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37+ New Baby Wishes: Shower the Happy Parents with Congratulations

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It’s the season for welcoming new people into the world — your friends and colleagues are having babies. Whether you’re ready or not, it is now your responsibility to be an adult and to congratulate them for creating new life. Send a text or write a note, but somehow express congratulations to the happy new parents welcoming the arrival of their little one.

  1. All the best to your little miracle.
  2. A baby fills a space in your heart that you never knew was empty.
  3. We’re excited to welcome your new child into the fold!
  4. Wishing you all the joy that the arrival of your new babe brings to the world. May you never stop experiencing happiness and joy.
  5. Congrats on the new angel!
  6. Sending you all endless wishes of health and happiness!
  7. Congrats on your new addition to the family!
  8. Welcome, little one!
  9. Wishing you all the joy and happiness that a new life brings to the world. Much love and best wishes to you and your family!
  10. Congratulations on the arrival of your new baby! Let the celebrations begin!
  11. A beautiful new life! Love before first sight! Our love and best wishes to you and your newborn baby.
  12. Such tiny feet, yet they leave the biggest footprints in our hearts.
  13. Welcome, little one! The world greets you with love and possibilities. May your journey through life be optimistic and joyful.
  14. A brand new miracle to call your own. Congratulations!
  15. A cradle full of best wishes for your newborn. Congratulations!
  16. Allow me to say congratulations on the arrival of your new baby ___!
  17. Congratulations on your beautiful little bundle of joy!
  18. Heartfelt congratulations to the newly Mom and Dad! New responsibilities, new job titles, newfound love.
  19. Not all treasure is silver and gold, — congratulations on your personal new treasure and precious darling!
  20. A baby touches your heart and fills your life with overwhelming love. Wishing you all the joys of discovery a baby brings to your world.
  21. Parenthood is one of the best journeys in life. Buckle up and enjoy the ride!
  22. Your family has grown by two feet! Enjoy the expansion.

Best Wishes For Your New Baby [Funny]

isn't our new baby lovely?
now what do we do with our old one?
  1. It’s a girl! Good luck, Daddy! Be sure to load your gun with bullets!
  2. Congrats on the new member of your household! See you in 18 years.
  3. Congratulations, and welcome to your new Overlord.
  4. OMFG! Shit just got real. Congratulations!
  5. Love. Joy. Baby puke. So excited for you and all that’s to come.
  6. If you are worried about not having enough space when baby comes, just get rid of your bed; you won’t be using it for a while anyway.
  7. Congrats on being nine months sober the baby.
  8. Congrats on the fun size mini-human.
  9. So glad you had a baby (and I didn’t).
  10. Congratulations on your new baby! Sympathies are with your vagina at this time.

“New Baby Best Wishes” Notes to Write in Cards


  • To Welcome Your New Baby Boy: Start every day with a kiss and a hug. Make sure he’s feeling all cozy and snug. Smile at him, tickle and cuddle and coo, and soon he’ll be smiling and laughing with you.
  • May her days be bright with wonder, may her nights be warm with love, may her life be filled with happiness and blessings from above.
  • Wishes For Baby: I hope that you find beauty in every day. I hope you aren’t afraid to be yourself. I hope you love fearlessly. I hope you get to try, to explore, to experience. I hope you laugh with abandon. I hope you never forget that you are loved. I hope ignore the naysayers. I hope you become what your heart says you are. I hope you respect the Earth (it’s on loan). I hope you grow, knowing you are always loved.
  • A dad so handsome, a mom so pretty — no wonder your newborn is such a sweetie. Congratulations!
  • Wishes for Your New Baby: May your baby be welcomed to the world with open arms, an even playing field, and unlimited opportunity. May they be a good sleeper, a frequent smiler, and potty train without bribery. May they be blessed with the ability to entertain themselves, and be naturally tidy. May your child always feel safe, loved, and heard. As they grow, may they turn to you, when they need advice, or a shoulder to lean on, and may they always be willing to explain modern technology. When they become an adult, may they always feel free to roam the world, but always remember that their true home is wherever you are.
  • Some baby cards are pink, some baby cards are blue, they all make me want to vomit, so here’s a picture of a banana (congratulations!)
  • Congratulations on growing a baby in your lady parts.
  • People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one.
  • It’s hard being new parents. But look on the bright side — no one will ever question your drinking again.

