72 Hour Kit – Food and Water

Are you ready for an Emergency?  What would happen if you had to evacuate your home today?  Would you be prepared?  Those are many of the questions that were addressed during an Emergency Preparedness Fair that I participated in on Saturday.   I put together a booth about 72 hour kits.  During a crisis, these kits can be life…

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Lego Tower Multiplication Game

My children LOVE to play with legos so when I came across some ideas for lego games that are educational, I jumped on some design ideas.  Here is a simple Multiplication freebie for you to use with your children.  Just print on card stock and laminate it.  Then collect at least 20 lego pieces that are the ones with…

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Zoo Field Trip Worksheet

Educational Zoo Field Trip Packet for Teachers, Home schoolers and Families!!  Whether you are going to the zoo with your family, friends, homeschooling group or school field trip, this packet will bring smiles to your students and children as they explore a day at the zoo.  I was driving in my car one day and I had some ideas…

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Yes, Mormons are Christians, too!

Years ago while walking in the halls of our church building in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, I passed one of my friends.  As I walked by Ed, I turned around and it hit me how much he looked like Jesus.  He was growing out his hair and beard.  I told him to make sure he let me know before he cut…

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Meet Nani

“What’s up?” This is a popular phrase in Hawaii used to open a dialog and begin a friendly conversation. Sometimes it’s just tossed out as a passing acknowledgement with no feelers out for an answer. Unfortunately, as with the typical “How are you?” question, people often don’t listen to the answer. Once I did an experiment and answered, “Near…

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Meet Melia

I am so excited to have you visit us here at Brightly Street.  My name is Melia.  It is actually part of a very long Hawaiian middle name “Puameliaaala” which means the fragrant plumeria flower.  You might have seen the plumeria flower while visiting Hawaii.  They are found all over the island and have such a sweet fragrance.  While…

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A Tribute to Mother

L-E-O-N-A. That's the name my grandparents chose for the woman I would call Mother. Even as a teenager, I never called her Mom. She was classy and kind. The classy part meant that we had to iron the tablecloths and set the table properly. It meant that she always wore a dress, apron, neat, wavy, black hair and red…

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