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Moms Inspire Learning offers children's book recommendations and other simple resources and strategies to inspire lifelong learning, reading, and leading.
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Thanks, Rick! Good luck with yours.
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I know it's a little late to be saying this, but Happy New Year! It's been a while, I know. That's because I've been completely immersed in creating a new site with a much narrower focus: health literacy and education.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2013 at Moms Inspire Learning
I've had so much fun writing this blog for 3 years now. It's allowed me to not only unleash my creative side, but to share my knowledge for the benefit of others, and become an advocate for causes that mean... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2012 at Moms Inspire Learning
Thanks, Susan!
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Welcome to World Read Aloud Day! In honor of the big event, as well as the Share a Story, Shape a Future blog tour this week, I'd like to share my list of reasons why parents won't want to miss... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2012 at Moms Inspire Learning
I agree. And adults will get even more out of it! You know me, I so believe in the importance of turning the pages of real children's books, instead of relying on eReaders. Our children will have plenty of time for those!
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I was at my local library looking for Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree for a presentation I have to give next week, when I stumbled upon Lane Smith's It's a Book . Finally, I thought, I get to see it!... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2012 at Moms Inspire Learning
More than chocolate?! Wow. That says a lot. Thanks, Susan!
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Thank you for your patience while I'm transitioning to a new site design and format. The process is taking longer than I expected. I really can't put a time frame on it at this point. In the meantime, I'd like... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2012 at Moms Inspire Learning
In my case, yes. If you've been reading this blog for a while, you've probably spotted what "it" is. I love to read and seek out high quality resources! The online library catalog is my playground, while the internet is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2012 at Moms Inspire Learning
Thank you so much for the kind words!
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You're so welcome, Rick! And thank YOU for such positive feedback. It means a lot, coming from the genius guru himself!
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"Self-esteem, as defined by our culture, is a myth." ~Terry Diebold, Marriage and Family Therapist, Presbyterian Minister, speaker, and author of The Myth of Self Esteem - 50 Ways to Stop Sabotaging Yourself That's a pretty bold statement in this... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2012 at Moms Inspire Learning
I don't accept review requests very often; but when Barbara Esham asked me to review 4 picture books in The Adventures of Everyday Geniuses series, I didn't have to think twice. They're right up my alley, and a much needed... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2012 at Moms Inspire Learning
So, why do so many of us examine our weaknesses through a magnifying glass? It would make sense that such a tendency would relate to events or conversations that happened when we were children. Like everyone else, I have my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2012 at Moms Inspire Learning
Well said, Rick. I would certainly love to see these words used more in schools (if I were a high school teacher, they could be used for an entire lesson, unit, or even the overall classroom theme). The next best thing would be parents using them as a guiding philosophy at home. I see so many people trying to be something or someone that they're not, whether it's on the outside or the inside. Thanks for commenting!
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2012 on A Quote to Start the Year at Moms Inspire Learning
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“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson What will these words mean for you in 2012? Happy New Year! Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2012 at Moms Inspire Learning
Thank you for adding your two cents! Happy New Year.
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You've probably been running around trying to finish your holiday shopping the past few weeks. I'm not even done yet! It seems to get harder every year, knowing what the perfect gift is for each person. And yet, we give... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2011 at Moms Inspire Learning
"Give away that which you most wish to receive." ~quoted from The Leader Who Had No Title: A Modern Fable on Real Success in Business and in Life , by Robin Sharma Please take a moment to think about what... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2011 at Moms Inspire Learning
Thank you so much for the kind words! I wish you wonderful holidays and a joyous new year.
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Thank you so much for the kind words, Art! What a wonderful post you shared. I also read the one which encourages parents to read nonfiction as a way of preparing for the SATs. I am a big believer in the power of reading. Children who do so regularly will naturally do well on standardized reading tests, whether they read fiction OR nonfiction. Great literature exposes children to a natural flow of words and sophisticated vocabulary that they just don't get through everyday conversations. Thanks again for sharing your thoughts and resources. Enjoy the holidays!
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My 13 year old goes through cycles. Sometimes he barely reads at all, and sometimes he can't put a book down. Since he started middle school, so many things are now competing for his time and attention. And let's face... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2011 at Moms Inspire Learning
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What would Thanksgiving be without the cranberry sauce? Whether you serve it out of a can or make your own homemade version with fresh cranberries, the holiday would not be complete without it. If you have small children, why not... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2011 at Moms Inspire Learning
Well, hello there! You raised an important point. I am going in that direction, however my readers have not been too responsive to my relatively recent focus on food and farming. I am shifting gears gradually, and I'm not yet sure if I'll just rewrite my tagline or start a whole new blog yet. So, please bear with me! I'm so glad you stopped by and took time to leave a comment. Thanks. I took a look at your site, and it's so nice to meet you all! I may live in NY, but I certainly feel a strong connection to the entire California organic movement. Thanks for doing all that you do. I see you have some wonderful recipes, as well as food related resources for people living in CA. Happy Thanksgiving!
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