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365 Days of Photos

I've been wanting to do this project for several years now and I am determined this year to actually follow through on this project.

Check out my new blog, 365 Days of Photos, to see a new photo each day that represents me and my life.

Arthritis News

Health care reform is important to all of us, click here to read how the Arthritis Foundation is taking action to take care of the of 46 million Americans with arthritis. Contact your Senator and Representatives and let them know what we all need in the health care reform bill to benefit people suffering with arthritis and related issues. For more arthritis advocacy information visit Arthritis Foundation.

Register now for The Power of One -The Voice of Many 2010 Advocacy and Kid’s Summit.

Thought of the Day - 1/9/10

Assert your right to make a few mistakes. If people can't accept your imperfections, that's their fault.
~~ Dr. David Burns ~~


The Thought of the Day column will continue throughout 2010.  By an overwhelming 85% readers, like you, want to see the TOD continue to be a daily column and 100% of those voted want to see the TOD continue.  Thanks to all those that voted!

Thought of the Day - 1/8/10

Try as hard as we may for perfection, the net result of our labors is an amazing variety of imperfectness. We are surprised at our own versatility in being able to fail in so many different ways.
~~ Samuel Crothers ~~

Freebie of the Month - January

The Polly Klaas Foundation's FREE Internet Safety Kit will help you, as parents, keep children safer online and will help you open communications about the Internet with your children. Click here to order.

Parties With a Purpose

The Giving Book shows children the power of their actions and encourages them to help others and make the world a better place. The Hero Book helps children discover the traits they admire in their role models and to celebrate the hero within themselves. The Autism Acceptance Book and its sequel, The Special Needs Acceptance Book, help children better understand and accept people who may seem different or behave in unfamiliar ways. The Healing Book helps children and families deal with the loss of a loved one by expressing their feelings and capturing their memories. The Greening Book inspires children to build a friendship with the earth so that they may appreciate its gifts, learn about its needs, and protect its treasures. The Healthy Body Book engages children in a journey that will help them learn about, and appreciate, their bodies as it inspires them to make healthy choices and form healthy habits.

So, whether it's for your child or the child of a friend, neighbor, colleague, or client, books are gifts that children will value and parents will appreciate.

Parties with Purpose
Planning a birthday party, a rainy-day get together, an activity for a group of children that you would like to be memorable, fun and inspiring? We developed “Parties with Purpose” Guides that can help you plan fun, themed parties while utilizing our books in a group setting. You can download these FREE guides in PDF format by choosing one of the options below:

The Giving Book “Parties with Purpose” Guide (240 KB PDF)
The Hero Book “Parties with Purpose” Guide (264 KB PDF)
The Greening Book “Parties with Purpose” Guide(322 KB PDF)
The Healthy Body Book “Parties with Purpose” Guide(518 KB PDF)

Tuesday Toot #14

In my continuing effort to toot my own horn, which I have a very difficult time doing, I added this list to the Tuesday Toot meme.

In case you missed my post, I quit drinking Mt. Dew this past Sunday night. I still have some side effects but slo-o-owly they are easing.

Top Ten Tuesday - Why I Love Him

In no particular order, my list contains the top ten reasons why I love this man (who will remain a secret).

  1. Wonderful sense of humor.
  2. Good father figure to my children.
  3. Cares for me and my children.
  4. Does things with his children, hands-on kind of father.
  5. Lives a Christian life and has a strong faith in God.
  6. Helps me (mostly) whenever I need it.
  7. Fixes things around the house.
  8. Great cuddling skills.
  9. Great teasing skills.
  10. Helps others on a daily basis.
To participate or to read others' Top Ten Lists, go to Amanda's blog, Oh Amanda.

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