January, 2023

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Book Nook: Hillary and the Ogres (Free Ebook)

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How does one decide who becomes king or queen? In the new children’s adventure, Hillary and the Ogres, Hillary the Little Ladybug must find out who will be the new king or queen of the Dwarf Ogres. Co-authored by William Dandurand, Elisabeth Revel and Mary Cohen, The Adventures of Hillary the Little Ladybug series explores a post-nuclear war world and other topics through stories aimed at young readers.

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Our 2023 Financial Goals

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Did you make 2023 financial goals ? My husband and I discussed some ideas over our holiday break. We decided on one big audacious financial goal for the year, and it’s a doozy! The last time we wrote numbers-driven financial goals was 2019. That was the year that we made the goal of paying off the last of our non-mortgage debts and we achieved it by September of that year.

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ShopRite: Hellmann’s Mayonnaise JUST $2.99 Starting 2/5

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ShopRite Deal on Hellmann’s Mayonnaise A rich, flavorful dressing that doesn’t compromise on taste. It brings out the real delicious taste of your favorite sandwiches, salads and burgers. Best to keep it handy.Enjoy it as an everyday dressing. It’s the perfect match for vegetables, chicken, grilled fish and BBQs Starting 2/5, Hellmann’s Mayonnaise is priced at $4.99 each Plus we have $1.00 ShopRite digital coupon to use on this deal In addition we have a $1/1 Hellmann’s

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Book Nook: But Definitely Wear Mascara: Hacks to Help you Love Your Mom Life (and Yourself) a Little More

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Baffled by the moms who seemingly had plenty of time to exercise, serve up home-cooked meals, volunteer, work and straighten their hair, mother of two under two Nikki Oden wanted answers. “I had no idea what I was doing, and most days, didn’t brush my teeth. I completely lost myself in being ‘Mommy’ and ‘Wife,’” Oden writes in the introduction to her new book, But Definitely Wear Mascara: Hacks to Help You Love Your Mom Life (and Yourself) a Little More.

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What Kind of Year Will 2023 Be? It’s Up to Us All

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Wisdom from ‘on High’ Suggests That Progression is Key As the world turns the corner into a new year, it’s natural to wonder if it will be better … worse … or just the same stuff with a different number in the dateline: 2023. Dr. Pieter Noomen, psychotherapist and senior minister of three Protestant churches, believed that the answer to that question lies in the hands of the individual.

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Book Nook - Find Your Passion: How to Create a Career with More Success & Fulfillment

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Transformational career coach Jim Panos has empowered career-driven professionals from eight different countries to clarify their greatest passions and transform their lives, and he shares his science-based methodology in his book, Find Your Passion: How to Create a Career with More Success & Fulfillment. “You spend at least one-third of your lifetime at work.

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Area Attraction: WonderWorks Branson Winter Homeschool Days

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Homeschool families are invited to experience everything WonderWorks Branson has to offer at a discounted admission rate. Their annual winter Homeschool Days are taking place throughout January and February 2023. Each day when public schools are in session, homeschool guests can get admission tickets for only $12 per person, plus tax, before 2 pm. “Homeschool Days are back,” says Faith Bovo, education sales manager of WonderWorks Branson.

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Healthy Habits - Herbs to Help You Sleep

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Sleep is your body’s natural way of healing itself. Good quality sleep prepares you for a productive day ahead. You need  7 to 9 hours of sleep  to feel relaxed and rejuvenated, but sometimes getting quality sleep can be difficult. Sleep experts at Eachnight.com have revealed how natural herbs can help those who may struggle to drift off at night. This research has been medically reviewed by Dr.

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Most Physically Active States

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New data reveals that Colorado takes the crown as the most active state in the US with only 16.7% of residents not partaking in exercise outside of their regular job. Sleep experts MattressInsider.com analysed data from America’s Health Rankings Public Health Impact report which shows the percentage of adults who have reported doing no physical activity or exercise other than their regular job in the past 30 days.

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Movie Minute: Pure Flix February 2023

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Pure Flix is a one-stop shop for faith and family-friendly movies and shows where you can confidently stream in your home with the entire family. With new premium and exclusive original entertainment choices every week, Pure Flix streaming service has the largest variety of high-quality, curated, positive, encouraging, wholesome movies, series and kids' content in one service.

