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International Girls Day - 10 books I want my daughter to read

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I have a 3 year old daughter.  She is adorable, funny, stubborn, smart, and silly.  I don't want her to ever think that she CAN'T do something simply because she is a girl.  And as a Library Lady, I'm going to make sure that she (and her big brother) have great books with great heroines to read.  
For International Girls Day, here are 10 books I want to make sure she gets to read:  
Malal Yousafzai is a role model I definitely want my kids to learn about,  While her memoir is a little advanced for them, this picture book is a great introduction to who she is, what she stands for, and why it matters.  


This book gives lots of examples of women role models.  I love the idea that she can be exposed to lots of different women in one page summaries!



"She Persisted" has become a phrase synonymous with strong women, and I want both my daughter and my son to know that it is okay to persist when you believe in something!



I actually have this book in my library, and I lov…

Here's how not to be a hot mess

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Well, maybe not a definitive guide, but these 10 tips have helped me feel more organized and "together" in my life!

Make bed - This one is easy.  It makes you feel like you have started your day off with an accomplishment, and every time you go into your room, it will make you feel good to see the bed made.  Don't believe me?  Try it!Pick out clothes the night before - I do this for myself and my children.  It makes the morning so much easier - everything is ironed (haha - just kidding, who irons?!?), laid out, and ready to put on.  Nothing is missing in the morning and there are no emergencies.Prepare coffee the night before - Want to feel like a hero in the morning?  Prepare your coffee in the coffeemaker the night before and just push the button in the morning.  Or get a fancy-pants coffee maker that you can schedule to start 5 minutes before you get up! Get up before your kids - This one is not easy - and while I am able to accomplish it during the week, I have not …

Thankfulness from A-Z

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Over on our facebook page, we have started a 21 day Gratitude Challenge, and today's challenge was a fun one - list what you are thankful for from A-Z.  I enjoyed this task - it reminded me of playing Scattergories, which was one of my favorite games growing up.  (My aunt and I played it before it was a real game - I'm pretty sure she came up with the concept before the Parker Brothers!)

So I posted my actual list on instagram, but I thought I would elaborate a bit on it here.

A - I am thankful for adventures.  While I don't consider myself to be an adventurous person, I enjoy going new places and doing new things.

B - As a Library Lady, I am thankful for books!  That is a given.  Especially young adult books!  I am also thankful for blue skies and bacon (but it must be crispy!)

C - I am thankful for my children - CastiƩl and Camila, for my husband, Carlos, and also chocolate and coffee!!

D - This one was easy.  I'm thankful for Disney - for the fun times we have there…