Cute & Funny Baby Shower Messages For New Moms

  1. So glad you’re having a baby and I’m not.
  2. Congratulations! You’re going to be the best baby oven ever.
  3. Bear-y excited to meet your new cub.
  4. “With all the technology, why am I still delivering the baby?”
  5. Congratulations on being old enough to have a baby on purpose.
  6. Congrats on the new baby! So I guess this is it for hanging out; so long and nice knowin’ ya

Congratulations on the TWINS

Genes so nice, they made them twice


Thank-You Note Examples for a Wedding Gift

Write a Thank-You Note for Baby Shower Gifts

Sick Note Template For Work [PDF, Download]

Does your employer need a note from your doctor to explain your absence? Under which circumstances is your doctor most likely to provide you with a sick note? Here are some doctor sick note templates in downloadable PDF format for you to do with as ye will.

Many employers require a doctor’s note for an extended absence. Below are example doctor sick notes to expedite the process.

When Does a Doctor Give a “Sick Note”?

Issuing sick notes is one of the core tasks of General Practice and yet little research has explored how doctors decide whether or not to offer a sick note.

The proportion of the population of working age claiming sickness or  invalidity benefit has risen sharply over the past two decades. With  annual spending on social security benefits costing almost three times  as much as total expenditure on the National Health Service,[source] the issue of a sick note has financial implications which potentially  far exceed the costs of issuing a prescription. The Department of Work  and Pensions (DWP) suggests that the main problem surrounding the  doctor's role in sickness certification is variability of practice, and  that this in turn relates to a lack of information about the process and  a (perceived) lack of adequate support from the Benefits Agency (BA)  and DWP.
The doctors rated the patient with the psychological problem as more ill, less work-shy, more unfit for work and described feeling more sympathy towards him compared with the patient with the physical problem. The presence of adverse family circumstances generated more sympathy and doctors considered this patient as less work-shy. A patient demand for a sick note had no effect on doctors' beliefs about the patient. In terms of doctors' behaviour, the doctors were more likely to give the patient with the psychological problem a sick note overall and because they felt he needed or deserved one, and more likely to give the patient with the physical problem a sick note in order to maintain a relationship with him. The decision to give a sick note was not influenced by either adverse family circumstances or patient demand. -

How to Draft Doctor’s Note Templates on Your Own?

The coveted medical “excuse from work” note template is of great value and only authorized positions can fill it out: doctors, physician assistants, assistants, dentists, nurses, psychologists, clinical social workers, and specialist physicians.

Many employers require a doctor’s note for an extended absence. Below are example doctors notes to quicken the process.

Remember that the purpose of this template is to assess one’s fitness for work/travel or explain an absence or provide an excuse for missing days at school or work.

A professional template typically consists of physician details, patient information, the condition statement, the diagnosis, prescribed treatment, advice, and doctor’s signature.

To make a note convincing of its authenticity, you may have to include logos, graphics, and watermarks, and ensure proper grammar!

Medical Excuse Slip in Printable PDF Form to Customize [Download]

doctors note absence work excuse

23 Best Examples of a Thank You Note Your Teacher Will Love

When it comes to expressing your appreciation to teachers, here’s the drill: if the words don’t come easily, keep it simple and heartfelt.

more thank you note examples for your teacher from parents and students
Teachers love thank you notes!

Teachers: the under-rated and under-appreciated builders of tomorrow’s society. Odds are that we all have had a teacher that has made a difference to us, hopefully in a positive way, and sending them a note of thanks is the least we can do to express our appreciation for their daily efforts.

