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About Mom's Favorite Reads

Welcome to Mom's Favorite Reads Mom’s Favorite Reads is an international community of readers, writers, teachers, librarians and book lovers established to encourage reading amongst adults and children. We believe that reading offers great joy to people. Furthermore, it is a cornerstone of education and education is a cornerstone of a civilised society. Join our…

Mom's Favorite Reads

Welcome to Mom's Favorite Reads Mom’s Favorite Reads is an international community of readers and writers established to encourage reading amongst adults and children. We believe that reading offers great joy to people. Furthermore, it is a cornerstone of education and education is a cornerstone of a civilised society. We publish a monthly magazine, which…

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Mom’s Favorite Reads Book Catalog Spring 2019  The Spring 2019 issue of the Mom’s Favorite Reads Book Catalog featuring over 600 books!

Mom’s Favorite Reads Book Catalog Spring 2019

The Spring 2019 issue of the Mom’s Favorite Reads Book Catalog featuring over 600 books!

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A Study of Rusalki - Slavic Mermaids of Eastern Europe (Spirits and Creatures Book 2) - Kindle edition by Ronesa Aveela, Nelinda. Politics & Social Sciences Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

A Study of Rusalki - Slavic Mermaids of Eastern Europe (Spirits and Creatures Series Book 2)

A Study of Rusalki - Slavic Mermaids of Eastern Europe (Spirits and Creatures Series Book 2) - Kindle edition by Aveela, Ronesa, Nelinda. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading A Study of Rusalki - Slavic Mermaids of Eastern Europe (Spirits and Creatures Series Book 2).

Lisa Ferland enjoys spending her days picking blueberries with her children and husband in the Swedish forests, visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and splashing around in the Baltic Sea. To learn more, read about life in Sweden, and say hello, visit her website.

Lisa Ferland

Lisa Ferland enjoys spending her days picking blueberries with her children and husband in the Swedish forests, visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and splashing around in the Baltic Sea. To learn more, read about life in Sweden, and say hello, visit her website.

Alexander Williams grew up in rural Norfolk where he spent his childhood exploring old farmhouses and abandoned churches. He remembers nothing of his time in boarding school as he spent all his time in the library with his nose in a book. He was homeless between the age of seventeen and twenty-five and kept busy during the day by volunteering in an Oxfam bookstore, by night he worked on his first novel Eternal Youth sitting in a twenty-four MacDonalds with a notebook and pen.

Alexander Williams

Alexander Williams grew up in rural Norfolk where he spent his childhood exploring old farmhouses and abandoned churches. He remembers nothing of his time in boarding school as he spent all his time in the library with his nose in a book. He was homeless between the age of seventeen and twenty-five and kept busy during the day by volunteering in an Oxfam bookstore, by night he worked on his first novel Eternal Youth sitting in a twenty-four MacDonalds with a notebook and pen.

Stan Phillips is a poet, writer, retired counsellor. Creator of “Thanks for the Memory” series of music and chat shows. Thanks for The Memory Podcast is an eclectic confection of music culled from a long life filled with melody from all genres. Listen and be surprised how much you have forgotten of what you once loved or tune in and learn to love it.

Stan Phillips

Stan Phillips is a poet, writer, retired counsellor. Creator of “Thanks for the Memory” series of music and chat shows. Thanks for The Memory Podcast is an eclectic confection of music culled from a long life filled with melody from all genres. Listen and be surprised how much you have forgotten of what you once loved or tune in and learn to love it.

WARNING: Jason Greenfield is a madman (not certified because he always fail exams!) and his work is quite out there and freaky, except when it’s not. Then it’s quite ordinary and possibly dull. He … I …The writer also tends to speak in the third person but forget all that. If you like pina colada and walks in the rai … uh i mean If you like sci-fi/fantasy/comedy/sometimes serious/sometimes whacky stuff to read then you might … MIGHT … like his uh my work. Then again you might think it’s…

Jason Greenfield

WARNING: Jason Greenfield is a madman (not certified because he always fail exams!) and his work is quite out there and freaky, except when it’s not. Then it’s quite ordinary and possibly dull. He … I …The writer also tends to speak in the third person but forget all that. If you like pina colada and walks in the rai … uh i mean If you like sci-fi/fantasy/comedy/sometimes serious/sometimes whacky stuff to read then you might … MIGHT … like his uh my work. Then again you might think it’s…

Jenna Greene is a middle school teacher, dance enthusiast, dragonboat coach, and semi-professional napper. She lives with her husband, Scott, and daughter, Olivia, in Alberta, Canada.

