Help Save AmeriCorps

Don’t let Congress completely cut this program!

360 Blog
Click to Save AmeriCorps

Spirituality Bestsellers
Fat?So! You Don’t Have to Apologize for Your Size

Romance Book Club
I Sure Hope the Beastly Movie is Better Than the Book

Parenting Report: Homeschooling Primer
You’re a Teacher; You Don’t Get to Hate Students

You Clean
How to Scent Your Home Without Harmful Chemicals

I just want to share this amazing video. It’s so beautiful. As is this video.

Also, our new kitten, River, seems to be in love with Glee. He’s curled up next to me watching it right now with wide eyes. Could I ask for a better companion?


The Academy Awards

As a teen, I never thought of the Oscars as controversial or political; now, it seems as if I can’t think of them as anything but!

Movie Center
Films That Should Have Received Academy Awards

Female Talk
Academy Misogyny in True Grit Nominations

Noir Movie
Sex Abuse in Black Swan

Parenting Report
Nick Jr. Hosts Black History Month

You Clean
The Laundry Workout

Celebrating Presidents’ Day

Whether you’re looking for ideas for work, school, or just for fun, here are some great ways to celebrate.

Textbook Club
Some Presidents Really Just Don’t Matter

360 Blog
Write the President

Independent Talk
Use Google Earth to Teach Kids (or Learn) About Presidents

League of Religious Voters
Celebrating President’s Day at Work

Working and Parenting
Ways to Celebrate President’s Day with Kids

Protect Uncontacted Tribes

Illegal logging is threatening at least one tribe; please take action today to ensure their protection.

History Talk
Uncontacted Tribes Should Stay That Way

That 60s Blog
10 Completely Inappropriate, Irresistible Songs

Party Games
Playing Fairly with Children

Art Book Club
Shadow Tag

Picture Book Club
Crazy Hair

Gregor and Leven

I recently finished both The Underland Chronicles and the Leven Thumps series. The former was my favorite of the two, but both were remarkable fantasy/sci-fi novels that I would recommend to any lovers of those genres.

Sci Fi Book Club
Gregor and the Marks of Secret

Military Book Club
Gregor and the Code of Claw

Adventure Book Club
Leven Thumps and the Wrath of Ezra

Fantasy Book Club
Leven Thumps and the Ruins of Alder

Hungry Blogger
February is Bake for Family Fun Month

Valentine Deals

Check out a few of the deals below to see if there’s something for you and your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day.

Restaurant Talk
Valentine’s Deals for You and Your Sweetheart

360 Blog
10 Ways to Share the Love This Valentine’s Day

Craft World
10 Valentine’s Activities for Families

Romantic Report
10 Self-Love Activities for Valentine’s Day

Romantic Talk
10 Free Valentine’s Day Activities for Couples

Library Lover’s Month

Find out how to design your own library below.

Today’s Special
February is Library Lover’s Month

Pagan Journey
Have a Witchy Valentine’s Day!

Way to Sell Your Product, Pepsi Max

Animal Report
February is Adopt a Rescued Rabbit Month

Hot in the US

Bieber = Upgrade From Ozzy? Yeah, I Don’t Think So

Things I Love Thursday

Today I quit Facebook, at least for a while, and so far, I’m loving it. I’m also loving…

Wood Sprite being so easygoing while I’m ill  Letting go of things I was unnecessarily holding onto, like the someday shirts I donated yesterday, and Facebook today  Heating pads. I’m still pretty sick, with some potentially troubling blood test results, so the heating pad has become my new BFF.  Two child-free time periods approaching in a single weekend! That’s more than I usually get in a month!  Odwalla shakes and other yummy juices, which I have been able to keep down!  The Good Witch movie, which was sort of cute, and a nice, modern approach without too much stereotyping.  River purring behind my head as I sit on the floor and work.  Stupid cheesy rom-com movies playing while I work in the spirit of Valentine’s Day  My husband cleaning up a bit while I’ve been sick  amazing sake-orange bath soaks  the Leven Thumps series, which I just finished  sleeping for more than six hours consistently, which seems to only happen when I’m not well