12 Thank You Note Examples From Parents to Teacher

  1. “We both thank you for the important role you play in shaping our child into the respectable young adult they are quickly becoming. Please know that we recognize your positive influence and moral guidance, and we value the example you impart to our child.”
  2. “Dear Gregory, thank you for being such a fantastic teacher. Lionel had a terrific experience in your class and from what I could observe when I volunteered on Fridays, I can see why. You have such enthusiasm and patience. I don’t know how you’re able to keep it up! Hope you have a great summer!”
  3. “Dear Teacher, my partner and I realize that teaching is a often a thankless job, and we see how you pour your heart and soul into daily lessons. Your passion for your students is inspiring to us as parents. Don’t think that because you don’t hear the words ‘thank you’ every day, that we are not grateful for you.”
  4. “With students like yours (our son, ha), being a teacher cannot be easy. Teaching is certainly a Calling, and requires a lot of hard work and sacrifice. You doubtlessly stay awake at night worrying about the students in your class at the expense of your personal time. We thank you sincerely for caring so much.”
  5. “Dear Mr. Teacher, the hours you spent during and after class giving Jim individual attention to ensure he grasped the material, went above and beyond today’s expectations. Thank you for your patience, and for your empathy when it took Jim longer than others to grasp the concepts.”
  6. “Our respect and admiration for you as our daughter’s drama teacher cannot be expressed in words. You have a tangible effect on the lives of the students in your class, and they will remember you for many years to come. Thank you for creating a space for our children to be themselves, and for being a positive example in their lives.”
  7. “We’ve seen the change in Stacey this year, and we wish to thank you for all you have done allow her mind and spirit to grow this year/semester. You are a truly amazing teacher who makes a difference in children’s lives every day.”
  8. “Hello Teacher, Thank you for teaching our daughter how to study the smart way. She has struggled and stressed about taking tests throughout her formative years, and finally, your method is working. Her test scores have improved, not only in your class but in all her classes! The time you have invested in her will change the course of her life. Thank you. Best Regards, Me.”
  9. “As you are aware, last semester was a difficult one for our child. We thank you for inquiring and assisting our son when you could see that he was struggling, even though you had many other students in your class to supervise. It really means a lot that you cared.”
  10. Thank you for believing in our daughter’s dreams. As a teacher, you have provided our child with the nurturing space and material resources to plan a strategy to make her dreams possible. This is a gift that only a special person such as you could have given. Thank you.”
  11. “We are writing to thank you for the astounding job you provide our children. Young people are not always easy to handle, but your patience and firmness have made a huge difference and we thank you for establishing healthy boundaries and creating an environment of trust.”
  12. “Thank you, Teacher! You give the best of yourself to see others advance. We’re so grateful our child is in your class and has the good fortune of having you as her teacher. Thank you.”

11 Thank You Note Examples To Teacher from Student

  1. “Mr Biggs — Thank you for challenging me to think further, work harder and dream bigger. I surprised us both by reading your entire recommended reading list. Without you as my teacher, I wouldn’t have been able to achieve what I have thus far. I don’t think people say thank you to teachers often enough. Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you, for the doors you have opened for me, and thank-you for imparting the ability to find and open more doors by myself.”
  2. “Well, you managed to do the impossible — make me excited to come to an 8am class! You are a great prof.”
  3. “Dear Teacher, we both know I’m not always the most well-behaved kid. Thank you for accepting me as I am, and welcoming me into your class. I will never forget you.”
  4. “Dear TA, I know I didn’t always make things easy for you during class discussions, but you made time for me anyway. Thank you for being my class leader.”
  5. “This year was better than I expected — in fact, it was amazing. I learned a lot of new things from you, like xxxxxxx. You’re a good teacher because you explain things so well, and you always include everyone in discussions, so no one feels incompetent or self-conscious. Thank you for showing me I have self-confidence, and inspiring me to act like it.”
  6. “Dear Teacher, after reading reviews for your class before enrolling, I never would have guessed I would have such a great time in your classroom. Your assignments were hard, but I learned a lot from them (except for proper English grammar, ha). You’re the best teacher I’ve ever had. Thank you.”
  7. “Dear Professor Stuart: Without you as my teacher during this transitional year, I don’t know where I’d be. You may not realize this, but your classes have revealed to me that I have the self-confidence to follow my dreams. Thank you for that.”
  8. “Dear Professor White: Words alone cannot express how much your actions and teachings have influenced me this year. My existence today proves your influence has been positive and life-saving. Thank you for caring about me.”
  9. “As this semester progresses, we all notice how hard you work as a teacher. People don’t always recognize nor acknowledge altruistic behavior. We see what you do, and you make many sacrifices to be a great person and a great teacher, and we thank you for that.”
  10. “Dear Ms. Shroot, Guess what? Until now, math has never been my favorite subject; I always found it a bit boring. But your calculus class somehow broke through my self-imposed resistance, and I am compelled to combine my love of literature and my understanding of math by becoming a science writer. I never saw that coming! Thank you!”
  11. “Dear Miss Hamilton, This year I struggled with taking class seriously because of the problems I was having at home. You never gave up on me once, and I want to thank you for that. I will always remember your kindness and willingness to go the extra mile just for me.”

