A Gift of Poetry by Debbie Monteggia – Win Major Brownie Points with this Gift Idea

A Gift of Poetry by Debbie Monteggia – Win Major Brownie Points with this Gift Idea

Arts, Culture, Mom Life
A friend who makes thoughtful considerations when sending something, planning dinners, making movie or book recommendations because they've known you for a long time. But what if a book or poem you just read throws you for a loop? You read it and wonder how does this author know me so well. That's exactly how I felt when I started reading "Tears of Change" by Debbie Monteggia last week. The book contains numerous poems, reflections, and quotes that make you think of how you'd like to lead life. Not only do the poems make you introspect your thoughts, but they also reunite you with the dreams you let get away from you. And just like that, Debbie's poetry beautifully translates your tangled emotions into simple words. Words that you can't…
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Still Dealing with Lingering Crankiness from the Pandemic?

Still Dealing with Lingering Crankiness from the Pandemic?

Arts, Entertainment, Health, Mom Life
Steven Joseph’s CrankaTsuris Method is here to help. It is no secret that the pandemic has put a strain on most relationships in more ways than one. Steven Joseph writes A Grownup Guide to Effective Crankiness: The CrankaTsuris Method in a silly self-help style which will reassure you that your crankiness is not only natural, but also waiting to be healthily expressed. The stay-at-home orders, being stuck in close quarters with immediate family members, and general stress brought about by the pandemic certainly increased crankiness globally. While some can see the light at the end of the tunnel in terms of going back to normal, others may feel in a darker place than ever before. Joseph writes this guide at the perfect time with just the right amount of humor…
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Why You Should Attend an Online Book Event

Why You Should Attend an Online Book Event

Culture, Entertainment, Mom Life
We’re stuck at home, STILL. Not many places are open and almost all big events have been cancelled. The days can get long as we watch The Office, again, on repeat. You may have started a new hobby, or worked on some home renovations, but a lot of people are craving social interaction and mental stimulation. That’s why online book events are becoming more and more popular. You may not be face-to-face, but you are still interacting with other people, sharing thoughts, feelings, and ideas. Online book events are an exciting way to meet with people all over the world. You have the opportunity to ask famous authors and celebrities questions, what could be more thrilling then that? But what IS an online book event? Let me break it down.…
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6 Tips to Help You Totally Declutter Your House This Weekend

6 Tips to Help You Totally Declutter Your House This Weekend

Mom Life
Did you know that too much clutter in your home is bad for you? There are a ton of reasons why according to WebMD, saying it's bad for both your physical and mental health. It's a fire hazard, it collects dust and contributes to allergies and asthma, etc. It's not good, so let me help you get rid of it in a weekend. I've done it myself and it was a game changer! It feels so good to watch it all go! This is my six-step plan of attack. Enjoy! 1. Hit every room with a notebook and pen. The easiest way to get started is to go room by room and write down everything that you want gone. Write it down and create a list. Do this in every…
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How to Convert a Room into a Full-Blown Baby Nursery

How to Convert a Room into a Full-Blown Baby Nursery

Mom Life
Having a dedicated nursery room in your home is what every new mom dreams of. It's not only very convenient, but it is a super fun project to dive into while pregnant and waiting for the little one's arrival. I was lucky enough to be able to turn one of our spare rooms into a full-blown nursery a couple of years ago and it was one of the most fun home projects I have done. I had a very supporting husband that was the handy man, but he gave me full control over the style and what I wanted. I mean, he knew I would get my way eventually, so I think he decided to just avoid any potential "disagreements." I am joking. He was very supportive and a major…
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