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When I was a child, I was always interested in space. I remember doing a few projects on our solar system and learning about each planet. My children also love learning about the solar system. We are close to the hometown of one astronaut named Chris Hatfield. Chris Hatfield has come to my children’s school to talk about being up in space in the space station. So watching Journey to Space made it feel more real about what he talked about in an assembly.
Journey to Space || Narrated By Sir Patrick Stewart || 45 minutes approx. || Shout! Factory in conjunction with Big Picture Digital Productions.
Discover how NASA’s shuttle program has led to its exciting new era of space exploration. Learn about the important role of the International Space Station. Uncover what NASA and the space community are working on, and the challenges they face to carry out bold missions such as capturing asteroids and landing astronauts on Mars. Narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart.
This movie is perfect for children to learn about the space station and what kind of work they are doing up there. Also to help teachers teach outside regular textbook material. To bring to life what is happening up in space with the space program.
This is a wonderful movie that even had me learning stuff that I didn’t know that was happening with the space program.
Shout! Factory would like one Basically Speaking reader the chance to win their own copy of Journey to Space.
I love coming up with new recipes that I can make for my family that are good for us and also taste great. Since having my kidney transplant, I like making sure that we are eating the best for our bodies.
So yesterday, I decided that I would make Wrapless Refried Bean Burritos with Organic Spanish Style Rice from SEEDS OF CHANGE® with fresh vegetables from my garden. The SEEDS OF CHANGE® Spanish Style Rice is organic wholegrain rice with quinoa, red bell peppers and corn.
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I cooked the SEEDS OF CHANGE® Spanish Rice in no time on the stove in no time on the stove. Mixed in the chopped vegetables and heated the refried beans. The whole meal took about 10 minutes for me to make and really is one I will make again. It was so good, I ate leftovers the next day for lunch.
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Having been blessed with a love for telling stories and a life full of drama/trauma loving to write, putting them all together seemed like a no brainer. It has turned out to be one of my greatest ideas in a life full of hair brain ideas. Writing about life issues, human foibles and family dysfunction even generally has given me a wonderfully healing prospective on my own life. Although some of the things I write about I have experienced these books are works of fiction.
What inspired your book Done Growed Up?
Mainly, I wanted Ginny Mackey to have a chance at redemption for her actions in my previous novel. Women in that time didn’t have it easy and Ginny lacked the resources for mental health. I wanted her to get help so my readers could see that she has a heart and soul.
Tell us about your main character.
Ginny Mackey is a recently divorced mother of four struggling to put her life back together after loosing a baby, going through a divorce and drowning her sorrows in alcohol.
What other books have you written?
Apron Strings the first in the Apron Strings
What do you think readers will find most appealing about your book?
I think my characters are multidimensional with redeemable qualities and hateful qualities…sometimes both. People really care what is going to happen to them.
How did you come up with the idea for your book cover?
Childhood is supposed to be a free and easy time. The girl flying the kite is representative of that feeling, but the child is a sillouette and there is an ominous darkness around her. Her representative mother is present in the scene to offer comfort, yet is not entirely focused on that task. It seemed that being “Done Growed Up” was represented well on all counts and the main characters’ personalities also shine through on this cover.
What are you currently working on?
My fourth novel entitled Shooting in the Dark at Scarce Birds is a novel set in Oak Ridge Tennessee during the war. It is about secrets in a secret city.
How can readers discover more about you and your work?
My son is a huge Dino Dan fan. Spencer loves watching the movies and enjoys them time and time again. Spencer has a television in his own room so he can watch one movie before bed and he usually chooses one from the Dino Dan Trek’s Adventures series.
The Dino Dan movies have several stories included in them to keep your child entertained. It is a great reason to pop in a movie and have a family movie night at home with popcorn!
Dino Dan Dino Busters || NCircle Entertainment || 90 minutes approx. running time.
Join junior dinosaur expert Trek Henderson as he imagines dinosaurs into the real world dinobusters edition! When his friends come over, Trek tells them the story of a haunted house, which turns out to not have ghosts but instead has dinosaurs! Who ya gonna call? Dinobusters! Enjoy six more dino-rrific adventures with Trek and friends!
