HOW ARE YOU CELEBRATING DAD’S BIG DAY? FATHER’S DAY ACTIVITIES FOR 2020
Chances are there’s a documentary available to stream or rent about your dad’s favorite team, player, or driver. (ESPN’s “30 for 30” documentary series is a great place to start!) As you watch along with your dad, you can find out why he’s so passionate about his favorite sports and potentially discover new things you two have in common.
Right now, it may seem hard to think of ways to make Father’s Day special for the dads in our lives. Many of my friends have traditions with their parents like going to car shows, dining out, or watching a football game. Because of global health concerns, we’re all having to shift plans a little bit this year. However, with a little creativity, you can still make this Father’s Day one that you and your dad will cherish for years. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
GO ON A FISHING TRIP.
Fishing always offers quality time together. Even if your dad has never fished before, this is a great time to try it out if he’s down for a little adventure! You will undoubtedly create some fun memories as you cast your line. On the other hand, if your dad is passionate about fishing, now’s the perfect time for him to help you perfect your technique.
TACKLE A HOME PROJECT TOGETHER.
If your dad is constantly working on DIY home projects, tackling a task or two alongside him might make his day. Regardless of how big the project is, take a few hours out of your day to cut down his workload and make quality memories. If your dad likes learning how to build things, find a fun crafting project like a birdhouse, tie rack, or a spatula hanger for the grill. With one of these ideas, you and your dad can create unforgettable memories as he teaches you how to use the equipment and build something from scratch.
BECOME THE GRILL MASTER.
If your dad considers himself the grill master in your family, now is the perfect time to show off your own skills. An evening of making dinner with your dad is a low-pressure way to relax and bond over your grilling techniques and love of food. In the weeks leading up to Father’s Day, prepare by asking him what he loves to grill and how he grills it.
“IF YOUR DAD CONSIDERS HIMSELF THE GRILL MASTER IN YOUR FAMILY, NOW IS THE PERFECT TIME TO SHOW OFF YOUR OWN SKILLS.”
BRING THE GAME OR RACE HOME.
If you have any great Father’s Day ideas, let me know the next time we chat! My family and I are always looking for fun ways to spend quality time on this holiday.
Does your dad love football or motor sports? Bring the top moments in sports home and watch them on the big screen! While we may not be able to go to any live events, reliving your father’s favorite sports moments is a great way to bond.
– Moses DeWitt
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SAY CONGRATULATIONS WITH THESE TECH GIFTS FOR GRADS
FROM ALL OF US AT DEWITT LAW FIRM
No one anticipated or predicted that we would be struck with a pandemic that would change our world overnight. We know a lot of our clients and friends are going through tough times right now. Many are facing unemployment, financial strain, health issues, and all are concerned for the health of family members. We are all dealing with our own unique pressures during these unprecedented times. While it’s not an easy time for anyone, we must hold on to the hope that brighter days are ahead. While I understand it may be an odd time to write this type of article, working from home has allowed me to reflect on just how lucky we at DeWitt Law Firm are to have a community that has supported us and continues to support us year in and year out. We love this community and being a part of it. While I know that many of you are currently facing unique challenges, I simply wanted to say thank you. Thank you for your support. Thank you for allowing us to assist you in the past. Thank you for being part of this community! I don’t pretend that we can cure COVID-19, but we will fight through this together as a community. At the risk of sounding like one of the cliché commercials currently running on television, I want to let you know that we are here for you if there is anything we can do to help. If you have legal questions, feel free to call or email us at Ask@DeWittLaw.com, and we will try to get you answers or point you in the right direction. We have heard from many of you regarding employment questions or questions related to timesharing during the COVID-19 stay-at- home order. As our world continues to change, we are here to help you navigate any unique legal issues that may arise.
Spring is all about new beginnings, and for many, graduation is just the start of something big. Whether your favorite graduate is heading off to college, serve in our nation’s military, or join the workforce, there’s a gadget out there that will give them a great start — or at least make you their favorite relative. Check out this guide to find the perfect tech gift.
FOR THE AUDIO LOVER
From wireless headphones that surround you with sound to Bluetooth speakers that offer crystal-clear quality, the options are endless when it comes to choosing an audio device. But before purchasing the “next best thing,” consider the person who will use it. If your graduate exercises frequently, they may want wireless headphones like Apple’s AirPods or one of the many Samsung varieties. On the flip side, if they enjoy action movies, a great sound bar for their entertainment system just might do the trick.
FOR THE STREAMER
There’s no shortage of streaming services, and depending on what your graduate enjoys watching, you may consider gifting them a subscription. Nostalgic Disney lovers looking for some stress relief would certainly love a Disney+ subscription, but if you know someone who has an affinity for the dramatic sagas, a subscription to HBO Now could satisfy their cravings. Hulu + Live TV can also be a great alternative for a grad who is out of the house! The best part is that this gift keeps on giving with every movie or show they stream.
