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BOOK REVIEW: The Little Red Christmas Ball December 2, 2016

The Little Red Christmas Ball: a story for kids and anyone whoever was…and would be again The Little Red Christmas Ball, by Brian Moloney, is a sweet little chapter book. It is the perfect read-aloud for the holiday season. Part Velveteen Rabbit, part Charlotte’s Web, all wrapped up in a Christmas bow, it talks about…

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Grits & Vegemite November 27, 2016

I have a friend named Alex, who is the mistress of www.alexchristopherwrites.com and the creator of “Visibility Coaching.”  Alex lives in Australia, which is about as far from my house in Loganville, GA as you can get and still be on planet Earth.  I met her on line, which sounds creepy, but it isn’t because it was…

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BOOK REVIEW: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock November 25, 2016

  Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick Leonard Peacock has a plan to kill himself after he kills his former best friend Asher Beal. He will do it with his grandfather’s souvenir Nazi pistol. There’s a reason he’s chosen Asher as his victim, and not just because Asher has turned into a bully. His…

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Wonder Woman Onesie November 13, 2016

My mild obsession with Wonder Woman is no secret.   I drink from a Wonder Woman mug in my office.  I have a Wonder Woman watch.  I have a Wonder Woman cuff bracelet that may or may not actually deflect bullets. So when I was killing time by wandering around the local Wal-Mart while my daughter…

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Been There. Done That. Got the T-Shirt. November 6, 2016

Generally speaking, I’m not a big fan of stuff.  Stuff is just clutter.  I want to get rid of stuff.  I’m not particularly sentimental, although I do have trouble getting rid of stuff with faces.  Photographs, stuffed animals, even Happy Meal Toys.  Their little eyes just look up at me from the trash can and…

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Baby’s First Drive Through October 29, 2016

My son turned 15 a week ago, and that means in this neck of the woods that he got his Learner’s Permit.  That’s right. My bitty baby, born two and a half weeks early, smaller by every measurement than my housecat, is now legally allowed to have primary control of a one ton projectile moving…

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VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR: The Shattered Crown October 28, 2016

The Shattered Crown (The Legends of Ansu Book 2) The Shattered Crown by AJ Webb is the second in the Legends of Ansu series, but you really don’t have to have read the first to enjoy this book. It is a sweeping fantasy epic, with many elements familiar to the genre. There’s a quest. There’s a struggle…

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Packing Healthy Lunches the Lazy Mom’s Way October 23, 2016

In 8th grade, my son was assigned to a class called “Family and Consumer Science.”  This class is, basically, Home Ec, and it irritates me that it is called “Family and Consumer Science” in the way that it irritates me that English is not called “Language Arts.”  But that’s a me thing, and not at…

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