Christy Garrett's Blog Posts Tagged 'story' (9)

Use Your Local Library as a Resource for Preschool Teaching Tools

Today I took my son to visit the local library for the very first time.  I wasn’t sure what to expect because the library close to our house is fairly small.  When we went into the library, I was amazed by the amount of books and activities that our local library has to offer the children.  Every week our library has a scheduled…

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Added by Christy Garrett on September 13, 2013 at 9:13pm — No Comments

National Breastfeeding Awareness Month: My Breastfeeding Journey

Breastfeeding was on of those taboo topics that people just didn’t talk about when I was pregnant with my first child.  As a new mom, I knew right away that I wanted to try breastfeeding my baby.  My first experience with breastfeeding happened when my twin sisters were born.   I remember seeing my mom breastfeeding and knew that my body…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 7, 2013 at 9:20am — No Comments

Cochlear Implant Surgery Was Successful – My Daughter’s Story

My daughter was finally scheduled for her cochlear implant surgery after several months of procedures, tests, and evaluations.  I was very nervous going into this surgery because i knew that it would be several hours long.  Plus, she was going to have surgery on a very delicate area near her brain.  We were…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 3, 2013 at 8:47pm — No Comments

Meet Zack – He Didn’t Let A Mental Illness Keep Him From Achieving His Dreams

One evening I was hanging out on Twitter and started talking to Zack about my toddler’s love for coloring and drawing.  After talking to Zack, he shared with me his story about “Taking Care of Business – Mental Illness is Not a Deterrent“.  At the age of 16, Zack is working on becoming an entrepreneur and using his gifts and talents to make…

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Added by Christy Garrett on March 25, 2013 at 9:32pm — No Comments

Children’s Book Review: Mommy, Tell Me a Story About What Daddy Does? By Krisit Grimm

Reading to children is not only helps them develop the skills that they need for reading but it also helps their listening skills.  The other night my son wanted me to read him a book, so…

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Added by Christy Garrett on March 8, 2013 at 4:35pm — No Comments

Book Review: Long Time Coming By Edie Clarie

I have been reading quite frequently these days and wanted to share another great book with my followers.  I downloaded “Long Time Coming” by Edie Claire on e-book and I loved this book from the very start.  Joy decides to return to her hometown of Wharton when her father’s illness forces her to return.  She left the town of Wharton over 18 years ago, shortly after her best friend Jenny was killed in a horrific car accident just a few days after senior prom.  After graduation, Joy high…

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Added by Christy Garrett on March 7, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Expecting My Second Child - My Birth Story

My second pregnancy was a bit of a surprise as I wasn’t actively trying to conceive.  I found out in February 2000, that I was pregnant and was due October 9th, 2000.  When I was almost 20 weeks, I found out that I was having a little boy.  I was excited and nervous at the same time.  I had that feeling that I was having a boy since my cravings were totally different that my first pregnancy.  Continue reading my birth story at:  …

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 21, 2012 at 9:19am — No Comments

Expecting my First Baby As a Teen Mom

My first pregnancy was a bit of a shock, since I was just 18 years old and just out of high school. I found out that I was pregnant in April of 1996.  I was still living at home with my parents and wasn’t married to my boyfriend.  I knew firsthand that my parents would be very disappointed with me but for the most part my mom was supportive.  It was important that I tell them before they found out on their own, so I told my mom first.  She said she had already suspected something but…

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 21, 2012 at 8:58am — 2 Comments

Countdown the Days Until Christmas Day With “Elf on the Shelf”

I was introduced to the "Elf on the Shelf" Christmas tradition last year when one of my friends was posting photos of her elf.  I hadn't ever heard of this tradition and it peaked my curiosity.  The Elf is Santa's helper and has fun while you are counting down the days until Christmas.  Learn more about the full story of the "Elf on the Shelf" Story.…

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 14, 2012 at 5:51pm — No Comments

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