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   This summer has been a wonderful one.  I've spent quality time with my boys and my husband and we have dedicated time to take a few adventures together.  While we were having fun, we were also creating opportunities for us to learn together.       After all, you wouldn't expect anything less from an educator with over fifteen years of teaching experience in the classroom.  I've noticed that no matter where we are or what we are doing, we can always use paper and paper-products to inspire learning beyond the classroom.  You'd be surprised how many creative activities and writing exercises can arise from everyday events.     My ten-year-old son's favorite thing to do is illustrate his experiences using crayons and his favorite drawing notebook.  It is such a pleasure to watch him bring his drawings to life.  It's a great way to foster his creativity and to allow him to use visualization to create images … [Read more...]

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minted.com. All opinions are 100% mine.     Last year, when I attended my first blogging conference, I learned the importance of always having my business cards handy.  Every event that I arrived to was full of people looking to network and introduce themselves and their brand.  Being able to hand a professional looking business card to a potential client or contact is extremely valuable because it sets you apart from others and makes you more memorable to the people you met.     I was very excited to have the opportunity to create and design my own unique business cards at Minted.com.  They offer a beautiful assortment of a variety of products including holiday cards, Christmas cards, wedding invitations, business stationery, and business cards.  All of these are created through a global community of indie designers who are very talented and meticulous about all of their artistic creations.     Their unique business cards … [Read more...]