Tag Archives: family time

Author’s Night By the Sea at Red Hook Brewery, Portsmouth, NH USA!

Author’s Night By the Sea at Red Hook Brewery, Portsmouth, NH USA! My husband and I will be attending this Author’s Event on Sunday, April 15, 2018.  There will be up to 50 local and nationally known authors. I am … Continue reading

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Happy Easter and Passover!

HAPPY EASTER AND PASSOVER!   To children everywhere Easter is jelly beans, bunnies, plastic eggs filled with candy and money, baskets full of chocolate and all things that are sweet and delicious. To adults it has more meaning – Christ … Continue reading

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New Review of Book 3, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Brown Scraggly Dog, from Reader’s Favorite!

I was thrilled to receive a 5-star review from a Reader’s Favorite reviewer today for Book 5, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Brown Scraggly Dog.  Thank you, Emily-Jane Hills Orford, of Reader’s Favorite! Here it is! … Continue reading

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Summer Reading for Kids of All Ages!

Pre-School – Grade 3  – Written in rhyme with life lessons – stories encourage children to behave, to respect others differences, to listen to your mother, show kindness to others, it’s okay to be different, love one another, be kind … Continue reading

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Does Reading Make You Healthier and Happier?

Here is a re-blog of a post about the importance of reading by Drs. Oz & Roizen. I hope you enjoy this post again. I updated it a little bit. Happy Reading! BOOKS AND MORE BOOKS I recently read the … Continue reading

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Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 4 is now here!!

THE CASE OF THE BROWN SCRAGGLY DOG (Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 4) Now available on Create Space, Amazon and Barnes & Noble and other online stores. Book Blurb: Davey and Derek Donato are at it again in this … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

  Welcome to my home for Christmas! I thought it would be fun to share my decorations with you. For the past few years we haven’t put up a tree. It has become quite difficult to carry the 10 foot … Continue reading

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Trip to Disney World 2015!

Cinderella’s Castle Hi everyone! Sorry I haven’t posted in over a week. I was vacationing in Disney World, Florida.  It is a magical place especially for little children. My husband and I went with my daughter and her husband, step-daughter, and my … Continue reading

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How Important is Reading to Children’s Brain Development?

How important is reading to children’s brain development? I recently read an article by two doctors, Dr. Mehmet Oz & Dr. Michal Roizen, in my local newspaper that stated that ‘Reading is brain food for kids.’  Google this interesting article by … Continue reading

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