National Holidays In May You Need To Celebrate This Year

National Holidays In May You Need To Celebrate This Year

May the FOURTH be with you.

May 1st: National Mother Goose Day

We all loved nursery rhymes as kids... take some time today to read one of your old favorites!

May 2nd: National Truffle Day

It's almost like Valentine's Day but in May.

May 3rd: National Garden Meditation Day

Find a garden and find your inner peace!

May 4th: National Star Wars Day

"May the FOURTH be with you."

May 5th: Cinco de Mayo / National Totally Chipotle Day

Honor the spicy flavor of smokey, chipotle peppers and the Mexican army's victory at the Battle of Puebla over France by enjoying your favorite traditional dishes (tostadas are always a winner)!

May 6th: National Nurses Day

Go thank a nurse for all of the hard work that he or she does every day! (Thank you, mommy, for all the hard work you do every day!!!)

May 7th: National Roast Leg of Lamb Day

This is not a very common dish to prepare in America, but if you enjoy cooking or eating new things, why not give it a try?

May 8th: National Have a Coke Day

This one is simple - have a Coke!

May 9th: National Lost Sock Memorial Day

Let's all take a moment of silence to remember those socks that have been eaten by the washer or sock drawer.

May 10th: National Clean up Your Room Day

Maybe you will find some of those lost socks...

May 11th: National Eat What You Want Day

I couldn't say it any better!

May 12th: National Limerick Day

There is a special day,

Every year in May!

So if you like to write,

You most likely might,

Write a limerick that day!

May 13th: National Frog Jumping Day

I'm feeling a big game of leapfrog...

May 14th: National Dance Like a Chicken Day

"Has anyone in this family ever seen a chicken?"

May 15th: National Chocolate Chip Day

Will you be eating your chocolate chips in pancakes, cookies, or just straight from the bag?

May 16th: National Love a Tree Day

Today you have full permission to call me a "tree hugger."

May 17th: National Walnut Day

Ever wonder why walnuts are shaped like a brain? Maybe it's because they are good for your brain! They are loaded DHA, a specific type of Omega-3 fatty acid shown to improve cognitive performance and prevent age-related cognitive decline!

May 18th: National No Dirty Dishes Day

To all the roommates that leave their dirty dishes piled up in/next to the sink... watch out! If you don't wash them, they are going in the trash today!

May 19th: National Devil's Food Cake Day

This is definitely a day for all you chocolate lovers!

May 20th: National Be a Millionaire Day

I wish I could actually be a millionaire every day, but I guess pretending for just one day is kind of fun, too.

May 21st: National Strawberries and Cream Day

I will definitely be making my famous strawberries and cream overnight oats for breakfast to celebrate my one of my most favorite flavor combinations!

May 22nd: National Buy a Musical Instrument Day

I already have two pianos, two guitars, one synthesizer, one drum set, a bass guitar, an accordion, a violin, two harmonicas, a recorder, and a ukulele... what should I purchase next??? I'm feeling a trumpet...

May 23rd: National Lucky Penny Day

*sniffles* "That penny has the most beautiful voice."

May 24th: National Scavenger Hunt Day

When your room looks like mine, every day becomes National Scavenger Hunt Day.

May 25th: National Tap Dance Day / National Wine Day

If you get enough wine in me, I'll be tap dancing all over the place with no shame.

May 26th: National Blueberry Cheesecake Day

Whether you make it yourself or go to the Cheesecake Factory for dinner, make sure you get a slice!

May 27th: National Grape Popsicle Flavor

Mmmmm.... who doesn't love the taste of frozen cough medicine?

May 28th: National Hamburger Day / Memorial Day

Memorial Day and National Hamburger Day both fall of May 28th this year, so go enjoy a Memorial Day cookout with your friends and families! And make sure to eat a hamburger!

May 29th: National Paperclip Day


May 30th: National Water a Flower Day

Guys, peeing on them doesn't count.

May 31st: National Macaroon Day

It's like eating clouds... if they were made of coconut.

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19 Struggles Only Girls With The 'Looks Thin In Clothes But Not In A Bikini' Body Type Will Understand

A resounding 'thank you' to whoever decided one-pieces were cool again.

We grew up thinking the world was black and white. There's tall people and short people. There's old people and young people.

There's fat people and skinny people.

But as you get older, you realize there is a lot more in between those two ends of the spectrum than you ever thought possible. Especially when it comes to weight. And you do a lot more realizing if you're in an awkward position on that scale... Literally.

1. People always tell you to stop saying you are fat

Obviously, your friends SHOULD prevent you from talking negatively about yourself. And if you only saw you when you were fully dressed, you'd probably tell yourself to stop saying you're fat, too.

2. And are kind of surprised by your actual weight

You've definitely had friends who are shocked by the number on your scale because you can carry it pretty well when you are fully dressed.

