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Trace Your Roots


If you've never tried tracing your family heritage, there is no time like the present to take pleasure in the past. Simply follow our steps.

Step 1 Get In Touch

Pick a pen and connect with family members. Explain your relationship and make it clear that you are looking for information to learn more about your family. If you suspect some 'skeletons', tread lightly. Be polite, and include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Step 2 Bring Up The Past

Get several relatives together and talk. Whether at a family wedding, picnic table, or even a funeral, such conversations will bring up family history tidbits.

Step 3 Put Ancestors In Their Place

Every good story takes place in an environment. Gone With the Wind took place in Atlanta. The Good Earth took place in rural China. If you are serious about your roots, you must also get to know the environments in which your ancestors live.

Step 4 Save Family Treasures

People often pass on furniture, dishes and personal items such as watches and jewelry. If you have these objects in your house, do you know their history? Other priceless heirlooms include family recipes and holiday decorations. Keep them well.

Step 5 Safekeep Your Child's Memories

Mothers can be the keepers of their children's childhood memories. When you present them with their favourite stuffed toys 20 years later, you also present them with an opportunity to ask you about your memories.

For Mum With Love

How about more quality time with-Mum this Mother's Day? Here are 10 great activities to help you bond and boost your health at the same time!

Surprise Her With A Healthy Lunch You Prepared Yourself

Surprise her with a healthy lunch you prepared yourself. Make a healthier version of her favorite dish. Use fruits and vegetables to enhance its texture and flavor. Replace salt and seasoning with natural ingredients, such as honey, beans, herbs and spices.

Push The Pamper Button

Make an appointment for two at your favorite spa for an afternoon of indulgence to help her relax, de-stress, look great and feel fantastic about herself

Get That Overdue Health Screening Done Together

There's nothing like finding that you're both in the pink of health. Besides, early detection of diseases could help save your lives.

Indulge Her With Bathroom Essentials

And get some for yourself, too. Think delightful body products with essential oils to lift her spirits, clear her mind, and allow her to relish precious moments of solitude.

Time For A Mammogram

If mum is aged 50 and above, she should go for a mammogram every 2 years.

When Was Her Last Pap Smear?

She should go for a Pap smear once every 3 years.

Go For A Brisk Walk

There's nothing like a brisk walk in the park to get your circulation going. Studies show that weight-bearing exercises, such as brisk walking, strengthen your bones and prevent osteoporosis.

 

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