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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Good Books

In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but how many can get through to you. Mortimer J. Adler I had a friend send me a questionnaire that asked about the 15 books that I have read that have stuck with me. Over…
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Mondays Matter: Week 32

Taken from the book, Every Monday Matters: 52 Ways To Make A Difference by Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza DON’T DRIVE OVER THE SPEED LIMIT! -The #1 killer of people ages 4 – 37 is car accidents. -1 in 5 drivers under the age of 30 is stopped for speeding every year. -75% of drivers…
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CD Review: Live by Shawn Colvin

I recently won this CD from An Iowa Mom, a fellow blogger. You can find a link to her blog down the right side of my blog. So, thanks much to Wendy for sending this CD my way! On ITunes, Colvin is listed in the pop category, but I wouldn’t classify her in the same…
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Mondays Matter: Week 31

Taken from the book Every Monday Matters: 52 Ways To Make A Difference by Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza TREAT THE HOMELESS WITH DIGNITY -2.5 and 3.5 million people are homeless at some point each year. -750,000 people sleep on the streets every night. -30% of the homeless are families with children, and 71% are…
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A Tea Party

We were fortunate to have a free day today after swimming lessons were cancelled due to less than 70 degree weather (in July!) Reagan came across her tea set that she hasn’t played with for awhile and asked if we could play tea party! Sure! She got 5 of her “stuffed” friends and we sat…
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Mondays Matter: Week 30 (on a Wednesday)

Taken from the book Every Monday Matters: 52 Ways To Make A Difference by Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza Create a Back-to-School Backpack -28 million children from low-income families enter school each fall. -Required school supplies cost between $20-$100, depending on the grade level, a financial burden for low-income families, especially if they have more…
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Stargazers and Aunt Em

This is a photo of my Aunt Emily showing off her Stargazer Lilies. She was one of my favorite people in the whole world. Aunt Emily died in 1994 at the age of 98. Yes, 98. She also only lived in a nursing home the last year or two of her life! She was amazing!…
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Mondays Matter: Week 30

To come….I seem to have misplaced the book. I hope to find it today! UPDATE: Still haven’t found the book. As soon as it appears, I will post our Week 30! So sorry!
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