Here’s some of the best blogs we saw this week:
1. Did you know that October is Pastor/Clergy Appreciation Month? Blogger Dawn Paoletta covers the topic of faith and pastors in her blog When Jesus Shows Up in Blue Jeans on Naragansett Patch.
Paoletta's pastor and his wife have been "true faith life preservers" to her family in the last several years.
"I feel loved by God better because of their open arms and hearts toward our family because of them...What better time to thank God for our spiritual leaders and their families as well as remembering to pray for them."
2. If you're considering planning a party this fall, you'll want to read blogger Barbara Gilleece's list of party hosting tips.
In her blog Party Platter: Party Hosting Tips on Martha's Vineyard Patch, Gilleece writes that she will spread her food and drinks throughout the house to create a flow for guests to move easily about.
Another interesting tip? She never puts anything in the kitchen as people tend to congregate there.
3. October is also National Dental Hygiene Month, and new blogger Stefani Olds shares some great healthy teeth tips on Novi Patch.
On her blog Smile On, Michigan, Olds writes that it's important to replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months as thousands of microbes can grow on a toothbrush.
Another tip? Chewing sugarless gum after eating can help remove food particles from your teeth.
4. Over on Loganville Patch, blogger Lori Duff uses humor to talk about a wide variety of topics in her blog.
This week Duff writes about cellulite a post titled Suck it Up. She shares that most women may consider the invention of the original modern girdle Spanx the greatest invention of the 20th century.
Duff shares in detail what it's like to wear the body-shaping spandex, where sometimes the top elastic will start crawling down the slope of her gut.
"Why on Earth do I and my many friends do this to ourselves? Probably the same reason we pluck hairs out of our body one by one or en masse with hot wax; the same reason we put sharpened pencils filled with grease paint a sixteenth of an inch from our actual eyeballs; and the same reason we are expected to both bring home the bacon AND fry it up in a pan: life ain't fair. Get used to it."
5. October is also Disability Employment Awareness Month and blogger Joanne Grana writes on Ballwin-Ellsville Patch on why you should consider hiring someone with a disability.
Employers should consider hiring a person with disability because they have skills that are needed in the workplace, Grana writes. She also shares her own personal story of how her employer hired her.
"The staff at Meramec gave me a chance. They knew how much I waned a job there. I developed my computer class so they could see I had something to offer them. They encouraged and supported me. Most importantly, they believed in me."
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