Every once and a while I have to look back at old pictures just to remind myself he was a baby. I miss those days but I am so proud of my little man!
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This article makes me just sad.....do you think it is strealing? Would you ever do this if you could?
If a temporary glitch incorrectly showed that there were no restrictions to your bank account, would you proceed to max out the card with unlimited merchandise? A similar situation involving the EBT system for food stamp benefits took place at the following two Walmart locations: Mansfield, Louisiana, and Springhill, Louisiana.
According to Springhill Police Chief Will Lynd, “I saw people drag out eight to ten grocery carts. It was definitely worse than Black Friday. It was worse than anything we had ever seen in this town. There was no food left on any of the shelves, and no meat left. The grocery part of Walmart was totally decimated.”
I always want to make sure I cover anyone who gives me great service and tipping is important. I wonder. Where do we draw the line in tipping. What are we paying for if we are tipping this much? Do you agree with all these?
1. Hair stylist’s assistant
It’s standard to tip your stylist between 10% and 20%, says Eyring—and most people know to do this. But many people forget to tip their stylist’s assistant—the person who washes or blow dries their hair or assists the stylist with other tasks.
Tip amount: Advice columnist April Masini recommends $5. Hoffman says that if multiple people work on you—one shampoos and one blow dries, for example, you should give them each a few dollars.
2. Hotel concierge
While you don’t have to tip the hotel concierge if you just make a simple request, like ask for information on the nearest restaurant, you should tip her if you make a more complicated request like ask her to secure restaurant reservations or tickets to the theater, says Hoffman.
Tip amount: Jodi R. R. Smith, the owner of Marblehead Mass.-based Mannersmith Etiquette Coaching, says that you should tip between about $5 and $10 and sometimes more, depending on how complicated your request is.
3. Pool attendants and other hotel staff
While you likely know to tip the valet and bellman—and now the hotel concierge—there are a few other hotel staffers who regularly get stiffed. One is the pool attendant. Hoffman says that if the attendant just gives you a towel, no tip is needed, but if he does anything extra like set up your umbrella or blow up inflatable toys, you should give him a tip. You should also tip staffers who bring items up to your room, she adds.
Tip amount: In both cases, $1 to $3 is appropriate, says Hoffman.
4. DJ or band
Whether you’re dying to hear “Umbrella” or can’t deal with anything by Rihanna, if you make a special request of a DJ or band at a club or event—especially if it’s for more than one song—you should probably tip, says Eyring.
Tip amount: Eyring recommends tipping $5 to a DJ for one song and $10 for a short list of song requests, or $10 to a band for one song and $20 for a short list of songs.
5. Courtesy shuttle drivers
Even though it’s a “courtesy” shuttle—transportation that’s provided to you free of charge to get you from the airport to the hotel, for example—you still should tip if the driver helps you take your bags on or off the shuttle, says Hoffman.
Tip amount: The standard tip is $1 to $2 per bag, Masini says.
6. Gym staff
While you likely don’t need to tip your personal trainer (a holiday gift is fine), you may want to consider tipping helpful gym staff, says Eyring. So if someone repeatedly goes out of his or her way to bring you water, get you towels or show you how to use the machines, a tip might be in order, she says. “After working out for a while there—a week or even a month—you might write a thank-you note and enclose some money,” she says.
Tip amount: She says the amount depends on how helpful the person was, but after a month $10 to $25 is likely sufficient.
7. Non-medical staff in an assisted living facility
While you don’t tip the doctors, nurses and physical therapists who take care of your ailing loved ones, you should tip other service people working at assisted living facilities, says Mannersmith Etiquette Coaching’s Smith. That means everyone from the man who drives the van that takes Nana to the grocery store or doctor’s appointments to the woman who washes her hair or does her nails.
Tip amount: Typically $5 per trip of service, says Smith.
8. Airport transportation staff
Whether you’re hurt or disabled or simply in a hurry, if you get transported through the airport by someone—be it via one of the little electric vehicles or by someone pushing your wheelchair—you should tip them, says Hoffman.
Tip amount: $1 to $3, says Hoffman.
9. Hotel housekeeping
While most people do know to tip hotel housekeeping, they often do it wrong—thus depriving the cleaning people of much-needed cash. You should be tipping hotel housekeeping daily, not just upon your departure, because the staff who first cleaned your room might not be there on your last day and thus won’t get that money, says Smith.
Tip amount: $1 to $2 per day per person staying in your room, says Smith. So if you and your husband were staying in the hotel for three nights, you would tip around $10.
10. Tour guide
Even though you’ve likely prepaid for your tour, it’s still customary to tip the tour guide herself and the bus driver, says Smith.
Tip amount: The tour guide gets $5 per person per day (so if you and your husband went on a 5-day tour, you’d tip him $50) and the bus driver should get a couple dollars or so for each day he drove, says Smith.
Michelle Duggar "Trying" to Get Pregnant With 20th Child
After suffering a devastating miscarriage in December 2011, Michelle Duggar is trying to get pregnant again with her 20th child. The 19 Kids and Counting reality TV mom says she and husband Jim Bob Duggar are hoping to be "blessed" with another pregnancy.
"I would hope, but we are not expecting right now," Michelle, 47, shares in a new interview with Celebrity Baby Scoop. "I would be so grateful if the Lord blessed us with another one. We're trying at this point and we shall see if that is a possibility. If not, we are so thankful and grateful for the ones that God has given us so far. We are also definitely enjoying our grandbabies! They are so precious!"
Michelle and Jim Bob, 48, are already parents to 19 children with names all starting with "J," and have three grandchildren: Their oldest son Josh, 25, is a father of three with wife Anna: Mackynzie, 4, Michael, 2, and Marcus, 4 months.
In an interview with the TODAY show in April, Michelle and Jim Bob, married 29 years, said they have considered adopting their 20th child. "We're praying about if the Lord would want us to adopt," Michelle said. Jim Bob added, "We have set up our home to be designed for taking care of children. We love children, and we really believe every child is a special gift from God."
Michelle tells Celebrity Baby Scoop that she doesn't believe in overpopulation. "We have studied it and I believe that there is a misconception about overpopulation. I think that the whole mindset of overpopulation is really overrated," the Duggar family matriarch explains. "A few years back, we stated that the whole population of the world could be stood shoulder-to-shoulder in
"I think that there is this ideology that goes behind overpopulation that I don't really agree with," she adds. "It's a different perspective and that's where people have their different ideas, and that's okay. That's what makes the world go around; there are many different ideas and different perspectives about certain topics."
What do you think should she have another? Is it safe? Who are we to judge?