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Mary (verymary)

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  • 5 Easy Babysitting Flyers

    5 Easy Babysitting Flyers

    4 years ago

    Looking for a babysitting flyer or template design? You've come to the right place. These flyers are easy to customize and will help promote your services and credentials. What to include on your flyer? ~ Your contact info: email address, phone...

  • The Brill Building - Pop Song Paradise

    The Brill Building - Pop Song Paradise

    6 months ago

    Gifted young songwriters competed to make pop-song history in this musically magical landmark building.

  • Langston Hughes Dream Deferred

    Langston Hughes Dream Deferred

    4 years ago

    I was thrilled when my son was asked to analyze Langston Hughes Dream Deferred -- titled "Harlem" when originally published in 1951 as part of the poetry collection Montage of a Dream Deferred. As a longtime editor, I love when a writer makes...

  • Top 10 Songs About Teenagers

    Top 10 Songs About Teenagers

    4 years ago

    Rock'n'roll and adolescence go together like Mentos and soda. Here, ten top tunes about teens, from the '50s forward.

  • Music Inspired Baby Names

    Music Inspired Baby Names

    5 months ago

    Are you a rockin' parent-to-be? Lean more toward classical music, blues, jazz, maybe country? A Beatles fanatic like me? Consider these musical names for a tuneful touch. They add an extra layer of meaning and fun without (for the most part) being...

  • Getting an Underweight Cat to Eat

    Getting an Underweight Cat to Eat

    4 years ago

    I've owned cats for 18 years, and for most of those years weight and diet were not big concerns. My first cat weighed about 11 lbs., the second about 10, and that barely changed from year to year at their vet checkups. Then they got older. With the...

  • Homework Opt-Out: Would It Work?

    Homework Opt-Out: Would It Work?

    14 months ago

    Homework in many communities is a hot-button topic. Some parents want more, arguing it boosts work ethic and prepares kids for the competitive world of college and work. Others want a more moderate homework policy, arguing that excessive homework...

  • Sunbutter vs. Peanut Butter

    Sunbutter vs. Peanut Butter

    4 years ago

    I'm not sure what first attracted me to Sunbutter, a spread made from sunflower seeds that is peanut free but looks, "feels" & tastes like peanut butter. Maybe it was the warm, sunny name. Maybe it was the pleasure of imagining that severely...

  • 180+ Earthy Baby Names Inspired by Nature

    180+ Earthy Baby Names Inspired by Nature

    4 months ago

    Nature names are always in style and are charming for boys and girls. Here is a complete list of names inspired by nature—from flower names to herb and tree names.

  • How to Easily Make a Family Cookbook From Scratch

    How to Easily Make a Family Cookbook From Scratch

    6 months ago

    I'll take you on a culinary journey here, teaching you how to compile your own homemade cookbook filled with all the things you love! This is a great way to try new recipes while also bonding with your family.

  • Cute Boots for Skinny Calves

    Cute Boots for Skinny Calves

    2 years ago

    Have toothpick calves like mine? Don't let that stop you from finding the perfect knee-high boots.

  • Chicago's North Shore:  A John Hughes Tour

    Chicago's North Shore: A John Hughes Tour

    3 years ago

    John Hughes movies were shot largely in the Chicago suburbs. Want specifics? Check out these movie locations...


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