Monday Madeleines – March 2012 is Here Edition

by Mistina Picciano on March 5, 2012

March 2012 is here and a hint of spring is in the air. But the month of March has more to offer than just green beer and tulips.

For example, did you know that March is National Umbrella Month? Keep one handy, and enjoy some March trivia with us.

Five Factors To Help With Spring Allergies
Along with sprouting crocuses and tulips comes spring allergy season. If you’ve suffered with the watery eyes and runny nose, you know it can cause havoc on a beautiful day. These tips for helping you through the season are from Clarissa Bradstock @ClarissaWindham.

Tornado Safety
Spring brings inclement weather to some parts of the country. Last week, a big chunk of the Midwest was hit by devastating tornadoes. This type of weather is early for the season, making tornado safety awareness all the more important. Thanks to David A. Hayden in Alabama (@dahayden) for posting this link. Buckle up, folks – this spring could be a bumpy ride!

The History of March
Did you know the month of March is named after the God of Mars? In early Roman history, he was a god of war, spring, growth in nature and fertility, and the protector of cattle. This March history post comes from Laura Shamas, Ph.D., @LauraShamas in California.

Video of the Week
Our video of the week is for all you cat lovers (like me). Just watching Nugget the kitten play and romp with such abandon can put a smile on anyone’s face. Even those who favor dogs.

Did you enjoy this edition of Monday Madeleines? What is your favorite event in March? Leave a comment and let us know. No over-sharing here. (But if you somehow cross that line, we’ll let you know.)

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