You can get a free app and scan the picture to see a Pterodaustro come to life!
Mack & Moxy The Great Helpee Heroes || NCircle Entertainment
Join Mack, a lovable, moose-like lummox, and Moxy, a feisty whirlwind of a raccoon/fox go-getter, on four exciting adventures! Together with a helpful Trooper, Mack & Moxy set out to rescue another Great Helpee in a far off mystical place called HelpeeLand. Along the way, Mack & Moxy meet a new Friend in Need who ends up teaching us a new important cause. Let’s embark on the first adventure! Mack & Moxy set out on a colorful adventure to HelpeeLand in search of a Great Helpee. Along the way, they met Nolie, a loveable little puffball who has never had any friends to play with. As the Heroes become her first friends, they share and sing about the joys of reading books. Guest celebrity, Josh Duhamel (Transformers, All My Children), helps the Heroes mission in support of Save the Children, providing quality preschool programs to underserved children around the world since 1932. In this DVD, Mack & Moxy introduce us to Save the Children, American Red Cross, Feeding America, and World Wildlife Fund. Other guest celebrities featured include Kal Penn (House M.D., How I Met Your Mother) and Eva LaRue (CSI Miami, All My Children). Mack & Moxy teaches children life-long lessons of charity and compassion while celebrating the joy of helping others.
Great lessons for kids to learn! My niece loves Mack & Moxy and I love that it teaches her great lessons while she watches. I also enjoy that Mack & Moxy share about great charity programs that are available.
One lucky Basically Speaking reader will have a chance to win both dvds.
Open to Canada & U.S. residents 18+ (excluding Quebec)
*Basically Speaking received DVD listed above to review, but the opinion expressed are my own. Winner of the DVDs will be shipped by the sponsor. Basically Speaking is not responsible for the shipment. *
Summer is here and even though you need to take care of your skin year round. It is just as important when you are outside even more during this season.
Not only should you be wearing an SPF sunscreen but you should also think about keeping it moisturized. Dry skin can still happen in the heat of the summer.
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BeachBoundBooks is pleased to be coordinating a Book Blast for the children’s historical fiction book written by Leigh Shearin, John Bloom and the Victory Garden: Digging In. The blast will run June 1 – 3, 2016.
About the Book
Title: John Bloom and the Victory Garden: Digging In | Author: Leigh Shearin Genre: Children’s Historical Fiction | Number of Pages: 106 | Publication Date: January 22, 2016
The fun continues in Appleside, NJ, as John Bloom and his pals live, laugh, and watch the incredible events of late 1942 as they unfold across the world. The attack on Pearl Harbor has brought America into the global war, and everyone’s involved- even children! Join them as they do what they can to help with the war effort, even from a small, rural, American town.
Take a peek inside the book…
About the Author: Leigh Shearin
Leigh Shearin is a farmer, writer, photographer, baker, and lifetime dreamer.
Leigh earned a B.A. degree in Studio Art at Maryville College and worked as a graphic artist before earning an ASS degree in Culinary Art. She has worked as a chef, baker and culinary arts instructor. Most recently, she and her husband bought rural land and are developing Winter’Rest, a small farm in central New York. Through all this, Leigh wrote stories and poems…some published; some tucked away. She is happiest living off the land and is an ardent supporter of local and sustainable farms, farmers and practices. Seasonal fresh produce from Winter’Rest Farm is even on the menus of some Farm-to-Fork restaurants in the Central New York. Leigh is also an accomplished photographer, working in Fine Art Photography from age 20, under the name M. Leigh Emery. Leigh writes fiction stories for middle-grade readers. Along with illustrator Kate Shearin, Leigh spins tales of self-sufficiency and independence, along with gentle agriculture education. Since historical fiction is also a lifetime interest, Leigh uses true stories of the past to bring inspiration and joy to modern-day children.
Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card or $25 PayPal cash prize, winner’s choice
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