Mondays Matter: Week 35

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Mondays Matter: Week 35

Taken from the book Every Monday Matters: 52 Ways to Make A Difference by Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza GO EXERCISE! -More than 50% of adults do NOT get enought physical activity and 24% are not physically active at all. ACTION STEPS 1. Set a goal for yourself. Think about what types of benefits you…

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Review: Latitude 12″ Torpedo Level

Thanks to the people at MomSelect, I received a boxful of goodies. So, watch futures posts for reviews of great products! I was super excited to see this 12″ Torpedo Level with keyhole indicators inside the box. I had just purchase a sign I wanted to hang in my kitchen and it had keyhole slots…

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Review: Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Alice Howland is proud of the life she worked so hard to build. At fifty years old, she’s a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard and a world-renowned expert in linguistics with a successful husband and three grown children. When she becomes increasingly disoriented and forgetful, a tragic diagnosis changes her life – and her relationship…

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Mmmmmm Fresh Salsa

As you can see from a previous post, I have been in the mode of using fresh fruit and vegetables in recipes. A few nights ago I made fresh salsa from the tomatoes and jalepenos given to us from friends and neighbors. So, I thought I would share with you how I make fresh salsa.…

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Mondays Matter: Week 34

Taken from the book Every Monday Matters: 52 Ways to Make A Difference by Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza. PICK UP LITTER -Common litter includes cigarette butts, plastic bags, paper, candy wrappers, fast-food packages, bottle caps, 6-pack can holders, glass bottles and plastic straws: equal to about 180 million tons of trash per year. -People…

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Mmmmm Blueberry Muffins

I purchased a batch of fresh blueberries on Friday and was so excited to eat them this weekend. Yesterday I added fresh blueberries to the pancakes I was making. Then all day, I would grab a handful as I walked through the kitchen and snacked on them all day. Today I made homemade blueberry muffins.…

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Landmarks

As a child, riding in the car with my parents, I would watch for landmarks when we were traveling to gauge when we got close to our destination. When traveling to my cousins, I knew once we crossed a certain bridge we were just minutes away. When traveling far north to some other cousins, I…

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Review: Remedies by Kate Ledger

Simon and Emily Bear look like a couple who have it all. Simon is a respected physician, one of Baltimore’s “Top Docs” with a burgeoning private practice. His wife, Emily, shines professionally as a partner in a premier public relations firm. They have a beautiful house and a healthy daughter. But their marriage is scarred…

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Review: A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah

This is how wars are fought now: by children traumatized, hopped-up on drugs, and wielding AK-47s. Children have become the soldiers of choice. In the more than fifty violent conflicts going on worldwice, it is estimated that there are some 300,000 child soldiers. Ishmael Beah used to be one of them. At the age of…

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Mondays Matter: Week 33

Taken from the book Every Monday Matters: 52 Ways To Make A Difference by Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza READ A BOOK -Only 1 in 6 people read 12 or more books a year. -Leisure reading has declined 7% over the last 10 years. -55% 0f women compared to 37% of men read for leisure.…

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