Monday, December 31, 2018


by: M.B.Varville-Rodriguez

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Monday, December 17, 2018

MEMORIES are for Sharing ~ Starting A Family Tradition is Easy

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Holiday Remembrance Time
Written by: M.B.Varville-Rodriguez

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Sometimes I like to activate those memory files that haven't been reviewed for quite some time.  
There is a simple and quick activity that instantly transports me back to a specific time, place, or event.

I might even recall people who have had an impact on my life, inspired me,
 or provided me with insights that ultimately helped me make  decisions. 

Some of the memories might be painful or leave me feeling a 
bit introspective, but overall the experience associated with this activity 
 is one that brings a smile to my face and a warm feeling to my heart.  

SAVE your change
MAKE a Change
BE the Change
You want to see for this special season.

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1.  Pick at least one time each week when you can dig out 
whatever coins you find in your purse, backpack, couch
 cushions, or car cup holder.  Look at the dates.

 2. Whenever you receive change back at the store, take a 
moment to look at it or at least hold on to it until you get back
 to the car.  Check out the dates.

3. If you go to the laundry mat with rolls of quarters, look at 
the dates before you place them into the machine.

  4.  Same idea as #3 when you put coins into 
snack or drink machine.

5. Check out coins before you hand them over to your 
children for school snacks or projects.
6. If you see a coin (even if it is a penny) lying on the ground,
 pick it up.  Look at the date.

7. Start a coin bank at home to collect all your loose change 
that you receive back at the store or find.  You'll be surprised how this adds up. 
When you get ready to go to "Coin Star" to cash in your coins, take a moment to look
 through a few of the dates on the coins and take a memory trip.

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Now...What to do with all those coins?

1. Look at the dates.

2. Think about details from the year on each coin.

3. What were you doing that year?

 4. Where were you?

5. How old were you?

6. What music did you listen to?

7. Who did you hang out with or meet?

8. Did any life changing event happen? 

Marriage? Birth of a Child? Graduation?

9. What was happening in the lives of people you care about?

10.Favorite moments?


I'd love to hear your ideas regarding Memory Makers
and Story Telling Strategies.

Wishing all of you a week of adventures
solutions to your challenges,
answers to your prayers,
& resources to help you survive
all of your collaborative projects!

Kindest Wishes,
~ Mary

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Friday, December 14, 2018


Thoughts Before Bedtime
by: M.B.Varville-Rodriguez

When you start to feel like this...

F - Find the place that helps you feel at peace
 It doesn't have to be a physical location
It can be something you think about 
as your close your eyes and meditate. 

R - Recognize your strengths, values, and contributions.
It's okay to receive a compliment 
and accept it graciously.

- Invite others to share their insights and resources. 
Sharing inspirations is a great way 
to push us toward our goals.

D - Decide what is and what is not important 
to the big picture.
 Let go of the things
 that prevent forward motion.

A - Admit mistakes and apologize for oversights. 
It doesn't make you less of a person for being wrong. 
We can't be perfect 100% of the time.

Y - Young people have a lot to offer 
if we'd take a few moments
 to stop what we are doing 
and really listen to their perspectives.

Wishing all of you a week of adventures, solutions to your challenges, and answers to your prayers.



Wishing all of you a weekend of adventures,
solutions to your challenges,
answers to your prayers,
& resources to help you survive
all of your collaborative projects!

Kindest Wishes,
~ Mary

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Monday, November 19, 2018

NEW Shopping Site will Spin off from World of Writer Mom ~ LAUNCHED!

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Shopping is not my favorite activity. I'm sure if I had more than a few dollars to toss around, it could be a helluva lot more fun. At the moment, I refuse to go into debt for any holiday.  I started blogging with the intent of turning it into a small business; one where I could produce a little side income for my family. Anyone who tells you this is easy money is wrong.  It involves hours of planning, researching, writing, editing, and posting to social media.  Most of what I've learned has been by trial and error and a lot of swearing.  I am thankful for the support and insights from other bloggers who share what has worked for them. 

The biggest challenge has been making sure my human children have what they need to thrive while simultaneously raising my literary babies.  I have three different manuscripts in varying stages of development that beg for my attention too.  It can all get so overwhelming.  Quitting is not an option.  So here I am starting another site since my affiliate marketing endeavor has reached a point where it needs its own home.  My plan is to reduce the visual advertisements on my main site and focus on other topics near and dear to my heart.  Shopping will primarily take place here to give readers the option of visiting, looking for gifts, and purchasing on this site.  I will still include links within my articles for but it will not include as many gift giving related pictures. Your purchases here during the school year will allow me to receive a small commission, and I will donate 100% to my child's school.  

Please consider a visit to this site throughout the next few weeks, purchase a few stocking stuffers for family, friends, and colleagues, and share this blog.  I am so happy to announce that there are over 100 companies who have accepted me as their marketing affiliate.  I selected the companies that were interesting to me, checked out their promotions, and applied for the opportunity to promote their products.  I appreciate your time and hope to help you through your gift giving opportunities this year. If there is something unique you are looking to buy that special someone, let me know so I can find the right gift for you.  From goofy gag gifts to sentimental jewelry, we're going to find the right fit for you.



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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Ultimate Christmas Wish List for Teens & Young Adults 2018 ~ Part III in a Series

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Awesome Gift Ideas for Teens & Young Adults

by: M.B.Varville-Rodriguez

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It can be challenging to figure out what to get for teens at Christmas time.  Here are a few ideas that I ran by my 13 year old and 16 year old. Hopefully you know enough about your teen's interests that this list will inspire you.  If you still need some additional ideas, just message me on my face book page and I am more than happy to help you with a specialized search!


Weighted blankets help with focus, relaxation, and reduction 
of anxiety. The proprioceptive input (deep pressure touch 
stimulation) it provides has been known to raise seratonin
 levels and create a sense of calm.  

High School student worried about upcoming SATs and 
college applications? College student anxious about exams? 
 Study time may be enhanced and anxiety reduced with the 
use of a weighted blanket.  

All ages can benefit from the weighted blanket, which can be custom designed by weight, texture, and design to suit your individual needs. How about a family blanket? Your evenings can become calmer when the weighted blanket becomes a part of your bed time routine. Imagine enjoying a relaxing bath, comfy jammies, and a favorite book as you snuggle with a cozy weighted blanket.

Some of the applications for use of the weighted blanket include but are not limited to:

Sleep difficulties (insomnia)
Sensory challenges
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)
Anxiety, Stress, Tension
Medical treatments and symptoms
Sensory Integration/Processing Disorders
Alzheimers/Parkinson's Symptom relief

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It can help you or your loved one feel calmer, more focused, and less anxious by allowing for complete relaxation. 
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Disclaimer:  If you are easily offended or don't appreciate the humor most often linked to teens, quickly scroll past this section. is filled with tons of irreverent gift ideas.  Some you need to sort through on your own. 
Here are a few that pass the test for teens.  

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"Timely" College Themed Gifts

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Christmas is the perfect time to share family traditions. For many families that might include giving a timeless gift that can be passed down for generations. The College Watch Company specializes in college themed time pieces. Add a special engraved message on the back for your one of a kind gift.  Group rates available.  See on line site for details.

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Have a wonderful week! Thanks for taking time to read 
this blog.  You are appreciated!


Wishing all of you a week of adventures,
solutions to your challenges,
answers to your prayers,
& resources to help you survive
all of your collaborative projects!

Kindest Wishes,

~ Mary

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