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Atlantis Rising & other family-friendly book collections from author T.A. Barron {review & giveaway}

Comments are closed, we have a winner: congratulations Kate (comment #12) I am SO THRILLED to be able to share this awesome collection of books with you, please check your email for further instructions, THANKS!!!

TA Barron Atlantis Rising
Photo of the author reading with kids via T.A. Barron's photo stream on Flickr.

As a kid, I loved going to the public library after school, our town's library was just a few blocks down from my grade school.  I can still remember walking through those big wooden doors, pausing only long enough to take in the scent of what must have been millions of worn pages, and immediately feeling at peace.

Personally, getting lost in a book was my escape from the stresses of being a kid.  Today, I believe that reading helps us (kids and adults, alike) to understand a little more about the realities of the world we live in, which perhaps can help to improve our minds, as well.

It's sort of the same feeling I get when reading some of my favorite blogs.

It is my honor and privilege to introduce you to author T.A. Barron, a writer of books for young people (ages 6 through 16) and father to 5 kids...enough said.  I am also thrilled to be able to share a wonderful assortment of his books with one of our online friends, just in time for the holidaze.

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World Toilet Day: show your support, pledge to save water and a $200.00 gift card giveaway.

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Did you know that today, November 19th, is World Toilet Day?!?  I know what you're thinking -- seriously, what's next, National Bathtub Week?!?  

Okay, here's the thing, but what most folks don't realize (and I'm including myself, here) is that over 1.5 billion people in the world are STILL living without access to sanitary water or a proper toilet.

The statistics of children dying due to things we tend to take for granted, like clean water and proper sanitation, are staggering.

Today, I am once again very proud to partner with the good folks at American Standard to help share information about the Flush For Good campaign and, in doing so, help 40 communities in need.

Oh, and we get to share a $200.00 gift card to Lowe's or Home Depot, because we roll like that.

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One Small Change Challenge: Step #3 - taking accountability for my inaction(s).

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I'm very excited to be partnering with the good folks over at Puritan's Pride in accepting their One Small Change challenge: to make one very personal (yet simple) change toward healthier living and then committing myself to remain accountable by posting my progress in a three-part blog series, throughout the month.

In my first post (Step #1 - The Brain Dump), I started by cleaning out the most cluttered area in the house, my head.  In my second post (Step #2 - Permission To Take a Break), I recorded a couple of break-reminders and set them as notifications, throughout the day.

Finishing up this blog series, I was really hoping to share with you some awesome progress in meeting my goals of walking every day and to make time to do things that quiet the mind...but, I can't...not exactly, anyway.

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#FlushForGood: how we can help communities improve sanitation conditions, worldwide.

With sincerest congratulations to Robin (comment #42) we are super-thrilled to be able to share a $200 gift card with you -- check your email for further instructions, thanks!!!

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Back in the days before kids (B.K.), I used to work for American Standard in their corporate offices here in New Jersey.  I worked in their transportation and logistics department and my job was to make sure that product got to where it needed to be, as quickly as possible.

Which later would prove to be quite helpful, A.K. (after kids) raising 4 children attending 4 different schools.

Today, I am very proud to partner with the good folks at American Standard to help share information about the Flush For Good campaign and, in doing so, help 40 communities in need!

Oh, and we get to share a $200.00 gift card to Lowe's or Home Depot, because we roll like that.

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#OneSmallChange Challenge: Step #2 - Permission to Take a Break

I'm very excited to be partnering with the good folks over at Puritan's Pride in accepting their One Small Change challenge: to make one very personal (yet simple) change toward healthier living and then committing myself to remain accountable by posting my progress in a three-part blog series, throughout the month.

In my first post (Step #1 - The Brain Dump), I started by cleaning out the most cluttered area in the house, my head:  because I'm constantly reminding my kids to make time to do things that quiet the mind and...NO!!!...I have never been very good at taking my own advice...EVER!!!

So, in preparation for this post, I've recorded a couple of daily "break-reminders" and this it what they sound like (click the banner to hear it, I mean me, in real time):

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Happy Belated National Coffee Day: Will
Vlog for Cawfee

Liz's Cawfee #FoamAtHome
{sponsored post & giveaway}

It's no secret: I like coffee (A LOT!) and most of my friends (both online and IRL) know NOT to ask me ANYTHING, unless I've had my first cup of coffee (or cawfee, if you're from Jersey).

Or if you happen to be one of my teens and are attempting to take full advantage of my total incoherency:  then, for the love of all things ending in macchiato, ASK AWAY...MY FRIEND!

There are worse things, don't judge.

Aaaaanyway, In celebration of National Coffee Day (what, it was 9/29, did you miss it too?!?) I've partnered with my good friends at TheMotherhood.com and Gevalia and we've got some really cool stuff to share with ALL of my fellow coffee lovers, especially if you've ever started your day(s), like this:

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Vlog for Cawfee" »

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Donate a Photo: Taking Selfies for Good & Healthy Essentials Giveaway

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We are currently vacationing in Cape Cod, MA (a.k.a. my pretend home), and with our oldest girl working full-time and our middle girl entering her senior year in high school (no, I'm not quite sure how THAT happened, either!) we're taking advantage of sharing every possible moment, together:  oh yes, there will be selfies :)

Today, I'm very excited to partner with my friends at TheMotherhood.com and share with you information about Donate a Photo: a free app developed for Android and iOS platforms that allows consumers (like you and me) to give back to causes we care about by taking those selfies and turning them into a way to do good -- #SelflessSelfies.

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