Jenna Greene

Jenna Greene is a middle school teacher, dance enthusiast, dragonboat coach, and semi-professional napper. She lives with her husband, Scott, and daughter, Olivia, in Alberta, Canada.

Silviya Rankova was born in Bulgaria in 1975, in a very rich in history, and old capital city – Veliko Tarnovo. She graduated from Plovdiv University and has a Master’s in Biology.  She taught biology for almost 4 years in the same high school in Veliko Tarnovo that she graduated from. She got married in 1999, and has two handsome sons. In 2005, her family emigrated to USA, arriving in Chicago. They still live there, in the north suburbs, in Lake county.

Silviya Rankova

Silviya Rankova was born in Bulgaria in 1975, in a very rich in history, and old capital city – Veliko Tarnovo. She graduated from Plovdiv University and has a Master’s in Biology. She taught biology for almost 4 years in the same high school in Veliko Tarnovo that she graduated from. She got married in 1999, and has two handsome sons. In 2005, her family emigrated to USA, arriving in Chicago. They still live there, in the north suburbs, in Lake county.

Laura Birzulis is a complete book nut. She has many favourite authors, especially those who focus on paranormal romance and the supernatural genres! She can’ get enough of it! When she’s not writing or reading as the proud geek she is, you can find her with her dogs and her partner who are a huge part of her world. However if she’s not found with them she’s usually glued to any supernatural programme going!

Laura Birzulis

Laura Birzulis is a complete book nut. She has many favourite authors, especially those who focus on paranormal romance and the supernatural genres! She can’ get enough of it! When she’s not writing or reading as the proud geek she is, you can find her with her dogs and her partner who are a huge part of her world. However if she’s not found with them she’s usually glued to any supernatural programme going!

Peter Purves is the actor, presenter and talented director who first shot to fame appearing with William Hartnell in 44 episodes of Doctor Who playing his companion Steven Taylor. His varied career is perhaps most well remembered for his 10 year stint as part of the Blue Peter “Dream Team” with Valerie Singleton and John Noakes.

Peter Purves

Peter Purves is the actor, presenter and talented director who first shot to fame appearing with William Hartnell in 44 episodes of Doctor Who playing his companion Steven Taylor. His varied career is perhaps most well remembered for his 10 year stint as part of the Blue Peter “Dream Team” with Valerie Singleton and John Noakes.

Cassandra DenHartog is an author of Paranormal and Fantasy Romance. Lover of fairy tales and dreams. Hospital worker and business owner. Often referred to as the crazy bird lady.

Cassandra DenHartog

Cassandra DenHartog is an author of Paranormal and Fantasy Romance. Lover of fairy tales and dreams. Hospital worker and business owner. Often referred to as the crazy bird lady.

Katharine E. Hamilton graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and uses her knack for research in all her stories. She is a Southern Belle with a pinch of sass, and when she is not writing she can be found chasing around her toddler son, driving around the ranch, or baking delicacies for local parties and events. Katharine currently resides on a ranch in South Texas where the skies and rivers, in all their beauty, rejuvenate the soul.

Katharine E. Hamilton

Katharine E. Hamilton graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and uses her knack for research in all her stories. She is a Southern Belle with a pinch of sass, and when she is not writing she can be found chasing around her toddler son, driving around the ranch, or baking delicacies for local parties and events. Katharine currently resides on a ranch in South Texas where the skies and rivers, in all their beauty, rejuvenate the soul.

Laurie Wright: How she became a childhood mental health specialist. OK, so she’s not really a childhood mental health expert but the 1000s of families she has helped go from struggling with how to talk to kids about their BIG feelings to knowing the exact words to help BOOST a child’s self-esteem, actually think she is. She thinks it’s a nice side effect of helping so many families overcome their struggles after they have been floundering around & feeling desperate for so long.

