Review: Dirty Little Angels by Chris Tusa

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Review: Dirty Little Angels by Chris Tusa

Dirty Little Angels by Chris Tusa Set in the slums of New Orleans, among clusters of crack houses and abandoned buildings, Dirty Little Angels is the story of sixteen year old Hailey Trosclair. When the Trosclair family suffers a string of financial hardships and a miscarriage, Hailey finds herself looking to God to save her…

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Mondays Matter: Week 48

Taken from the book Every Monday Matters: 52 Ways To Make A Difference by Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza RESPECT THE DISABLED -54 million or more people ages 5 and older have a non-institutionalizing disability. -25 million disabled are of an employable age. -78% want to be employed, but only 33% have a job. -Disabilities…

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“Blessed” On This Thanksgiving

I love Martina McBride and I heard her song “Blessed” again the other day and I realized how it says just what I am feeling at this time of year. So, I wanted to share the lyrics with you. May you be blessed this Thanksgiving and share your blessing with others as Christmas approaches! Blessed…

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Mondays Matter: Week 47

Taken from the book Every Monday Matters: 52 Ways To Make A Difference by Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza. MEDITATE OR PRAY -Meditation and prayer shift brain activity from the stress-prone right frontal cortex to the calmer left frontal cortex. -Slowing the breathing rate to 6 breaths per minute synchronizes breathing with cardiovascular rhythms resulting…

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Saying Grace

Nearly every Wednesday after school we offer a program at our church called “After School Jams”. Children preschool-6th grade come after school and have a snack, sing songs and learn about Jesus and how much he loves each one of them. Yesterday I was responsible for the lesson and I decided to incorporate Thanksgiving with…

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Do you want this cute pillow?

My friend Wendy at http://www.aniowamom.com/ has an awesome giveaway. She makes these amazing pillows that you can put your child’s name on. I think they are super cute and wanted to tell you all about them. You can win one by going to her blog and leaving a comment there… http://www.aniowamom.com/an_iowa_mom/2009/11/lets-try-this-again.html#comment-6a00d83451f1c369e20120a6b481f7970b Check it out soon,…

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A thought for the day…………..

I saw this today and it really was something I needed to hear. So maybe it will be helpful for you to hear as well. Every guilt-driven “yes” means a “no” to something important in my life. For example: A “yes” to a committee means a “no” to a night home with my kids. A…

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Review and Giveaway: Build A Bear Workshop

Build-A-Bear Workshop has turned into Santa’s Workshop this month and the elves are busily getting all your gift requests ready for Christmas. By going to your local Build-A-Bear Workshop or to http://www.buildabear.com/ you can find an array of gift options for anyone on your list. For the first time in select stores, Build-A-Bear is offering…

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Mondays Matter: Week 46

Taken from the book Every Monday Matters: 52 Ways To Make A Difference by Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza DONATE CLOTHES -20 billion pounds of clothing and textiles are thrown away every year – an average of 68 pounds per person. -1.5 billion pairs of unworn or barely worn shoes are lying in closets. -Over…

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Review: Itza Bitza

Thanks to Mom Select for sending me the children’s computer game, Itza Bitza to try and review for them. Itza Bitza is a product started at Microsoft Corporation. It was designed and developed by experts in children’s reading, cognitive science, computer technology, and game design. It was made possible by a love for children and…

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