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Book Nook: I Like the Me I See!

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Award-winning performer and teaching artist Culture Queen brings her empowering, one-of-a-kind brand of affirmative entertainment to her first picture book, I Like the Me I See! Inspired by the uplifting lyrics of Culture Queen's popular song "I Like the Me I See!"

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Boo Nook: Big Cat

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I recently had a chance to review the debut book Big Cat by Emma Lazell. It's a funny little story that will appeal to kids and have a little twist too. The book has bright, bold colors with a slightly nostalgic or classic feel, but a timeless story.

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Mealtime Magic: Pandora's Box (The Art of Escapism Cooking)

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Mandy Lee (aka @ladyandpups ), is author of The Art of Escapism Cooking: A Survival Story, with Intensely Good Flavors. This "unique and deeply felt debut” (Publisher's Weekly starred review) is packed with meticulous recipes & dramatic photography.

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Giveaway: The Boonie Bears

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Make way, all—the forest has an unexpected visitor! Briar and Bramble, the bear brothers and Logger Vick discover a baby girl lost in their sprawling forest. These long time rivals instantly warm to the little angel and establish a truce as they undergo a chaotic crash course in infant care.

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Book Nook: Welcome to Jazz

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I'm a music teacher, so it was fun to review Welcome to Jazz: A Swing-Along Celebration of America’s Music, Featuring “When the Saints Go Marching In”. This book is a great way to introduce young kids to concepts of jazz music.

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Music Minute: Diana Panton - A Cheerful Little Earful

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Book Nook: The Double Dangerous Book for Boys

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My adventurous younger daughter recently got The Dangerous Book for Boys from the library, and I can see why it sold over a million copies. It has a retro feel and incorporates tons of activities and skills that have been enjoyed by many kids for decades.

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Fun Freetime: DIY Halloween Totes

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Besides dressing up, the best party of Halloween has to be the treats. It's so rewarding to go through your haul from the night to see how many of your favorite candies you were able to collect. And once the candy has been checked and sorted. you can collect your candy toll.

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Book Nook: The Draw Any Animal Book

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In case you haven't picked up on this, my daughter loves it when I get art books to review. This time I got to review The Draw Any Animal Book , which has 150 step-by-step instructions that can be used to draw nearly any kind of creature.

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Shopping Savings: 50c Hashbrowns at Tim Hortons

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Tim Hortons is offering 50¢ hashbrowns for a limited time at participating restaurants. For only 50¢, you can add a crispy, fluffy hashbrown to your meal and Always Fresh Coffee. Each hashbrown is made with real, seasoned diced potato and cooked to golden brown crispy perfection.

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Consumer Critique: Quadratini

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October 14 th marks National Dessert Day. The #1 global wafer cookie and confection brand, Loacker , manufactures Quadratini, which a delicious option to celebrate the delectable holiday! The light wafers are great for satisfying a sweet tooth without being too heavy and rich.

Book Nook: She Loves Me All the Sam

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This fall, children growing up in modern, blended families will see themselves in a new book from a new imprint in children’s publishing.

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Area Attractions: Mira Lehr - A Walk in the Gard (Art Basel Miami Beach)

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Mira Lehr: A Walk in the Garden Upcoming Solo Show for Art Basel Miami Beach -- October 15 - Feb.

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Money Makers: Work From Home Like a Pro

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Parenting is a never-ending challenging daily task for parents especially working moms out there. Being a full-time mom and provider for the family at the same time may seem very hard but fulfilling.

Book Nook: Your Spark - Celebrating the Brightest Part of You!

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I recently had a chance to review Your Spark - Celebrating the Brightest Part of You! This is an inspiring book for kids helping them to look for their spark - that gift from God that makes us unique. The spark lights us up and fills us with wonder.

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Consumer Critique: Piper Computer Kit

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I had a chance to review a Piper Computer Kit , which is a really unique DIY computer-building experience. My husband is a system administrator who started out by building his own computers as an older teen, so it was fun for him to see the girls get intrigued by the kid.

Casting Call: Sekker

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Healthy Habits: The Complete Lymphedema Management and Nutrition Guide

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Lymphedema significantly impacts the daily lives of approximately 1 million Canadians and 10 million Americans. That’s more than the number that have multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, ALS, Parkinson's disease and AIDS combined.

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Parenting Pointers: Nursing Tips for the Holidays

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The holidays are an exciting time to see friends and family who might live far away. If you have a new baby, they are probably excited to see your bundle of joy. If you are breastfeeding or pumping, you're probably considering how much milk you can bring on the plane and where you can go for some peace and quiet when it's time to feed. Legendairy Milk founder, Certified Breastfeeding Specialist and mom, Luna Feehan has some tips that she swears by: Tell security about your breastmilk.

