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FREE Starbucks on April 15th!

Stop into Starbucks on Thursday, April 15 with a reusable travel mug in hand, and they'll fill it with brew coffee for FREE! I just did it, and they offered 2 different brews from which to choose. The hardest part was resisting all the muffins and baked goods.


Although we all love saving $ on Tax Day, the real push here is to save trees and make us aware for Earth Day.

If you're in need of a really good leak-proof travel mug, I highly recommend the OXO Travel Mug. It easily fits into car cup holders and with the push of a button you can seal off the mouth valve. I even trust it to stay closed in my diaper bag (whoa).

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But I digress. Go get free coffee and save trees. Yeah, I mean now!



The Editor’s April Favorites

April was a good one, folks. Lots of good stuff on the world wide web and lots of fun at our house. We felt the big spring tease here and promptly rushed out to buy sunglasses...


He's Not Mine

Mary was driving her car and thinking about her son. She heard a very clear voice say, “Mary, I made Andrew for music. Not for school.” And with that, Mary and Steve pulled Andrew out of public school. They home-schooled him for three years and were able to work in a great amount of music education for him. And he thrived.

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Weekly Perspectives Round Up: Hello, April

What a packed week! Take a break from your Easter prep and enjoy some of the great posts from our team of Local Perspectives bloggers.


Book Review: Heroes for My Son

Since I have two young sons, I’ve become obsessed with books geared toward raising boys & molding boys into men of honor. Meltzer manages to drill down to the essence of each historical figure to highlight the core value of each.