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Friday Find: Miessence, Certified Organic Skin Care

Organic Skin Care Line

Miessence is the world’s first certified organic skin care line. I discovered it through Volunteer Organic who I met on Twitter. Made with high quality essential oils, this line is so pure you can eat it! Handcrafted though a unique and revolutionary cold formulation process, the natural ingredients are unaltered by heat or synthetic emulsifiers thus retaining significant nutrients that feed your skin. Read more…

American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life

American Cancer Society Video

When we walk together, we’re bigger than cancer. Join the world’s biggest fight for less cancer and more birthdays, the American Cancer Society Relay For Life®. Find your community’s event at http://www.relayforlife.org. Read more…

Healthy After School Snacks: The Danger Zone

Snacks After School That Are Healthy

My nutritionist was very clear about after school snacks when I met with her with my oldest child because her BMI shot up over the course of one year a few years back.

“Mini-meals,” she insisted. “Carbs paired with protein.” Read more…

Beyond Lucky, chapter book, soccer chapter book, chapter books, sports chapter books, Sarah Aronson

Getting Your Own Luck Assuming You Are Not Irish

Luck of the Irish For the Non-Irish

It’s St. Patrick’s day soon and there is something about being Irish that is always associated with lucky. And why is this? I asked this myself to my good friend Google. There were a few theories but these two made the most sense … Read more…

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Children’s Choice Book Awards: Vote!

Kids Favorite Books as Selected by Kids

The finalists for the 5th Annual Children’s Choice Book Awards, the only national book awards program where the winning titles are selected by children and teens of all ages, are in! And YOU, the reader, determine the best kids books! There are books ranging from picture books, graphic novels, early chapter books to chapter books for ages 4 through 10 or grades Kindergarten through 4th grade. Please vote and have your kids vote too! Read more…

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Picture Books to Teach Compassion: Book Club for Boys

Picture Books That Teach Compassion

The first idea is paring this non-fiction picture on Everything Ancient Egypt from National Geographic Kids with an outing. I found several. The Museum of Science in Boston has a virtual tour on Ancient Egypt that might be fun to incorporate. For a road trip, there are these other Egyptian exhibits around Boston: Read more…

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Text Talk: OMG! It’s time to think again!

Texting and Teens: Are They Losing Verbal Skills?

“2B oar knot 2B datz da ?” This famous sentence from Shakespeare’s Hamlet has been highlighted regularly as a line to distinguish between a love or hate for text talk. Read more…

L'Occitane UV Shield, brightening, anti-aging serum

Combating Winter Dry Skin with L’Occitane

Dry Winter Skin Banished with L’Occitane

Whenever I am at the mall, L’Occitane stops me dead in my tracks with a welcoming waft of lemon and lavender. It smells like sunshine and flowers and I find that I can’t resist going in. I was pleased to find that they have a new line of brightening, anti-aging products for face care. Now that I am staring down 50 in a few years, I am much more interested in anti-aging, brightening products than ever! My pick would be this and the UV protection is an added bonus: Read more…

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Pinterest Party! Here’s Your Invite!

Join the Pinterest Party

Usually, I am late to the party. Not an actual party because my husband and I are freakishly on time, but a social media new technology party. Yep, I’m not an early adopter.

Pinterest caught my eye while hosting a Twitter party for the Million Moms Challenge to help women in developing countries deliver babies safely and get access to medical care. I was intrigued so I applied to join. There was, apparently, a wait list, but I was in the next day. Read more…