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World Wisdom: Cinnamon Hearts Candle

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Brunette the Label and Mala the Brand launch their Cinnamon Hearts candle to compliment your Valentine's Day. The two Vancouver Canada based brands have teamed up for a signature candle inspired by the spicy candy for the holiday! The Cinnamon Hearts candle is an eco-friendly coconut and soy wax candle with a wood wick to make even the most urban of spaces to feel like a winter escape.

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Money Matters: Estate Planning For Your Childre

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We are so focused on building wealth over time, but, what if something happens to us? Are our children’s futures protected? Estate planning is one of those things parents put off when it’s sometimes too late, and the consequences can be devastating. Remember the story of Cinderella, the orphan mistreated by her evil stepmother and stepsisters? Consider an alternative ending: A legally happily ever after, which starts with an estate plan and ends with Cinderella keeping the house.

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Money Matters - Long-Term Renters

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Things are shaking up in the U.S. housing market. The running streak of 124 straight months of rising home prices has been put to rest by several straight months of declining home prices in the U.S. But, with rent across the country remaining at an all-time high, it begs the question: What does the current economic and housing climate mean for renters?

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Money Matters: Brilliant Hacks to Consider Before Purchasing a New Home

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Image via Unsplash It is true that the idea of buying a home continues to be the American dream, but one look at the real estate market will tell you that purchasing a property is getting more expensive all of the time. Instead of just forking over the money you have, it is important to have a strategy so you can save the most money possible. Here at Frugal Focus , we know how important it is for you to find the perfect home, so we have some tips for how you can get a great deal before you sign

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Book Nook - Memoirs of an Ordinary Guy: The Everyday Experiences that Changed My Life

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A middle-aged father, husband and entrepreneur, Daniel Stuart Olmes is just an ordinary guy. Yet, as he attests, “I’m able to live an extraordinary life.” In Memoirs of an Ordinary Guy : The Everyday Experiences that Changed My Life , Olmes shares his awakening to the amazing world around us — and within us — through stories about the small moments and chance interactions with other ordinary people that have brought him to a fuller understanding of what it means to be alive and why he was born.

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Healthy Habits: Childhood Obesity and Nutrition

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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announced last week their new guidelines for treating childhood obesity, that, in addition to lifestyle changes, includes the use of medications and surgery for children 12 years and older. Obesity is the most common chronic condition for children and adolescents, affecting 14.4 million young people in America.

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TV Time - Work It Out Wombats!

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A t the Television Critics Association Press Tour, PBS KIDS announced the premiere date for WORK IT OUT WOMBATS! , a new animated series for kids ages 3-6 produced by GBH Kids and Pipeline Studios , starring a playful trio of marsupial siblings—Malik, Zadie and Zeke—who live with their grandmother, Super, in their treehouse apartment complex. WORK IT OUT WOMBATS!

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Healthy Habits: Tech Neck

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Smartphones, tablets and laptops have transformed the way people communicate and do business, but these tech tools have also given rise to new physical condition known as “tech neck,” and the pain is real. “Tech neck is the new carpal tunnel syndrome, a repetitive use injury that can lead not only to headaches, neck and shoulder pain, and tingling in the hands, but also deep wrinkles,” cautions t op New York City plastic surgeon Dr.

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TV Time: Children Ruin Everything

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CHILDREN RUIN EVERYTHING is returning to The Roku Channel on February 3 which means viewers can watch all the episodes for free! Follow Astrid ( Meaghan Rath ) and James ( Aaron Abrams ) as they raise their young children while struggling to hold onto their pre-parental identities. In the midst of all the hilarious and creative ways that kids can alter plans, annihilate goals and dreams, and force parents to re-invent their lives, it turns out that maybe things are kind of okay!

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Money Makers: OGLF Trimmers

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OGLF just launched a campaign: Shaving Expert Wanted: Get Paid $1,000 To Shave Your Bikini Area The job in brief: Receive 3 different bikini trimmers from OGLF Test the products and provide a detailed review Keep everything they send Here’s a link to the job post where you can find more info: [link] job/ This material comes from Motherhood Moment. Thanks for reading!