Laurie Wright

Laurie Wright: How she became a childhood mental health specialist. OK, so she’s not really a childhood mental health expert but the 1000s of families she has helped go from struggling with how to talk to kids about their BIG feelings to knowing the exact words to help BOOST a child’s self-esteem, actually think she is. She thinks it’s a nice side effect of helping so many families overcome their struggles after they have been floundering around & feeling desperate for so long.

Daniel Riding is a children’s author, artist and poet, who currently lives in Liverpool, which in his opinion is one of the best cities for creative and writerly inspiration. When not writing and drinking copious amounts of tea, Daniel can often be found reading or generally doing something arty and creative. Daniel is also a bookseller for Waterstones, which after writing is one of the best jobs in the world.

Daniel Riding

Daniel Riding is a children’s author, artist and poet, who currently lives in Liverpool, which in his opinion is one of the best cities for creative and writerly inspiration. When not writing and drinking copious amounts of tea, Daniel can often be found reading or generally doing something arty and creative. Daniel is also a bookseller for Waterstones, which after writing is one of the best jobs in the world.

Wellness and Well-being

Herbal Remedies for Health – Mom's Favorite Reads

Herbal Remedies for Health

Herbal Remedies for Health by Ronesa Aveela In these times when people across the globe are stressed and anxious about the future, it’s important to maintain and strengthen our immune system. Look …

Oh February, the month of love and romance … and for more than 80% of people it means throwing our New Year’s Resolutions out the window! I get it, sticking to our resolutions can be hard, especially with the added pressure of unrealistic expectations to accomplish our goals to be healthy and more fit in a short period of time.

Food & Romance by Jessica Williams

Oh February, the month of love and romance … and for more than 80% of people it means throwing our New Year’s Resolutions out the window! I get it, sticking to our resolutions can be hard, especial…

Since exercise and nutrition go hand in hand, eating well should be part of your daily lifestyle, not experimenting with latest diet craze. Clean eating is eating by planning out your day, or even your whole week. Mindfulness, organization, and consideration will make decision making so much easier. Cooking and packing your food for the future will guarantee success. By choosing these practices on a daily basis, your goal will be reached sooner, and your body its healthiest ever.

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Since exercise and nutrition go hand in hand, eating well should be part of your daily lifestyle, not experimenting with latest diet craze. Clean eating is eating by planning out your day, or even your whole week. Mindfulness, organization, and consideration will make decision making so much easier. Cooking and packing your food for the future will guarantee success. By choosing these practices on a daily basis, your goal will be reached sooner, and your body its healthiest ever.

Few people know that I suffer from depression and anxiety. In fact, when someone finds out they tell me they’re surprised. I don’t go out when I’m depressed. I don’t interact with anyone in person except for family when I’m having a really difficult time dealing. When I’m online, I post and share about happy things, and of course the obligatory cat and other pet memes. I’m encouraging and supportive. But inside, it’s a completely different story.

NO SHAME IN DEPRESSION by Rhonda Hopkins

Few people know that I suffer from depression and anxiety. In fact, when someone finds out they tell me they’re surprised. I don’t go out when I’m depressed. I don’t interact with anyone in person …

In the October issue, you learned about Baba Vanga (1911–1996), a clairvoyant and znahar, a woman who heals with herbs and possibly a little magic. Many people say these women obtain their ability from a saint, angel, or Samodiva (woodland nymph). Vanga’s relative’s, however, said her power came from the healing mineral springs where she lived the latter part of her life—Rupite, located in the mountainous region of southwestern Bulgaria. The house she lived in still remains situated at the…

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In the October issue, you learned about Baba Vanga (1911–1996), a clairvoyant and znahar, a woman who heals with herbs and possibly a little magic. Many people say these women obtain their ability from a saint, angel, or Samodiva (woodland nymph). Vanga’s relative’s, however, said her power came from the healing mineral springs where she lived the latter part of her life—Rupite, located in the mountainous region of southwestern Bulgaria. The house she lived in still remains situated at the…

Stress is something that we face and deal with on a daily basis, but never so much as during the holiday season. It can rear its ugly head in a myriad of ways. One of the biggest mistakes that a person can make is to downplay stress and the effect it can have on your emotional and physical well-being.

Stress. It’s a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to be a way of life.