Thank-You Note Cheat Sheet

A basic teacher-approved cheat sheet for saying thanks to your mentor who has gone the extra mile for you:

  1. Describe what your teacher did for you, in general or a specific example
  2. Say what positive impact their words/action had on you

Why Send A Thank-You Note to Your Teacher?

A hand-written thank-you note to your teacher at the end of the term is the best time for parents and children to extend their appreciation for what invaluable service the teacher has provided over the school year.

A teacher spends a substantial amount of time with their class and has a profound influence on students, not only imparting curriculum knowledge, but teaching civility and morality as well.

Don’t Stress, Keep it Simple and Write From the Heart

When writing a thank-you note to a teacher, don’t stress — keep the note short and sweet, but express your gratitude with sincerity. A heartfelt note means a lot to a teacher, and validates their efforts in class to effect positive change or to beneficially influence the lives of their students.

It’s so easy to get stuck trying to compose the perfect thank-you note for your teacher, but it’s more important to simply get something written down. Yes, words are necessary and important, but your gratitude shines through in the act of handing the note over, too. A poll asking teachers what gifts they appreciate most reveals that many teachers continue to extol the virtues of a good old-fashioned thank-you note.


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14 Good Excuses to Leave Work Early

Sometimes you need to leave work early but don’t think your supervisor or boss will approve of your early departure.

A working relationship is one of trust and reciprocity, for both the employer and the employed. Instead of asking for a list of excuses to get out of work, simply state your situation to your boss, and ask for their feedback or suggestions. Managers generally know when you are making an excuse (lying) or when you have a legit reason, so honesty is best. Honesty will get you farther than lying ever will.

Best Excuses for Leaving Work Early

  1. My pet is sick
  2. My surveillance cam shows something weird
  3. My surveillance cam shows my dog is destroying my shoes
  4. My dog has been barking all day and the neighbors called my landlord
  5. I have an appointment I forgot to enter into my calendar
  6. My family member called and they need me for something
  7. I need to drive my cousin to the airport (assuming uber isn’t available in your area)
  8. Friends booked a spa treatment for me and they didn’t realize I don’t get off work until later
  9. I need to drop off my car at the garage before they close
  10. I didn’t realize it is my anniversary and I forgot to get something for my spouse
  11. The hot water heater is leaking (according to the water sensor)
  12. School called, need to go pick up my child
  13. Attending a funeral of a high school friend
  14. Physical therapy, dentist or mental health appointment

I’m not one to abuse privileges and take advantage of flexible work schedules. Sometimes things come up and the truth doesn’t quite convey the seriousness of the matter or you don’t want to reveal private matters; in such a case, try one of these excuses for leaving work early.

Why Do You Want to Leave Early?

If you are a mature person and you usually fulfill your job responsibilities, then simply ask to leave work early (effective if your request doesn’t happen often). If your request is reasonable, it won’t be denied.

If you are an accountant and your services are needed at tax time, then leaving early might be off the table.

If all you are doing is trying to get out of work, the best answer is to quit (find a new job first, if you desire).

Best Reasons to Go Home From Work Early

As a Manager, when I have employees requesting to leave early, if there isn’t a specific requirement for that specific person at that time, I will let them leave work early, regardless of the reason. There is no need for a BS excuse when you act like a mature, responsible person.