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Healthy Habits: Tips for Healthy & Safe Travel for Moms-to-Be

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In more than four decades of practice, Dr. Alan has delivered more than 6,000 babies and achieved a maternal mortality rate of zero! Pregnant women should consider the following before make travel plans, he says: Destination dysentery? Choose another. Shigella bacteria (shigellosis) is a major cause of dysentery, an infection or inflammation of the intestine that causes bloody diarrhea and is linked to miscarriage and preterm birth.

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Music Minute: Jody Miller - Wayfaring Stranger

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Heart of Texas Records is excited to announce Jody Miller’s latest release ‘Wayfaring Stranger-The Final Recordings.’ This six-song collection is the final recording project from Grammy Award Winner Jody Miller and even includes a re-recording of her biggest record. Jody Miller, a versatile singer with a rich, resonant voice who won a Grammy Award for “Queen of the House,” a homemaker’s reply to a hobo’s refrain, died on October 6, 2022, at her home in Blanchard, Oklahoma.

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Parenting Pointers: Speech Disorders and Friendships

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Children with persistent speech disorder have greater difficulty than their peers in making friends and maintaining relationships, according to new research. Published on the 17 January in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry Advances , the study was led by researchers at the University of Bristol and used data from world-renowned longitudinal study Children of the 90s (also known as the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, ALSPAC).

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Healthy Habits: How to Promote Healthy Living for the Whole Family

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Image via Pexels Parents of children today face extra challenges when it comes to teaching their kids how to make good decisions, especially concerning their health. It can be difficult to encourage children to eat right and stay active, but it is essential for them to form healthy habits early on. This article shared below by Frugal Focus will provide guidance and tips for helping kids learn to make healthy choices they can carry into adulthood.

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Tips for Empowering Women and Girls in 2023

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By GeNeinne Samuels Last November, The Atlantic published a damning report on the state of adolescent girls in the age of Instagram and TikTok. The magazine, now owned by Steve Jobs’ widow, Lauren, reported that “rates of depression, anxiety, and self-injury surged in the early 2010s, as social-media platforms proliferated and expanded.” It explained that boys and young men were less at risk because “adolescence typically heightens girls’ self-consciousness about their changing body and amplifie

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Book Nook: Chimera

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Few people have survived the nightmare of a stem cell transplant gone sideways. Fewer still have had the audacity to write about the miraculous yet bewildering experience of becoming a genetic chimera. Brad Buchanan breaks this taboo and offers readers eloquent, surrealistic and profoundly moving passages about his dramatic transformation and amazing recovery.

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Shopping Savings: WonderWorks Myrtle Beach - After Dark and Homeschool Days

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Now through February 28, 2023, WonderWorks Myrtle Beach invites everyone to take on the After Dark adventure. This discount special features ticket prices of only $15 per person after 3 pm each day, Monday through Friday. The After Dark special offers families an opportunity to have fun and save money while they do it. WonderWorks is open until 8 pm daily, and the discounted tickets must be purchased online.

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Book Nook: The Karma Factor (Plus the Song "King")

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Forced to straddle alternative realities, a blue collar cop must evolve beyond his badge, overcoming his own dark past in The Karma Factor , a work of visionary fiction that explores the boundaries of human consciousness against the backdrop of a classic suspense thriller from author, poet and musician Thomas Lane. With a purpose that transcends the genre, Lane expertly weaves the novel’s wider message in a ground-breaking, white-knuckle ride between worlds, as characters set out to make karmic

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Parenting Pointers: Synthetic Identity Theft

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Children are especially vulnerable to a new form of identity theft – synthetic – which now makes up 85 percent of cases and means thieves use combinations of real and fake information to take out loans, get credit cards, purchase cars, collect unemployment, and much more. And it’s grown 233 percent over five years. Kids are often targeted, because it’s an amalgamation of different identities (name, Social Security number, etc.) and 86 percent of parents don’t look at their kids’ credit report or

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Book Nook: Catboat Road

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In the Massachusetts seaside town of Horton, cut off from the world, boats sway on their moorings, while beneath the surface bubbles a primal brew of salt and sea life — much like the family at the center of Catboat Road , the quirky, sometimes racy new novel from Kate Rounds. The Ragsdales, unmoored from social convention, well-meaning and decidedly modern, have learned to surf a wave of family tumult and weave their way into the rich tapestry of townspeople — often to comic effect.

