Cross country road trip in honor of dad turned into one last gift from him to daughters | Momaha

I’d expected the trip to be emotional — cathartic, even — but I hadn’t expected it to be fun. We laughed and talked incessantly across five states (more apologies to my teenager), so 20 hours of driving felt like only a few. We stopped at the historical landmarks our dad would have stopped at, and we took him into mountain creek beds, questionable gas stations and a slew of establishments serving the pickle-and-onion-only burgers he adored.

When we realized at the “Welcome to Cheyanne” sign that I’d misrouted us and we shouldn’t have actually been in the state of Wyoming at all, we cackled to the point of tears until we remembered dad had lived in Cheyanne when he was younger. He had always spoke of it as a place he loved. It felt like he had a hand in our detour, so we reveled in his stop off before

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Busy Philipps Shares Beauty Lesson She’s Teaching Her Daughters

The Empowering Beauty Lessons Busy Philipps Is Teaching Her Daughters
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Busy Philipps is just as cool of a mom as you think.

Stylish spoke with the 41-year-old actress about Olay’s Maximize, Don’t Minimize Me campaign, which is all about empowering women to feel confident in their voices and accomplishments. And she shared some inspiring truths.

“There have been countless times in my life where I have felt minimized by others,” she says. “And I think I’m guilty — as so many of Us are — of minimizing myself. Falling prey to the idea that I’m not enough.” But now, that’s all changing. “I think that we are at this real turning point and as women we can start to maximize ourselves and stand in that power.”

Naturally, this is an important concept that she’s passing on to her girls, Birdie, 12, and Cricket, 7.  So how exactly is she doing that? By redefining beauty standards

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Commander of Boeing’s First Manned Flight to Space Pulls Out to Attend Daughter’s Wedding

Terry Renna/AP/Shutterstock Astronaut Chris Ferguson

Astronaut Chris Ferguson, who was expected to serve as the commander of Boeing’s first test flight to space next year, announced he’ll be giving up the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity due to “several commitments” he cannot afford to miss.

In a video posted to his Twitter account on Wednesday, Ferguson, 59, revealed the news, calling the decision “difficult and personal,” but reassured his followers that he remains “deeply committed to human spaceflight.”

Though the astronaut remained mostly general in his explanation — only saying that the decision was due to prioritizing his family and important commitments — a spokesperson at Boeing confirms to PEOPLE that one of those commitments included his daughter’s wedding.

“I want to share with you a difficult and personal decision I’ve had to make,” he said in the clip. “I have chosen to step aside as commander of the crewed flight test, scheduled

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Astronaut Chris Ferguson chooses daughter’s wedding over Boeing’s Starliner capsule test flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — The commander of Boeing’s first astronaut flight has grounded himself and won’t be part of the crew leaving the planet so he can be part of another experience of a lifetime: His daughter’s wedding next year.

It’s the second crew switch for Boeing’s Starliner capsule, grounded until at least the end of this year because of software problems during the first test flight last December.

Boeing astronaut Chris Ferguson announced his decision Wednesday. Last year, NASA astronaut Eric Boe stepped aside from the first Starliner crew for medical reasons. Both were replaced by experienced space station astronauts.

In a video posted to his Twitter account, Ferguson said it was a difficult decision, but “next year is very important for my family.” He said he has several commitments “which I simply cannot risk missing.” A Boeing spokeswoman confirmed one is his daughter’s wedding.

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Boeing astronaut skips space flight to attend daughter’s wedding

He wouldn’t miss this wedding for the world.

The commander of Boeing’s historic first crewed space flight has stepped away from the assignment in order to ensure he’ll be on Earth for his daughter’s wedding next year.

Astronaut Chris Ferguson announced the news on Wednesday, describing it as a “difficult and personal decision” to leave his position with the Boeing Starliner crew and skip the trip to the International Space Station in 2021.

Boeing astronaut Chris Ferguson has removed himself from the first Starliner crew, citing his daughter’s wedding in 2021. 

Boeing astronaut Chris Ferguson has removed himself from the first Starliner crew, citing his daughter’s wedding in 2021. 
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“I’m taking on a new mission, one that keeps my feet planted here firmly on Earth and prioritizes my most important crew – my family. I’ll still be working hard with the #Starliner team and the @NASA_Astronauts on our crew,” Ferguson tweeted.

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Mark Meadows said to flout COVID rules at daughter’s wedding

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows hosted a large wedding for his daughter that appeared to violate a Georgia order and city of Atlanta guidelines to stop the spread of COVID-19, a newspaper reported Thursday.

Photos of the event show many of the guests crowding together, dancing and hugging during the May 31 nuptials at the Biltmore Ballrooms Atlanta, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

About 70 guests, including Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), wore tuxedos and ball gowns but no masks at the indoor wedding, and photographs show groups of people clustered closely together in the same room throughout the evening, the newspaper said.

Gov. Brian Kemp’s orders at the time banned gatherings of more than 10 people. The governor later loosened some coronavirus restrictions.

Novare Events, which plans events at the Biltmore Ballrooms, verified ahead of time that it would be acting within the law and in compliance with details

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Boeing Starliner commander drops out to attend daughter’s wedding

Astronaut Chris Ferguson was going to command Boeing’s first crewed flight to the International Space Station, but he has bigger priorities.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — The commander of Boeing’s first astronaut flight has pulled himself off the crew so he’s on Earth — not at the International Space Station — for his daughter’s wedding next year.

It’s the second crew switch for Boeing’s Starliner capsule, grounded until the end of this year or early next because of software problems encountered during the first test flight last December.

Boeing astronaut Chris Ferguson announced his decision Wednesday. Last year, NASA astronaut Eric Boe stepped aside from the first Starliner crew for medical reasons. Both were replaced by experienced space station astronauts.

In a video posted to his Twitter account, Ferguson said it was a difficult decision, but “next year is very important for my family.” He said he has several commitments

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Astronaut chooses daughter’s wedding over space test flight | National News

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The commander of Boeing’s first astronaut flight has pulled himself off the crew so he’s on Earth — not at the International Space Station — for his daughter’s wedding next year.

It’s the second crew switch for Boeing’s Starliner capsule, grounded until the end of this year or early next because of software problems encountered during the first test flight last December.

Boeing astronaut Chris Ferguson announced his decision Wednesday. Last year, NASA astronaut Eric Boe stepped aside from the first Starliner crew for medical reasons. Both were replaced by experienced space station astronauts.



Space Boeing Crew Capsule

In this Friday, July 22, 2011 file photo, space shuttle commander Chris Ferguson waves to the crowd at the welcome home ceremony for the astronauts of the final shuttle mission in Houston. On Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, Ferguson removed himself from the first Boeing crew, citing his daughter’s wedding in 2021.

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White House’s Meadows Reportedly Flouted Covid Rules In May For Daughter’s Large Wedding

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Mark Meadows, Trump’s chief of staff, hosted a 70-person indoor wedding for his daughter in Atlanta in late May, possibly violating state rules and federal guidelines designed to halt the spread of Covid-19, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported, another case of White House officials seemingly flouting coronavirus protocols.

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The wedding took place in an ornate Atlanta ballroom, and its 70-person guest list included Representative Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who has expressed skepticism of coronavirus restrictions and frequently declined to wear a face mask, AJC reported.

Guests stood close to each other during the wedding, and most did not appear to wear masks, according to photos of the event reviewed by AJC.

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