It’s hard not to compare yourself to others in today’s world of social media. We’re bombarded daily by photos of our friends’ vacations, the remodeling they’re doing to their bathroom, or all the weight they’ve lost. We’re not the only ones that have to deal with comparisons. Our children see their friends grades, party invitations, […]

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Pianoscapes for the Trails of North America is a collection of instrumental piano music that is inspired by the beauty of the scenic trails of North America. Music has always had the ability to calm me down, inspire me and motivate me depending the what I was listening to. A product was provided for this […]

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Jamestown’s Dark Winter is all about one of my favorite parts of history: the mysteries that have no answers. Learning about ancient history is fascinating because some of it is guess work. We can only know so much from science, and we are left to piece together the rest on our own until something new […]

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A Chef’s Life Holiday Special gives you a look into Chef Vivian Howard’s holiday table. I love to cook and enjoy learning about what other people serve during the holidays. There are all sorts of regional differences in what we enjoy eating during the holiday season. A product was provided for this feature, but the […]

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E O Wilson of Ants and Men is a fascinating look at nature and our connection specifically to ants. For as long as I remember, I have been fascinated by why people do the things they do. It started with my high school psychology and sociology classes and led to my choosing a double major […]

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Christmas games for groups can be just the thing to keep your Christmas party upbeat and fun. Have you ever been to a party where there are little cliques of people that are talking to each other and no one else? Maybe you’ve noticed that a few guests are feeling a bit left out. Involving […]

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The First Silent Night on DVD takes you to the village of Oberndorf and the city of Salzburg where it all began. Silent Night is one of my very favorite Christmas carols. I never really gave a lot of thought to where the song came from. Like other hymns, I knew that it had some […]

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While both kids enjoyed reading, my son started off a bit slower than my daughter did. He was always more drawn to the pictures than the actual story. I found that an easy way to get him more interested in reading was to introduce him to graphic novels. A product was provided for this feature. […]

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A product was provided for this post. The story is my own. The Midwife of Bethlehem Author: Shad Driggs ISBN-13: Genre: Fiction, Children’s Release: November 14, 2015 Publisher: The Cadence Group 32 pages Rebecca, the midwife of Bethlehem, is used to having her days and nights interrupted to help deliver babies. After all, she’s nearly […]

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Brave Girls by Stacey Radin “is a must-read for anyone interested in what we can do now to unleash the spirit of courageous freedom we need to create a more egalitarian society.” -Stewart D. Friedman, Wharton professor and author of Leading the Life You Want and Total Leadership Raising children isn’t easy. As I look […]

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