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Book Nook: Let's Learn About Chemistry

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I recently had a chance to review Let's Learn About Chemistry , a book written by children's science educator Stephanie Ryan.

Thrifty Thinking: Tips to Renovate Your Home on a Budget

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Everyone wants their home to be a perfectly safe space to come home to at the end of the day. Your home should be a place you want to spend time and enjoy being in, which often includes modern features and comforts.

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Healthy Habits: Easy Ideas To Make Self-Care A Part Of Every Meal

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Most people think of self-care as taking a long bath or taking a day off to focus on yourself, and while those are types of self-care, they are not the only types. How we take care of ourselves is a complicated network of different actions and mindsets that make up our overall well-being.

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Area Attractions: Paul Gervais Paintings at Boca Raton Museum of Art

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The Museum premiere of new paintings by Paul Gervais features portraits with a tenderness that urges the viewer to lean in closely, to really study them.

Music Minute: Laurie Berkner Springime Virtual Concerts

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photo credit Jayme Thornton Spring is in the air, and that means Easter and Passover will soon be here! Legendary children's musician Laurie Berkner invites everyone to celebrate the springtime holidays at two special "Springtime Party" LIVE Virtual Family Concerts on Sunday, March 28 at 12:00 p.m.

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Book Nook: The Princess and the Mirror and The Great Little Tailo

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As a child, Isabel Cintra grew up with a deep love of fairy tales. These magical, enchanting stories of beautiful princesses , magical mirrors and devoted fairy godmothers captivated her attention.

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Book Nook - Feeling Forwards: How to Become the Person Who Has the Life You Want

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Everything you need to transform your life is already within you, asserts bestselling author and personal reinvention coach Elizabeth Gould.

World Wisdom: Believe Diapers

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Believe Diapers is the first socially responsible diaper brand with a true 1-for-1 charitable model , set to change the course of diaper need in America.

Soul Sustenance: Mental Health and Dance

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The pandemic has cause depression and anxiety to rise tremendously, and our children are suffering from it. Their development is changing due to social distancing and online learning, and we need to ensure that we nurture and raise our children to set them up for happiness and success. Jadell Lee is using his platform as a dance educator to address the mental health crisis in our youth. I had a chance to interview him to learn more.

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Book Nook: The Upstairs House

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Following the critical and popular success of her singular and fantastical debut, What Should Be Wild , Julia Fine returns with the equally mesmerizing The Upstairs House (Harper; 2/23/2021; NetGalley, Edelweiss).

Music Minute: Jonah Prill - You Remind Me

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Country singer/songwriter Jonah Prill blames it on the whiskey with the release of his latest single, “You Remind Me.” Written with Ryan Hayes and Justin Olmstead, this single two steps onto the scene with traction and cross-genre appeal. Shining a light on the one that got away, “You Remind Me” tells the classic story of a time where a spark and a youthful heart were not enough to stall a love on the run and keep the fire lit.

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Crayons Ready to Eat - Creator Interview

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I had a chance to interview Frank Manteau, former military and the owner of Crayons Ready to Eat , also known as CRE, about his campaign to ship the first ever edible/colorable crayons in the world to first responders, military, and their families? Crayons are not just for coloring anymore; you can now eat them too! Frank Manteau, a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps and the owner of Crayons Ready to Eat , just started a Business Venture campaign on Fund the First crowdfunding platform.

Enriching Education: Family History with Vivid-Pix

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Have you ever wanted to tell your story and your family story? To harness photography’s impact on family history, Vivid-Pix has launched new education for families and family historians. In this six-part series, author/storyteller and genealogist Laura Hedgecock teaches us how to share stories in bite-sized videos, starting with the class Witness to History: Now and Then. Classes are available at: [link] education.html. Vivid-Pix is also providing education for librarians.

Fun Freetime: Outta the Books - Reinventing Fairy Tailes for the Streaming Generation

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February 26th is National Tell a Fairy Tale Day! Who better than to get your storytelling juices flowing than the cast and creative crew of Outta the Books, the acclaimed fairy tale-based multi-platform series. Friday marks the release of the full Outta the Books cast recording. At 2 pm EST/11 am PST/7 pm GMT, A webinar entitled “ Outta the Books - reinventing Fairy Tales for the Streaming Generation ” will be shared on Outta the Books’ YouTube channel and social media.

