope you’re spoiled rotten by the ones that love you. Happy Mother’s Day!

What does the word “Mother” mean to you?

Maternal, although this word is normally used to describe mothers in the context of their instincts and ability to natural and unconditionally love their children, it can also describe the tenderness of a mother or of any woman who is close to you.

Optimistic, have you ever noticed that mothers are seldom ever negative when it comes to their children. Mothers always expect and see the best in their children.

True, Mothers are true to their children. They never lie to them. They encourage truth.

Highest- for children the mother is the person to whom they look up to as the highest authority in their lives.

Enduring, a mother’s love is enduring and eternal. It never ends.

Revered, mothers are honored and revered by nearly everyone in society. Most people consider their mother to be either a hero or at least someone to whom they can look to for advice, wisdom and courage.

Thank you to AnnaLaura Brown for the words to describe “Mother”

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“Finish each day and be done with it…”


I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time not thinking about the success of my business all the time. I work from home and have two small children. What I love about this quote is that it is a reminder of the importance of putting boundaries around our time and expectations of each new day. Work time is work time, and I chose to be a work-from-home Mom so I could spend more time with my kids and family. So today, I would like to remind all of you (and a reminder to myself) to “finish each day and be done with it.” Forgive yourself for not accomplishing everything we “could” have. Relax and be at peace with simply doing what we are able. Give yourself permission to make a few mistakes, be imperfect, and inadvertently get off track from time to time. After all, we are human.

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May 10, 2012 · 3:40 pm