Stress is something that we face and deal with on a daily basis, but never so much as during the holiday season. It can rear its ugly head in a myriad of ways. One of the biggest mistakes that a pe…

Horoscopes December 2018, by Barbara Astrosis

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Horoscopes December 2018, by Barbara Astrosis

Between today’s highly charged political environment and the many stressors of the day, I find negativity creeping into my mind and while I try my best to resist, it is not easy.  I am usually a very positive person, looking for the silver lining in every cloud.  So, if I am being affected by the woes of the day and the voices invading the airways, I can only imagine how it must be affecting our children and grandchildren.

Kindness, Love, Unity & Bravery – Join the KLUB

Between today’s highly charged political environment and the many stressors of the day, I find negativity creeping into my mind and while I try my best to resist, it is not easy. I am usually a ve…

Short Stories

Training , Tenacity and Triumph- Becoming a Triathlete by Daniela Jones

Welcome to the Mom’s Favorite Reads eMagazine January 2019. In this issue * An exclusive interview with bestselling novelist and Dr Who screenwriter Andrew Cartmel * Who was Jack the Ripper? * An insight into the troubled life of Hollywood legend G...

In Search of Health by Millie Slavidou

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Mom’s Favorite Reads eMagazine January 2019

Welcome to the Mom’s Favorite Reads eMagazine January 2019. In this issue * An exclusive interview with bestselling novelist and Dr Who screenwriter Andrew Cartmel * Who was Jack the Ripper? * An insight into the troubled life of Hollywood legend Gene Tierney * Overcoming depression and anxiety * Exercise, nutrition and wellbeing for you and your family * Women’s Suffrage a hundred years on * Short stories * Bestsellers and Hot New Releases * Activities for adults and children * And so much…

Zelda’s Baby by May J Panayi

It was a perfectly normal day in Dentonville. The roads were empty, traffic parked up exactly as it had been the day before, and the day before that. The weather was average, a bit cold, overcast, …

I was suddenly awake and didn’t know why. I felt a slight chill that brought my eyes to my bedroom window. The window was closed. It was Halloween. I glanced at the clock on my bedside table. Correction, it was two-oh-two in the morning on November first. I removed the covers. I realized I was squinting to make out the numbers on the clockface. Why was my vision blurry? The chill caused by an unknown draft carried me from my bed to investigate.

SCARIEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR

I was suddenly awake and didn’t know why. I felt a slight chill that brought my eyes to my bedroom window. The window was closed. It was Halloween. I glanced at the clock on my bedside table. Corre…

Tom looked at his watch. Finally, he thought, another half hour and I’m outta this place.  It was the last day in work before the Christmas holidays and he was looking forward to getting out of work early that day. He’d had enough all year what with everyone rushing around the factory like the world was going to end tomorrow.

Paddy, The Christmas Turkey

Tom looked at his watch. Finally, he thought, another half hour and I’m outta this place. It was the last day in work before the Christmas holidays and he was looking forward to getting out of wor…

On 21st December 1911, a French anarchist gang made history by using the first getaway car. The car, a 1910 Delaunay-Belleville luxury limousine (pictured), registration number 783-X-3, was stolen on 14th December 1911 by four members of the gang who changed the plate to 668-X-8.

Mini Mystery The First Getaway Car

On 21st December 1911, a French anarchist gang made history by using the first getaway car. The car, a 1910 Delaunay-Belleville luxury limousine (pictured), registration number 783-X-3, was stolen …

“Come on, Allie, wake up! Your fever’s broken. You’re out of time. We’ve got to get out of here. They plan to kill you! A girl with big dark eyes looked over her shoulder from the look-out position near the hallway. “Shh! Keep it down, Mitch! Get her upright. She’ll be worthless until she gets some fluid and one of those energy bars inside her.”

Octopus’s Garden

“Come on, Allie, wake up! Your fever’s broken. You’re out of time. We’ve got to get out of here. They plan to kill you! A girl with big dark eyes looked over her shoulder from the look-out position…

Monthly eMagazines

Mom’s Favorite Reads eMagazine May 2020 by Mom’s Favorite Reads  - Issuu

Mom’s Favorite Reads eMagazine May 2020

In this issue... Social Distancing in the Mode of Issac Asimov Herbal Remedies for Health The Month of May Women of Courage Humour Poetry Young Writers And so much more!