Family Now, Work Later: An Unconventional Approach to Happiness and Success

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You’re young (or heck, even young ish ) only once. And the same is true for your kids who are growing up before your eyes. Yet many of us spend our best years putting work ahead of spending quality time with our kids and nurturing the relationships that matter most. This tradeoff is part and parcel of The American Dream: the one that tells us to grind, hustle, stay busy, and pursue more and more, says Steve Cook.

Area Attractions: What's Happening at Clearwater Marine Aquarium

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Tampa Bay Champs Special February 8 - March 11 Celebrate the local sports champions! Wear your favorite Tampa Bay sports team apparel Monday through Friday and receive $5 off admission at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Event link. The Lux Wedding Experience Bridal Show Sunday, Feb. 28 at Noon An Insiders Secret to Your Very Best Wedding! Be inspired by a curated collection of the area's very best vendors. Event link.

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Healthy Habits: Mental Breaks

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We’re heading into a full year of a pandemic and everyone is at their wits end for what to do to get a mental break, parents especially. Many don’t have oodles of money, free space or extra energy to get creative in how we can mentally feel better. Below are a few “outta the box” ideas for how to get a mental break and feel refreshed even if it's only for 5 or 10 minutes. Try to do something which stimulates the senses in unusual or unique ways to create novel experiences, whether big or small.

Book Nook: Dadda GG Stamp Stories 2

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The 18th of February 2021 was the 110th anniversary of the First Official Airmail Flight which took place in India. Dadda GG is questionably in charge of this rhyming, historical, colourfully illustrated story which magically transports Lucy Lunasha back in time to this unique event. With the aid of the 'mailing magic' of the 'sorting stick' they are 'postal popped' back into the action, with plenty of bumps along the way. A brief history of the event follows the story.

Area Attractions: Outside the Lines (NY)

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Outside the Lines Consulting is proud to partner with Chashama on a new exhibition in New York City entitled Outside the Lines. Outside the Lines is a multimedia collection of works curated by Carol S. Ward that examines the intersection of a person’s heritage, their current physical location, and their personality in creating their artwork.

Thrifty Thinking: Retirement Adjustments to Make

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The latest stock market frenzy has led to an influx of bright-eyed new traders downloading apps and scouring Reddit message boards for stock tips. There is nothing wrong with a little healthy optimism, but it should also come with a healthy dose of realism in the form of a well balanced retirement portfolio. I had a chance to interview Nolan Baker, www.AmericasRetirementHeadquarters.com , to learn more. What were some of the factors that affected retirement plans in the past year?

The Silent Pandemic: Women Are Being Impacted Personally and Professionally by Divorce During COVID

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The Director of Erasing Family , Ginger Gentile is helping to change the common misconception that men are always impacted more by divorce proceedings. Gentile’s documentary showcases the impact of nasty custody battles on families and the journey young adults take to reunite with their erased parents following divorce. The film reveals that mothers can also be erased from their children’s lives during a divorce.

Parenting Pointers: A Guide for Co-Parenting During the Ongoing Pandemic

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- by Aron Solomon For families who were already in a co-parenting relationship when the global pandemic hit close to a year ago, 2020 has been an intense roller-coaster ride from both an emotional and practical perspective. For families who just began to co-parent since March, every week has been about trying to find some balance in an ever-shifting moment.

Willow Breast Pump and Insurance Verification

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Willow created world’s first quiet, all-in-one, in-bra wearable breast pump. The brand just launched a NEW Insurance Verification Feature on its website to offer new and expecting moms an affordable and convenient way to access the innovative breast pump. “As As we continue to offer breakthrough innovations for moms, we also wanted to address barriers to obtaining our industry-leading pump, reducing the stress of pumping for more moms,” said Chief Marketing Officer, Sarah O’Leary.

Money Makers: Effective Meetings

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Being in a leadership position means you should always have the answers, right? Wrong! Marsha Acker , professional facilitator and an executive and team coach with 25 years of experience supporting leaders and coaching leadership for companies around the world, says that the most powerful thing a leader can do is to admit their weaknesses in any given area and ask for help--and use the three magic words: "I don't know." "The

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Parenting Pointers: Reuniting with Kids After Divorce

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Ginger Gentile is a child of a high-conflict divorce, who has dedicated her life to helping parents create healthy co-parenting relationships and helping children reunite with parents that have been erased from their lives. Gentile directed the documentary Erasing Family and previously served as the Executive Director of the National Parents Organization. Many parents feel shame that they cannot see children after a divorce and feel alone.

