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Sticky Fun for Kids at the La Brea Tar Pits

Almost a year ago, I posted an interview with children’s author Barbara Ann Mojica, author of the award-winning series, Little Miss History. Her latest release was published in November of this year, and because I, personally, love using the downtime during winter break to visit museums with my kids, I thought her book about the… Continue reading Sticky Fun for Kids at the La Brea Tar Pits

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Free Ebook for Groundhog Day

Just a quick note about a FREE ebook available for Groundhog Day, which is Thurs., Feb. 2! Download it here: http://smartURL.it/cnu3aq Children love the idea of celebrating a cuddly looking, furry little creature that either sees his shadow or not and determines the entirety of the winter season after February 2nd. But I know that… Continue reading Free Ebook for Groundhog Day

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Q&A With Children’s Author Christopher P. Stanley

Today, I’d like to introduce an author who’s proof that multitasking does work well when approached with equal measures of enthusiasm. Christopher P. Stanley writes gorgeously illustrated children’s books and has recently launched his own publishing company, with plenty of books in the works. And, he does it all with a contagious sort of energy.… Continue reading Q&A With Children’s Author Christopher P. Stanley

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A Short List of SoCal’s Best Places For Pumpkin-Picking

It was our tradition to visit a pumpkin patch in the countryside every fall, to spend the day soaking up the autumn colors–as much as this was possible in sunny Southern California–and bring home pumpkins for the doorstep, which we’d ultimately carve for Halloween.