Vivian Kirkfield's Blog – February 2011 Archive (15)

Cinema Sundays: My Picks of Great Flicks: Academy Awards Special Edition

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Tonight many people will be glued in front of their televisions, watching the Academy Awards presentation. 

All across the country (and probably in other parts of the world), there will be Oscar-night parties…

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Added by Vivian Kirkfield on February 27, 2011 at 5:11pm — No Comments

15 Minutes a Day: Do You Care Enough?

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When I was young, I wanted to become a teacher.

I believed I could help children step confidently onto the path to a successful and happy life. 

I cared enough about reaching…

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Added by Vivian Kirkfield on February 25, 2011 at 9:50am — No Comments

What's In Your Child's Bookcase Wordy Wednesday: TOUCH EDDIE

 

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When you were a child, did you ever keep information about yourself or your family hidden from your friends?  Do you now?

While I’m not saying we…

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Added by Vivian Kirkfield on February 24, 2011 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Healthy Habit Thursdays: Give Your Kitchen a Health Makevoer

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What do you think are the dirtiest, most germ-laden areas in your home?

Most people would probably say the bathroom or the kitchen.

Interestingly enough, studies reveal items…

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Added by Vivian Kirkfield on February 24, 2011 at 1:57pm — No Comments

Quotable Timeless Tuesdays: Honesty

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Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.   –…

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Added by Vivian Kirkfield on February 22, 2011 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Make-A-Meal Mondays: President's Day Special

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Every four years, the citizens of the United States have the opportunity to choose a new president who will hopefully lead the country on an upward path of economic and social reform, while staying…

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Added by Vivian Kirkfield on February 21, 2011 at 5:49pm — No Comments

Cinema Sundays: My Picks of Great Flicks: The American President

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In honor of President’s week, I’ve chosen one of my favorite movies about a president,…

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Added by Vivian Kirkfield on February 20, 2011 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Do's and Don'ts: Shopping with Preschoolers

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Although we’d all probably like to leave our children at home when we go shopping, this is not always possible.  So what can we do to make sure our shopping trips with preschoolers go as smoothly and safely as possible.  Many of the following tips…

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Added by Vivian Kirkfield on February 18, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Make-A-Meal Mondays: Valentine's Day Special

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Do you remember your first Valentine’s Day card?   Was it from a relative or a best-friend?  How about your first “love interest” Valentine?  Do you remember crafting Valentines when you were a child…cutting the red construction paper…

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Added by Vivian Kirkfield on February 14, 2011 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Cinema Sundays: My Picks of Great Flicks...Valentine's Day Special

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My husband and I love watching movies.

We rarely go to the theater.

Instead, we frequent the shelves of our local library which offer brand-new-to-DVD movies, as well as many treasured classics…

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Added by Vivian Kirkfield on February 13, 2011 at 4:47pm — No Comments

The Day I Almost Changed My Mind About Becoming a Teacher

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In May of 1967, I had graduated from college with a bachelor’s in …

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Added by Vivian Kirkfield on February 12, 2011 at 8:53pm — No Comments

Birthdays: Special Days On Which To Reflect

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Today is my birthday!

I know that many people, especially as they get older, would rather not…

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Added by Vivian Kirkfield on February 11, 2011 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Keeping Tabs on Your Health: What, When and Why!

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Do you procrastinate when it comes to scheduling necessary medical checkups?

Do you even know what exams and tests you should have, when you should have them and why they are important?

Keeping yourself…

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Added by Vivian Kirkfield on February 10, 2011 at 3:22pm — No Comments

What's In Your Child's Bookcase Wordy Wednesdays

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Have you seen the Capitol One commercial on television?

The narrator asks, “What’s in your wallet?”

In this blogging journey, I’ve visited several blogs that review books and…

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Added by Vivian Kirkfield on February 9, 2011 at 10:13am — No Comments

Quotable Timeless Tuesdays: SISTERS

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When I got home the other day, there was a package waiting for me at the door.  Actually, there were THREE packages!  All from the same person!

My birthday is next…

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Added by Vivian Kirkfield on February 8, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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