In this issue   * An exclusive interview with bestselling novelist and Dr Who screenwriter Andrew Cartmel  * Who was Jack the Ripper? * An insight into the troubled life of Hollywood legend Gene Tierney * Overcoming depression and anxiety  * Exercise, nutrition and wellbeing for you and your family  * Women’s Suffrage a hundred years on * Short stories  * Bestsellers and Hot New Releases * Activities for adults and children * And so much more!

February 2019 edition

In this issue * An exclusive interview with bestselling novelist and Dr Who screenwriter Andrew Cartmel * Who was Jack the Ripper? * An insight into the troubled life of Hollywood legend Gene Tierney * Overcoming depression and anxiety * Exercise, nutrition and wellbeing for you and your family * Women’s Suffrage a hundred years on * Short stories * Bestsellers and Hot New Releases * Activities for adults and children * And so much more!

In this issue   * An exclusive interview with bestselling novelist and Dr Who screenwriter Andrew Cartmel  * Who was Jack the Ripper? * An insight into the troubled life of Hollywood legend Gene Tierney * Overcoming depression and anxiety  * Exercise, nutrition and wellbeing for you and your family  * Women’s Suffrage a hundred years on * Short stories  * Bestsellers and Hot New Releases * Activities for adults and children * And so much more!

January 2019 edition

In this issue * An exclusive interview with bestselling novelist and Dr Who screenwriter Andrew Cartmel * Who was Jack the Ripper? * An insight into the troubled life of Hollywood legend Gene Tierney * Overcoming depression and anxiety * Exercise, nutrition and wellbeing for you and your family * Women’s Suffrage a hundred years on * Short stories * Bestsellers and Hot New Releases * Activities for adults and children * And so much more!

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Luke was with us almost from the off, a trumpet playing maestro who hardly ever missed a gig and uniquely, remained a part of the furniture until the very end. Butwhen the bearded elfin hippie first walked into the stale smoke, sweat infused rehearsal room we’d hired; we had scant idea of his calibre or indeed of his catalogue.

Superfly Part Two – Anthony Randall

Luke was with us almost from the off, a trumpet playing maestro who hardly ever missed a gig and uniquely, remained a part of the furniture until the very end. Butwhen the bearded elfin hippie firs…

After Kathleen and I split up I spent many a lonely weekend up at my lakefront condo. I spent many nights making sure every local watering hole showed a healthy profit! That is until I decided to do something so far out of my comfort zone that it made me shudder. What happened next turned out to be the simplest but most pivotal decision of my life. Who knew the simple act of buying a newspaper would be the best decision I ever made.

Meeting my Soul Mate

After Kathleen and I split up I spent many a lonely weekend up at my lakefront condo. I spent many nights making sure every local watering hole showed a healthy profit! That is until I decided to d…

You are a triathlete. What is a triathlete? A triathlete is someone who competes in three disciplines. For example, a 1.5km swim, 40km cycle and 10km run – consecutively.  That sounds like hard work. Why do you do it? I love it! And it gives me a sense of achievement. If there is a deeper meaning behind my commitment to triathlons, I haven’t found it yet.

Training, Tenacity and Triumph – Becoming a Triathlete by Daniela Jones

You are a triathlete. What is a triathlete? A triathlete is someone who competes in three disciplines. For example, a 1.5km swim, 40km cycle and 10km run – consecutively. That sounds like har…

For ten years, during most of the nineties and into the new millennium I fronted and managed a seven piece function band called Superfly, initially performing locally (I hail from Watford in Hertfordshire) with 60’s soul and 70’s funk hits, we evolved to cover a wide spectrum of music catering for all manor of parties and weddings, pubs and clubs nationwide.

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For ten years, during most of the nineties and into the new millennium I fronted and managed a seven piece function band called Superfly, initially performing locally (I hail from Watford in Hertfordshire) with 60’s soul and 70’s funk hits, we evolved to cover a wide spectrum of music catering for all manor of parties and weddings, pubs and clubs nationwide.

Reading is my vice. Some people prefer television, others movies, but not me. All I need is a book and a quiet place to dive in. The more books I visually consume, the more I realize I love all genres. There is just something so uplifting about a romance, exciting about a thriller, intriguing about a mystery, and wondrous about intriguing a fantasy world.

