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Considerations by Carmela Dutra

Author Workshops and Visits, what’s it all about?

By Carmela Dutra  /  April 19, 2018
Since the end of February start of March, I have been keeping pretty busy with school events. First, was Read...
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The Power of Humility

By Carmela Dutra  /  April 11, 2018
Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues. ~ Confucius Many of us come from humble beginnings. We make something...
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The Secret Language of Music

By Carmela Dutra  /  March 28, 2018
Can you feel it? The heavy base. Can you hear the soft vocals? Can you visualize the cool ivory keys...
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Thank You!

By Carmela Dutra  /  March 22, 2018
Hi everyone, I want to thank all of you for joining me each as I share my random thoughts you....
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How to inspire creativity in children

By Carmela Dutra  /  March 8, 2018
Being a mother is the highlight of my life. I’m always thinking of ways to help my little guy, for...
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What’s the deal with Read Across America and Dr. Seuss Day?

By Carmela Dutra  /  February 21, 2018
Have you made a recent trip to Target or Walmart and noticed there are a number of Dr. Seuss related...
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Book Giving Day. What is it? How do you participate in it?

By Carmela Dutra  /  February 15, 2018
February is the month for lovers, or so they say. I certainly do love my ability to collected discounted holiday chocolates! Valentine's Day,...
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Get your kids learning STEM from an early age with these easy tips!

By Carmela Dutra  /  January 31, 2018
Did you know that there are easy ways to start introducing your little one to STEM even from an early...
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Behind the scenes of a podcast with Sarah Meckler-Tate

By Carmela Dutra  /  January 18, 2018
I'm sure all of us have either listened to a podcast or at least know of them. In case you...
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Make Reading Come Alive

By Carmela Dutra  /  January 10, 2018
When you think of reading what comes to your mind? Do you get excited about a new book? Do you...
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Looking Back at 2017

By Carmela Dutra  /  January 4, 2018
Before we get too far into 2018, why not savor our milestone events and take a look back at 2017....
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Tidbits of History: Guest blog by C.M. Huddleston 

By Carmela Dutra  /  December 14, 2017
Can you believe we only have a few short weeks left before we enter into 2018! There are times I...
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What does gratitude do for you?

By Carmela Dutra  /  November 30, 2017
Have you stopped to really think about what the word gratitude means? Gratitude is thankfulness, counting your blessings, noticing the...
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Thankful Thursday: Thankful for the Little Things

By Carmela Dutra  /  November 16, 2017
“Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful,...
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Grateful for the Ordinary

By Carmela Dutra  /  November 8, 2017
“If we do not feel grateful for what we already have, what makes us think we’d be happy with more?”...
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30 Days of Thanks

By Carmela Dutra  /  November 2, 2017
Happy November! It is said, that this is the time of year when ‘good’ is in the air. This time...
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Should you judge a book by its cover?

By Carmela Dutra  /  October 25, 2017
What's your favorite type of book to read? A paperback that you can slip into your pocket and read on...
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#BacktoSchool = Author visits

By Carmela Dutra  /  October 12, 2017
Is it nearly the middle of October already? Where did the time go? The dog days of summer have officially...
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Peeking behind the curtain, a look at Literary Classics

By Carmela Dutra  /  September 28, 2017
2017 has truly been a year for the books. Not necessarily in a good way, but let's just say it...
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Ahoy, Matey – It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day!

By Carmela Dutra  /  September 14, 2017
So, it’s almost International Talk Like a Pirate Day, aye! 19th September is a day where we should all be...
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