Kindle Unlimited

Once again, Amazon has shown why they dominate online book sales. Bibliophiles around the world will love the addition of Kindle Unlimited, with the ability to enjoy over 600,000 titles for $9.99 a month. Like , this service is also the Netflix for readers with an added twist: some titles also include narration. The addition…

Sloppy Seconds: Two Book Reviews

I wanted to kick myself for deciding my weary body couldn’t take one more line and I missed an opportunity to meet Deborah Reed, author of the book Things We Set on Fire, in New York. The story of Vivvie and her estranged daughters Elin and Kate hit me with an emotion so deep, I…

Brad Schoener Music Man Camp

In one week, children who attend the Brad Schoener Music Man Camp are four months ahead of the average child who takes an instrument when school begins in the fall. For the second year in a row, The PreTeen has hauled his trumpet to the middle school for a day of improvisation, drumming, movement, and…

The 7 Days to a Better Blog Challenge

The 7 Days to a Better Blog Challenge by Brandi Jeter Riley “Have you heard that there are well over 250 MILLION blogs on the internet?” Brandi Riley, the blogger behind Mama Knows It All, has written her FIRST book, The 7 Days to a Better Blog Challenge for anyone who wants to blog or…

Lessons in ESL: Independence Day

Lessons in ESL The Fourth of July is also known as Independence Day in America. On this day in 1776, the original 13 states separated from the control of the United Kingdom. The real date of independence is July 2, 1776, but The Declaration of Independence was created on July 4th. This is the day…

Welcome America 2014: Fourth of July Philly Style

No one does Independence Day like Philly. The City of “Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection” has owned the Fourth of July since 1776. It wasn’t until 1993 that Welcome America became the nation’s largest celebration of Independence Day, sponsoring a week long family friendly party. This year’s Welcome America 2014 festival shows just how Philly…