Hello, my name is Heather and I’m a Bookaholic

Reading is my vice. Some people prefer television, others movies, but not me. All I need is a book and a quiet place to dive in. The more books I visually consume, the more I realize I love all gen…

Our Young Authors

My name is Logan and I am 11 years old. I can’t read or write too well because I have a problem with my tummy and I have to take a lot of medicine and I can’t go to school all the time.

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My name is Logan and I am 11 years old. I can’t read or write too well because I have a problem with my tummy and I have to take a lot of medicine and I can’t go to school all the time.

In and Around the Community

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The February 2019 issue of Mom’s Favorite Reads.

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The February 2019 issue of Mom’s Favorite Reads.

We all have watched the “Hallmark Moment” movies portraying pajama clad children surrounded by mounds of gifts on Christmas morning. They open a box and out pops an adorable puppy adored with a large ribbon. Though it is a touching heartwarming moment on film, it has been discounted by animal groups as an inappropriate time, and many have actually curtailed adoptions completely during the holidays.

All I want for Christmas is a Puppy!

We all have watched the “Hallmark Moment” movies portraying pajama clad children surrounded by mounds of gifts on Christmas morning. They open a box and out pops an adorable puppy adored with a lar…

November is National Adoption Awareness Month in the United States. The month is set aside to raise awareness about the urgent need for adoptive families for children and youth in foster care. We always wanted a family larger than what we were biologically able. With the number of children in state care that need foster and adoptive families so high it was never a question to us which path we would take to grow our family.

Tragedy and Privilege

November is National Adoption Awareness Month in the United States. The month is set aside to raise awareness about the urgent need for adoptive families for children and youth in foster care. We a…

Parenting Tips

Our Little Piece of Paradise Have you ever been camping with an eighteen-month-old toddler? Add in a continuous rainstorm, a regimented campsite with a list of DO NOT rules longer than a guy rope. Believe me it wasn’t the idyllic, sitting round a campfire with a glass of wine, watching our daughter play kind of holiday we’d imagined. On day two, dejected, we packed up and came home wet, bedraggled and miserable.

Outdoor Learning by Sylva Fae

Our Little Piece of Paradise Have you ever been camping with an eighteen-month-old toddler? Add in a continuous rainstorm, a regimented campsite with a list of DO NOT rules longer than a guy rope. …

Do you know that you have to be at least 13 years old to have a Social media account? Well, my daughter knew it and it seemed like she was anxiously waiting to turn 13 to start her FB account. She came to me asking about it and my answer was “No, you cannot have a Social Media account until you turn 18.” My teenager took it graciously, she didn’t complain and was about to walk away when a thought flashed through my mind – how I used to wait for my “Driving License,” and what if I was told…

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Do you know that you have to be at least 13 years old to have a Social media account? Well, my daughter knew it and it seemed like she was anxiously waiting to turn 13 to start her FB account. She came to me asking about it and my answer was “No, you cannot have a Social Media account until you turn 18.” My teenager took it graciously, she didn’t complain and was about to walk away when a thought flashed through my mind – how I used to wait for my “Driving License,” and what if I was told…

The holidays are upon us. I know when parents are separated or divorced; the holidays can be extra stressful, trying to fit in the children’s plans and events with both parents. When parents don’t get along, things can escalate to where the time that should be joyful is miserable in both homes. Holidays can be a magical time if parents are able to co-parent effectively.

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The holidays are upon us. I know when parents are separated or divorced; the holidays can be extra stressful, trying to fit in the children’s plans and events with both parents. When parents don’t get along, things can escalate to where the time that should be joyful is miserable in both homes. Holidays can be a magical time if parents are able to co-parent effectively.

As a dad of a 3-year-old whirlwind, I find myself already asking the question facing most parents: how can I make my child read more and spend less time in front of a screen? As an author of children books and teen-friendly fantasy books, I also ask myself this question’s flipside: how can-I make my books appealing to them?

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As a dad of a 3-year-old whirlwind, I find myself already asking the question facing most parents: how can I make my child read more and spend less time in front of a screen? As an author of children books and teen-friendly fantasy books, I also ask myself this question’s flipside: how can-I make my books appealing to them?

As parents, it can be hard to watch your child in a situation where they are not feeling too good about themselves. Children tend to put themselves down a lot; they want to be able to do something exactly like others or they can sometimes get upset if someone is great in a certain discipline and they are not. Children can get frustrated easily if they can’t get the hang of things straight away. They tend to think of the now moment and have no concept to look into the future.

