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Donna Perugini Children's Author

A Thanksgiving Grab Bag

A Thanksgiving Grab Bag
November 10, 2015
Thanksgiving is Around the Corner! We are well into the crisp, cool, pumpkin-laden month of November. Thanksgiving is just around the corner. The mention of turkeys will soon be everywhere, and we (in the United States, anyway) will all be taking time to remember the bles...
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Word Phrase for On a Shoestring

Word Phrase for On a Shoestring
November 3, 2015
On a Shoestring? "On a Shoestring" Phrase Explained This expression may come from faro, but it isn't recorded until 1904, although shoestring gambler, for a"pretty tinhorn gambler," is attested to ten years or so earlier.  Meaning to start a business with a small amount o...
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Florence Nightingale-Lady With The Lamp

Florence Nightingale-Lady With The Lamp
October 8, 2015
Florence Nightingale Florence Nightingale and a Disreputable Profession Florence Nightingale, the greatest of war nurses, is considered to be the founder of modern nursing. Born in the Italian city for which she was named, "The Lady with the Lamp" spent her childhood in E...
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Three Ways to Read More to Your Preschooler

Three Ways to Read More to Your Preschooler
September 29, 2015
Getting Back in the Habit of Reading Aloud If you've followed my writing here at all, you know how passionate I am about reading to little ones. Since we follow the Charlotte Mason Method for our homeschool, I am reading plenty to my older children (though I would love to...
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10 Reasons I Love Our Local Library

10 Reasons I Love Our Local Library
September 1, 2015
You might be wondering why I'm writing a post about my local library. Wouldn't you have to live in or around my town to benefit from it? Well, no. Not necessarily. I write this to encourage you and your family to visit your local library and explore things there that ...
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Five Ways to Spend Less on Homeschooling

Five Ways to Spend Less on Homeschooling
August 4, 2015
Five Ways to Spend Less on Homeschooling Our family, like many homeschooling families, is on a single income. I stay home with our four children, my husband works full time (and then some). In our current season, there isn't much wiggle room for spending beyond our normal...
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Listen!

Listen!
July 28, 2015
LISTEN TO ME!  LISTEN!   You're Not Listening to Me! Have you had someone tell you that you're not listening to them?  Can you honestly say, "I'm listening" or are you just thinking about what you're going to say next? Proverbs 2:2 "Make your ear attentive to ...
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