Monthly Archives for January 2010

Grammy Award Make-Up Artist helps Tina in LA

Mara Rouse has a history of exceptional credits to her resume to add another jam packed filled week of applying make-up for the celebrity pre-parties to the Grammys as well as the Grammys this year, 2010. Mara Rouse is now the make-up artist for any parties or shoots we do while in Los Angeles.

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Awards, Contributions, Friends, General, television
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Writing by Moonlight: Lovely Review of Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy

 

Adline Ghani from Malaysia and of the website “Writing by Moonlight” has posted a most wonderful review of my book Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy.

I am so pleased to share this with you and I do hope that you leave a comment at Adline’s beautiful website. Click here to read the review.

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Children's Author, Children's Book, Childrens' Literature
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Danny the Dragon Contest Winner- January

Alejandra Vargas is the lucky winner this month. She drew a lovely picture which she submitted accompanied by her very proud and caring father, Bernardo Vargas Sanchez. Thank you Alejandra!

 

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Acts of Kindness, Book Tour, Contest-this month!, Contests, family, Give-Away
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Packing the Kids a Healthy Lunch

     What exactly should you look for in a healthy, well-balanced lunch? You should make sure to include whole grains, fruits and vegetables, calcium, and lean protein. The USDA has daily recommendations for children for each of these food groups, and you should aim to provide as much as possible in each category when preparing your child’s lunch.

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Homework Help Advice to Parents

     First of all, consistency is key. Except for when extracurricular activities interfere, your child should aim to do his homework at the same time every day as part of his daily afterschool routine. You can test to see when the best time is for homework. Make sure your child has eaten a healthy, high-protein snack before he begins his homework, and studies have shown that many children perform work better after physical exercise, which can increase a child’s concentration.

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Probiotics Can Prevent Children’s Flu

A recent study shows that preschoolers who were given probiotic supplements twice a day were less likely to experience fevers, coughs, and runny noses than preschoolers who weren’t taking any during flu season.  Probiotics are “good germs,” which promote a healthy balance between good and bad bacteria and between good bacteria and yeast in the digestive system. As a result, immunity is boosted.

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Join me at the Books for Kids Giveaway in Clearwater – Open to the public!

How fitting that tomorrow on Appreciate a Dragon Day I will be the featured author, reading to children at the Books for Kids Giveaway at Clearwater Academy.  Full details can be found at the aforementioned link.

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Homeschooling Your Child—Some Reasons to Consider It

It used to be that homeschooling had a certain stigma to it. When people heard the word, they pictured a child isolated at home from children his age and indoctrinated into his parents’ extremist views. However, homeschooling has steadily grown in popularity over the years, and it’s widely acknowledged now that homeschooling provides many benefits.

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Proceeds from Danny the Dragon CD Support Good Cause

         If you’re like most Americans, you probably haven’t even heard of celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder which causes an immune reaction that can affect the entire body, causing both physical and mental problems. The cause? An allergy to gluten, a component of wheat, barley, and rye. The problem with celiac disease is that doctors don’t know much about it either. They don’t know that it affects an estimated 300 million Americans and that with a simple test, a diagnosis can be made and the easy treatment can begin—a gluten-free diet.

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Acts of Kindness, Books, CD, Children's Author, Children's Health, Contributions, Danny the Dragon CD, gluten-free, humanitarian
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January Parent’s and Kid’s Contest

KID’S January 2010 CONTEST details:

Describe of a new good friend for Danny the Dragon and his traveling companion Skipper. The lucky winner will receive a free Danny The Dragon gift basket full of great stuff! Just go to the bottom of this page and enter your ideas.

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Children's Author, Contest-this month!, Events, Games, General, Give-Away, moms
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