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As parents, it can be hard to watch your child in a situation where they are not feeling too good about themselves. Children tend to put themselves down a lot; they want to be able to do something exactly like others or they can sometimes get upset if someone is great in a certain discipline and they are not. Children can get frustrated easily if they can’t get the hang of things straight away. They tend to think of the now moment and have no concept to look into the future.

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Language -- Words are Power

What a marvellous image is conjured by this word: rainbow. We think of colour and light, and it is a cheerful thought, despite the rain.

Rainbow

Continuing to feature the etymology of book titles: this article is in association with Mom’s Favorite Reads. Mom’s Favorite Reads is an international community of readers and authors. Check out th…

Saving Grace I expect you have all heard this expression at one time or another; it means “the thing that in some way mitigates all the negative points”. But where does it come from?

Saving Grace

A new feature on the blog: this article is in association with Mom’s Favorite Reads. Mom’s Favorite Reads is an international community of readers and authors. Check out their web page …

Where does Health come from? Of course you think you know the answer. Health comes from eating well, no smoking, plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, regular exercise and all the rest of it. But I am not talking here about that aspect of health. Instead, I am looking at where the word came from.

In Search of Health

Where does Health come from? Of course you think you know the answer. Health comes from eating well, no smoking, plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, regular exercise and all the rest of it. But …

Christmas is just around the corner and there is an atmosphere of festivity and fun in the streets. We may now associate the word Christmas with thoughts of presents, of Santa Claus, of mulled wine and decorated trees. But have you ever considered where the word originally came from?

Wordsearch: On the Origins of Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner and there is an atmosphere of festivity and fun in the streets. We may now associate the word Christmas with thoughts of presents, of Santa Claus, of mulled wine…

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Yes! It’s that time of year again. For me, born and raised in Denmark but now resident in the UK, there is no excuse like Christmas to re-connect with my roots and take a stroll down memory lane with some favourite activities that are specifically linked to my memories of ‘home’.

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Yes! It’s that time of year again. For me, born and raised in Denmark but now resident in the UK, there is no excuse like Christmas to re-connect with my roots and take a stroll down memory lane with some favourite activities that are specifically linked to my memories of ‘home’.

The holidays are upon us and the gift no one wants to get stuck with is “those extra pounds.” Between the parties, stress, and holiday food, you need a plan to deal with all these tempting eating occasions.  Holidays should be a time of memories, thanks and laughter with family and friends, but there is always a huge amount of food around. We need to eat healthier and lighter on non-function days, and increase our exercise as well. Here are some tips to get you started:

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The holidays are upon us and the gift no one wants to get stuck with is “those extra pounds.” Between the parties, stress, and holiday food, you need a plan to deal with all these tempting eating occasions. Holidays should be a time of memories, thanks and laughter with family and friends, but there is always a huge amount of food around. We need to eat healthier and lighter on non-function days, and increase our exercise as well. Here are some tips to get you started:

Exploring New Worlds

Having first visited The Philippines in 1993 and now, having lived here permanently since 2011, I have always been taken by the fervour with which Filipinos embrace the spirit and excitement of Christmas. There is a saying here: once the “ber” months arrive, it is time to start celebrating Christmas. To a New Zealander, even thinking about Christmas prior to December was always an absolute no-no and a subject that should never be raised. Not so here! Here there is an almost childlike…

Christmas in Manila

Having first visited The Philippines in 1993 and now, having lived here permanently since 2011, I have always been taken by the fervour with which Filipinos embrace the spirit and excitement of Chr…

Christmas in the Victorian era differed considerably from the Christmas we celebrate today as these extracts from the Glamorgan Gazette reveal. In 1876 the Gazette reported that: ‘The Sunday Schools belonging to the Calvinistic Methodists in this district held a meeting on Christmas Day at Cornelly, to recite portions of “Hyfforddwr Charles.” The following schools took part: Kenfig, Water Street, North and South Cornelly. The meetings were held at two o’clock and six o’clock in the evening.

A Victorian Christmas – Mansel Jones

Christmas in the Victorian era differed considerably from the Christmas we celebrate today as these extracts from the Glamorgan Gazette reveal. In 1876 the Gazette reported that: ‘The Sunday School…

Christmas is a very special time in Trinidad and Tobago. In the weeks leading up to Christmas Day, companies and families hold many parties. Festive activities include exchanging presents and singing Christmas songs.

