Bringing Book Covers to Life With Thom Stead

Thom Stead couldn’t get the crocodile right. He ended up making the reptile out of clay, then pitching it. It took weeks for an “aha moment” to rear its head. And that moment? Thom lives for it. Stead recreates book covers and posts them on his Instagram account, readbooks.servelooks. And

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Jessica Thalls: From Model to Mogul

“There are two types of models,” Jessica Thalls said matter-of-factly. “Those that are going to work, prepare, draw crowds, and bring passion. The second type just wants to stand there and look pretty.” Guess which type Thalls is. (Uh, it’s the first one.) Jessica Thalls is a model, actress, host,

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My Pandemic Pregnancy

My pandemic pregnancy is surreal. Pregnancy, in the best of times, is hard. Common issues include mood swings, nausea and vomiting, body aches, fatigue, insomnia, bleeding gums, swelling, and heartburn. Plus, there’s all kinds of weird, less common symptoms, too. Take cholestasis of pregnancy, a liver condition that can trigger

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Fleishman Is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner: Book Review

Fleishman Is in Trouble is a novel about marriage that opens with divorce. Toby Fleishman divorced a harridan. A social climbing, shallow, money-obsessed, whip yielding succubus. During fights, Rachel Fleishman “went for Toby’s masculinity like it was an artery.” As an unattached doctor at a major New York City hospital,

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The Most Affordable Skin Care Routine for Your 30s

Ah, the Dirty Thirties. Our 30s call for a targeted skin care routine. If you haven’t followed a skin care routine, the time to start is now, in your 30s. Why? The chaos of our twenties is (hopefully) over, but the effects of previous bad decisions are becoming visible now.

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Our Quarantine Preschool Schedule

Raise your hand if the COVID-19 outbreak (and its resulting stay-at-home orders) made you a homeschooling parent. Yeah, me too. And, honestly? It’s not something I would choose to do. Ever. But the shut down meant Big A lost his morning preschool. And that broke his little heart. Being autistic,

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5 Hidden Vegetable Recipes for Toddlers and Kids

These hidden vegetable recipes for toddlers and kids are a great way to increase vegetables in day-to-day meals. And we all know how important it is to get our toddlers and kids to eat more vegetables. They’re packed full of the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients needed for growth. But

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COVID-19 Quarantine Spring/Summer Bucket List

I typically make seasonal bucket lists, chock full of fun activities and local happenings. Uh, that ain’t happening this spring/summer. With the onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic caused by that pesky coronavirus, we’re all stuck in our house. Everything has changed. The way we work (if we’re lucky enough

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Using Zoom for Preschool: Activities & Ideas

Zoom is a video conferencing platform that is used to connect working adults. But it can also be used to remotely teach preschoolers! The COVID-19 outbreak has closed schools across the country, leaving preschoolers suddenly separated from their teachers and classmates. Zoom is a great solution for preschool teachers to

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