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An Ode to my Grandmothers at Christmastime

The need to create a merry environment in honor of Christ’s birth and promise is deep within my bones. I have spent each spare moment of the past month getting ready for the main event: the holiest of days and most sanctified events, Christmas Day.

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Sharifa Johnson Spreads Joy with Books ‘n Bops

Recently on Hodge Podge Podcast, I had the pleasure of interviewing Sharifa Johnson, the brilliant mind behind Books N' Bops- an adorable children's literature program that incorporates dancing and books! Sharifa is a joy and masterfully creates a fun, inspirational environment for children to embrace the importance of learning in a super fun way.

Lifestyle, Writing, Podcasting, Military Life, Inspirtation, North Carolina

6 Christmas Must-Sees for Families on Netflix

It’s the holiday season and Netflix is delivering some must see Christmas- themed shows and movies perfect for family viewing! Checkout this list of some my family’s holiday favorites now streaming on Netflix!

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Children’s Book Review: Fluffy Finds his Well-Being by Tools of the Heart

Fluffy Finds his Well-being Take Responsibility for your Actions In Fluffy Finds his Well-Being (book 8 of Tools of the Heart's informative and skillful picture books that help children develop confidence and self-esteem), the focus is on self-awareness and learning to effectively manage emotions. Fluffy the squirrel is busy gathering food to prepare for the… Continue reading Children’s Book Review: Fluffy Finds his Well-Being by Tools of the Heart

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Children’s Book Review: Enough is Enough by Tools of the Heart

Enough is Enough Dare to be Yourself When life gets us down and does not go our way, it's not always easy to communicate our feelings in a respectful way. Sometimes, it's easy to allow our emotions to take over our hearts and mouths. In Enough is Enough, book seven of Tools of the Heart's… Continue reading Children’s Book Review: Enough is Enough by Tools of the Heart

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Virtual Fun Roundup: What to do with LEGO minifigure legs, storytimes and more :: WRAL.com

Get inspired and learn a little something in these Halloween and fall-themed family-friendly videos from museums and destinations across North Carolina. — Read on http://www.wral.com/virtual-fun-roundup-what-to-do-with-lego-minifigure-legs-storytimes-and-more/19377745/