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Kas Winters
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Is there a book in your head

Have you ever thought you should write a book? Would your child or children like to see their words in print? It’s an incredible experience to hold your ideas in book form, and it raises self-esteem at least a couple of notches. The really good news is that it is possible. You usually see my writing in this column, discussing ideas for children’s and family activities, but I have also written a total of 16 books, many on that family topic. My most recent effort, Get that Book out of your Head and into Print, includes innovative methods that can help you or your children accomplish a publishing dream. Click here for the full article.
Kas Winters
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Kas Winters

It’s a new year and a great time to put systems in place to make your life and that of your children easier. Sometimes, all it takes is a couple of file folders in a set location such as a box, basket, tote, tub, or holder on top of the microwave, near the front door, or in the corner of a kitchen counter. Label a few folders as needed. Choose a place where papers can be moved directly from backpacks to the proper location. This is especially helpful for school papers that need to be returned to teachers, details about assignments and projects, events and other school or extra-curricular activity dates and contact information. Work to establish a habit of putting papers there as soon as students get home from school and also try to remember to check the “Return to Teacher” folder before kids leave for class each morning. Make sure everyone knows that the folders should not develop legs and move to other locations in the house. Click here for the full article.
Olga Zlotnik
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Your Home as an Investment

When people are being hounded by creditors and going through tough financial times, they come to me for help. In listening to, advocating for, and helping my clients, I have had the privilege of learning some financial do’s and don’ts. The truth is that financial trouble can happen to anyone. Click here for the full article.
Boomer and the Babe
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For What it’s Worth

There are any number of so called experts that tell us, the Baby Boomer Generation, what we want. They tell others how to market to us. These experts try to explain why we do what we do, why we buy what we buy, why we live the way we live and what we need to do to insure our "comfortable retirement." Click here for the full article.
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The Joy in Art Collecting

Kathryn Henneman's love of old Hollywood movies and art are a fun way to introduce herself. Click here for the full article.

Lights, Candle, Action

Our candles are made with non-GMO soy wax and phthalate-free essential oils and fragrances.” She and her partner, Beth Gorman-Hackstadt love candles. She says, “I knew there was a way to create a beautiful candle with powerful bouquets that are also eco-friendly and economical.” Click here for the full article.

Fine, and Functional, Art

Wood. Metal. Cement. Clay. These are the materials James Anthony Peters uses to customize works of art for his clients. “I’m an artist-for-hire kind of guy,” he says, “and I love to be asked, ‘Is this possible?’” Click here for the full article.

Apache Landscape

The American southwest is a land of beauty, or as they say in New Mexico, enchantment. It is host to plant life not found anywhere else in the world, and culture that is second to none Click here for the full article.
Nassim Sana, MC
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The Science Behind Gratitude

The next time you are not having a good day or feeling a bit down reach out to someone who cares about you and tell them “Thank you for being amazing.” Click here for the full article.
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Potty Training

A week later, mom wrote, "We have success." When she introduced the plan, the little guy cried and generally acted like he was being traumatized, but Mom stayed the course. Lesson: The mistake of late training is correctable, and my experience is that, as in this case, the correction usually takes less than a couple of weeks. Click here for the full article.