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​LET’S TALK ABOUT JULY

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Just a few short months ago, July seemed to be ages away. But you know what I’ve discovered? If you stop counting and watching and waiting, time actually passes quite quickly. It’s like what happens when you walk away from the kettle and just let it boil. It’s amazing how things can actually happen even when we stop watching. Funny, hey?

July was named to honor Julius Caesar as this is the month of his birth- but before then, this month was called Quintillis. Can you imagine if we needed to refer to it by that name? I suspect that It would take us a month just to get it right!

July is on average the warmest month of the summer, and the early part of the month is when the “Dog days” of summer are considered to begin. This is no joke, I tell you. Hot, sultry, sticky, humid days will be here soon, whether we wait for them or not!

With Independence day approaching, it’s the perfect way to ring in the summer with barbecues, fireworks, parades, picnics and a whole lot more. Get your family together and spend the day enjoying good conversation and a great time that is sure to create lasting memories. But don’t watch the clock- or you’ll miss out on the fun!

​An Ode to Dads

As a society, we spend a lot of time discussing the value of mothers and their importance in a child’s life. And rightfully so! But some interpret that to mean that a father can take a back seat and doesn’t need to be as involved in parenting- because well, Mom is there! And while it’s true that Mom is [...]

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​COUNTDOWN TO SUMMER!

Summer is almost here and that means that we can finally start the countdown. I mean, I spend all year waiting for this season (as you already know)! But first, there are some exciting days approaching at the end of this month that deserve a mention.Saturday May 27th is Sun Screen Day! Now that we’re heading into summer, there’s [...]

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EVERY DAY IS MOTHER’S DAY

So Mother’s Day is upon us and it’s definitely a cause for celebration. Being a Mom is unfortunately underrated. Somehow it seems that the women who are rushing to work and pursuing a career are acknowledged for what they do because they are juggling so many responsibilities (and rightly so!). But the stay at home Moms? Eh. But I’ve [...]

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​SPRING FEVER

There is no doubt about it, spring has certainly arrived. If you haven’t been outdoors yet, let me tell you that it’s worth the trip! Flowers are blooming, the trees are green, the sun is out and the air is warm. Spring is all about rebirth and renewal which is reflected in the growth of [...]

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APRIL FOOLS’ DAY

Did you also spend slumber parties as a kid making prank calls? My memories are of a group of us huddled around the phone while one of us bravely picks a number in the phonebook, and starts hyperventilating while dialing the number. We all wait with bated breath. Someone answers the call on the other end of the line [...]

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​LET THE COUNTDOWN (TO SPRING) BEGIN!

I used to find myself looking around to see what everyone else was doing. I didn’t want to laugh too loudly if nobody else thought it was funny, I made sure not to wear white after Labor Day, and I even stopped eating my favorite foods in case it would offend the person sitting next to me. Ok, not [...]

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FEBRUARY FUN

Is anyone else scratching their head wondering how we got to February? I’m still putting away my holiday decorations! Yes. I procrastinate like that- especially when I’m trying to avoid reality. Hey, who doesn’t need a little distraction every so often? (Ok, maybe I need it every day but that’s for another time).So February is a busy month. We’ve got [...]

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New Products from The Seattle Times

We're excited to announce that select newspaper books are now available from The Seattle Times. As part of the effort to increasingly expand newspaper titles offered, The Seattle Times has now joined all-star line up that already includes The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and The Dallas Morning News.  At present, two new sport books [...]

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Welcome Back, Rocktober!

It comes every year to usher in the Fall.  At long last, Rocktober is BACK!  Who's psyched about that? Well, me for one. The fact is it's always fun to have a reason to celebrate. After enjoying a long summer, we are treated to Labor Day in early September.  November has Thanksgiving and December and January...well, holidays [...]

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