January 2018

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preventing things from getting stuff done

 The Top 5 Things Preventing You From Getting Stuff Done We have running to-do lists every day, for home, personal life, for the family, for school, or work. There are various versions of to-do lists:  Keeping your list in your mind Writing them down in a planner Inputting tasks in a to-do list app Jotting tasks on sticky notes Writing on a whiteboard/chalkboard Writing on a scrap piece of paper or napkin Making notes on your hand. (Insert another system I have not yet mentioned) Regardless of whatever method is used to write down a list of desired tasks and goals, the process of writing your list down is WAYRead More →

MCBD Book Review

Multicultural Children’s Book Day Multicultural Children’s Book Day is on January 27, 2018 this year. It is to celebrate and raise awareness of cultural diversity in children’s books and also to spread more multicultural books in schools and libraries. My children and I reviewed two wonderful multicultural children’s books as part of Multicultural Children’s Book Day: A Morning with Grandpa by Sylvia Liu, illustrated by Christina Forshay and When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner, illustrated by David Catrow A Morning with Grandpa Review This children’s story is a beautiful story about a grandfather and granddaughter who teach each other a bit about their culture throughRead More →

New year's around the world

Celebrating New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day with my family is such a joyous time. Since this year we were learning about how families all over the world celebrate Christmas in their own way, we thought it would also be meaningful to learn about the diversity in how other cultures celebrate New Year’s around the world. New Year’s Around the World We first read New Year’s Around the World by Ann Malaspina, illustrated by Elisa Chavarri. It is a wonderful children’s book detailing the traditions and celebrations of several countries including the United States, Greece, Iran, China, Thailand, Mexico, Haiti, and India. After readingRead More →