Author Archives: Kara Peterson

You Have a Voice: On Supporting the Right to Non-Violent Protest

You Have a Voice What do people have in common with their stomachs? They both grumble…sometimes a lot. I live in Arizona, where we are currently having a teacher walk out. This is in response to being the 5th lowest state in teacher wages and benefits per pupil spending. This is serious. We are a right…

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Make it Matter

63. That is all I have left.  Sixty-three weekends until my youngest child leaves the house to become his own man. It made me think of a lesson I heard long ago q-tips or popsicle sticks. As a parent, we are in survival mode. We are paying bills, making sure we get healthy meals into…

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7 Simple Ways to Get Kids to Eat Their Vegetables

7 Simple Ways to Get Kids to Eat Their Vegetables I can’t tell you how many times I wondered as a mom of toddlers how I could get my boys to eat their veggies! Luckily, I came up with some pretty simple solutions and I’m happy to say my teenage boys love their vegetables! Here…

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How to Create Your Ideal Life Vision

February is the month of love. Usually this is interpreted as romantic love…after all, it is the host of Sweetheart’s Day. However, I chose to look at this February from a perspective of self love and kindness. I am a passionate person. I care about a lot of people and have a cause that is…

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9 Best Apps for Moms to Download Right Now

9 Best Apps for Moms to Download Right Now It is the new year. You have heard them. You have probably made them: goals, resolutions, or yearly objectives. By March, you are feeling overwhelmed and significantly behind in your goal achievement success. I like combining technology with old time classics, so I have found some…

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Tween Gift Guide: Unique Gifts for Tweens

Tween Gift Guide: Unique Gifts for Tweens Those 9-12 year olds… We love them, yet they are no longer kids and not yet teens. What do we call them? Somehow they ended up with the dubious title of “tweens.” The big question is what do we buy for special occasions for someone in this elite…

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August Book of the Month: Teddy Mars by Molly B Burnham

Ages: 8-12 Synopsis: Teddy Mars is one of 7 children and wants to stand out from his siblings. Book 1 goes through Teddy’s adventures as he tries to break world records with the help of his friends – and while also dealing with his lovable but destructive younger brother. Why kids love it: The story is…

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July Book of the Month: Rapunzel’s Revenge by Shannon & Dean Hale

Ages: 10-14 Synopsis: Rapunzel’s Revenge is a reimagining of the classic fairytale, this time with Rapunzel escaping her prison and teaming up with Jack (from Jack and the Beanstalk) during the Wild West. Why kids love it: It’s funny, has a strong heroine, and a happy ending. Why parents love it: This is a beautifully drawn graphic…

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Made in America

Fourth of July Sale! The Possum’s Tale is $5 off now through July 6th! Grab your copy right here! Did you know that The Possum’s Tale was made in America? Of course I wrote it and I’m American, but more than that, I worked hard to make sure that every step of this book, from the…

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June Book of the Month: Fablehaven Series by Brandon Mull

Ages: 9+ Synopsis: Fablehaven is a hidden refuge where magical creatures have been kept for years. Brother and sister, Seth and Kendra, enter Fablehaven because their grandfather is the caretaker. There they will have to face great challenges to save Fablehaven. Why kids love it: It is “Potteresque” but in a whole different way. Why parents love…

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