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Giant: Suave Deodorant JUST $0.32 Each Starting 2/3

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Giant Deal on Suave Deodorant Suave Antiperspirant Deodorant protects your skin against wetness all day long. It is perfect for active people, and will work to keep you dry and odorless all day. Starting 2/3, Suave Deodorant is priced at $2.49 each. In addition you will save $5.00 off instantly when you buy 3 of this product Plus we have a $0.50/1 Suave Antiperspirant Deodorant coupon insert to use on this deal That will make the final price just $0.32 each Giant deal 2/3 thru 2/9/23: Buy (3) Su

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ShopRite: Campbell’s Chunky Soup JUST $1.25 Each Thru 2/4

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ShopRite Deal on Campbell’s Chunky Soup Feast your eyes on the many varieties of Chunky Soups, each packed with hearty veggies like carrots, celery and potatoes and seasoned meats. Enjoy this soup at home or at work as part of a delicious, filling lunch, or take on outdoor adventures to eat by the campfire. Thru 2/4, Campbell’s Chunky Soup is priced at $2.00 each.

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Giant: Ro-Tel Tomatoes & More JUST $0.63 Each Starting 2/3

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Giant Deal on Ro-Tel Tomatoes RO*TEL Mild Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies is the one-of-a-kind blend of vine-ripened tomatoes, zesty green chilies, and spices people love, but with a little less heat Starting 2/3, Ro-Tel Tomatoes will be priced at $1.25 each. Plus you will earn $12.50 in gas points That will make the final price $0.63 each Giant deal 2/3 thru 2/9/23: Buy (20) Ro-Tel Tomatoes or same-priced items $1.25 each Pay $25.00 OOP Earn $12.50 in gas rewards points ($0.50 X 25 gallons) Fi

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Giant: Swoon Zero Sugar Drink JUST $0.89 Each Starting 2/3

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Awesome Giant Deal on Swoon Zero Sugar Drink Swoon is the zero sugar beverage company that gets its natural silky sweetness from monk fruit. Swoon has zero sugar, zero artificial ingredients. Starting 2/3, Swoon Zero Sugar Drinks is priced at $1.89 each Plus, you can get $3.00 oof instantly when you buy 3 That will make the final price $0.89 each. Giant deal 2/3 thru 2/9/23: Buy (3) Swoon Zero Sugar Drinks $1.89 each Use $3.00 off instantly when you buy 3 Pay $0.89 each after instant savings Get

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ShopRite: Lipton Recipe Secrets JUST $0.50 Each Starting 1/29!

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ShopRite Deal on Lipton Recipe Secrets A pantry staple, get Lipton Recipe Secrets for $0.50 each next week at ShopRite. Starting 1/29, Lipton Recipe Secrets is priced at $1.50 each Plus we have $1.00/2 ShopRite digital coupon to use on this deal In addition we have $1.00 Ibotta rebate to stack on this deal That will make the final price just $0.50 each ShopRite deal 1/29 thru 2/4/23: Buy (2) Lipton Recipe Secrets $1.50 each Use $1.00/2 ShopRite digital coupon Pay $2.00 OOP Receive $1.00 Ibotta r

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Giant: 3 FREE Splenda Natural Sweetener Products Starting 1/27 {Rebate}

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Giant Deal on Splenda Natural Sweetener Products Splenda Sweetener is made from the sweetest part of the leaves from the Stevia plant. It tastes like sugar and it zero calories! Starting 1/27, Splenda Natural Sweetener Products is priced at $6.49 each Plus we have $2/1 Splenda Sweetener printable coupons to use on this deal In addition, you will earn $10.00 in gas rewards points Stack these offers with $2.00 Ibotta rebate That will

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Giant: Cracker Barrel Chunk Cheese Only $0.99 Thru 1/26 {Rebate}

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Giant Deal on Cracker Barrel Chunk Cheese Cracker Barrel Chunk Cheese comes from an award-winning cheese maker. Slice for a cheese platter or melt over mac and cheese. This cheese comes wrapped to help maintain flavor in your refrigerator. Thru 1/26, Cracker Barrel Chunk Cheese is priced at $3.00 each Plus, we have a $1.01 Giant in-ad store coupon to use on this deal.