• September 23, 2021

Cool sock fillers for everyone on your list

While the pile of wrapped gifts under the Christmas tree each year attracts ooh and ahhs, the little trinkets tucked inside stockings that hang from the mantel can often be the best gifts of the season. This year, there are more options than ever to give big but small gifts to all your friends and…

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Will you really lose 23 pounds in a 3 week period?

The three week diet system has gained popularity in a very short time. This program was only developed in 2015. It is actually a weight reduction plan that aims to experience more positive results very quickly. This healthy eating plan is done, this means that you lose weight quickly, between 12 and 20 pounds in…

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Gratitude, pass it on!

Who has helped you on your way to success? How have you thanked them? Coach Wooden said, “It takes 10 hands to make a basket.” Show appreciation to others who made you successful: “Coach Wooden insisted that his players always acknowledge the help and support they received from other team members. For example, a player…

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A brief history of cross stitch

Cross stitch dates back to the 6th or 7th century as a form of counted thread embroidery. It was originally used to decorate household items such as napkins, tablecloths, and even cushions, often with floral or geometric motifs. Most of the early pieces were worked with black and red cotton yarn over a plain linen…

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Guided reading in kindergarten?

Many teachers ask me about guided reading in kindergarten. They ask what to do with students who are not reading, what to do after reading the book, how to start guided reading, and why they even need to do guided reading with “the little ones.” Well, I firmly believe that guided reading is one of…

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Galentine’s Day Parties

Ah, Valentine’s Day. That day in February where we profess our love for someone. We send flowers, we give cards and gifts and it is a day when love blooms for all to see. But what about other types of love? Shouldn’t they be celebrated too? This is where Galentine’s Day comes in, you know,…

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Do your parents have an estate plan?

Probably less than 5% of the trusts I have prepared over the past 20 years have been purchased for parents. The percentage should be higher. There are many reasons why people put off planning for their own death. The reasons don’t really matter. The concern is that when your parents leave, they won’t have to…

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The ethics of birthday party invitations

One might think that there is nothing more innocent and free-spirited than the act of extending invitations to a birthday party. Nothing could be further from the truth. Because inside planning children’s birthday parties and offering invitations there is a minefield riddled with ethical hurdles and booby traps. Here are three tips to help you…

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Let me show you how I lost 17 pounds, 3.6% body fat, and over 8 inches in 30 days – my personal story

One question I get asked all the time these days is: How can I lose as much weight as you do in such a short amount of time? In this post I hope to answer that, tell you some secrets that I have discovered and show you that you can really have your cake and…

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Homeschooling for nine to twelve year olds and socialization

When homeschooling a child between the ages of nine and twelve, there is a lot of pressure from peer pressure. Keep in mind that not all children experience this pressure to be with their peers and be like them, while distancing themselves from their parents. These tweens still need a lot of attention, eye contact,…

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