A very simple arch but full of meaning. One of the most prominent and well-known monuments in Innsbruck is the Arch of Triumph. It was erected on the spot where formerly the southern gate to the city. It was built in 1765 by order of Maria Theresa in honor of the marriage of her son Leopold II to the Spanish Princess Maria. When the husband of Maria Theresa, Franz Stephan died suddenly during the ceremony, the grief of his death was also embodied in the construction of the arch. Thus, the north side symbolizes the joy of the wedding, and southern - sorrow for the deceased emperor. The arch was built in 18th century. Up to this day, traffic still goes under it. Pretty impressive! #archoftriumph #triumphpforte #innsbruck #austria #europe #architecture #history #travel #diasfamilyadventures
Monday, January 16, 2017
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
My 10-year old daughter was sent home by the school nurse last Friday afternoon because she was feverish and congested. When I got to the clinic, I felt relived to find out that school nurse Cindy gave my daughter a cold compress to lower the fever. I've always been very impressed with the quality of care that the school nurses provide at my daughter's Charter School.
From the moment the bell rings in the morning, to the zip of the last backpack at the end of the day, school nurses are there to handle every bump, fever, sore throat, and stomach ache. When we can’t be around during the school day, they are the caregivers that look after our children.
Does your school nurse go above and beyond in educating and comforting their students? Pfizer Pediatrics wants to honor America’s Greatest School Nurse and would love for you to help spread the word to nominate a school nurse that you know goes above and beyond for students every day. A school nurse that you trust with your child’s health while they are away from the comforts of home.
Here's the Information about the America’s Greatest School Nurse contest:
- Nominations will be accepted nationwide from anyone who would like to honor their exemplary school nurse.
- One nurse from each state plus Washington D.C. will win a prize valued at $500 and will be entered to win the grand prize: the title of America’s Greatest School nurse and a trip for a getaway from school sickness.
- For more information and to read the full contest rules and submit a nomination, visit AmericasGreatestSchoolNurse.com. Nominations will be accepted from January 9th to February 23rd.
- Voting will be open from April 3rd to April 16th and the winners will be announced in early May.
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So don't forget to nominate your school nurse for his or her chance to be named America's Greatest School Nurse and win the Ultimate Summer Vacation. Plus, each state Finalist will win $500.
Monday, January 9, 2017
Wilten Collegiate Church, is the oldest monastery in Tyrol, Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria. The monastery is quite big and dates back to the 12th century. The building was renovated in the baroque style in the 17th century, and also houses a museum full of church treasures. . The Wilten monastery is also home to the world famous Wiltener Sängerknaben - a boys choir giving concerts all over the world. Too bad it was closed when we were there and wasn't able to see the interior. #wiltenmonastery #monastery #church #abbey #wiltencollegiatechurch #tyrol #innsbruck #austria #europe #travel #diasfamilyadventures
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If your teen is a sports fan, then dressing up their room in sports memorabilia can be a great idea. From autographed football helmets to jerseys from their favorite players, your teen can show off their allegiance to their favorite teams without ever leaving their room. Remember to set up some durable display shelves to keep the sports memorabilia from being damaged.
A Character Theme
Does your teen have a favorite movie or television show that includes a bedroom for the main character? Then you should work with your teen to turn their bedroom into their favorite character's room. Other ideas for a theme bedroom include the Batcave, a sports locker room, a police station or even an outdoor forest scene.
You can turn your teen's interests into a theme that will make their bedroom perfect for their needs. A teen who loves retro music and clothing would look great in a room that looks like a 1960s club. A teenage science fiction fan would feel at home in a room that looks like the bridge of their favorite star ship. With a little teamwork and creativity, you can turn your teen's interests into the ultimate bedroom.
Think Outside The Box
When you allow your teen to design their own room decor, you are inspiring their creativity. Let your teen put their ideas down on paper and then do what you can to make them a reality. Set a budget and a realistic amount of remodeling you are willing to do to your home and see what you can do to bring your teen's ideas to life.
Being a teen is easier when you have a place you can go to get away from it all. When you allow your teen to control the decor of their bedroom, you are doing your part to give your teen their space without them ever having to leave the house.
1. How powerful is the sunscreen?
You may have noticed that there are many different types of sunscreen. Some of them block much more of the sun than others. It is crucial that you are aware of this. Otherwise, you might buy a sunscreen that you think provides much more protection than it actually does. You need to pay very close attention to the sun protection factor (SPF) that is listed on the label of every brand of sunscreen. This will tell you very definitively how much that particular type of sunscreen will protect you. People who have very fair skin and who burn easily should definitely buy a brand of sunscreen that contains a high SPF.
2. What type of chemicals were used to make the sunscreen?
You need to be aware of the chemicals you are putting on your skin when you use sunscreen. Ideally, you need to find an organic sunscreen that is made with ingredients that are all-natural. This will be much healthier for your skin in the long run. Using a traditional sunscreen occasionally will not hurt your skin. However, you should not make a habit of it. Buy an all-natural sunscreen if you are going to be using it more than once each week.
3. Make sure that the sunscreen you choose is waterproof.
One of the biggest issues for many sunscreens is the fact that they will quickly wash off your body if you go swimming or start to sweat from exercising or from simply being in the hot sun. Obviously, your skin will not be properly protected if it washes off your body. Therefore, you must be sure to read the label to be certain that any reef safe sunscreen you buy is waterproof and will not be easily washed off.
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Parish Church St. Ägidius in the village of Igls. "The Saint Egidius’ Roman Catholic Church is a superb example of splendid Baroque architecture. Among its most noticeable features are the Baroque Organ (installed in 1849) and the ornate ceiling mural that was created by Josef Schmutzer in 1777. During the lovely summer months, the Parish Church serves as atmospheric backdrop to outstanding series of organ and sacred music concerts." #church #parishchurch #catholicchurch #igls #iglsvillage #SaintEgidiuschurch #austria #innsbruck #europe #travel #diasfamilyadventures
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