Enriching Education: Reading in a Digital World

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Even before the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated a shift to online learning, children’s reading habits were growing increasingly digital, with laptops, chromebooks and tablets replacing books and magazines in many households. Decades of studies show that the manifold advantages of printed material. While e-books and online reading present convenient options with distinct affordances, they can also pose challenges of distraction and misinformation.

Music Minute: Seniors & Songwriters

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Country music singer-songwriter and best-selling children’s book author Billy Dawson has teamed up with Meridian Senior Living , headquartered in Bethesda, MD., to create the new series, ‘ Seniors & Songwriters. This show brings songwriters to different Meridian Senior Living facilities across the country, where they play music and tell the stories behind their songs to appreciative senior citizens and the seniors get to share their life stories as well.

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Coaching (Interview with Ezra)

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Ezra , one of the leading global providers of digital coaching, has revealed how being top of the coaching game can seriously aid your professional development. Ezra analysed each head coach’s annual salary to have started the 2020 season across all 32 NFL teams. The research shows that those at the top of the coaching game in the NFL take home an average paycheck of $5.3m a year.

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Amazing Apps: Helpen (Interview)

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“ Helpen is a program designed to empower kids to learn, give and understand the positive consequences of actions rooted in kindness,” said creator Craig Sanders. “In In such a formative time in their lives, showing kids the power of generosity is an important part of them developing into responsible, aware and selfless individuals. Helpen is about providing an experience that will help shape the next generation into the empathetic and generous leaders of tomorrow.”

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Healthy Habits: Hypnosis and Childbirth

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I recently had a chance to interview the founder of Hypnobabies, Kerry Tuschhoff? She is a nationally renowned speaker and writer on a wide range of women's pregnancy and childbirth concerns. Her company, Hypnobabies, is on a mission to make childbirth less traumatic and allow moms to have a less painful, more joyful experience by learning techniques through the platform’s natural childbirth education course.

Fun Freetime: The Muppet Show

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The long wait for Muppet fans is almost over! The Muppet Show ,” Jim Henson’s iconic variety series that started it all, began streaming Friday, February 19 exclusively on Disney+. In addition for the first three seasons, fans will be able to enjoy seasons 4 and 5, which have never previously been released on home entertainment.

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Parenting Pointers: Do These Four Simple Things to Change Your Caregiving Story

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By Karen Warner Schueler My husband was diagnosed out of the blue with stage IV cancer. We never saw it coming. There were no alarming symptoms, just some back pain that wasn’t getting better. On the day that he received his sudden diagnosis, I became a sudden caregiver. Our lives changed immediately and they never changed back. I cared for him for 18 months, from diagnosis until his death in April 2016.

Ways to Encourage Children in Their Faith

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Here are some Ways to Encourage Children in Their Faith. The numbers are startling and trending in the wrong direction. More and more we’re seeing that kids that have grown up in the Church are. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Best Oatmeal Recipes

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Here is a roundup of our Best Oatmeal Recipes. Oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfast foods In fact I actually enjoy it as a snack or when I want a light dinner. I love that you can mix up so. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

My Honest Review: I donated plasma to earn money!

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I donated my plasma to earn extra money–here’s my honest review. On New Year’s Eve, I was loafing around and surfing Facebook when I caught a post from a good friend who shared that she had just made over $600 in one month by donating plasma.

American Sign Museum

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We took the opportunity this summer to visit the American Sign Museum. This quirky museum is dedicated to the art of American signage. It is a must see on your travel bucket list. American Sign. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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The Best Ways to Resell Your Diamond for Top Dollar

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When you buy your first diamond the sparkle and the elegance captivates your every gaze. Over time, that sparkle never really does seem to fade away. Diamonds are a type of stone that is so hard it can weather time while at the same time keeps its beauty.

25 No Bake Dessert Recipes

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No Bake Dessert Recipes are one of my favorite ways to add something yummy to our menu. There are tons of great ideas for dessert that don't require an oven. In the warm summer months of the. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Thankful Thursday |

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New here? Thankful Thursday is a weekly practice we’ve been doing to help us all pay attention to the good that is around us, even in the midst of really hard times. It’s a $0 mood booster. This week I am thankful: that Lisey took my van to be cleaned.

WIS, WWA | a not-icy one

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Last week, it was snowing as I typed the Friday post. And today, it’s sunny and pretty much all the snow and ice has melted. Also, I saw buds on some plants while we walked this morning. So it really feels like spring is coming! What I Spent.

Taking a Marrakech Staycation

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It's that time again. We're on another Destination Date Night and this time we hit up Marrakech, Morocco. This has been on my list for a while, and it's giving me serious vacation longing.

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