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Origami Day activity for nieces and nephews

origami day

Once in a while, I do care for people on the other side of the spectrum. Last weekend, I helped the family mind the kids. One of the kids has an Origami book that had directions on how to make origami animals.

The book, Animal Origami by Joost Langeveld, has the paper that looks like the animal that one is going to create.

The book starts off with the ABC’s of Origami, the principal folding patterns. Then, there are directions on how to create each animal using origami.

So if you are looking for an activity for Origami Day,  a holiday gift for the child or children in your life, or if you need to get something that can buy you an hour or so of “quiet time,” Animal Origami may be worth a look.

Quickie Holiday Meals for Caregivers: Check Out the New Frozen Foods, Better Than Before

Tweet The following is a guest post by Diane Wolff that discusses her book “Quickie Holiday Meals for Caregivers.” At the holiday season, families are busy. Daily planning for meals for a loved one on the dysphagia diet can be challenging. Not anymore. In a new article in the holiday eating issue of Today’s Dietitian… Continue Reading

An afternoon with the Dorothy Dandridge movie

Tweet Nana asked me to “test out” her DVD player by playing two DVDs. One of which was “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge” starring Hallie Berry. Dorothy Dandridge was an Oscar-nominated actress for her role as “Carmen Jones” as in the movie by the same name. As we watched the “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge” movie, I picked up… Continue Reading

Love you Body by Louise Hay #WorldBookDay recommendation

Tweet What I’m reading and continue to go back to reading is Love Your Body by Louise Hay. This book reminds me to be thankful for my health each and every day. Lately, I admit have been over- extending myself with going above and beyond with caregiving. Finally, I decided to focus on my own… Continue Reading


Tweet What song or lyrics will be forever tied to 2013 in your mind? What songs are you excited to keep with you through 2014? For this, I actually had to look at my iTunes download list. Most of the tunes I listen to are “old school”, so if I downloaded anything, it would of… Continue Reading

Before there was “42”, there was The Jackie Robinson Story

Tweet “Before there was “42” there was The Jackie Robinson Story.” My Nana said that the original was produced in to 40’s and also that the legend himself starred in it. So finally I had investigated and found The Jackie Robinson Story – In COLOR! Also Includes the Original Black-and-White Version which has been Beautifully… Continue Reading