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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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Mommy’s Big, Red Monster Truck— Storytime w/Kayla

Check out this amazing storytime with storyteller Kayla Pearce!

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Covid and Election Fatigue

I want to cry. I want to run away to a tiny island with my family and friends. I want to slam the door 🚪 behind me and never look back. I am TIRED. Fatigued. Over IT!!! Our world appears to be in total shambles. Everywhere I look online and on TV, people are arguing, accusing, hating one another. I can’t take it anymore. It’s making me sick. Anxious. Overwhelmed. Angry. But that’s just it— Everywhere I look online. Social Media. It’s nuts.

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Mommy’s Big, Red Monster Truck

News and updates on my award-winning travel and adventure, children’s picture book, “Mommy’s Big, Red Monster” Purchase a copy for a special kiddo: http://www.alisonpaulklakowicz.com https://www.amazon.com/Mommys-Big-Red-Monster-Truck/dp/1525530178 Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJUCmy1QGsg Fox 46 Good Day Charlotte Interview: https://www.fox46charlotte.com/video/624595 https://charlottereaderspodcast.com/under-the-covers-with-alison-paul-klakowicz/  Book Review: https://strength4spouses.blog/2019/07/12/review-of-mommys-big-red-monster-truck/ Happy Read Across America Day! Happening This Weekend: The North Carolina Book Festival 2020- Raleigh, NC… Continue reading Mommy’s Big, Red Monster Truck

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ALISON PAUL KLAKOWICZ – HOME

The Official Website of Alison Paul Klakowicz, author of Mommy's Big, Red Monster Truck (produced through FriesenPress). — Read on http://www.alisonpaulklakowicz.com/

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Things Will Get Worse (before things will get better)

I remember vividly when 9-11 happened. I— along with my brother and father— watched the second plane fly straight into the stately World Trade Center. We stood in front of my parent’s television in our former home in Washington, North Carolina, mouths agape. Later that evening as news reports and images of a war scene on the streets of New York City unfolded, I remember feeling as scared and helpless as I’d ever felt. I remember thinking that life could not possibly become worse here in the USA. Our pride and freedoms had been assaulted at home… on our soil. So many precious lives lost. Then I became an Army girlfriend then wife, and survived the stressors of my husband’s deployments to Afghanistan. Once, I heard a bomb explode during a phone call he made to me from a firebase in the middle of Afghanistan. The call suddenly disconnected. I became hysterical. I thought, “things could not get worse.” Years later, mass shootings began to happen here in the US regularly. We almost became numb to the monthly, weekly tragedies. I once again thought it could not possibly get worse. Especially, the evening the news broke of young children murdered in a school in Connecticut (Sandy Hook Elementary)— as I held my three-month-old son in my arms. And now, here we are in the year 2020.