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An Interview with Author Sarah Mackenzie (Part One)

Reading with our kids may be even better for them than we all realized, according to Sarah Mackenzie. Ms. Mackenzie runs the wildly popular Read-Aloud Revival podcast. Recently she spoke with me on the phone about her new book, The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids, which comes out on March […]

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Favorite Books to Read Aloud

March is Read Across America month! In honor of such a great program, I am sharing some of our family’s favorite books to read aloud.  Reading a book to your child is a wonderful way to calm them down before bed, a great bonding experience, and a good source of entertainment other than the TV. […]

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Bullet Journaling in the New Year

There’s not a lot about January that excites me. I do, however, love the opportunity to start anew. And I love any reason to buy a new planner or journal. Opening a new planner makes me a little giddy. This year I’m excited to continue bullet journaling.  In the past, my new year’s treat to myself […]

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Budget-savers at the Library :: Save Money for Your Family

Want to save some money for your family? Take advantage of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County’s Public Library! Electronic Collection at the Library My favorite resource is the electronic collection.  You can check out your book, audiobook, or movie without leaving the house! Let’s consider just how fantastic that is. Need the next audiobook in a […]

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Bilingual Reading Aloud to Infants

I remember deciding on a theme for my baby shower. It was “Oh the Places You’ll Go!” Dr. Suess themed because I have always loved Dr. Seuss books. And I love reading. It was a goal of mine to foster reading in my son.  So I specifically asked for books on my baby registry in […]

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Need a Relaxing Brain Massage?

Moms need to relax more than just our bodies.  After we have reminded kids about chores, heard complaints, measured medicine, and mediated between feuding siblings, sometimes we have no mental or emotional energy left. The narrator in the television show Curious George described feeding ducks as “a relaxing brain massage.” Here are some of the things I do […]

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Teacher Appreciation Week :: A Gift Idea

Many moons ago, I taught English in a public school setting. And Teacher Appreciation Week was one of my favorite times of year. I loved being in the classroom. But as we are all aware, the monetary compensation left something to be desired. So it just felt good to know that parents and students appreciated […]

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