Arthur’s Underwear by Marc Brown: A Review


  Children’s books are meant to entertain children, aside from teaching them how to read, understand sentences, recognize pictures, and hone their imaginations. However, children’s books do have another purpose, and that is to help kids experience different sorts of emotions and situations by “travelling” through them in books. Arthur’s Underwear by Marc Brown is…

February Photo-A-Day Photography Challenge – Self Portrait


So I’ve decided to participate in a photography challenge.  More specifically, the February Photo-A-Day Challenge.  I decided to join as a way to challenge myself to take more photos. Today’s challenge was to take a self portrait.  I don’t really like to have my picture taken because I think I come our horrible in photos,…

Helpful Tips Tuesday – 4 All Natural Ways To Lower Cholesterol helpful tips tuesday

Philip suffers from high cholesterol. High cholesterol levels are usually treated using certain medications, the most common of which are statin drugs. While effective, these drugs do have certain side effects that could be unpleasant to some individuals. In Philip’s case, the statin drug he was using was affecting his liver. His Doctor prescribed a…

My Grocery Shopping Plan – Smart Grocery Shopping Tips You Can Use

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Although it’s only the three of us, it’s seems like we go through  a lot of food quickly.  We tend to buy a lot of food because preparing our own food and packing lunches and snacks is so much cheaper than eating out.  We have encountered a few problems though with the way we shop….

Doing Simple Service Projects to Help Stamp Out Childhood Hunger #AbbottCFK #CBias

As I mentioned in my post last week, I signed up as a participant in the Champions for Kids Abbott Nutrition Pack a Snack simple service project. The mission of this project was to  create a nutritious snack pack for children in need. This week, I decided to head out to Walmart to purchase products…

I’m A Hormel Foods Extended Family Blogger

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Have you noticed the new badge on my sidebar?  Well, I am proud to announce that I was recently selected to be a Hormel Foods Extended Family Blogger!  I’m so excited!  As many of you know, Philip does a lot of the cooking around here.  He’s really great with whipping up delicious meals in no…

Inspiring Words of Wisdom

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A few Words of Wisdom to Inspire you!

Helpful Tips Tuesday – 8 Easy Ways To Burn Calories

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The age-old belief about weight loss is to burn calories through intensive physical activities. However, the fact is that the human body does burn calories every day, even without our knowing it. What we consider as normal, day-to-day activities are actually effective calorie-burning activities. After all, our bodies need to burn fuel in order to…

Champions For Kids: Local Solutions For Global Issues

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Organizations such as Champions for Kids focus on the well-being and overall development of children all across the country. Champions for Kids has the specific goal of mobilizing 20 million people by the year 2020 by providing training and resources for those who need it. The organization features certain projects each month like the Abbott…

5 Tips for Remaining Young at Heart

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No matter your age, you can always feel young at heart if you try. While different people may approach feeling youthful in different ways, these five tips will help you remain young at heart whether you’re forty-five or eighty-five: 1. Join a club: Choose something you enjoy doing and try to find a club that…