I tapped Capability:Mom for some great ideas to save money on back to school shopping. She told me about the Staples Back to School Savings Pass, Marshalls for shoes, a sale at LL Bean for packbacks one week before school and more. I also list my favorite surf/skate online kids’ stores that have great sales.
Travel to Korea via children’s books, food, and culture with me as I share my husband’s family history of the Yi Dynasty or Choson period, considered the Golden Age of Korea.
This week we have picture book author Erica S. Perl with two great photos (and more to come as she generously sent me four!). Marci, a Special Education Reading Recovery teacher helps kids learn to read and comprehend even if they are up to 5 years behind their peers! She’s true unsung hero in our community! Finally, thank you to Capability:Mom with some cuties reading.
I finally have a new header for my blog after thinking about it for over a year. It was one of those “To Do” list items that was an education in overcoming obstacles up to the very end. Thank you to my Twitter Friend @IanChia for the technical assist/Tech fairy Godfather that fixed my header.
It is shocking to me that it’s been a just over full year of blogging for me and our little group, the CoffeeShopBloggers, and I wanted to give you an update on how blogging has affected our lives. A year ago, the economy was in the tank . Our paying gigs were slow and we had time on our hands which we were not used to. It was time to make an investment in ourselves, to allow ourselves to be creative again, and to push the envelope with this “social media” thing even though none of us are technical.
Healthy combinations for the abundance of summer produce from Whole Foods Magazine. Turn the produce from your fridge or farmer’s market into a delightful, satisfying and healthy salad.
If you don’t live in Newton, MA, use my list. It’s a great list. It also comes with great resources of websites to keep you learning, reading and having fun. Please see Capability Mom’s post on that! I have to hightail it to the library the next town over to get books for my kids!
The latest craze at our elementary school is these Googly Bands which are basically rubber/plastic bands shaped like animals that kids wear, en masse, as bracelets.
More easy dinners that the whole family will enjoy.