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Happy Friday, GEM readers! Welcome to another [almost] weekend in the hot, HOT summer – well, at least it’s hot here. Here’s a quick run-down of some of the great pieces we shared with you this week . . .
Going on vacation with your kiddos can be the best thing ever and SO MUCH FUN! It can also be a heck of a lot of work at the same time. Of course, the reward of creating memories is priceless. If you have a child with special needs, this can sometimes add a different element of stress; Jackie P. gave some fabulous tips in last week’s 10 From GEM: Travelling with Special Needs Children that you won’t want to miss.
Dave shared a great story about the importance of stuffed animals in our childrens’ lives. It’s about the cutest thing ever when something as simple as a stuffed animal can provide so much comfort when kids need it most. Take a look at Our Story Begins: The Tale Of A Dog And A Monkey for a very sweet story.
Sometimes the craziest things can happen and when I re-tell the story to a friend, it almost sounds as though it was made up just because of the shear ridiculousness of it all. Wendy shared a good one this week; Single Mom Slice of Life: A Story Of Contacts, Alarms And The 911 Operator – go have a read and rest assured that you’re not the only one who has crazy adventures sometimes.
If you like a good thriller, you’re in luck because Pam has shared a great list in her Moms Must Read: 7 Chillers and Thrillers For the Whole Family – check them out!
This month marked the 60th anniversary of the opening of Disneyland so I shared some fun facts and a great video of something very special going on this year as part of the celebration. Take a look at Happy 60th Birthday, Disneyland!
Hope you enjoyed the roundup and that you all have a great weekend!