I’ve always said that we are in the business of getting good people through bad situations. This is no different. While solving the problems stemming from this pandemic is above my paygrade, we will do what we can
FOR THE ACADEMIC
to assist on the legal front. If we can be of any assistance during this time, please do not hesitate to let us know. We are here to provide advice or simply listen if you need someone to talk to during these difficult times. Again, thank you!
This May will mark the start of a new academic adventure for many. AI systems like the Amazon Alexa and Google Home can make staying in touch and studying easier, while an e-reader could house all their textbooks in one handy place. Laptop cases, screen covers, and other protective gear can keep their technology safe from wear and tear. (After all, what college kid can afford a new laptop on a whim?) Charging stations and cord organizers can also protect their tech and keep their space clean.
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THE RULES OF THE ROAD FOR BICYCLISTS
THE IMPORTANCE OF BIKE SAFETY
it out horizontally indicates you’re turning left, while bending it at a 90-degree angle toward the sky alerts others that you’re turning right. Hopefully everyone knows the basics, but rules are more important than most people realize in Florida. Reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that deaths among Florida bicyclists under the age of 20 have tripled since 1975. To offer some perspective, in 2017, 125 out of the 783 fatal bicycle accidents in the U.S. occurred in Florida. As you get ready to enjoy springtime on your bike, don’t hesitate to reach out if your kids need helmets. Helmet Heads of Florida is here for our community, and we want to ensure everyone can have a safe and fun time in the May sunshine. For more information, visit HelmetHeadsofFlorida.org.
As a bicyclist, you must yield to pedestrians and vehicles already on the road, and keep in mind that riding on the sidewalk is discouraged. Always bike in the same direction that traffic is driving and abide by all road signals. When turning onto a street, make sure you’re using the proper hand signals with your nondominant hand. If you’re using your left arm to signal, sticking
Even though we’re all homebound right now, many people are eager to jump on their bikes and enjoy the spring weather. If you’ve read previous editions of our newsletter, you know how passionate I am about the safety of our community’s young bikers. So, before your kids embark on a two-wheeled adventure, make sure they know the basic rules of the road and why they’re so important.
BREAK TAKE A
GRILLED PRIME RIB
Who says the cookout has to ruin your diet? Try this paleo-friendly recipe for a main dish that’s worthy of your next barbecue.
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1 1/2 lbs beef rib roast 1 tsp Himalayan salt 1/2 tsp black pepper
1. Take rib roast out of the refrigerator 30 minutes prior to grilling. 2. Season roast with salt and pepper and allow it to rest for 10 minutes while you heat a gas grill to 600 F. 3. Sear roast for 3–4 minutes on each side. 4. Turn off the grill but continue cooking the steak, flipping every 4–5 minutes, until it reaches an internal temperature of 125 F. Remove from grill. 5. Allow the roast to rest — its internal temperature will continue to climb — for 5–10 minutes. Slice and serve.
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Grilled Prime Rib
What Is Gardening Good For?
HEALTH BENEFITS OF FAMILY GARDENING
GIVE YOUR KID THE GIFT OF A GREEN THUMB
imagine your child discovering that the part they eat grows below the ground! Peas are tasty and fairly easy to grow, as are strawberries. The options really are endless. Depending on the growing season in your area, you can choose to buy seeds or opt for rooted plants. Last but certainly not least, the best part of gardening as a family is the healthy, fresh produce you’ll get to enjoy all summer long!
is coming from, and nothing tastes better than a freshly picked strawberry or pea pod they grew themselves. Jack Gilbert, a scientist at the University of Chicago and a parent himself, and his co- author, Rob Knight, emphasize the health benefits of garden time in their book, “Dirt Is Good: The Advantage of Germs for Your Child's Developing Immune System.” The two found that exposure to different microbes, like those found in a garden, strengthens a child’s immune system and makes them less likely to develop allergies. If this is your first time gardening, you don’t need much to get started. Grab a few shovels, a pair of gloves for each family member, and fresh potting soil, and you’ll be set. Then, you can decide together which plants you’d like to grow! Carrots are fun because of the surprise factor — just
Springtime often means nicer weather and more time spent outside, but it also means it's gardening season. That means it’s time to roll up your sleeves and play in the dirt. If you’ve been searching for a way to get the kids away from technology and engaged with the real world, gardening is the perfect activity for the whole family to enjoy. Not only is it fun, but it’s also beneficial for your kids’ development. For example, gardening can improve your children’s analytical abilities. As Dr. Wendy Matthews says, “Gardening exercises important reasoning, initiation, planning, and organization skills.” Furthermore, several studies, including one at Texas A&M University, suggest that gardening improves a child’s attitude toward fruits and vegetables and may make them more likely to choose them as snacks. Gardening helps kids identify with where their food
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