Mondays Matter: Week 14

Taken from the book Every Monday Matters: 52 Ways To Make A Difference by Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza Create, Support, and Appreciate Art 93 % of people believe the arts are vital to a well-rounded education.Regardless, only 29% of schools have been able to maintain time and funding for art programs.Children spend more time…
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Chocolate Banana Raisin Muffins

When you have leftover bananas laying around, sometimes banana bread or banana bars just don’t sound good. So, these muffins are a nice change and are a perfect little snack. Chocolate Banana Raisin Muffins2 ripe bananas1 egg, beaten1/3 cup vegetable oil1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (I have used 1 cup white, 1/2 whole wheat)1 cup…
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A Chilly Morning!

This morning was spent outside bundled up in our “orange” to cheer on our favorite soccer team, The Vipers. It was our first game of the season and it a was windy and cold 47 degrees. During the game the sun came out and did warm it up a tad. The kids had fun. The…
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Review: Look Both Way: A Midnight Twins Novel by Jacquelyn Mitchard

I received an ARC of this book and it is available in stores today. This is a Young Readers Book recommended for ages 12 and up. From the back of the book: One twin has the power to see into the future, one to see deep into the past. Mally and Merry Brynn thought that…
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Every Hair On Your Head

Today, I was home with my son Bennett who was sick. He is my snuggler, my thinker and my questioner. He likes to ask those big questions like Why did God make the sky blue?, When will I get to see Grandma Margaret again (she passed away in Dec 2006)? How come people have to…
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Mondays Matter: Week 13

Taken from the book Every Monday Matters: 52 Way To Make A Difference by Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza. This is an idea that is near and dear to my heart…Books and Reading Donate Books 61% of low-income families have NO books in their homes. 55% of children have an increased interest in reading when…
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10 Years

Ten years ago today I married the love of my life. Actually 11 years ago tomorrow I met the love of my life. At least for me, I knew immediately that he was “the one”. From the day we met, we hardly spent a day apart and it has been that way ever since. I…
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Review: Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

This young readers edition of the worldwide bestseller Three Cups of Tea has been specially adapted for younger readers by Sarah Thomson and updated by Greg Mortenson to bring his remarkable story of humanitarianism up to date for the present. Includes new photos and illustrations, as well as a special interview by Greg’s twelve-year-old daughter,…
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Buddy and Baxter

You cannot look at a sleeping cat and feel tense. – Jane Pauley I found our cats Buddy and Baxter having an afternoon nap together today. Wouldn’t it be great to be a cat…just for a day? Buddy (on the left) was my husband’s cat and Baxter was my cat. At first, when we brought…
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Mondays Matter: Week 12

Taken from the book, Every Monday Matters: 52 Ways To Make A Difference by Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza Party With A Purpose!Every week there are 79,623 births, 42,884 weddings, and 5,812,037 birthdays! Whew!Birthdays are the #1 reason people celebrate!ACTION STEPS!1. Select a charity, cause or purpose you wish to support.2. Decide which holiday or…
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