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  • free printable felt board patterns
    Free printable felt board patterns, book stencils, story templates for reading
    March in National Reading Month. To teach emergent readers, preschool educators use felt boards to illustrate books and tell stories. Here are free printable felt board patterns,stencils and felt board reading lesson templates from First Palette....
  • free printable Very Hungry Caterpillar book crafts, Eric Carle printables
    Free printable Very Hungry Caterpillar activities, Eric Carle printables
    In honor of National Reading Month (March) I'm going to share free activities based on favorite authors and books. Eric Carle is a beloved children's author. Carle has illustrated dozens of books about insects and animals. Here are free...
  • free printable file folder games
    Free printable file folder games, National Reading Month printables
    March is National Reading Month. Here's a great lesson plan to teach reading with file folder games. Students can learn just about any subject using file folder games to reinforce content and practice skills. Here are free printable file...
  • Easy Green Velvet Cupcakes
    Celebrate the luck of the Irish with Easy Green Velvet Cupcakes from McCormick
    It is only two weeks until St. Patrick's Day and it is never too early to start planning your menu! This recipe for green velvet cupcakes from McCormick will be sure to be a hit whether you are Irish for a lifetime or just for a day.EASY GREEN...
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    Stop suffering for beauty today
    I remember being 5 years old the first time I heard my mother say, 'honey I'm going tell you what grandma passed down to me, you have to suffer to be beautiful'. This advice was given as a result of me stumbling around in her 4-inch...
  • A Neighbor's Generosity
    Enjoy your neighbors tonight!
    So we recently were under an ice storm disguised as a snow storm. I am readying my car to get out on the road one cold, snowy Monday morning by literally carving a thick sheet of ice off of the vehicle. It almost felt like I was preparing to enjoy...
  • Samuel Smith Brewing
    Give the gift of beer and end the cycle of regifting
    If you have a beer lover in your close-knit group of family and friends, you can stop the madness of futile gift shopping followed by the inevitable tradition of regifting by sharing these holiday gift suggestions from Merchant du Vin.Samuel Smith...
  • Unique antique cabinet table gets a new life
    Unique antique cabinet table gets a new life
    We here at Home and Living tackle some projects and some are more involved and time intensive than others—this was just that task. We started out at an antique store here locally, Shaw’s Antiques.The owner, Mike Shaw, has many years of...
  • Prenatal massage benefits expecting moms
    Expectant mothers benefit from prenatal massages
    A healthy way to ease neck, shoulder and back pain in pregnancy is for an expectant mother to get a prenatal massage. Trained spa therapist specialize in basic techniques and skills to benefit mother and baby during their journey together.A spa...
  • Courtesy Napa River Inn
    What’s old is new again at the Napa River Inn
    There’s nothing I love more than an immersive vacation experience—one that transports you to a time and place that connects you with the past in a palpable way while adhering to modern standards and expectations. This is what I...
  • Children's literature books for preschool learning centers
    Children's literature books for preschool learning centers
    March is National Reading Month. It kicks off with "Read Across America" which honors Dr. Seuss's birthday. To encourage authentic reading, why read real books not just textbooks? Teach emergent readers to love books by including...
  • Oh the Places You'll Go
    Read Across America: 'Oh the Places You'll Go' adult education must-read
    March 2 marks the birthday of Dr. Seuss, or Theodor Seuss Geisel, said CBS News March 1.Seuss left a legacies of "Read Across America" and the distinction of March as National Reading Month. Read all the Seuss you can, but especially ...
  • Homemade Oobleck, Silly Putty, Moon Sand, play dough, paper mache recipes
    Homemade Oobleck, Silly Putty, Moon Sand, play dough, paper mache recipes
    March is National Reading Month. For hands-on reading lessons how about homemade science recipes and kitchen chemistry experiments? Here are recipes for silly putty, noise or farting putty, Flubber, play dough, melting goop, Oobleck, Moon Sand,...
  • Oobleck recipes, Dr. Seuss science crafts for Read Across America
    Oobleck recipes, Dr. Seuss science crafts for Read Across America
    Dr. Seuss celebrates his birthday on March 2. We celebrate Seuss in March with National Reading Month and Read Across America. For good Seuss fun, why not read "Bartholomew and the Oobleck" and make oobleck What's Oobleck? It's...
  • National Pancake Day, free IHOP pancakes March 3 to benefit CMN hospitals
    National Pancake Day, free IHOP pancakes March 3 to benefit CMN hospitals
    Happy National Pancake Day! IHOP is giving away free pancakes on Tuesday, March 3, 2015! Everyone who comes to IHOP (the International House of Pancakes) will receive one free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. That's a sweet deal, right? But...