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Christmas is a very special time in Trinidad and Tobago. In the weeks leading up to Christmas Day, companies and families hold many parties. Festive activities include exchanging presents and singing Christmas songs.

The Famous and Infamous

Since John Watson was first advised of a rum sort in need of sharing the cost of his lodgings, Sherlock Holmes has never been unpopular. Through Conan Doyle’s canon of stories, the countless stage plays, movies, spin off novels and television shows, every generation has had their Sherlock of choice. There has also been Sherlockian Scholars, writing about the Great Detective, and playing the Great Game, teasing the details of his life and times from the records we have of his most notable…

I Hear Of Sherlock Everywhere Interviewed by T.E. Hodden

Since John Watson was first advised of a rum sort in need of sharing the cost of his lodgings, Sherlock Holmes has never been unpopular. Through Conan Doyle’s canon of stories, the countless …

Andrew Cartmel is the author of the deliciously devious Vinyl Detective novels, as well as a popular writer of comics, including the cult hit Rivers Of London, but has also been a journalist, script editor, and familiar face about conventions for some time.

Interview with Andrew Cartmel . Interviewed by Tom Hodden

Andrew Cartmel is the author of the deliciously devious Vinyl Detective novels, as well as a popular writer of comics, including the cult hit Rivers Of London, but has also been a journalist, scrip…

Through her looks and life story, Gene Tierney has provided the inspiration for two of my characters – Ann Morgan in my 1944-5 Ann Morgan Mystery Series and Dana Devlin in my forthcoming Sam Smith Mystery Series novel, The Devil and Ms Devlin. Therefore, in appreciation of Gene Tierney’s life and career, I decided to write this article.

Gene Tierney by Hannah Howe

Through her looks and life story, Gene Tierney has provided the inspiration for two of my characters – Ann Morgan in my 1944-5 Ann Morgan Mystery Series and Dana Devlin in my forthcoming Sam Smith …

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January is a time for looking forward to the new year ahead. It is also a time for reflection to the year that has passed. For me, 2018 proved interesting for many reasons, not least for being the hundredth anniversary of some women gaining the voting franchise in the UK—through the passage of the Representation of the People’s Act 1918. Numerous events and celebrations were held throughout the year to mark this momentous shift for women.

2018 REFLECTIONS ON WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE IN THE UK

January is a time for looking forward to the new year ahead. It is also a time for reflection to the year that has passed. For me, 2018 proved interesting for many reasons, not least for being the hundredth anniversary of some women gaining the voting franchise in the UK—through the passage of the Representation…

Compared to the early years of the twenty-first century, the pace of life was slower in the 1950s and, you could argue, we were more in tune with the rhythms of the day and the rhythms of the seasons. Domestic duties shaped the housewife’s week – washing, cooking, cleaning, etc and it is worth noting that in the 1950s many mothers did not go out to work; instead, they took on the full-time job of running a home and looking after their children.

The 1950s by Mansel Jones

Compared to the early years of the twenty-first century, the pace of life was slower in the 1950s and, you could argue, we were more in tune with the rhythms of the day and the rhythms of the seaso…

You have probably heard of Dick Turpin, but who was he and what happened to him? Dick Turpin was baptised on 21 September 1705 at Hempstead, Essex. He established himself as a butcher, stealing stock from local farmers. Later, while on the run, he resorted to robbing smugglers who roamed the local coast

Stand and Deliver

You have probably heard of Dick Turpin, but who was he and what happened to him? Dick Turpin was baptised on 21 September 1705 at Hempstead, Essex. He established himself as a butcher, steal…

Spooky, Strange, and Not Quite Normal

Perhaps like myself, you are fond of the traditional Christmas ghost story. It is a tradition that clings on, in books, cinema, and television, but one that has waned considerably these last few decades. We tend now to view ghost stories, and horror, as something more closely associated with Halloween.

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Perhaps like myself, you are fond of the traditional Christmas ghost story. It is a tradition that clings on, in books, cinema, and television, but one that has waned considerably these last few decades. We tend now to view ghost stories, and horror, as something more closely associated with Halloween.

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