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10 Ways to Spring Clean Your Way to Extra Cash

I kinda like Spring Cleaning. It’s the chance to de-clutter, de-junk, and -decrapify your life by moving out the unused and unneeded, scrubbing everything up, and starting the summer season with a fresh new feeling. Sometimes, I get overwhelmed by the sheer amount of volume my family of 4 can accumulate. To not get buried… Read More 10 Ways to Spring Clean Your Way to Extra Cash

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Let’s make some Movies! | FlipBookit Movie Maker Kit Unboxing

**I was compensated for this review. Opinions expressed are purely my own. Growing up in the 1970’s, I vividly recall a very special cabinet in my parents living room. It was a floor-standing cabinet made almost entirely of glass. There were also no immediately visible means of entry that my sticky little elementary-age hands could find.… Read More Let’s make some Movies! | FlipBookit Movie Maker Kit Unboxing

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Beneficial Berries: Good Tasting, Great for Your Body (Plus Blueberry Scone Recipe!)

**Information provided by Essentia Health of Brainerd   Beneficial Berries: Good Tasting, Great for Your Body         If you’ve bought any fresh fruit lately, you know berries are in season right now.  But not only are berries delicious, they’re also a terrific food for getting much-needed fiber and for fighting disease. “Berries are some of… Read More Beneficial Berries: Good Tasting, Great for Your Body (Plus Blueberry Scone Recipe!)

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A #SacredTravel book that captured my heart | Pilgrimage: A Modern Day Seeker’s Guide

A few years ago, the book, The Wander Society, really caught my attention. I think it spoke to my inner need to be free to roam. But even though this book really spoke to me, my inner Rational Mom kicked in and berated me for being silly enough to think I could randomly, pack up, leave… Read More A #SacredTravel book that captured my heart | Pilgrimage: A Modern Day Seeker’s Guide

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Multicultural Book Recommends! #DiverseKidLit Link-up for May

Welcome to #DiverseKidLit ! Please join us in sharing your diverse children’s book links and resources, as well as visiting other links to find great suggestions and recommendations. What Is #DiverseKidLit? Diverse Children’s Books is a book-sharing meme designed to promote the reading and writing of children’s books that feature diverse characters. This community embraces all kinds of… Read More Multicultural Book Recommends! #DiverseKidLit Link-up for May

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Stewie BOOM! and Princess Penelope: Handprints, Snowflakes, and Playdates #ReadYourWorld

Even though  Autism Awareness Month is drawing to a close, I am always on the lookout for quality children’s books about kids on the autism spectrum disorder and ones that encourage inclusively and empathy. Then I stumbled upon the Stewie BOOM! series from Christine Bronstein is geared towards both families and parents with special needs… Read More Stewie BOOM! and Princess Penelope: Handprints, Snowflakes, and Playdates #ReadYourWorld

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#FoodJustice | How Readers to Eaters is changing how kids eat (and read!)

I love books. Anyone that has been following this site for more than a day can tell that too. But things get really exciting and rewarding for me when I am able to interview thought leaders and innovators in the world of multicultural children’s books. Publisher, Philip Lee, is one of those thought leaders. Philip… Read More #FoodJustice | How Readers to Eaters is changing how kids eat (and read!)

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¿Qué Pasa? | Alphabetization in the Spanish Speaking World

Author Yvette Pais came across my radar during Multicultural Children’s Bool Day 2017. Since then, we’ve stayed in touch and I consider her one of my many “online buddies.” She is kind, gracious and crazy-talented. Created by Yvette and illustrator Ines Hüni, the purpose of this new book, titled ¿Qué pasa? Los an Animales de la… Read More ¿Qué Pasa? | Alphabetization in the Spanish Speaking World

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A very special book for Autism Awareness Month | The Ostrich and Other Lost Things

     After I finished reading The Ostrich and Other Lost Things by Beth Hautala, I felt like I had struck gold. This middle reader/YA book is truly one of the best books I’ve read in at least 2 years. I am blown away by the storytelling and the lesson of unconditional love. The Ostrich is a… Read More A very special book for Autism Awareness Month | The Ostrich and Other Lost Things

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The BEST Virtual Assistant Training possible | IVAA Summit 2018

If creating a side hustle, or a full-time gig, as a Virtual Assistant is still in your wheelhouse you are not going to want to miss this. The International Virtual Assistants Association (IVAA) is dedicated to the professional education and development of members of the Virtual Assistance profession, and to educating the public on the… Read More The BEST Virtual Assistant Training possible | IVAA Summit 2018