Archive for Literature

How to Encourage Children to Read Books

July 24, 2013 No Comments

How to Encourage Children to Read Books Kids have so many distractions today. They can either play the tablet or listen to music coming from their smartphones. If they get tired with their smartphones, they will play games in their console or watch different shows in the television. These gadgets make everyth... continue reading...

Actress Janine Turner Talks about Raising an American Patriot

July 23, 2010 1 Comment

Actress Janine Turner Talks about Raising an American Patriot Did your kids learn how to sing the Preamble to the Constitution from Schoolhouse Rock? Could they explain what the words mean to them if you asked? Actress turned activist Janine Turner, best known for her roles in Northern Exposure, Friday Nig... continue reading...

Who Was Our First President?

June 26, 2010 No Comments

Who Was Our First President? Did you know George Washington was not our first president?* Did you know, as a country, we've had two Constitutions?** Do you know what's important about the Constitution and the Federalist Papers?*** Did you know if you talk to your kids about what's important about the Consti... continue reading...

Free Books through a New Swapping Website

June 19, 2010 No Comments

Free Books through a New Swapping Website Want to read The Carrie Diaries or Karl Rove's new autobiography but don't want to spend $25? While the library is still a great place to take the kids this summer, you can also get books through a new website called Booksfreeswap.com . It's free to join and offers bo... continue reading...

FreeAdvice

July 24, 2009 1 Comment

FreeAdvice The easy-to-understand legal content on FreeAdvice.com has been prepared and is updated by nationally renown specialists at dozens of leading American law firms, and by other capable attorneys and legal professionals on the Company's highly qualified legal and editorial staff. The insurance content... continue reading...

The Library of Congress

December 24, 2006 No Comments

The Library of Congress It's the largest collection of literature in the world. And, if you're an American citizen, it belongs to you. Your tax dollars paid for it. It's the Library of Congress, and its site is today's FamilyFirst pick. Where do you begin in the world's largest library? Don't worry, they make... continue reading...

Mea Culpa

October 23, 2006 No Comments

Mea Culpa Never let it be said that I'm too full of myself to admit a mistake. In my piece on Eric Snider dated October 18, I took a broadside shot at Philip Martin, a movie critic for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. I implied that he “delights in walking out on movies.” I went too far in saying that. Mr. ... continue reading...

Eric D Snider

October 18, 2006 7 Comments

Eric D Snider There are gifted writers who express opinions about movies and such with intelligence, wit, and a touch of humility. Such a reviewer is Eric Snider. Perhaps you've heard of him. Sadly, I hadn't (although you can call me a fan now). Here's his bio: Eric D. Snider is a freelance writer, critic, ... continue reading...

Capital Comics

September 26, 2006 No Comments

Capital Comics When I was in my teens, I LOVED comic books. I found a used book store in town that had a good stock of those glorious DC comics from the mid 1960's with that checkerboard pattern across the top of the page. They cost (get ready for this) TEN CENTS APIECE! Of course, we're talking about 1974 or... continue reading...

OEDILF

September 23, 2006 1 Comment

OEDILF Our FamilyFirst site today May delight you or maybe dismay Its theme, you discern Is that poetry spurned It's limericks! What can I say? Yes, today's FamilyFirst site is called OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form. The site is home to thirty thousand limericks! That's a mighty lar... continue reading...

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