3. Sometimes you feel like a catfish

Have you ever changed out of your super cute, flattering outfit and looked at yourself in the mirror and thought... Wow, am I lying to people?

4. But you know this is probably true for most people

When you're wearing clothes, typically the parts of a body that bring about insecurities (stomach, namely) are covered. No matter the body type, you realize most people are more comfortable in clothes than out of them.

5. Your confidence is often contingent on the month

November? Yep, won't need to be in shorts or a bikini for about 7-8 months. I am good to go.

February? I'll need to be in a bikini soon.. I could use some work.

6. You are thrilled by the one-piece bathing suit making a fashion come back

A resounding 'thank you' to whoever decided it was time to give one-pieces a try again. The stomachs of us in-between gals are appreciative.

7. Crop tops are 95% of the time not your top of choice

Yeah, okay, clothes are supposed to work for me and not against me.

8. You honestly don't understand jean sizes

I have fluctuated in weight a lot of my life, most recently losing 25lbs, and I still did not budge in jean sizes.

9. You wonder what other people think when they see you

Do other people see me as thin in clothing? Or fat in a bikini? What size am I perceived as?

10. Shopping is kind of a nightmare

Have you ever found about 27 items you liked, added the prices and thought, ah, it is going to be so tough to choose from all of these items? Only to go into the fitting room and realize only 2 of the items fit you well? Yep, me every single time I go to the store.

SEE ALSO: 7 Struggles Of Being The Girl Who Is "Not Skinny" But Also "Not Fat"

11. You're thankful that at least you've got boobs

You can kind of hide them in clothes, and then let them steal the show away from your tummy in a swimsuit.

12. You have a hard time setting weight-loss goals

You aren't really sure how overweight you are (if you are, at all) and you don't want to be at an unhealthy weight on either side of the spectrum.

13. Body positivity comes and goes

There are days, weeks or even months when you feel like the most beautiful person on the planet, and then something happens (old jeans don't fit, you try on a new bathing suit, etc.) and you convince yourself that all of that confidence was wrong and undeserved.

14. You always try on the biggest size first

Either this or you're in a weird limbo between the smallest plus sizes size and the biggest generic sizes size.

15. Half of you knows every body is a bikini body, and half of you is convinced that yours is not

You know that your body is worthy of wearing whatever you want to wear, but looking at yourself and seeing what society (and you) sometimes deem as unattractive can eat away at that knowledge.

16. But you also know self-love and confidence are key to beauty

Even if you have to fake it, you know that feeling confident is going to carry you pretty far.

17. Being in a bathing suit is a constant game of readjustment

Okay, I am sitting. Pull the bottoms up to cover as much as my stomach as possible and the back of the top down to cover any back rolls.

18. You've avoided the mirror after a shower before

You know that you are just going to lose all the comfort you felt in your body during the day when you see yourself, so sometimes it is best to just avoid it.

19. Ultimately, you know your beauty is not contingent on what you are wearing

The goal for everyone should be to get to a point where it doesn't matter if you're in a snowsuit, a bathing suit or a birthday suit... You can see your beauty no matter what and feel confident despite what you have on. It'll take time, but falling in love with the way you look is worth it.

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Warm Weather Is Finally Here And That Means Seasonal Depression Can Go Fly A Kite

Like seriously, get out of here.


Any form of depression flippin' sucks. Like something major. Mental health is wicked important and sometimes crazy hard to maintain. The cold weather of winter does absolutely nothing to help either and ends up making it a lot harder to stay motivated, want to get out of bed and to ever go outside to be productive and active. Vitamin D is so detrimental to the health of our bodies. The sunshine lets us soak that up, but it's almost impossible to do when it's sub-zero for four months straight (ok, a bit of an exaggeration, but not really).

Seasonal depression brings out the worst moods during the long winter months and drags us down. What we can do is to busy ourselves and push ourselves to be the happiest we can be with enjoyable activities. Make sure you do fun things that will help you avoid being stir crazy. It's a vital time of self-care and making sure you are physically and emotionally healthy.

Once the icy force field of the winter breaks, spring flourishes and so do we. The heavyweight that was hanging on our shoulders is lifted off. We instantly feel lighter. It's an amazing feeling and so relieving. Getting through the winter in one piece feels so successful.

So, have fun now. Enjoy the fresh air and let the sunshine kiss your skin. Embrace your happy and positive thoughts. Cherish not having to wear a jacket and the fact that you need air conditioning in your car instead of heat. Roll the windows down and blast the music. Make your days include some form of outside activities and exercise. Celebrate every single aspect of the spring and summer because when winter rolls around again, you will want memories to keep you going so that when you have to do it all over again, it will go smoothly.

So, goodbye seasonal depression, we won't miss you.

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