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  • Mother holding toddler son on lap, reading bedtime story in bed
    How to create a great bedtime ritual
    Dr. Laura Nathanson, MD, FAAP discusses bedtime ritualsGood bedtime rituals are those that help babies and children fall asleep. Great rituals are those that spare the loving adult from having to keep putting the child back to sleep at frequent...
  • The Haunted Boonslick
    A Ghostly Time of the Year at Columbia Public Library
    On Monday, October 27, 2014 starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Friends Room of Columbia Public Library, Mary Barile began with a question to her attentive listeners. “Who believes in ghosts?” she wanted to know. A handful of people raised...
  • Lighten up the darkening fall days with the festival of Diwali
    Lighten up the darkening fall days with the festival of Diwali
    Today, Oct 23 2014 begins the start of one of the most prominent Hindu festivals- Diwali. It is a festival of lights that focuses on how good triumphs over evil, education triumphs over ignorance and light is victorious over darkness. Diwali is...
  • EthiDolls: exploring African dolls
    EthiDolls: exploring African dolls
    Hello NY Doll Collectors,I was thinking about all the types of dolls we have in this world. And there are so many. And then I thought, “world”, which makes me think, ah, international. We have explored international dolls from Mattel...
  • National Tell a Story Day: The Story behind Sleepy Hollow
    National Tell a Story Day: The Story behind Sleepy Hollow
    October 27 is “National Tell a Story Day” and in honor of that day I thought I would share the story behind sleepy hollow with you. Of course we have all heard the story if Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman, many of us have...
  • My Style: Fifty Shades of Gold
    My style: Fifty shades of gold
    As we get older, words start to have new meanings.A few years ago new phrases came out to the beauty market such as: “Women over 40,” “Over 40 & Fabulous,” “Fab over 40,” among others. After our first lady...
  • What on earth can dolls offer in stories
    What on earth can dolls offer in stories
    Hello New York Doll Collectors and all doll collectors of the world!We talked in our last article about doll story books, that bring to us, inspiration, in addition to being a collectible. I brought up my own book of short stories, as an example...
  • How to be happy when it rains
    How to be happy when it rains
    “I’m only happy when it rains,” – This could and should be you. Milwaukee has been heavy on the rain and fog as of late, and some people are being real Debbie Downers about it; instead, we can be Optimistic Olivias. What is...
  • First Nation true ghost stories wanted
    First Nation true ghost stories wanted
    One of Canada's oldest ghost investigation organizations, ColdSpot.org, is looking for your Aboriginal-related 'true' ghost story. The website already has a growing collection of First Nation stories, and has the largest online...
  • All the Sex I've Ever Had
    Luminato day 7: 'All the Sex I've Ever Had -- The International Edition'
    We're a society that doesn't normally associate sex lives with seniors, but slowly, people are chipping away at this previous taboo. Older peopledohave sex and they have interesting sex lives, but it's something that's just not...
  • Photo of Family from blog about a $17.38 grocery bill
    Random acts of kindness can make your day!
    In the middle of writing another article, this writer was inspired to write an article focusing on random acts of kindness.It just seems like there is a need to write about something positive for a change. Sometimes we just need to take a break...
  • Brandi Glanville
    ‘RHOBH’ star Brandi Glanville doesn’t believe Lisa Vanderpump’s stories
    “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Brandi Glanville has been friends with Lisa Vanderpump for quite some time, but it sounds like these two won't be sitting down for afternoon tea anytime soon. The two hit a rough patch...
  • Professional actresses and actors tend to add a lot of emotion into the stories that they read.
    Storyline Online: Stories on YouTube
    YouTube offers users a wealth of opportunities for entertainment and educational opportunities. Therefore, parents who homeschool frequently benefit from using online systems to enhance their children’s curriculum and overall knowledge....
  • Farrah Abraham
    ‘Teen Mom’ star Farrah Abraham faces legal action after stories
    “Teen Mom” star Farrah Abraham agreed to do various promotional tours for her sex tape when she signed a big contract. During “Couples Therapy,” she opened up a little about what that contract included, but couldn’t...
  • Meowing on the Answering Machine
    “Meowing on the Answering Machine”, book review
    Robert Emmett’s book Meowing on the Answering Machine presents stories taken from the life of a writer, along with sketches to illustrate the joys and frustrations of daily life. Not every story involves cats, but they do put in an...