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Musical Airport Surprise Performance … Just Watch and Enjoy!

Public Musical Surprise Performances

You have to watch this viral video. Not to spoil the surprise or anything, but it’s a surprise and it involves singing and airport arrival gates. Sneak in a little three minute break to watch and enjoy. It will keep you smiling for the rest of the day. Read more…

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A Lovely Poem About Time (flying by) and Children. Parents will appreciate!

Poem for Parents

This lovely poem is from the Slimy Bookworm blog: Read more…

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A Gift for Management Types. Management Tips: From Harvard Business Review

Stocking Stuffer for Parents in Management

This vibrant orange book is the size of a small notepad but it consists of 50 one page tips for managers, broken into three sections: managing yourself, managing your team, and managing your business. My Dad Friend Josh gave me my copy and I think he’s the brains behind this little-just-begging-to-be-a-stocking-stuffer fun, little book. Read more…

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Top 10: YA & Middle Grade Novels in Verse

Best Novels in Verse for Kids and Teens

I found another great Novel in Verse from a great author blog, Caroline By Line, and it’s her actual book. It got a great review in Horn Book Review! May B by Caroline Starr Rose.

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The Hunger Games Movie is Coming in March … Here’s the Trailer!

Hunger Games Movie Trailer

I first learned about The Hunger Games trailer from The Brain Lair and sent it to my daughter who has read the series 3 times. She loved it. Then my husband found the first book in the bathroom and read it. He loved it and read the whole series. And then he found the trailer and showed it to me. So, sharing is caring: Read more…

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Gift Ideas for Children with Autism

Best Gifts for Kids with Autism

With autism affecting one in 110 children, more and more families are facing the question of what presents to buy and what holiday activities to plan for children with autism, who are often sensitive to over stimulation. MyAutismTeam, the recently launched social network for parents of children with autism, asked their nearly 14,000 parent members for their recommendations.  Read more…

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Soccer Without Borders: Help Girls in Third World Countries Play Soccer

Help Girls in 3rd World Countries Play Soccer

Soccer without Borders is an organization that Senior Boston College soccer player, Julia Bouchelle,  has introduced to our family.  Julia’s sister, Zoey Bouchelle, is  an All-American soccer player at Penn State and spent an eight month internship helping girls through Soccer Without Borders  video (attached). Read more…

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Your $2.50 Donation Puts a Book into the Hands of a Needy Child!

Donate Books to Kids Without Any

Mom Friend Ginny sent me this. It’s so easy to donate a book to a needy child through First Book.  Every $2.50 donated puts a book into the hands of a child in need! And this is an amount that a child can come up with if you are thinking of ways you and your child can make a meaningful donation. Read more…

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Top 25: Best iPad Apps for Applying to College

Best Apps for Applying to College

This great list of the best iPad apps for college applicants. It can help with the process for including searching for a college, taking the SAT or ACT, and applying for financial aid is now at your fingertips. Thank you to for finding the best apps for college! Read more…