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Image courtesy of Marcus Anthony Crow

Painting Rocks
Bringing People Together

Painting and then hiding rocks has become this summer’s craze. Rock painting is taking place in cities everywhere and there are often social media pages devoted to this fun trend. The local Facebook page for my community, 719 Rocks!, has gained over 16,000 followers in a few months’ time. I must say, I think this is such a positive use of technology.

Image courtesy of Marcus Anthony Crow

Image courtesy of Marcus Anthony Crow

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"Sponge" by jon collier at flickr.com (scaled and text added)

Kids Are Sponges

Kids are little sponges. They soak in everything they see and hear. We are told this all the time and it is true. Kids take in everything. It is an interesting analogy, as sponges can get gross over time. Does that mean are kids are taking in the bad stuff along with the good and are impacted by it? Unfortunately, they are!

"Sponge" by jon collier at flickr.com (scaled and text added)

Image courtesy of jon collier at flickr.com (scaled and text added)

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"Carlow Cathedral: St Patrick Preaching to the Kings" by Andreas Franz Borchert at flickr.com (scaled and text added)

What’s This Day Really About?
Celebrating Saint Patrick

Saint Patrick’s Day is filled with parades, shamrocks, green, corned beef cabbage and many other fun traditions. What is Saint Patrick’s Day really about? My daughter will often ask me what holidays are really about. She wants to know what she is celebrating. This not only makes me proud, but forces me to investigate and learn as well.

"Carlow Cathedral: St Patrick Preaching to the Kings" by Andreas Franz Borchert at flickr.com (scaled and text added)

Image courtesy of Andreas Franz Borchert at flickr.com (scaled and text added)

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"vintage kids record player 1944" by Peter-J-Pann at flickr.com (scaled, cropped and text added)

Catch Some Sun
Valentine's Day Sun Catcher Craft

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite times of year. I know it is a very commercial holiday, but I love how excited kids get about this day. I have fond memories of exchanging valentines and I know my kids love it too.

"vintage kids record player 1944" by Peter-J-Pann at flickr.com (scaled, cropped and text added)

Image courtesy of Peter-J-Pann at flickr.com (scaled, cropped and text added)

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