Archive for November, 2018

Spotlight

Flickering Lights & Fairy Lamps: Collectibles for the Season

A few years ago, I learned about one such treasure, the fairy lamp – a collectible that fits right into the season.

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Fairy light from PriceIt! Antiques & Collectibles

Long ago in the days before we could tell Alexa to turn on our light bulbs, people lit up their homes with candles and oil lamps; throughout history, the fires they caused were a huge problem.

In the mid-1800s George Miller Clarke, the owner of a candle factory, came up with the idea of a setting a pretty glass dome with a hole on the top on a base that would hold a candle.

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Kids & Parents

Grow A Little: Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

Being a classroom teacher for over fourteen years, I tried to encourage the students in my class to never let fear or challenges get them down. 

This idea was sometimes met with excitement and at times, with some tears.

However, I repeatedly had seen for myself that if a child adopted a mindset of working through their obstacles, fears, or mistakes, that experience of overcoming adversity empowered them to meet future fears or difficulties head on. 

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Spotlight

Pint & Click Podcast 49 Now Available!

On this episode of the Pint & Click Podcast, Dave, Tony and Jami discuss Won't You Be My Neighbor, a documentary about Fred Rogers, the man behind Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Have a listen below:

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