Join Me in Taking the Brave Woman Pledge #BraveWoman #CBias


Last month I talked about the courage of a brave woman and introduced you to a wonderful organization called Brave Woman  that offers advice and strength to those who suffer from domestic violence.  Although I have not personally been a victim of domestic violence, I know many woman who have.  That is why I have

My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss: A Review


My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss: A Review Anyone who has read Dr. Seuss books in the past will undoubtedly realize the value of a Dr. Seuss story, even long after the author’s death. My Many Colored Days is one of the rare manuscripts ever to be published after Dr. Seuss’s death and is

Shopping for Boys Sneakers #CBias

Note from Z.E.N.

Last week while I was going through Z.E.N.’s folder, I noticed an envelope with my name on it.  I thought that maybe it was a thank you note form his teacher for the Christmas gift he gave her, so didn’t open it right away and opted to focus on his homework.  When I opened it

What I’m Reading In 2012

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Regular readers of this blog know that I’ve been reviewing a lot of the children’s books that Z.E.N’s been reading.  I have fallen a little behind, but I plan to continue with the children’s book reviews. Last year, I read a few books but never got around to reviewing them.  Well this year that’s going

Getting My Life Organized


It’s that time of the year when I start to think about getting my life organized and all the home organizing and home improvement projects I want to do this year.  I always tend to start of with lots of plans,but just like resolutions, a lot of these plans somehow seem to fizzle.  Not this

Putting Greased Lighting Multi Purpose Cleaner To the Test

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We (well mostly Phil) did a lot of cooking this past holiday season. With cooking, comes messes, and since he loves to fry certain foods, we certainly wound up with a mess. When we finally slowed down from all the holiday hustle and bustle, it was time to deal with the mess. One particular trouble

Kids Learn To Care With The BK Crown Program

BK Crown Box

Kids learn to care for the planet when they participate in the BK Crown Program. They will learn how they can help support charities that make a difference in many areas, like wildlife, the environment, and education. The program works by donating a penny to designated charities each time a child enters a code from

Help Others Help Themselves With Kiva Microlending


Have you heard of micro lending? This relatively new concept in financing allows people to loan small amounts of money to people wanting help with their business start-ups and improvements. In fact, Philip and I have been involved with microlending since 2008 by providing loans to people living in third world countries via Kiva Micro

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