Here are valid reasons to leave work early (with permission / notification), which some might offer as a fake excuse:

  • Injury that requires immediate medical attention (probably required if you are injured on the job and you report it)
  • Sudden illness (you would report this anyway as it would be apparent to everyone around you)
  • Pet emergency
  • Death in the family, or friend
  • Power failure at work, restoration ETA unknown
  • Fire or explosion at work
  • Air quality is unsafe at work
  • Weather or other issue affecting safe commute
  • Weather or other issue creating unsafe work conditions if you work outside
  • Machinery or equipment you rely on fails to work or is in need of servicing (locked out)
  • Shortage of work and you are not doing anything with your time
  • You are cut while doing medical or food service work
  • A contractor is assigned to your work place and uses your space to complete work like a construction or remodeling project.
  • Scheduled doctor’s appointment
  • Zombie apocalypse

If you are already on good terms with people at your workplace, you speak amicably to your coworkers on a regular basis, and have a good relationship with management and you don’t take advantage of your benefits, then your “reward” is being allowed to leave early when you have other duties or life tasks. People understand that Life Happens.

From Barb Jaarsma:

There is no “best” excuse to go home from work early. When you’re at work, you’re part of a team. Everyone has a primary function, and everyone is cross-trained so they can step up to help others who may need some extra coaching. When you go home early, (or don’t bother to show up), you’re dumping your work on someone else. Even if your grandmother died or your baby is sick, it’s still inconveniencing others. Family always comes first, of course, but if it gets to be a habit, I’ll try to help you find a different position that allows you significant flexibility and replace you with someone in a position to be present all day, every day.

Funny story: I once had an employee whose husband died in Afghanistan, and she needed a few weeks off to sort out the arrangements. Then her grandmother died. Then her dog got sick. Then her grandson needed chemo. Then her house caught fire. She was down to two hours a week at that point and I was beginning to suspect some mental health issues. About a year after her husband died, he died AGAIN. That’s when I let her go.

Look for excuses to work hard and to do your best. Don’t look for excuses to leave work early.

Weird Excuses That Actually Work for Getting Out of Work on Short Notice

  • If you are willing to chug a bunch of hot sauce, one worker swears by this trick: “Right before you ask to leave early, go to the restroom or somewhere secluded and chug a small bottle of hot sauce like Tabasco. Even eating a fresh jalapeno will work. It’ll cause your face to redden and give you sniffles and or teary eyes. Essentially making you look sick. I’ve done this many times over the last two decades, always works.” – fdzman
  • If you have an allergy and are willing to risk personal injury, one worker snorted ground-up ragweed right before going into work, showed his boss his alarming symptoms, and had the next day or two off. (We do not advise trying that.)
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Get Out of Work Excuses Only Parents Can Use

Parents have zero down time and an important 24/7 job, so I think it is only fair that parents are given some slack for calling in now and then. [source:]

“I have to leave to meet a plumber and find out which kid put something down the toilet.”

“My kid ate the cat’s litter box contents and needs his stomach pumped.

School is cancelled, and I have no one else to watch my child.

“I’ll be late to work this morning, my kid threw up on me as we were leaving the house.

“My son jumped off the top bunk into the ceiling fan which was going full-speed, cut his eyelid, and now needs stitches.

“I’ll be late today because my kid had to poop and he was constipated so it took a while.

I have to leave work early. My son is in hysterics at home because there is a raccoon staring at him through the closed patio door.

“I’ll be a little late today because my son’s hamster got out of his cage and managed to chew the cord on my new refrigerator and I have to wait for the repairman to come over and fix it.

“I won’t be in today because I’m at the ER with my son who thinks he’s Tony Hawk.

“I won’t be in today. My child fell on the dog and I have to take him to the vet right away.

My teenage son and I got in a fight this morning and he stole my car.

“I have to leave work early. My daughter called and said there’s a homeless man bathing in the fountain in my front yard and she’s scared he’ll come into the house after he’s done!”

I’ll be late today because my 6-year-old girl left the upstairs window open and the dog chased the cat out the window. He’s scared half to death, howling on the roof now.

“I’m going to be late today because I can’t find my car keys. My son said he used them in his sand castle. I’m headed outside to search the sandbox.


9 Good Excuses to Miss Work on Short Notice

9 Good Excuses to Miss Work on Short Notice

can't come to work on short notice

Once in a while, you need a good excuse to miss work on short notice — a believable excuse that won’t cause alarm and won’t land you on the chopping block. A sick day, doctor’s appointment, and family emergencies are some of the common excuses (and valid reasons) for missing work.

