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Filed under Books, Character building

Oh, the agony of finding the right ebook cover design.

For Amazon, our ebook, Mukie of a Different Color – Making a Difference by Bob Bohlken needed a new book cover. On my first attempt at getting a cover designer, I indicated I wanted the three characters from our first printed book, Listening to the Mukies and their Character Building Adventures, incorporated into the design.

When that cover arrived, I thought, “this looks really cute” but then I realized that the book is for ages 8 – 12 and resonates more with boys. Here there was a bit too much pink on the cover, I felt. But I wanted the cover to go up quickly so I went ahead and placed it on Amazon.

Comments (2) Posted by Lee on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Filed under Safety Practices

The kitchen is one of the most dangerous places in the home, especially when children are involved.  Working with children in the kitchen requires extra care.

Some of the most common accidents in the kitchen include burns, fires, cuts, falls, electric shock, and poisoning.

You can help prevent accidents while working in the kitchen with children in many ways. Some of these include:

Remember that stove tops are hot and may stay hot long after they are turned off. Adults should cook foods on the stove top and place or remove food from the oven.

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Filed under Food Safety, GMO, Health


Researcher examines soybean plants

There is a high-stakes fight over soybeans that goes to the Supreme Court today.  Big agribusiness seed giant Monsanto is facing off with a farmer over seeds. Farmers everywhere – are you listening? Do you want a one source seed supply?

See Associated Press article here:

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Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Filed under Books, Gifts
English: Azerbaijanian girl Leman reading a book.

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)


  • Enriches your mind
  • Takes you to new destinations
  • Helps you explore your world
  • See how others live their lives
  • Helps you develop your critical thinking skills
  • Helps you have fun and relax
  • Explore new ideas
  •  Learn or master a new skill
English: Boy Reading a Wikpedia-Book from Pedi...

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)Learn or master a new skill

  • Spend an enjoyable time with characters in the book
  • No batteries needed. Use as is.

Have you read a book this month? last week?

It’s so important to have lots of books for children.  It helps them learn.

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Monday, February 18th, 2013

Filed under Health, Healthy food practices, Recommendations

In addition to washing your hands, getting enough rest, and optimizing your vitamin D levels, here is an important consideration on helping you return to good health quicker if you do get sick with the flu.

This comes from

“Avoid Sugar and Processed Foods. Sugar impairs the quality of your immune response almost immediately, and as you likely know, a healthy immune system is one of the most important keys to fighting off viruses and other illness. It also can decimate your beneficial bacteria and feed the pathogenic yeast and viruses. Be aware that sugar (typically in the form of high fructose corn syrup) is present in foods you may not suspect, like ketchup and fruit juice. If you are healthy then sugar can be consumed but the LAST thing you should be eating when you are sick is sugar. Avoid it like poison while you are sick.”

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Friday, February 15th, 2013

Filed under Books, Holidays

I hope you are planning to spend time with your family and special friends on Valentine’s Day.  Here are some easy tips to help you express your love to others in a fun way.

  • Set out paper place mats and decorate them with a Valentines Day theme.
  • Write an “I love you” note with soap on your bathroom mirror.
  • Listen to your children with your eyes and heart as well as your ears.
Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Filed under Cooking and kids

Here’s a powerful new GMO animation film called GMO A Go Go. It’s short, to the point, quite hilarious, and scary! See it here on YouTube: Stay informed.

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Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Filed under Cooking and kids, Gifts, Holidays

Instead of a gift of candy for Valentine’s Day, give your child a book that will keep him/her cook and enjoy food all year around. Cooking Around the Calendar with Kids – Holiday and Seasonal Food and Fun has a special section of easy recipes for Valentine’s Day. Help them celebrate with a Tea Party complete with party games.

A gift of a book will make a special remembrance for a special child. Get it here at Amazon.

Comments (0) Posted by Lee on Monday, February 4th, 2013

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