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The A-to-Z’s of Mental Health/ BiPolar Disorder


For the month of April I am participating in the annual A-Z Blogging Challenge. The Challenge was started by author/blogger, Arlee Byrd.

Each day of the month (except Sundays) we will post something based on that days correlating letter. Some of us chose a theme and others are winging it. My theme is the A-to-Z’s of Mental Health, Raising Awareness. It is a topic that is very close to my heart. I hope you find the posts interesting and you will comment and share the posts everywhere. To see a list of all of the participants or for more information-click on the badge over there to the right >



Today’s letter is B

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A Very Special Guest and her Lovely Book….


I am so excited to share with you the cover reveal for the lovely, Tina Klinesmith’s  third book in the Journey series…

Title:  Journey to Faith (Journey #3)


Author:  Tina Klinesmith

Author Tina Klinesmith






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Calling all Insecure Writers…


Once a month a group of writers gets together to give or receive support. It is called the Insecure Writers Support Group. #IWSG

If you are in need of or perhaps you have some inspiration to share please join us…








Can you believe that this time next month we will have started the A-to-Z Challenge. 

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Superbowl Weekend, A little Peyton, A horse and a dog or is it about the girl, and a Punk book…



Friday Fragments are thoughts, those thoughts that are not quite complete enough for their own post yet mentionable none the less. If you have a few fragments of your own and you would like to share them, please visit our lovely host Mrs. 4444…

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I am one of ‘those’ crazy sports fans. It happened to me several decades ago when I was a single mom and didn’t want my kids to miss having a man in the house. A friend told me if my kids were involved in sports they would be less likely to get into trouble. I was all for that so I studied and learned the games. All games except for the game of football. Then I met and married John and he helped me understand football, the rules the numbers and the players. So yes, I am a football fan and I am looking forward to the Superbowl. I’m looking forward to the game, the commercials and the food. What are you making?

We are Peyton Manning fans. In fact my daughter and her husband named their third daughter, Peyton. That said, we are not necessarily Bronco’s or Seahawks fans, we are in Philadelphia after all. So I am just hoping for a great, fun game.

Our little Peyton Elizabeth…

Peyton Elizabeth going to the witches house

The other Peyton:


 Have you seen any of the sneak commercial peeks? I think it’s going to be a good add year. Companies are paying four-million-dollars for thirty-second spots, this year. I suspect that is the reason for the leaks. The companies want to get as much bang for those bucks as they can. I think this is everyone’s favorite so far…

Did you watch the Grammys? I am either getting eeks, old or I don’t know. I have to take a deep breath and remember it is about getting people to talk.   Speaking of the Grammy’s, my author friend Dina Santorelli has a new book out. I loved her first novel Baby Grand so I am looking forward to reading this one:

Dina's cover Daft Punk

I don’t want to say it out loud but forecasters, behind the scenes are watching a massive ‘snow’ event for the second week of February, in the northeast. Yikes they ‘mentioned’ thirty-to-thirty-six-inches, the likes of the storm in 1996. All I can say is NONONONONONO!!! Then again, if I can get to Costco first it might be nice to be snowed in for a few days.

If it happens I hope it happens after February 5. That is the day I am going to New York with two of my daughter’s and yikes, eighteen-year-old granddaughter. It has been TOO LONG since we have had a grown up girls day.

I have the best memories of my brother, David and that 1996 storm. My roof was about to give way so he climbed up onto the roof and shoveled the snow off. He also walked to a local pizza shop, whose owner walked to open, and they made and delivered pizza’s, for the neighborhood. I still miss him so much, I always will.

OMGoodness it is almost Valentine’s Day!

 Will you be watching the Winter Olympics? What is your favorite Olympic Sport? Are you worried about security at the Olympics this year?

Have a great weekend!!


*Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen.


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Mindfulness Training for Children…Mind UP

Goldie Hawn/ the Hawn Foundation/ Mind UP

Academy Award winning actress, producer, author, child advocate and philanthropist, Goldie Hawn started  Mind UP. Mind UP equips children, educators and parents with vital skills that will help them increase focus, improve academic performance, reduce stress and gain emotional resilience and optimism. It is the signature initiative of the Hawn Foundation and currently serves children on five continents with positive reviews.

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Meet Sean O’Brien:The Sports Writer that Wrote a Children’s Book…

Sean O’Brien writes about Philadelphia sports. I love Philadelphia sports. That is how I first met him, virtually. I was surprised when I found out he wrote a children’s book and even more surprised when I found out the topic of the book. Sean is one of the good guys. I hope you enjoy getting to know him as much as I have.

Thanks to my friend Doreen for allowing me to write a guest blog post about my new illustrated children’s book Maddie: Teaching Tolerance with a Smile.

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Interview with Bonnie B. Latino…

I met Bonnie virtually on Facebook, a few months ago. She is a lovely person and a talented writer. I hope you enjoy getting to know her as well…

Bonnie B. Latino, Co-author, of Your Gift to Me

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City Tavern, Can you believe this caused Mental Health Problems and Riding for History…

I am so happy Friday Fragments is not part of our national park system and I am so glad our Ride for History was last weekend and not this weekend.

Friday Fragments is a gathering of bloggers from all over the world that have one thing in common. They have busy lives and at the end of the week, they need to unwind and let go of a few thoughts or fragments.

If you are interested in joining us, you are welcome and you can get all of the details from our loyal, committed and lovely host here:

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Blog Tour Stop…Junying Kirk

Author Junying Blog Tour Logo

I am excited to be part of Junying Kirks blog tour to celebrate the release of  Trials of Life, Journey to the West…

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Depressed dogs, Hell on Wheels, My First Time (did I really say that?)

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Friday Fragments are bits and pieces of your week that are usually brief; too short for a stand-alone post, but too good to discard. Collect humorous observations, “Heard” items, and other small gems (hint: a notebook is helpful 🙂 and put them together in a Friday Fragments post. Then leave a link to your Friday Fragments post with Linky Tools and link back to Mrs.4444 [our lovely host who is empty nesting this week] my main page in your post (please)…

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