Tag: education

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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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 27, 2012

Olympic Apps, 5 minute Videos, Frozen Yogurt, Tip Junkies, and Acoustic Music 1. London 2012 Olympics App Today’s the day, it’s finally here, opening ceremonies for the London 2012 Summer Olympics kick off tonight.  With weeks worth of games and hundreds of competitions, keeping up with the action, results, and schedules is no small feat.  So …

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Top 5 Picks for the Week, June 22, 2012

App Connections, a Feast for the Eyes, Entertaining Art, Day Trips, and Online Education 1. IFTTT; If This, Then That We could all use a little help getting organized and eliminating extra steps in our daily lives.  The web service IFTTT (If This, Then That) is designed to save you time by creating connections between your favorite …

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Top 5 Picks for Beautiful Nebraska

As you may know, I was born and raised in the Midwest.  I hold a dear place in my heart for beautiful Nebraska.  Although our many moves and travels are always fun and adventurous and we are loving the East Coast, lately I’ve been thinking about my hometown.  So this week’s Top 5 is all …

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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 3, 2012

Memories, Motion, Museums, Music, and Movies   1. Reuben Heyday Margolin Reuben Heyday Margolin is a forward thinker, his creations range from portraits to rickshaws.  Quite possibly his most noted works are focused on kinetic art, pieces with motion.  Drawing from nature and the fluid action of waves, Margolin has constructed several intricate suspended masterpieces.   Through his …

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