Thrifty Thinking: How Rising Healthcare Costs Can Frustrate Your Retirement Dreams

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Many Americans planning for retirement often overlook an important and potentially exorbitant expense that could upend everything. Healthcare costs. When people think about how much money they might need in retirement, they tend to focus on routine monthly expenses,” says Clayton Alexander ( www.retireteton.com ), an investment adviser and founder of Teton Wealth Group.

Thrifty Thinking: Budget Travel Tips for Students Traveling in 2019

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A trip abroad, whether it is to study in a different university for semester or to take a break from classes to seek a different kind of knowledge, is often (always?) a turning point in a student's life. But to make the most of their trip in 2019, students would do well to keep in mind those budget travel tips. After all, there's nothing more frustrating than being in a new and exciting environment and be unable to fully enjoy it because you struggle financially.

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Parenting Pointers: 5 Things Foster Parents Should Know About Navigating The Court System

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By Jennifer Lynch The important role foster parents have in a child’s life expands significantly when they go to court. To make decisions in a child’s best interest, judges need good information, and foster parents ideally can provide that. Thus, foster parents having a complete understanding of how to participate in court goes a long way toward ensuring a safe, loving home for the child. Here is a priority list foster parents should know in advance of a court appearance. Be prepared.

Book Nook: I'm Still Here

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Quinn Roberts is dead – and wants to know how it happened. Most of her friends have moved on and it seems like no one cares who was responsible. Her adult children are in shock -- their mother's death is too painful for them to take action. Soon after her murder, Quinn's husband acquires a new wife and Quinn becomes a distant memory. Only her sister, Erin, and Detective John McQuillan continue to search for answers.

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Giveaway: Wally Whale's Mighty Tale and Compare Bear's Double Dare

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Kapalua Cove Publishing recently introduced the initial two books in its new series, EQ Explorers , designed to inspire and empower children through fun, educational stories focused on themes of emotional intelligence—or EQ. The titles, Wally Whale’s Mighty Tale and Compare Bear’s Double Dare , are the first from author, entrepreneur, and mother of six Kim Linette. Soon to follow will be Jojo Giraffe’s Big Laugh, Lulu Llama and the Triangle of Drama, and many more.

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Book Nook: Origami Books from Dover Craft

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Meditative Origami: 10 Origami Models to Fold with Designs You Color Two mindfulness techniques in one book! Spirituality seekers can begin their meditation by creating their own origami paper — it's just a matter of detaching and coloring one of these 23 pages, which are preprinted with intriguing designs. Then step-by-step directions provide guidance for the peaceful folding of 10 origami models, including a swan, butterfly, unicorn, and rose.

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Enriching Education: New Strategy for Education Equity Focuses on Youth and Trauma

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75 to 95% of youth in the juvenile justice system have experienced trauma and research indicates that the majority of youth suffering from trauma perform poorly in our education system, and indeed, many drop-out. In a new interview with C.M. Rubin, Founder of CMRubinWorld, Ashley Edwards, Co-founder and CEO of Mindright says, “Trauma has been proven to have chronic long-term psychological repercussions including depression, anxiety, and substance abuse disorders.”

Book Nook: Below the Moon (Excerpt)

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Are you looking for a new series? I have the chance to post an interview from Alexis Marie Chute , author of Below the Moon (Amazon synopsis): Ella Wellsley is not your typical teenager. Cancer left her mute, but not powerless. Trapped in a parallel dimension, Ella rallies her strength to join her family—her mother, Tessa, her grandpa Archie, and her magical boyfriend—in locating the cure to her illness.

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Consumer Critique: Welch's Halloween Treats

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When it comes to giving out Halloween treats (or birthday treats), many families are looking for options that are allergy-friendly. I recently had a chance to try out some Halloween options from Welch's. Welch’s ® Mixed Fruit Halloween Fruit Snacks: Made specifically for Halloween, Welch’s offers fruit snacks in fun and festive shapes like bats, witches, ghosts, haunted castles, and pumpkins!

Stores Staying Closed on Thanksgiving

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Stores opening on Thanksgiving night has been a divisive issue for years. This year, Black Friday is on November 29, and retailers like Target, Walmart and Best Buy will likely welcome in-it-to-win-it shoppers as early as 5 p.m. on November 28, aka Thanksgiving. Still, we’ve noted a merchant backlash to the trend as well. Below are the stores that are already saying “N-O” to opening their doors on Thanksgiving.

