Tag Archive: books

How to Actually Enjoy the Library with Your Kids

It saddens me to hear that there are many people who totally avoid taking their children to the library.  I’m not judging. I know life is busy and going anywhere with kids, especially a quiet place full of fragile items, can seem daunting or down right foolish. Some people don’t want to be responsible for …

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Why I Don’t Buy Books for My Kids

Yes, you read that right, I no longer buy books for the girls.  Now before you get all crazy, let me start by saying I am one of the biggest advocates for children’s literature.  My favorite job was working in the elementary school media center. I’m not here to tell you to chuck books and …

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Fun and Easy Ways to Keep in Touch

Living 1,307 miles away from our closest family members can make staying in touch a bit of a challenge.  Growing up, my husband and I were blessed to be very close to family and grandparents.  Those relationships greatly influenced our childhoods and who we are today.  One of our biggest desires is for family to …

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Top 5 Picks for the Week, August 3, 2012

Italian Ice, Geeky Gifts, Make it Yourself, Fantastic Food, and Children’s Books 1. Rita’s: Ice. Custard. Happiness. This spring we were introduced to one of the East Coast’s culinary delights, Italian Ice.  Growing up in the rural Midwest, we did not have any businesses in our area that made this product or sold it regularly.  Hearing …

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Top 5 Picks for the Week, July 20, 2012

Project Tutorials, Interior Design, Living Fully, Manly Materials, and Surreal Sculptures 1. Cut Out and Keep I love coming across a great stash of unique craft ideas along with their step-by-step instructions.  Even if I don’t get around to re-creating the projects myself, I still enjoy seeing the process and what others have come up with. …

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Top 5 for the Week, April 20, 2012

Twisted Sifter, History of Everything, My Fave, Paper Sculptures, and a McCartney Video 1. Twisted Sifter The main goals for Twisted Sifter are straight forward: 1. Provide content that is interesting, creative, or funny 2. Use BIG pictures whenever possible and 3. Keep readers up-to-date with what’s popular online.  It is no wonder this is one of my …

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Top 5 Picks for the Week, February 24, 2012

Pinners, Test Tubes, Education, Gifts, and Groceries 1. Pinterest By now almost everyone’s heard of Pinterest, the online pinboard where people share what they love.  I was a little late to the game and only started using the service a few months ago.  Once I took the time to check out the site and what was …

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Top 5 Picks for the Week, February 17, 2012

Coonhounds, Reggae, Best Sellers, Pioneers, and Navigation 1. Theron Humphrey Theron Humphrey is a photographer taking a new look at social media. Having a great appreciation for family, oral history, and generational ties, he is traveling across the country meeting one new person every day.  He interviews the people and takes amazing portraits which really capture the …

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Top 5 Picks for the Week, February 10, 2012

Technology, Toothpicks, Love, Makeovers, and Cards 1. Corning Oh, the possibilities! Corning is a leading company for glass and ceramics that specialized in creating new pieces to enhance technology.  You have probably already encountered their work and may not have even realized it.  What were once thought to be futuristic dreams are coming to fruition thanks to …

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