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e-Learning Links and Resources for those thrown into Homeschooling by #COVID19

Please don’t get me wrong…I am NOT sharing this to toot my own horn or “rub it in.” I’ve been homeschooling my highly-anxious teen daughter for almost a year now and it is #1 on my 2019 Victories List. Our school was not “bad”…quite the opposite in fact. But the noise, chaos, pressure, drama, and… Read More e-Learning Links and Resources for those thrown into Homeschooling by #COVID19

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A Story of Friendship, Perseverance, and Taking Care of your Body

Guest Post from Andrea L. Olatunji | Vice President of Education I was gifted this wonderful diverse picture book as a reviewer for Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2020 from TimTimTom Publishing; a company that provides three different stories in 10 languages and with over 100 personalization possibilities to choose from, your child becomes the hero.… Read More A Story of Friendship, Perseverance, and Taking Care of your Body

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Making Their Voices Heard: The Inspiring Friendship of Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe

Guest post from B.W. Harold I was generously given a copy of Making Their Voices Heard by the writer herself, Ms. Vivian Kirkfield. She gave it to me in celebration of Multicultural Children’s Book Day. I’m happy to say I’m glad she did.  Making Their Voices Heard is the story of a surprising friendship, especially… Read More Making Their Voices Heard: The Inspiring Friendship of Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe

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A unique diverse middle-grade book | Pippa Park Raises Her Game by Erin Yun

Guest post from Katie Gordon, Reading Consultant I received Pippa Park Raises Her Game by Erin Yun as a gift in exchange for an honest review for Multicultural Children’s Book Day. This book was a lot of fun! As my first middle grade read of 2020, I think I’m off to a great year of… Read More A unique diverse middle-grade book | Pippa Park Raises Her Game by Erin Yun

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A Diverse Picture Book that Empowers Girls to be Confident | Sumo Joe by Mia Wenjen

Guest post by Veronica Jorge (This book was a gift to review for the Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2020 event 1/31/20. #ReadYourWorld)   A Diverse Picture Book that Empowers Girls to be Confident | Sumo Joe by Mia Wenjen It seems like just another Saturday afternoon. Sumo Joe and his friends transform the living room… Read More A Diverse Picture Book that Empowers Girls to be Confident | Sumo Joe by Mia Wenjen

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The Shape of Us

Those who follow me on Facebook know I’ve been working on a unique challenge for myself: no TV for a month. #30DaysNoTV It’s not easy. Over the last year, I’ve developed an addition to Bones and NCIS (the one with Mark Harmon in it…yummy) reruns. But I’m not giving up, mainly because it’s given me… Read More The Shape of Us

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Tiny House, Big Life | 10 Fun Facts about Tiny House Life

The tiny house movement, a social movement that advocates for living simply in small homes of 399 square feet or less, had been steadily growing for years, and one of my besties, B.A. Norrgard has actively made that lifestyle her reality for the past six years. Long story, short–B.A. went to school together and lost… Read More Tiny House, Big Life | 10 Fun Facts about Tiny House Life