Book Nook: An Encyclopedia of Tolkien and Disney Stories for 2-Year-Olds and 3-Year-Olds

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If you're a fan of Tolkien or Disney, you'll enjoy these books that I recently got to review. An Encyclopedia of Tolkien: The History of Mythology That Inspired Tolkien's World (Leather-bound Classics) by David Day is a comprehensive, illustrated guide to the history, lands, and inhabitants of Middle-earth. I've read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings and enjoyed them. It can be hard to appreciate just how intricate Tolkien's Middle-earth is.

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Website Spotlight: GetMXD.com

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Grammy award-winning artist Lecrae , recently announced his partnership with Oust Labs , a full-service agency that converts ideas into enterprises, and invested in MXD (Getmxd.com), innovative software that is a game-changer for indie artists, A&R executives, producers, podcasters, editors, film creators and more. “We’re We’re in a time in history where technology is providing solutions for nearly every field.

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What’s Inside the Minds of Gen Z?

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Although Gen Z – those just now entering the workforce – are worried about job security and a stable paycheck, this generation is overwhelmingly purpose-driven. A new report issued by the non-profit education organization Girls With Impact with the support of the S&P Global Foundation finds that Gen Z wants a future centered on world change and innovation.

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Healthy Habits: Intercourse with Low Estrogen Levels

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Many women with breast cancer, including mothers, are treated with medications that block estrogen and leave their vaginas tight, dry and inflamed. They feel helpless and are afraid that anything that will heal their vagina may cause a recurrence of their breast cancer. But, there are several new therapies that are safe for breast cancer survivors to use that will help thicken the vaginal wall and make intercourse more pliable.

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Book Nook: Proverbs from Around the World

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I recently had the chance to review Proverbs from Around the World. I like quotes and proverbs, so this was a fun book to read. Because proverbs are short, it's easy to pick up and put down at any time, reading just a few nuggets of wisdom. The book does a good job organizing the proverbs. It is true to its name - there are proverbs from many cultures all around the world.

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Healthy Habits: Eating Healthy During the Holidays

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If you’ve always loved the holiday season because it’s your once-a-year chance to feast on goodies like marshmallow-topped sweet potatoes, honey-glazed ham or homemade Christmas cookies, you may have a hard time following your doctor’s advice to eat healthily at this time of year. But it’s possible to celebrate the holidays while enjoying yourself and honoring your commitment to your health. Here’s how to arm yourself to eat healthily while focusing on the joy of the season from RetailMeNot.

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Consumer Critique: Love Home and Planet

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Love Home and Planet wants to help you make your space a sanctuary with their line of good for you, good for the planet laundry, dish and surface products. They sent me some products to try out, which I was happy to do. The products are designed to be effective, and also full of unique scents. Everything is vegan and gluten-free, has no parabens or added bleach, and uses recycled plastics for packaging. Full disclosure: I didn't like all of the scents. The ones I did like, though, I really liked.

Time Tidbits: National Flex Day

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FlexJobs and 1 Million for Work Flexibility (1MFWF) have announced they will celebrate National Flex Day (URL) on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, with a number of activities, and by hosting a virtual career fair later in the month, to raise awareness about the importance of work flexibility.

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Thrifty Thinking: WalletHub Winter Travel Survey

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With some of the year’s busiest travel dates fast approaching, the personal-finance website WalletHub today announced the results of its nationally representative 2019 Winter Travel Survey , along with its updated list of the Best Credit Cards for Winter Travel , plus key money-saving tips for domestic and international travelers. Applying for the right card now will give people enough time to earn up to $750 in free travel.

Book Nook: Beyond Piggy Banks and Lemonade Stands: How to Teach Young Kids About Finance (and They're Never Too Young)

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Liz Frazier's debut book Beyond Piggy Banks and Lemonade Stands: How to Teach Young Kids About Finance (and They're Never too Young) , was recently released. With this book, Frazier looks to re-write the fundamentals of teaching finance to our little ones, which begins--and is most influential--at home.

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Consumer Critique: Dryel Stain Pen

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Holiday travel is quickly approaching. Wherever you travel, The Dryel Stain Pen can give you confidence to remove stains quickly. I had a chance to try out this and other products from Biz and Dryel.

Fun Freetime: Story Pirates Podcast

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The third season of The Story Pirates Podcast, written for and by kids, just launched on Spotify and wherever podcasts are available. New episodes publish weekly. This season features stories and songs about principals who eat worms, llamas from space, teeth-brushing ghosts, quarks, a crime fighting Statue of Liberty and haunted clocks.

Smart Safety: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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Adam Levin, Founder of CyberScout says "Follow the 3Ms to protect your identity and finances, especially during National Cybersecurity Awareness month. Minimize your risk of exposure, monitor your accounts and your identity so you know as quickly as possible if you have an issue and manage the damage.

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