A good excuse to miss work is a real one. OK, I will withhold judgment temporarily. If you know that missing work is inevitable for reasons you don’t want to share, here is a sample list of the best excuses from which you can choose to call off work at the last minute (without getting fired):

Vehicle or Transportation Problems (Traffic Jam, Missed Bus)

Here’s an obvious one that works only if you are not currently in the office and if you commute to work. Everyone knows that machines fail, usually at the most inopportune times, and the result is often beyond your control.

“Hi Boss, I’m stuck in traffic; I’ll be available to answer phone calls but won’t be in the office for a while yet.”

Family or Personal Emergency

Here’s a general excuse that works for everyone. The key is to not share too many details. Plus, your employer doesn’t really care WHY you’re not there, they want to know when they can expect you back to work and, depending on your job, who will be covering your responsibilities.

“I’m taking personal leave today.”

“I’m sick today.”

Picking Someone Up from Airport or Bringing Them to an Appointment

If you live somewhere that doesn’t have Uber or some other car-sharing service, this excuse can work. Or if you’re picking up an elderly relative or someone unfamiliar with your town or city, missing work to meet that person at the airport is understandable. Performing delivery services for elderly community members and relatives might even get you promoted….

“My partner’s elderly parents are arriving today and now I have to go pick them up at the airport.”

“My elderly neighbor needs a ride to their appointment today, and they don’t have family nearby.”

Pet Emergency

Any excuse from pet had a seizure to is barking all day, could work. Everybody who has a pet can relate to the pain of hearing about a pet emergency (especially if your supervisor or boss is also a pet owner).

“My child fell on my dog, I need to take her to the vet.”

“My cat is acting weird and not moving, I need to take her to the vet ASAP.”

Child Care Needs: Doctor’s Appointment, Dentist, Vaccinations

If you have a kid, you never need to make up any excuse; kids demand a lot of time and attention and nobody is going to object to you missing work to attend to your child’s needs.

Appointment to Buy a Home or Car

These big purchases don’t happen everyday. Leaving work on short notice to meet a realtor with a hot deal, or to buy a used car that can’t be seen at any other time, could be reasonable excuses for leaving work on short notice.

Doctor, Checkup, Therapy, Vehicle Licensing Appointment or Driving Test

Sometimes a wait-listed or cancellation list appointment opens up at the last minute.

Food Poisoning, Sudden Illness or 24-Hour Flu

Nobody wants to know the details of this one.

“I think I have a 24-hour flu.”

“I should not have had that sashimi.”

Leaky Pipe or Hot Water Heater Leak

If you own a home or manage rentals, you’ll be forgiven for skipping out on work to prevent water damage.

“My building is calling me about a leak upstairs, gotta go / wait for the plumber / make sure my toilet isn’t leaking!”

Furnace Shut Off in Winter, Pipes Might Freeze

Home-related emergencies — if you have a house, you can have home-related problems: shower faucet spraying water, kitchen pipe rotted through, water leaking from the upstairs condo, whatever.

What to Say If You Miss Work and Don’t Call

This one is personal. My brother has a reputation for flaking out and not going to work on Mondays, and not bothering to call to let anyone know. How does he keep his job? I have no idea. I think there are very few good workers left in certain fields and of a certain generation, and employers are desperate for anybody, so they tolerate more than employers of the past did.

But. If your employer has higher standards, then these suggestions are for you. If you choose not to show up AND you don’t give your workplace the common courtesy of calling to let someone know, you are making things difficult for yourself.

I will give you the benefit of the doubt here and assume that you really wanted to call but were somehow prevented from doing so, in which case, take the high road and call your employer ASAP and tell them what happened, how your behaviour and lack of integrity affected everyone’s day, what you will do to make sure that doesn’t happen again, and what you are going to do now to restore integrity. Easier said than done. Do it anyway.

Weird Excuses People Have Actually Used to Miss Work Without Getting Caught

Dumb Excuse to Miss Work
child stuck a mint up his nose and had to go to the ER to remove it
Employee’s child stuck a mint up his nose and had to go to the ER to remove it.

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