• Old Wives Tales ~ Predicting Your Baby's Gender











    Are you finding out the gender of your baby? We are doing something just for fun on the Charming Chick blog today - we are looking at Old Wives Tales that were use to predict the gender of a baby. Long before ultrasounds, women had to use certain signs, symptoms and other things to try to predict the sex of their baby. The good news was there was a 50/50 chance that they would be right. I'm not sure how scientifically accurate these methods are but if you opted not to find our your baby' gender but tried to do a little guessing with some of these methods we would love to hear from you! Of course, if it's just killing you to know your baby's sex the ultrasound is pretty accurate -- but what if your little one is too squirmy or shy? Well then, this post just may help you -- but it's really just for fun :)











    Old Wives Tales for Predicting Gender


    1. If you carry high you could be having a girl. If you carry low blue is in your future.


    2. Craving sweets means pink. Craving salty and/or sour foods means blue.


    3. Okay this one isn't an old wives tales, it's an old Mayan tale. They believed that if the mother's age at the time of conception and the year of conception were either both odd or both even she would have a girl. If one was odd and one was even she would have a boy. This was not true for me. How about you?


    4. The key to gender prediction is...well..a KEY! That's right. If you lay a key in front of a pregnant woman and ask her to pick it up that can predict the sex of her baby. If she picks it up by the narrow end a girl is in her future. Picking it up by the wide end means boy!


    5. Skin break outs, oily hair, a lot of morning sickness and being very tired is thought to mean the momma is having a girl. This is because it is said that the girl steals the mother's beauty. If momma looks great, feels great and just glows -- she's sure to have a bouncing baby boy.











    6. This one I have actually heard a lot. If you take your wedding ring off and place it on a string then hold it over your belly, it will start to move. If it goes in a circle then bring out the blue. If it swings back and forth then pink it shall be.


    7. Okay this last one will sound really odd but I have actually seen it mentioned on several pregnancy websites. Combine a tablespoon of Drano with a small cup of your urine. If it turns green it's a girl and if it's blue it's a boy.


    Are their any other old wives tales you've heard of for predicting gender? We'd love to hear about it in the comments section below.

  • Delta Gamma ~ Sorority Spotlight

    Delta Gamma ~ ΔΓ
    Open Motto: "Do Good.
    Mascot: Hannah Doll
    Symbol: Anchor
    Colors: Bronze, Pink and Blue
    Flower: The Delta Gamma Cream Colored Rose
    Delta Gamma  was founded in Oxford, Mississippi at Lewis School for Girls, located near the University of Mississippi. Anna Boyd Ellington, Eva Webb Dodd, and Mary Comfort  Leonard founded the  women's fraternity in December 1873.  They started the fraternity to provide encouragement to each other and others and to facilitate intellectual growth.
     On the official Delta Gamma website they note that it is one of the oldest sororities and because of that they have had the opportunity for many firsts such as:
    • first women’s fraternity to employ a full-time staff member to address the health and wellness needs of its members
    • first women’s fraternity to incorporate a foundation in 1951
    • first to build an international headquarters specifically for that purpose
    • first to have seminars and house corporations
    • first to have an archivist handling historical materials at the international headquarters
    • first to receive recognition from the American Academy of Opthalmology for Distinguished Public Service
    • first to establish challenge grants in values and ethics, through the Dorothy Garrett Martin Lectureship in Values and Ethics 
    Sorority life means many things to many people. Sororities are a great place to develop lifelong friendships, learn about leadership, learn how to excel academically, and so many other things. Today Delta Gamma boasts over 143 chapters and 250 alumnae groups with over 142,000 members worldwide.
    Women's fraternities also provide many opportunities to help others in the community. Philanthropy is very important. Delta Gamma does so much to help folks in their community and their national philanthropy is on service for site. They have even partnered with TOMS for The Great Fight for Sight.
  • Sororities ~ Rush Week Tips


    The fall semester is almost here, which means freshmen across the country will be heading to college campuses everywhere. Many of these students will be leaving home for the first time. They may be far away from family and friends and all that is familiar. It can be a little scary but it is a very exciting time as well. For some students the Greek life has great appeal. After all, joining a sorority can really have a positive impact on your college experience and your life. They stress academics, provide opportunities to enhance leadership skills and teach you how to work with others to meet a common goal. You will create great memories and develop life-long friendships So if you are thinking about joining  a sorority, we have some tips on how you can make it through rush week.



    Rush week is the time when you get to check out all of the sororities your college has and the sororities can check you out. It's a good way for you to get a feel for the house, what Greek life is all about and connect with people who share your similar interests. While rush week and be a lot of fun, it can also be a bit stressful. There will be a lot of meeting, talking and smiling going on. You will start early in the morning and keep on going until late in the evening. So how do you get through it and appear fresh and confident?

    1. Get a good night's rest and eat healthy meals - you are going to be on the go and you will need all the energy you can get. A big part of having that energy is getting the right amount of sleep and having good fuel for your body.

    2. Be prepared - you'll want to make sure that your purse has a good supply of mints, deodorant, supplies for a quick touch-up to your hair and make-up, a mirror, and some anti-bacterial hand sanitizer.

    3. Take a Timeout - be sure that you are taking time to get a drink of water and to rest your feet and your voice. This will help keeping you looking and feeling your best.

    4. Be Yourself - you'll want to be sure to be yourself -- you'll be so glad you did! Part of being yourself also includes being honest about what you want out of a sorority. You don't want to join one just because they asked you, you want to know that they can challenge you and offer you exactly what you are going to need.


    5. Have Fun - Though rush week can certainly be stressful, make sure you stop to enjoy this experience as well. You are meeting tons of new people from all walks of life. You also get to socialize and learn a lof about yourself. Enjoy!

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